Az Business Leaders Archives

Az Business announces finalists for ACC Awards

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Az Business magazine, in conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, have announced the finalists for the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards. The finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner and reception on Jan. 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Click here for… Read More →

Super Bowl Host Committee announces CEO Forum

Promoting Smart Growth in Down Economy

Today the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee formally announces the CEO Forum, a cornerstone program that will directly foster Arizona economic growth. The CEO Forum will welcome more than fifty (50) business executives from around the world to participate in a premier policy discussion about opportunities and challenges that will shape our future communities and… Read More →

Smith Paknejad PLC adds veteran litigator to roster

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Smith Paknejad PLC recently welcomed attorney J. Phillip Glasscock to the firm. He joins the firm as “Senior Counsel” offering a broad variety of business law and estate planning services to businesses, business owners, key executives, property owners, families and individuals in the state of Arizona. Glasscock brings his well-established business law and estate planning… Read More →

Squire Patton Boggs adds Raphael Avraham

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Squire Patton Boggs has welcomed Raphael Avraham to its Phoenix office. Avraham previously worked for Snell & Wilmer handling corporate matters. Avraham’s practice at Squire Patton Boggs will be focused on representing both public and private companies in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and managing corporate governance and compliance issues. Avraham received… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum Names New Director

Amada Cruz

The Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees has named Amada Cruz as The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, succeeding James K. Ballinger, who announced his intention to retire this past April. Cruz, currently Executive Director at San Antonio-based Artpace, one of the premier artist residency and exhibition programs in the world, will… Read More →

Engle appointed to Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP announced that Matthew Engle has been appointed to the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. The commission champions the development, promotion and sustainability of Phoenix’s vibrant cultural community. Engle works in Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s business transactions practice group, where he counsels businesses and individuals on a broad array of corporate transactions, including… Read More →

Funkhouser Appointed to GPEC Ambassador Committee

David Funkhouser

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that David E. Funkhouser III, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassador Steering Committee, which is focused on ensuring GPEC’s Ambassador Program aligns with the organization’s key objectives and mission.  Members of the Steering… Read More →

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino hires VIP casino marketing manager

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Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has announced that Timothy Sutherland has been appointed VIP casino marketing manager. Sutherland is responsible for all aspects of marketing the development, implementation, management and coordination of VIP level player programs. Prior to his position at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, he was the marketing manager at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. “We… Read More →

Knight Transportation names Jackson as new CEO

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Knight Transportation, Inc., one of North America’s largest and most diversified truckload transportation companies, announced the following changes to its management team and board of directors effective January 1, 2015: David A. Jackson will become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors, while retaining the title of President. Mr. Jackson has… Read More →

UA Eller College receives large gifts from Valley philanthropists

Biltmore residents Karl and Stevie Eller with University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean Len Jessup. The Ellers' gift of $1.5 million will name the Professional Development Center, a two-story addition to the business school that will house undergraduate career coaches, recruiter meeting space, and student collaboration space.

The University of Arizona Eller College of Management announced on Oct. 9 three new gift commitments totaling $6 million from Shamrock Foods and Karl and Stevie Eller of Phoenix and the Diamond family of Tucson. More than 240 people attended the celebration of Arizona NOW: The Campaign for the University of Arizona, hosted by Eller… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Az Business Leaders

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The are the deal makers. They are the innovators. They are the movers and shakers. And on Thursday, AZ Big Media recognized almost 500 of the most influential business leaders in Arizona during a reception at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The men and women recognized at the event were all featured… Read More →

BMO Harris Bank Names New Arizona President

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BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Steven Zandpour as Regional President for Arizona.  Zandpour will be responsible for overseeing a network of 50 BMO Harris locations, and driving growth to deliver the breadth of BMO Harris’ retail banking, small business banking and premier services across the state. Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Head of U.S. Retail… Read More →

Sprouts COO Named Retailer of the Year

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Since joining Sprouts Farmers Market as Chief Operating Officer, Jim Nielsen has been a driving force at the company, leading all merchandising initiatives for the healthy grocery store chain along with operations now spanning ten states and close to 200 stores. As the company more than doubled in size between 2011 and 2013, Nielsen was… Read More →

JDA Software Names Baljit Dail CEO

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JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain and retail solutions provider, today announced that Baljit (Bal) Dail, a senior technology executive and JDA’s Chairman of the Board, has been named JDA chief executive officer after assuming the CEO position on an interim basis in May 2014. “The potential for JDA now, and into… Read More →