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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.

Senators Urged to Preserve Future of Indian Gaming in Arizona

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Congress has the power to intervene in a growing national practice and problem of ‘off-reservation gaming,’ or ‘reservation-shopping.’ The topic was at the heart of an oversight hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today, titled, “Indian Gaming: The Next 25 Years,” and included discussion of H.R. 1410—the bi-partisan bill to solve the… Read More →

Arizona Oncology’s Janicek Earns Top 10 Doctor Award

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, gynecologic oncologist with Arizona Oncology, a practice in The U.S. Oncology Network, was recently named a recipient of the 2014 Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award. This honor recognizes physicians, by specialty, with the highest patient ratings in their communities. “Vitals established the Top 10 Doctor Award to help patients easily identify the highest-rated doctors… Read More →

Inilex Appoints Cichon as CTO; Promotes Ream

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Inilex, a leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions for vehicles, is strengthening its leadership team with the addition of Robert Cichon as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO), and the promotion of Kelly Ream to director of training. Cichon joins as a seasoned technology veteran with more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing… Read More →

Meritage Names Thrower South Region President

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Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced today that the company has created a new South Region to be based in Atlanta. Initially, the region will include Meritage’s recently acquired operations in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Atlanta and Greenville-Spartanburg markets to be added with the acquisition of Legendary Communities that was announced earlier this… Read More →

Federhar Appointed to Superior Court Advistory Committee

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Andrew Federhar, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Business Court Advisory Committee for the Superior Court of Arizona. “The firm’s reputation has been built on our attorneys’ unparalleled commitment to legal excellence and continued willingness to serve the legal community,”… Read More →

Veteran Marketing Executive Joins CyberMark as CEO

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John Alpaugh, former chief marketing officer (CMO) of PetSmart, Inc., has joined CyberMark International as its new CEO. Alpaugh purchased CyberMark, one of the country’s leading Internet and digital marketing companies, from founder Kimberly Judd-Pennie, who will stay on in the role of chief customer officer, with responsibility for sales and customer relationships. In 1994,… Read More →

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Promotes Finance Director

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Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has announced the promotion of Bambi Johnson to director of finance and administration. Johnson, previously the director of finance, brings nearly 13 years of accounting experience to her new position. As the director of finance and administration, she will be overseeing three more departments including main cage, security and Total Rewards along… Read More →

Spine Specialists Open New East Valley Office

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Sonoran Spine Center, Arizona’s leading spine and back specialists are moving to a new office in Tempe. Located at 1255 West Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 107, this marks the fifth location for Sonoran Spine Center in Metro Phoenix with a sixth office operating in Show Low, Ariz. Opened in 1999 by Dr. Dennis Crandall, Sonoran… Read More →

Stanton Appointed to Business Court Advisory Committee

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The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix office managing partner, Nicole Stanton, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Business Court Advisory Committee. This is a newly established committee, by order of Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch, which is dedicated to examining current processes for resolving business cases… Read More →

G&K Shareholder Earns Pro Bono Distinction

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Charles Thomson has received the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award for 2014 from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. Mr. Thomson was nominated for the award by the Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services &… Read More →

Glasper named to board of Higher Learning Commission

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The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) – a regional agency that accredits more than 1,000 degree granting higher education institutions – has appointed Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, to its Board of Trustees. Among other things, the Board deliberates on and decides official actions for institutions placed on notice or probation and responds… Read More →

Arizona Special Needs Camp At Risk

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Lions Camp Tatiyee, the only organization in Arizona that provides individuals with special needs a week-long summer camp in the White Mountains all free-of-charge, is in jeopardy of having to cancel sessions for the first time since 1958 due to lack of funding. As it stands, Lions Camp Tatiyee is $125,000 short of meeting its… Read More →

CORE’s Management Company hires Slate

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Excellence Headquarters™, Management Company for The CORE Institute®, announced that Peter J. Slate, a seasoned healthcare professional with extensive experience in all aspects operations, finance and business development, has accepted the position of Chief Business Development Officer. “Peter will play an important role as we continue to pursue the national expansion of our best-in-class care… Read More →

Endicott Appointed President of Biltmore Bank

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Biltmore Bank of Arizona, a division of Grandpoint Bank, announced Richard Endicott has been appointed president, following the retirement of long-time Biltmore Bank president Jeffrey P. Gaia. Endicott brings four decades of experience to the role, and has been a member of the Biltmore Bank management team since 2008, most recently as president of its… Read More →

Avondale names new mayor after Rogers leaves

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Avondale’s City Council has appointed a new mayor following a decision by Marie Lopez Rogers to resign the post to run for Maricopa County Supervisor. The council unanimously appointed Kenneth Weise to the post at a meeting Monday evening. Weise was first elected to the Council in 2006 and his term as mayor will expire… Read More →