Leaders in the news Archives

PRSA honors Abbie S. Fink for distinguished service


The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) presented the Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to Abbie S. Fink of HMA Public Relations in Phoenix. The award was presented at the PRSA 2016 International Conference during the Monday Networking Luncheon in Indianapolis. The award is named in honor of the late and legendary Patrick Jackson, APR,… 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 →

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 →

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

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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 →

Meet Tempe Business Woman of the Year recipients at luncheon

Business Woman of the Year

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s most recent Business Woman of the Year Award recipient Denise Hart joins prior recipients Jodi Polanski and Margaret Hunnicutt at an educational and inspiring luncheon. These notable women will have a conversation about what it takes to succeed in life and business and answer questions about their achievements and experiences. The event takes place on Sept.… Read More →

Avnet names new vice president of sales

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor,promoted Steve Gomez to senior vice president of sales, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, effective immediately. Most recently, Gomez served as vice president, area director of the West and Latin America areas within the region.  A 28-year industry veteran, Gomez will be responsible for components sales and related strategies within the… Read More →

State of Black Arizona honors Booker Evans, Jr.


Booker T. Evans, Jr., recognized as a leader in the legal profession and for his lifelong commitment to diversity and community service, has been named a 2016 Community Luminary by the State of Black Arizona (SBAZ). Mr. Evans and nine others will be recognized April 28 at the Community Luminary Ceremony. “It is amazing to… Read More →

Nicole Stanton named Woman of the Year

Nicole Stanton is managing partner of Quarles & Brady's Phoenix office.

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix Office Managing Partner Nicole Stanton has been named Woman of the Year by Arizona Summit Women’s Law Association.  Stanton was honored at the first-ever Arizona Summit Women’s Law Association’s Spring Luncheon on April 30. “I’m so humbled to received the Woman of… Read More →

CopperPoint names new president and CEO


CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, a leading workers compensation insurance provider, announced that industry veteran Marc E. Schmittlein has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Schmittlein will join the company effective June 1, 2016. He will replace President and CEO Donald A. Smith, Jr. who previously announced his plans to retire effective July… Read More →

Tempe names Business Woman of the Year finalists


The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced three finalists for the 21st annual Business Woman of the Year award. The recipient will be announced at the Tempe Chamber Women in Business Conference on May 25. The award recognizes an individual’s excellence in their chosen field and demonstrated leadership within the community. The award honors those who… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four names co-chairs of volunteer board

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The 2017 Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee (PLOC) named Debbie Johnson, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, and Dan Lewis, president and CEO of Native Insight, as co-chairs of its volunteer board. Johnson and Lewis will provide leadership and oversight for the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee, which is collaborating with the NCAA to host… Read More →

Stephen Bullington inducted to American College of Trial Lawyers

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Partner Stephen Bullington has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which is one of the premier legal associations in North America. Founded in 1950, ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College… Read More →