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Talking Stick adds new director of slots

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Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona, enterprises of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), announced the addition of Trenni Martinez as the new director of slots. Martinez, a native of Kansas, brings with him more than two decades of casino gaming experience. “The position requires someone who is well-versed in operations management and has… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation Hires New Executive Director

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Foundation has announced the hiring of Kathy Kramer as their new Executive Director. Kramer brings more than 30 years of experience as a development officer with a focus on fundraising in health and human service settings including management, board relationships and strategic planning. Having grown up in… Read More →

Mooney leads State Bar’s Tax Law Section

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Kelly C. Mooney has been elected as chair of the Tax Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona for 2014-2015. The Tax Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona provides leadership for tax attorneys and other tax professionals by furthering their education in… Read More →

Phoenix attorney will lead Hispanic Bar

Freddy Saavedra, Law Offices of Stephanie Lake, P.C.

Attorney Freddy Saavedra, who practices Social Security Disability Law at the Law Offices of Stephanie Lake, P.C., in Phoenix, has been elected to the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as President for Region XIV, covering all of Arizona and Nevada. His role with HNBA is to help grow the membership and also connect to the… Read More →

St. Joseph’s and Barrow’s add new board members

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The Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Foundation recently elected two new members for Fiscal Year 2015. The new board members are: Barry Berman, of Scottsdale, graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s in business administration, a major in finance and a minor in accounting. He began his career as an equity trader… Read More →

REDW promotes 2 more in Phoenix office

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REDWLLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, announced that Jose Escalante and Myrond Muskett were each promoted to Senior Accountant in the Firm’s Audit & Consulting Department. “REDW prides itself on recognizing and retaining our talented staff at all levels, which is why we’re… Read More →

Long-time Cox leader Rizley announces retirement

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Cox Communications Senior Vice President and General Manager Steve Rizley will retire at the end of the year. During his 34-year career at Cox in Phoenix, Rizley motivated and galvanized those around him, and created unique relationships with his employees, customers and the Southwest community through his many years of service to area non-profits. Rizley… Read More →

Mead will lead Pension & Benefits Council

Chad Mead, Fennemore Craig

Fennemore Craig announced Chad Mead, a lawyer in the Phoenix office, has been named President – elect of the Phoenix Board of Directors for the Western Pension & Benefits Council. “We congratulate Chad on his appointment to serve the legal community as a leader influencing change and commitment to employee benefit initiatives,” said Tim Berg,… Read More →

29 Quarles & Brady Attorneys make ‘Best Lawyers’

Nicole France-Stanton, office managing partner, Quarles & Brady.

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 29 of its Phoenix attorneys – and a total of 169 Quarles & Brady attorneys nationwide – have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. Quarles & Brady Phoenix attorneys distinguished for excellence in their practice areas… Read More →

UA College of Public Health adds Halpern

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The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health welcomes new faculty member Michael Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor and chair of the public health policy and management section. Dr. Halpern has more than 20 years of experience in health services research and policy analysis, including evaluating patterns of medical… Read More →

Fennemore Craig Attorneys earn recognition

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced 59 lawyers in the firm’s Phoenix office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). Of the 59 attorneys recognized, five attorneys were also named The Best Lawyers in America 2015©… Read More →

Arizona State Parks hires new operations chief

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Arizona State Parks officials have announced the hiring of a new chief of operations. Jay Ream, deputy director of parks and development, says Kelly Moffitt will start in his new position on Aug. 16. Moffitt previously served as the state parks Region II manager. He will now oversee the agency’s operations division, including 30 state… Read More →

MJ Insurance Named One of the Largest Brokers in U.S.

Michael Bill, CEO of MJ Insurance.

MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s leading property-casualty and employee benefits agencies, is one of the “100 Largest Broker of U.S. Business” according to Business Insurance magazine. MJ ranked No. 97 in the publication’s 2014 list. This is the second consecutive year that MJ Insurance has received the honor. Companies are ranked by 2013 brokerage… Read More →

Stanton named ‘Woman Worth Watching’

Nicole France-Stanton, office managing partner, Quarles & Brady.

The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix Office Managing Partner Nicole Stanton has been selected by Profiles in Diversity Journal to be honored at its 13th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. Stanton will join trailblazing female leaders from across the country in this honor and will be featured in the… Read More →