Author Archives: AZ Business Leaders

About AZ Business Leaders

Term used to describe an industry insider, someone who is familiar with other individuals and groups and is able to exert influence or make decisions. AZ Business Leaders is a major annual business-to-business publication that combines the who’s who of Arizona business community with their valuable leadership advice and knowledge.

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital fills two top leadership roles

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital has added two seasoned hospital executives to its leadership team. Nathanial Malcolm has been named as Administrator, while the hospital has hired Pamela Jones as its new Operating Room Director. In his new role, Malcolm is responsible for the hospital’s strategic plan and operations to provide high quality patient care while… Read More →

Flinn Foundation names Tammy McLeod new president and CEO

Following a national search, the Flinn Foundation board of directors has chosen one of Arizona’s most broadly accomplished executives and community leaders as its new president and chief executive officer. Tammy McLeod, currently the vice president for energy resource management at Arizona Public Service, will succeed retiring President and CEO Jack B. Jewett. McLeod will… Read More →

35 Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America

Fennemore Craig

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that 35 attorneys have been named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an increase in the number of firm attorneys selected over last year. Over half of the law firm’s shareholders are recognized, 19 of whom have been included for 10 or… Read More →

3 Burch & Cracchiolo attorneys named ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Burch & Cracchiolo announced that three of its senior attorneys have been named Phoenix “’Lawyer of the Year” 2018 in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers in America. Managing partner and Firm president, Edwin C. “Ed” Bull has been selected in Phoenix Land Use & Zoning Law, Andrew “Andy” Abraham has been selected in Phoenix… Read More →

People on the move at Daum, CBC Advisors, Stellar, RSI

DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services continues to grow its Arizona brokerage team with the recent addition of Dan Casey. Casey has been in the commercial real estate industry for more than five years. Prior to DAUM, he was with Cushman & Wakefield where he specialized in industrial property brokerage. Casey earned a bachelor’s degree from… Read More →

Scottsdale’s The Sibbach Team nominated for most innovative

The Sibbach Team of North Scottsdale Real Estate Agents has been nominated for Most Innovative Team by Inman, a prestigious real estate agent award.  They are one of 14 real estate teams from across the country up for the award; there are 50,000 teams throughout the United States. The 2017 Inman Innovators will be revealed at Inman Connect… Read More →

Matt Lehrman, John Little launch Social Prosperity Partners

Matt Lehrman, a longtime nonprofit arts administrator, and John Little, a former City Manager at the City of Scottsdale, have launched Social Prosperity Partners.  Their mission is to restore trust, inclusivity and optimism to the practice of civic engagement by designing and facilitating processes of public involvement. According to Lehrman, democracy should be about community problem-solving,… Read More →

ASU hires global tech leader Lev Gonick as CIO

Arizona State University (ASU) has selected Lev Gonick, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in innovative technology strategies and solutions, to serve as chief information officer (CIO) starting Nov. 1. Lev Gonick will lead the University Technology Office (UTO), responsible for providing technology services and support to ASU’s more than 72,000 on-campus students, 28,000 online students… Read More →

Barbara Barrett named chair of 2018 Faces of Success Gala

Ambassador Barbara Barrett, who was among a group of visionary founders of Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) more than three decades ago, is the Honorary Chair of the 2018 Faces of Success Gala, an evening celebration of dramatic personal success stories, friends and memories, on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at the PERA Club, 1… Read More →

Scottsdale filmmaker debuts ‘Girl on Wave’ documentary

EchoHouse Films, based in Scottsdale, announced today it has sold worldwide distribution rights to its sports documentary Girl on Wave. The film, produced by Scottsdale resident Steven Esparza, is already available for pre-purchase online and will have limited theatrical release in August. This is Esparza’s feature film debut. The Orchard Distribution group acquired Girl on Wave… Read More →

NB|AZ adds 1st new VP of agribusiness lending

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ), a division of Zions Bancorporation, has appointed Howard Barrett as Vice President of Agribusiness Lending. Barrett brings extensive agribusiness lending experience with a focus on the southwestern agricultural sector. “It is a great opportunity to be a part of the NB|AZ Corporate Banking team, leveraging my professional experience in agricultural credit,”… Read More →

VincentBenjamin managing director named to Top 40 Under 40

VincentBenjamin Managing Director Adam Nebel has been named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by Staffing Industry Analysts. VincentBenjamin is a leader in providing finance, accounting and IT workforce solutions, and Nebel is one of the driving forces in the marketplace. “It is an honor to be included in this national recognition,” says Nebel.… Read More →

ASU’s Lisa Frace receives NACUBO Rising Star award

Lisa Frace, associate vice president for Planning and Budget at Arizona State University, is a 2017 Rising Star Award recipient from NACUBO, the nonprofit National Association of College and University Business Officers.  The annual Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding professionals with high potential to succeed as executives and business officers in higher education. Frace is… Read More →

People on the move at Santy, UMB Bank, CBC Advisors

Santy, a change-driven agency based in Scottsdale, has added four full-time employees and promoted three existing staffers as it continues to add to its diverse client base and invest in future growth. “We recruit and retain talented creative professionals who can help our clients navigate the constant change in our industry, and our most recent… Read More →

Banner Health names new chief financial officer

developers behind Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

Banner Health has announced that Dennis Laraway will join the organization as chief financial officer beginning Sept. 29. Laraway is returning to the Valley, having previously served as vice president and chief financial officer for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center from 2002 to 2006. He comes to Banner from Memorial Hermann Health System in… Read More →