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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.

Arizona Technology Council adds 3 new directors

Arizona Technology Council Upcoming Events

In a move that positions some of the most well-respected senior executives in Arizona alongside a bright young professional, the Arizona Technology Council announced Monday a series of board appointments. The Technology Council appointed Brad Jannenga, co-founder and former chairman, president & CTO of WebPT, David Woody, senior vice president, Technology Operations & Transformation, American Express and… Read More →

INOV8 Golf announces additions to advisory board


INOV8 Golf founder and CEO, John Cioe, announced the addition of two key members to the company’s board of advisors. Tom Schneider and Jerry Hairston officially joined the organization mid-March and are some of the first members of the board, which will continue to strategically grow throughout 2016. “INOV8 Golf is about more than creating… Read More →

State of Black Arizona honors Booker Evans, Jr.


Booker T. Evans, Jr., recognized as a leader in the legal profession and for his lifelong commitment to diversity and community service, has been named a 2016 Community Luminary by the State of Black Arizona (SBAZ). Mr. Evans and nine others will be recognized April 28 at the Community Luminary Ceremony. “It is amazing to… Read More →

Kurt Peterson joins Andante Law Group

Maria Speth

Andante Law Group is pleased to announce that attorney Kurt A. Peterson has joined the firm as partner. Kurt has practiced in the areas of commercial finance, real estate and general business law for nearly 30 years. He also has a vibrant commercial banking and finance practice, in which he represents national, regional and community… Read More →

CopperPoint names new president and CEO


CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, a leading workers compensation insurance provider, announced that industry veteran Marc E. Schmittlein has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Schmittlein will join the company effective June 1, 2016. He will replace President and CEO Donald A. Smith, Jr. who previously announced his plans to retire effective July… Read More →

Westin La Paloma appoints sales, marketing director

Tucson Resorts: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa appointed Julie Tainter as its director of sales and marketing. Tainter brings more than 30 years of experience, and she will collaborate with the resort’s sales, marketing, and public relations teams to drive sales and exceed revenue goals for the iconic 487 room desert property. Spearheading The Westin La Paloma Resort &… Read More →

GPCC seeks candidates for Young Professional Board


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) will be accepting applications for its Valley Young Professionals (VYP) Board of Directors starting Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  The VYP Board of Directors is comprised of business leaders between the ages of 25 and 39 who are passionate about community involvement and are actively creating and overseeing a program that… Read More →

Tempe names Business Woman of the Year finalists


The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced three finalists for the 21st annual Business Woman of the Year award. The recipient will be announced at the Tempe Chamber Women in Business Conference on May 25. The award recognizes an individual’s excellence in their chosen field and demonstrated leadership within the community. The award honors those who… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four names co-chairs of volunteer board, Dave Broberg

The 2017 Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee (PLOC) named Debbie Johnson, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, and Dan Lewis, president and CEO of Native Insight, as co-chairs of its volunteer board. Johnson and Lewis will provide leadership and oversight for the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee, which is collaborating with the NCAA to host… Read More →

Who is the richest person in Phoenix?

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Many often wonder, who is the richest person in Phoenix? Forbes released a list, The Richest Person in America’s 50 Largest Cities, answering just that question. Phoenix’s richest is Discount Tire’s Founder Bruce Halle, who’s net worth is a healthy $5.3 billion, according to Forbes. Halle founded Discount Tire in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1960, and… Read More →

IASIS Healthcare names Nate Malcolm as COO


IASIS Healthcare has announced a new addition to its leadership team as Nathaniel Malcolm takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Mountain Vista Medical Center a full-service hospital in east Mesa. As COO of the medical center, Malcolm will oversee financial and operating performance of the 178-bed acute care hospital, its more than… Read More →

Flinn Foundation names Stacy Tucker new CFO


The Flinn Foundation named Stacy L. Tucker as its new vice president and CFO, a position responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s investment, financial, accounting and business activities. Tucker, who joined the Foundation in early March, also is responsible for financial reporting, auditing, budgeting, internal controls, insurance, employee benefits and the preparation of annual tax returns… Read More →

Laura Carpenter appointed to AphAF national board

Pharmacy Law

Laura Carpenter, founder of Bula, a pharmacy law intelligence company, has been elected to the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhAF) national Board of Directors. The Foundation’s mission is to improve people’s health through pharmacists’ patient care services. As a pharmacist, entrepreneur and an attorney, Carpenter is devoted to supporting the pharmacy industry and expanding the… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus names new chief nursing officer

Abrazo West Campus

Scott Morey is the new chief nursing officer at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, and will be in charge of the professional nursing practice, staffing effectiveness and clinical operations for all patient care services. “Scott is a seasoned nurse executive with more than 16 years’ experience of combined clinical and management experience. His knowledge and deep… Read More →

Stephen Bullington inducted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Top Arizona Legal Cases - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Partner Stephen Bullington has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which is one of the premier legal associations in North America. Founded in 1950, ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College… Read More →