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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.

33 Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys named to ‘Best Lawyers’

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that 33 attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  More than 50 percent of the law firm’s shareholders are recognized, 15 of whom have been included for 10 or more years.  The firm also gained three new additions to the… Read More →

ACA names director of the Office of Economic Opportunity

Debra Schooler

The Arizona Commerce Authority Thursday selected Paul Shannon as its director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. The office will serve as an analytics and strategy team under the Arizona Commerce Authority that will continually analyze how Arizona stacks up against other states, identify ways to drive down regulatory and tax burdens and provide real-time data so… Read More →

LaneTerralever announces 3 senior management promotions

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 Three members of the management team at Phoenix-based full-service advertising and marketing agency LaneTerralever have earned promotions at the senior management level. Company president Chris Johnson and CEO Beau Lane announce that David Foster will now serve as chief operating officer, Jennifer Ennesser is now senior director of account services and Amy Raymer now fulfilling… Read More →

11 Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys named to ‘Best Lawyers’

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, announced today that 11 of the firm’s 21 attorneys have been recognized across 16 separate practice areas as 2017 “Best Lawyers®” by The Best Lawyers in America©.  Among the honorees, nearly half have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix, an honor reserved for only one… Read More →

8 Ogletree Deakins attorneys earn ‘Best Lawyers’ honors

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that eight attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. The attorneys on the 2017 list were selected based on an exhaustive peer-review survey that examines… Read More →

Justin P. Nelson joins Tiffany & Bosco as an associate

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The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced the addition of Justin P. Nelson as an associate attorney. Justin concentrates his practice in civil and commercial litigation. He earned his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2015 and received his B.A. in Communications, magna cum laude, from Southern… Read More →

Susan Freeman named one of top US female litigators

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Susan Freeman of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP was listed in the Top 250 Women in Litigation 2016 by Benchmark Litigation, a definitive guide to the leading female litigators in the United States. This is the third time she has appeared in the national Top 250 Women in Litigation. Freeman, whose practice focuses on business bankruptcy and civil appeals,… Read More →

Tina DeNicole named CFO of Fresh Start

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Fresh Start Women’s Foundation recently added Tina DeNicole as the nonprofit organization’s chief financial officer. Previously, DeNicole served as chief financial officer for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, was vice president, business operations for Cox Communications where she was the financial leader for two different business segments in four different markets for 13 years, and… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho hires new general manager

Hotel Valley Ho

The iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale has welcomed a new member to its team, General Manager Ronen Aviram. He will oversee all aspects of operations at this true icon of 1950s modernism. Ronen assumed his new position on August 1, returning to the hotel after serving as its pre-opening director of Guest Operations… Read More →

SRP names new chief communications executive

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Salt River Project selected Alaina Chabrier as the company’s new chief communications executive and associate general manager of Marketing & Communications. Chabrier, who was most recently senior vice president of Marketing and Communications at HonorHealth, assumed her new duties at SRP on August 1. SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to Desert Botanical Garden board

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The Desert Botanical Garden Foundation elected Fennemore Craig’s nonprofit and tax-exempt practice group chair, Laura Lo Bianco, to its Board of Directors. “Service to the communities in which we live and work is an important aspect of our firm’s culture,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Laura on her election to the Desert… Read More →

Sherman & Howard attorney elected president of jazz board

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Jazz in Arizona, which owns The Nash, a Roosevelt Row jazz performance venue, elected Bryan Albue to president of its Board of Directors. Albue is a Commercial Litigation attorney at the law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C.  The Nash provides young people with a forum to express their creativity, hone their skills and practice… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney appointed to State Bar committee

Coppersmith Brockelman

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Carrie Pixler Ryerson, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Jury Instruction Committee. “Fennemore Craig and its attorneys have a long history of serving the legal profession,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We… Read More →

Ballard Spahr’s Travis Leach named to Tech Council board

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Travis J. Leach, a business and finance partner who co-leads Ballard Spahr LLP’s Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council. “Our group has substantial experience helping technology companies thrive, and we are focused on providing strategic counsel to a broad variety of clients in… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie adds new CFO

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Kevin M. Posterro, MBA, joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, one of the leading commercial law firms in the Southwest, as its Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Posterro will be responsible for the firm’s financial management and reporting, and will serve as a key advisor in support of the firm’s strategic direction and business objectives.… Read More →