Leaders in the news Archives

Arizona Care Network names chief medical officer

Arizona Care Network CMO Dr. Ed Clarke

Arizona Care Network named Dr. Ed Clarke, a primary care physician who has experience leading clinically integrated health networks, as chief medical officer. Clarke is responsible for the clinical performance of the 5,000-clinician network and will partner with members to achieve the quadruple aim of improving the quality of patient care, managing the cost of care,… Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation names new board chair

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Trustees voted to elect Maja Wessels as its new board chair during a meeting of the Trustees at Florida Southern College this past weekend. The announcement of Wessels’ new leadership position coincides with the Foundation’s efforts to greatly expand its reach and offerings. With extensive experience in corporate… Read More →

Desert Schools’ president takes over as CEO

Desert Schools

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union‘s president has officially assumed the role of CEO after its previous CEO, Susan Frank, announced her retirement in early December. Jeff Meshey will now lead the credit union, while still maintaining his position of president. Meshey takes over with more than 22 years of experience with the company. Meshey became… Read More →

Commercial construction firm names Steve Whitworth president

Steve Whitworth

Kitchell Contractors has named Steve Whitworth as its new president, who was most recently the contractor’s vice president of its Texas region. Whitworth will now oversee 400 employee owners in locations spanning Arizona, California, Texas and Washington. He will manage markets in healthcare, retail, Native American, hospitality, education and custom homes. “Over the past decade… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins elects board member, shareholder

Ogletree Deakins shareholder and board member

The Phoenix office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart elected a new shareholder and member to its board of directors. Joe Clees joins the firm’s board of directors. Clees joined the law firm in 2005 as founding and managing shareholder of its Phoenix office. Rayna Jones is the newest shareholder at the labor and… Read More →

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff named a ‘Giant of Cancer Care’

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, Physician-In-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has been selected as a 2016 Giant of Cancer Care. The award was announced today during the 34th annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium in New York. Dr. Von Hoff, a world-renowned expert in pancreatic cancer, was honored for his work in… Read More →

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

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 →

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

innovative lab

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 →