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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.

Gordon & Rees names Leon Silver co-managing partner

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One of the fastest-growing law firms in the country, Gordon & Rees continues its expansion in the Phoenix market. To lead that expansion, the firm announced that Leon Silver has been named co-managing partner of its Phoenix office. “We are looking forward to benefiting from Mr. Silver’s great enthusiasm and deep roots in the region… Read More →

Polsinelli promotes Phillip Guttilla

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Phillip Guttilla has been elevated to vice chair of the Corporate and Transactional Practice Group of the national law firm Polsinelli.  The firm has 19 offices and more than 740 attorneys.  Guttilla works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and capital formation, hedge fund and private equity fund formation, and advises companies on… Read More →

Snell & Wilmer’s Matthew Feeney takes over as chairman

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Snell & Wilmer announced that Matthew P. Feeney, a partner in the Phoenix office, has assumed the firm’s chairmanship. As announced in a press release on October 21, 2014, Feeney takes over for John J. Bouma, who steps down from the position after leading the firm for more than 30 years. Bouma remains active in… Read More →

Generation Next: CEOs

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Josh Becker, 27 CEO Impele Consulting Group, impele.com Becker leads Phoenix-based Impele, the market leader in custom-tailored consulting solutions for clients looking to expand or enter their businesses into sub-Saharan Africa. Becker, who lived in Africa for 19 years, has led the company to grow into locations in the U.S. and South Africa, and has established local experts in countries across Africa.     Ryan Hibbert,… Read More →

Booker T. Evans, Jr. joins Ballard Spahr

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Booker T. Evans, Jr., a prominent white collar criminal defense attorney and commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience defending multimillion-dollar cases for businesses and individuals, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in Phoenix, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Evans was Chief Deputy District Attorney in Las Vegas and an… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig appoints 2 new shareholders

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The Phoenix office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has promoted Nathan T. Mitchler and Dana L. Hooper to shareholder. Firm wide, Greenberg Traurig elevated 32 attorneys to shareholder in its 2015 class. In addition, the firm also announced record financial performance for 2014. “Nathan and Dana are superior lawyers who are deeply dedicated… Read More →

Avnet Promotes Nicole Enright to VP of HR

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it named Nicole Enright as its vice president of corporate human resources. Enright will be responsible for helping Avnet attract, engage, develop and reward the diverse workforce of Avnet’s information technology (IT), finance and legal teams. Additionally, Enright will manage Avnet’s human resources teams in… Read More →

Zion & Zion hires creative pro D.D. Kullman

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Zion & Zion has added to its exceptional talent pool by hiring creative and copywriting professional D.D. Kullman as Senior Copywriter. Kullman has spent more than 20 years in marketing having worked at many of Phoenix’s top advertising agencies. Her account experience includes everything from healthcare and hospitality to homebuilding and higher education. As Senior… Read More →

Erik Pedersen named SVP at AXA Advisors Southwest

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AXA Advisors Southwest, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, announced that Erik Pedersen has been promoted to senior vice president of the branch, which is located at 14851 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. In his new role, Pedersen will be responsible for oversight of growth and development with new financial professionals,… Read More →

Generation Next: Banking

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Nathan Erickson, 36 Chief investment officer Miller Russell Associates, miller-russell.com Erickson’s success at Miller Russell Associates  can be directly attributed to not only his talent, but also to his ability to bring the firm’s values to life. He is constantly identifying innovative solutions and strategies to best serve its clients, and keeps the firm’s reputation as a trusted fiduciary at the forefront of… Read More →

Re-Bath of Phoenix named Franchise of the Year

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Chosen from more than 200 franchises, Re-Bath® of Phoenix was named Franchise of the Year by Re-Bath, LLC, America’s largest bathroom remodeling franchisor, during the Home Brands Group™ Reunion on Jan. 19, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. Owner Kurt Kittleson accepted the award, which is the most prestigious of any presented to franchises internationally. Franchise of… Read More →

IP attorney Timothy Fontes joins Polsinelli

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Timothy Fontes has joined the national law firm Polsinelli in its Phoenix office as an associate. An intellectual property and technology attorney who is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Fontes will be assisting the firm’s intellectual property clients on a broad range of technical issues related to medical devices,… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk’s Jason Castle earns honor

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Jason B. Castle, a partner at Jaburg Wilk has been named Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Volunteer Lawyers Program. The Volunteer Lawyers Program is a joint project of Community Legal Services Inc. and the Maricopa County Bar Association. This program consists of lawyers who volunteer their time to provide legal assistance… Read More →

The CORE Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

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Ten years ago, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. David J. Jacofsky, along with Dr. John A. Brown and Dr. Mark D. Campbell, believed they could provide best-in-class orthopedic care to Phoenix area residents. Ten years later, it is clear that they have been able to bring that dream to fruition with 150 care providers, 700 employees… Read More →

Morrison, Clark & Conover promotes Jared Asay

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Morrison, Clark & Conover CPAs announced the addition of its newest financial partner, Jared Asay, CPA, CCIFP, effective January 1, 2015. Jared joined the firm in 2011 and has been an important part of securing the “Business. Life. Legacy.” of every client Morrison, Clark & Conover serves through accounting, financial strategy and consulting. For more than… Read More →