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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.

Az Business Leaders 2017 Digital Magazine

Az Business Leaders

What makes a great leader? The dictionary — that heavy thing we used before we could Google things — defines leader as “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.” But the definition and expectations of a leader can change from moment to moment and from circumstance to circumstance. Case in point:… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy attorney named to foundation board


The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has announced that Shareholder Kevin Neal has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Maricopa Health Foundation (MHF), a nonprofit organization supporting Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), Arizona’s only public health care system. As a member of the Board, Mr. Neal will support the Foundation’s… Read More →

Experience Matters appoints Silicon Valley vet as New CEO


Experience Matters, a nationally acclaimed Phoenix-based organization that connects experienced adults with nonprofits to apply their talents and resources, has appointed Eric Eilertsen as its new CEO after a seven-month national search. He begins Nov. 1. Eilertsen, 59, previously served as the president of retail and consumer Electronics for, a Silicon Valley (San Mateo,… Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation names new philanthropy officer


The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced the appointment of Rachel Oesterle as its new Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer. In this position, Oesterle will set and oversee strategy to secure vital philanthropic support for the Foundation and the achievement of its mission: to preserve Wright’s two homes, Taliesin and Taliesin West, for future generations… Read More →

Vidula Patki joins Coppersmith Brockelman

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Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, announced the addition of Vidula Patki as an associate. A member of the commercial litigation and elections and political law practice areas, she assists clients in complex commercial disputes, appeals, and election-related matters.  Prior to joining Coppersmith Brockelman, Patki clerked for the former Chief Judge of the… Read More →

Quarles & Brady’s Kevin J. Walsh elected to Hon Kachina Council


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Kevin J. Walsh, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected to the Hon Kachina Council.  The Hon Kachina Council is a nonprofit organization of professional men and women who are dedicated to promoting volunteerism in Arizona. The Council honors volunteers… Read More →

Phoenix IDA announces new board members and officers


The Phoenix IDA, a leading industrial development authority in Arizona, announces the election of new Board officers for 2017 and the appointment of two new Board members. The Phoenix IDA’s Board of Directors’ new officers include: ·       Sal Rivera, president; partner and shareholder, Rivera Law Group, P.C. ·       Barbara Ryan Thompson, vice president; executive vice… Read More →

WebPT appoints veteran healthcare tech executive as new CEO

Brad and Heidi Jannenga are co-founders of WebPT.

WebPT, the leading rehab therapy software platform, today announced the appointment of Nancy Ham as the company’s chief executive officer. A veteran healthcare tech executive with a successful track record of growing and operating private and public healthcare information technology companies, Ham will help lead WebPT through its next phase of growth. “WebPT is scaling… Read More →

Arizona attorney Jonathan Frutkin will speak on Wall Street

Jonathan Frutkin

The Frutkin Law Firm‘s principal, Jonathan Frutkin, has been selected as a leading speaker for a workshop hosted by CrowdFund Beat and OTC Markets Group. The one-day conference, to be held November 10 at the OTCQX Market Center in New York City, is a gathering of the industry’s thought leaders who crafted the regulations for the… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy makes new environmental law hire

Danielle Hazeltine (Photo courtesy of Gallgher & Kennedy)

Gallagher & Kennedy added Danielle M. Hazeltine as an associate to the firm’s environmental practice group. Hazeltine’s extensive knowledge in air quality makes her acutely aware of the new and challenging environmental problems facing many companies today. Her experience with local and national government agencies like the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S.… Read More →

Quarles & Brady adds 9 new Phoenix partners


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP promoted nine of its associate attorneys in Phoenix to partner as a result of superb performance and the promise of furthering the future for the firm and its clients. The new partners are Sarah R. Anchors, Simone Colgan Dunlap, Krystal Aspey Fleischmann, Jonathan G. Howard, Darrell S. Husband, Andrea M. Palmer, Andrea… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner earns distinction

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Kimberly A. Demarchi, a partner in the Litigation practice group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Demarchi represents public, private and non-profit clients in civil appeals and in the litigation of complex matters. Her practice also includes government law, representing state, local and… Read More →

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham partner earns distinction

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham Partner Joseph Brophy has been selected as a 2016 cohort of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, a group of Arizonans from across the state, and all walks of life and perspectives, who share a commitment to state-level public service. The independent, nonpartisan Arizona Center for Civic Leadership launched the academy in 2010 to… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces new board leadership

nonprofit board member

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) added new leaders and 17 new members to its board of directors. Daniel Froetscher, senior vice president of transmission, distribution & customers at APS, will serve as the 2016-2017 board chair, succeeding Ken McMahon of CenturyLink. Mike McCann, senior vice president and division manager at JP Morgan Chase, has been named chair-elect. The 2016-2017 board will focus on growing… Read More →

Sun Studios will document Arizona historymakers


The Historical League has selected Sun Studios of Tempe for a prestigious project documenting the state’s most celebrated leaders. The new studio company will produce documentary oral histories of the 2017 class of Historymakers, an honor recognizing outstanding living Arizonans who have distinguished themselves with notable achievements in diverse areas including the arts, athletics, communications, education, healthcare and entertainment, as well as community service and… Read More →