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Piper Charitable Trust Announces New President & CEO

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The Board of Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today that Dr. Susan M. Pepin, nationally recognized medical educator, clinician, and researcher, will become the next president and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, effective July 28, 2014. Dr. Pepin currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor… Read More →

Anderson earns AHA Award of Honor

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2014 Award of Honor to Rhonda Anderson, R.N., DNSc, chief executive officer, Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. The award, presented on May 5 as part of the AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting, is given to individuals or organizations in recognition of exemplary contributions to the health… Read More →

Midwestern Appoints New Director of Development

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University, announced a new director on the University’s Glendale Campus. Staci Glass has been named Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Glendale Campus. Ms. Glass brings nearly two decades of administrative, planning, fund-raising, and event management experience to Midwestern. Most recently, Ms. Glass served… Read More →

Phoenix Symphony Elects G&K Shareholder

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Ryan B. Opel has been elected to the office of Vice Chair, Nominating & Governance, for The Phoenix Symphony Association. Mr. Opel joined the Symphony’s Board of Directors in 2012 and became Chairman of the Education and Community Engagement Committee in 2013. “I am honored to… Read More →

First Job: Robb Corwin of Pride Group

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Robb Corwin is CEO of Pride Group, a Tempe-based company that helps many of the Valley’s biggest events run safely and efficiently. Az Business: What was your first job? Robb Corwin: At 14, I was a sales-service-everything guy at our neighborhood sporting good store in Minneapolis. AB: What did you earn at that first job?… Read More →

Glendale adds economic development talent

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The City of Glendale Office of Economic Development has a new talented team member to tout: Kristen Stephenson has joined the city as an Economic Development Specialist. Stephenson spent 12 years with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), where she provided crucial economic and competitive analyses, including tax policy, incentive analysis and economic impact modeling… Read More →

NB|AZ Hires New Wealth Advisor

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National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced Robert Wagner as a new wealth advisor at its Gainey Ranch Wealth Center. Wagner brings numerous years of financial planning, business development and strategic planning experience to his new position at NB|AZ. As a NB|AZ wealth advisor, Wagner will be responsible for developing high net-worth investment management relationships by… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig Names New Co-Chair

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Les Klein, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been named Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Benefits and Compensation Group. Klein, with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, is joined by Co-Chair Jeffrey Mamorsky from the firm’s New York… Read More →

Wiest launches AZ Dental Bank

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Candace Hunter Wiest, president & CEO of West Valley Bancorp., Inc. announced the launch of AZ Dental Bank. This specialty group of WVNB premiered at the Western Regional Dental Convention in Phoenix this week. According to Wiest, “Our Bank has a significant number of shareholders and Directors in the medical and dental industries. They believe… Read More →

LMT Engineering joins forces with Speedie & Associates

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Speedie & Associates, Inc. is joining forces in Tucson with LMT Engineering. LMT is a firm that has specialized in geotechnical engineering, primarily in the Southern Arizona Market, for many years. LMT was headed by Lyle Tweet PE. who now joins Speedie as Regional Geotechnical Manager. Prior to forming LMT approximately 10 years ago, Lyle… Read More →

TGen expert honored for cancer research

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, who has been instrumental in developing numerous new cancer treatments, is among this year’s recipients of the Award of Excellence from the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Dr. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, who is Physician-In-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and Chief Scientific Officer for… Read More →

JDA Executives Recognized ‘Pros to Know’ for 2014

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JDA® Software Group, Inc., today announced that three JDA executives were recognized as Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2014 “Pros to Know.” In its 14th year, the “Pros to Know” award recognizes supply chain leaders who have made a significant impact on the industry and helped prepare businesses for the supply chain opportunities and challenges… Read More →

Schmidt Joins FirstService Residential

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FirstService Residential, the leading community management company in Arizona, has named Dana Schmidt as its new Vice President of Human Resources. Schmidt possesses nearly 20 years of strategic and hands-on HR expertise acquired in public, Fortune 100 and privately-owned organizations. Schmidt will be primarily responsible for defining, developing, managing and implementing strategic and operational HR… Read More →

Robertson Joins MIHS Senior Leadership Team

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Mike Robertson, a senior leader in health care marketing and communications, has been named Senior Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs for the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Arizona’s only public hospital and health care system. Effective Monday, Robertson will assume responsibilities for marketing, business development, communications and public relations for MIHS, which includes the… Read More →

Schuknecht Appointed to Aerospace Commission

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Seth Schuknecht, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Aerospace and Defense Commission by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Schuknecht is one of 9 Commission members from the private sector appointed to the commission. The Aerospace and Defense Commission is the state’s… Read More →

SHC’s Von Hoff honored for cancer advances

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In association with its 50th anniversary, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, one of ASCO’s 50 Oncology Luminaries, celebrating 50 doctors who over the past half-century have significantly advanced cancer care. Dr. Von Hoff is Chief Scientific Officer for Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center… Read More →

Jones Selected as 2014 Lawyer of the Year

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Best Lawyers has selected William R. Jones, Jr. as the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Best Lawyers, when an attorney is selected as “Lawyer of the Year,” it “reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities… Read More →

New Deans Named at Midwestern University

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, announced new faculty members for the University as a result of Midwestern’s continuing growth. Thomas K. Graves, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVIM, was named Associate Dean for Clinical Education, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and Mitchell Emerson, Ph.D., has assumed the role of Interim Dean, College… Read More →

Loo Earns Community Leader of the Year Award

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Leonardo Loo, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, received the Community Leader of the Year Award from the Phoenix chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals. Loo received the award for his devotion to the community and outstanding service to… Read More →

Polsinelli Attorney Receives Emerging Leadership Award

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Melissa Ho, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of the national law firm Polsinelli, is among three outstanding legal professionals who will be honored at the Judge Learned Hand Awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Melissa will be recognized for her exceptional professional achievements and profound dedication to civic and philanthropic causes and organizations.… Read More →

TGen’s Von Hoff inducted into Joshua Lederberg Society

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), was inducted into the Joshua Lederberg Society for his work in developing the drug Abraxane for advanced pancreatic cancer patients. The Lederberg Society is named for the late Dr. Joshua Lederberg, a Nobel Prize laureate and leader in bacterial… Read More →

Pinnacle West Adds Two Members to Its Board

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected two new members to the Board: Richard P. “Rick” Fox, an independent business consultant, and David Wagener, managing partner of investment and advisory firm Wagener Capital Management. The appointments, effective immediately, increase the number of Pinnacle West directors from nine… Read More →

G&K Elects Clark to the Firm’s Board of Directors

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Shannon L. Clark has been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Clark joins current Board members Michael Kennedy, Dean Short, Kevin O’Malley and Tim Brown. “As the youngest member of the Board, Shannon will represent an important constituency of our shareholders and play a… Read More →

Squire Sanders' Crabb Earns All-Star Status

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Squire Sanders announced that Phoenix-based Partner Joe Crabb has been selected, for the second year in a row, by corporate counsel to the 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars list. This recognition is awarded to lawyers in the US who differentiate themselves from all others, through excellence in client service. Joe is one of only 56… Read More →