Az Business Leaders Archives

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 →

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 →

MJ Insurance Continues to Expand Arizona Team

MJ Insurance

MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s largest privately-held insurance agencies with more than five decades of success, continues to grow its Arizona team with the recent addition of an employee benefits and risk management consultant.  Pat Moore joins MJ Insurance as an employee benefits and risk management consultant in its Phoenix office. Moore will drive… 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 →

Gust Rosenfeld’s Phyllis Smiley will lead ACAA

Phyllis Smiley

The Arizona City Attorneys Association (ACAA) has announced that Gust Rosenfeld Attorney Phyllis Smiley has been elected as president of the ACAA. Smiley begins her one year term immediately. “I am honored to be elected President of the ACAA. The ACAA provides an important forum for Arizona’s city attorneys to discuss legal issues affecting their cities… Read More →

Michelle Buckley joins Tiffany & Bosco as an associate

Julia Koestner

The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. iadded Michelle M. Buckley as an associate attorney. Buckley concentrates her commercial litigation practice in construction, product liability, catastrophic injury, general business torts and contract-related disputes. She also has experience in the areas of toxic tort/asbestos, real estate, employment, and professional liability and has successfully represented clients… Read More →