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Phoenix Art Museum names new deputy director


Kirsten Peterson Johansen will join Phoenix Art Museum as its new Deputy Director, Advancement, following the completion of an extensive national search led by Arts Consulting Group, Inc. Johansen will officially begin her role withPhoenix Art Museum on January 14, 2016. Johansen brings many years of thoughtful, strategic, and nationally-recognized experience in the solicitation of major and principal… Read More →

Carole M. Spivey joins Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced that it has a new Executive Director, Carole M. Spivey.  Ms. Spivey brings a wealth of experience in the legal service business to Jones, Skelton & Hochuli.  She has held similar management positions for more than 25 years in law firms in Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, and Honolulu. Ms.… Read More →

Amy D. Sells joins Tiffany & Bosco

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The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced that Amy D. Sells has joined the firm as an associate in the Phoenix office. Her practice is concentrated in general commercial litigation with emphasis in real estate, business, contract, and construction litigation. Amy also has extensive creditor’s rights experience, enforcing the rights of secured and… Read More →

Marvin Ruth joins Coppersmith Brockelman

Marvin Ruth

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, announced the addition of Marvin Ruth as Of Counsel. He focuses his practice area on business disputes and litigation including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, business torts and fraud claims. Ruth, named a “Rising Star” by Southwest Super Lawyers for the past three years, has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation in… Read More →

Leslie Rakestraw joins Jaburg Wilk


Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk announced that attorney Leslie Rakestraw joined the firm’s insurance law practice group. Rakestraw is an Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Her knowledge and expertise will be beneficial in defending insurance companies and their carriers. Prior to joining the firm, she was house counsel for two well-known… Read More →

Craig Coppola earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Lee & Associates Founder Bill Lee, Craig Coppola and CEO Jeffrey Rinkov.

Lee & Associates’ most accomplished broker, Craig Coppola, received the company‘s highest honor, The William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award, for 2015. The award was presented by CEO Jeffrey Rinkov and company Founder Bill Lee at the Lee Broker Summit at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas in October. The award was created to recognize the embodiment… Read More →

Ballard Spahr named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year Yanik Chauvin

Ballard Spahr has been named national Law Firm of the Year for Real Estate in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016, in recognition of the firm’s overall performance in real estate law. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client evaluations and peer review by leading attorneys.… Read More →

Robyn Nordin Stowell joins Sherman & Howard


The law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. announced that Robyn Stowell has joined the firm as a member. Ms. Stowell practices in the firm’s Scottsdale office. “We are pleased to welcome Robyn to the Sherman & Howard team,” said Gregory Falls, managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix and Scottsdale offices. “Her golf, private club… Read More →

Plexus Worldwide adds Mike Green as CIO

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Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller, announced that Mike Green has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. In his new role, Green will guide the company’s Information Technology team and will work with other C-Suite executives to help drive business initiatives. “We’re very excited to add Mike’s extensive IT experience within the network… Read More →

Natalie Virden joins Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan’s Phoenix office garloon

Natalie B. Virden has joined Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan’s Phoenix Office as an Associate in the labor and employment group. Natalie B. Virden practices in the area of labor and employment law, with experience in wage and hour law, collective and class action lawsuits, and labor arbitration. Ms. Virden gained experience during her time as… Read More →

Sun Corridor Network named executive director

Michael C. Sherman, executive director at Sun Corridor Network

The Sun Corridor Network Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Michael C. Sherman as executive director. Sherman will lead the business and administrative operations for the research and education network. He will also work closely with public and private sector stakeholders to expand gigabit speed connectivity to K-12 public schools, community colleges, libraries,… Read More →

Carrington College named executive campus director

Carrington College

Carrington College announced that Michael Como has been appointed executive campus director at Carrington’s Mesa campus, which is located at 1001 W. Southern Ave. In his role, Como will oversee optimal student experience, manage operational excellence and lead all site operations. Currently, the campus offers either certificate and/or associate degree programs in criminal justice, dental assisting, dental hygiene,… Read More →

Landings Credit Union adds new board member


Landings Credit Union has a new face on their Board of Directors, Barbara Lloyd. Barbara, who graduated from Arizona State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, is Senior Vice President of the Investment Services Group at NAI Horizon in Phoenix. Barbara is an active member of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)… Read More →

Dr. Harvey Meislin receives Lifetime Achievement Award Karen Roach

Harvey W. Meislin, MD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been awarded the 2016 Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the AACEM annual retreat dinner Feb. 22 in Tempe. “Dr. Meislin has dedicated a lifetime to promoting the… Read More →