Az Business Leaders Archives

Abrazo Central Campus names cath lab medical director

Abrazo Central Campus

Abrazo Central Campus has named interventional cardiologist Nirav Mehta as the medical director of its cardiac catheterization lab. Mehta is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College in India. He served as chief fellow in cardiology at Creighton University Medical Center in Nebraska. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Mehta will be… Read More →

IASIS Healthcare names new leaders at Mountain Vista

Mountain Vista Medical Center

Four new leaders have been added to the team at IASIS Healthcare’s Mesa hospital, Mountain Vista Medical Center. The new team members include: Patricia Rollins, who joins IASIS as the new Women’s Services director. Rollins is a registered nurse with 25 years of experience with women’s services. She will focus on advancing Mountain Vista’s programs for… Read More →

The Salvation Army announces a change of command

Eric Forshee

The Salvation Army Southwest Division, headquartered in Phoenix, said good-bye to former leaders Lt. Colonels Joe and Shawn Posillico, who officially retired from leadership on December 31, 2016. After serving 45 years, Lt. Col. Joe and Shawn will be remembered for their hard work and tireless dedication to the mission of The Salvation Army. “It has… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner earns pro bono honor

Richard Goldsmith

Richard Goldsmith, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, was named Pro Bono Lawyer of the Month for January by the Volunteer Lawyers Program, a joint venture of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Goldsmith is an attorney in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group. Mediation is the primary focus of his current… Read More →

Mary Collum joins Stellar Capital Management

Enterprise Bank

Stellar Capital Management LLC has a new senior advisor at the firm who will be responsible for creating strategic relationships and alliances. Mary E. Collum will work with organization leaders to support key business initiatives and will consult with community banks and local businesses as senior advisor. Stellar Capital Management is an Arizona-based investment management… Read More →

Jackson Lewis names Jeffrey Bernick as managing principal


Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, announced Jeffrey A. Bernick has been appointed Phoenix Office Managing Principal. Bernick succeeds Gregg E. Clifton, who has stepped down from the management role to focus his attention on overseeing the continued growth and expansion of the firm’s Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group.   “Since joining Jackson Lewis in… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community swears in new Tribal Council

Ak-Chin Indian Community

The Ak-Chin Indian Community elected Robert Miguel as chairman, Gabriel Lopez as vice-chairman, and Delia Carlyle, Ann Antone and Alvin Antone as council members. Miguel and Lopez will serve four-year terms, and the three council members will serve two-year terms. This year’s election was particularly historic because it was the first time Community members were… Read More →

Fennemore Craig elects new directors in Phoenix


Fennemore Craig promoted two of its attorneys, Greg Adams and Anthony Austin, to director in the firm’s Phoenix office. “Their promotion is a result of hard work and excellent client service. We look forward to continuing to work with Greg and Anthony to exceed our clients’ expectations,”  said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. Adams represents clients in both… Read More →

New partners announced at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie added Justin Henderson and Marla Hudgens to the firm’s Phoenix partnership on Jan. 1. Henderson represents creditors, landlords, and debtors in all aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving businesses and individuals, with a particular focus on preferential and fraudulent transfer litigation. Based in Phoenix, but practicing in Nevada as well, he… Read More →

Banker appointed to Junior Achievement of Arizona board

Todd Leveen

Todd Leveen, senior vice president at The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, was recently appointed to the Junior Achievement of Arizona central district board of directors. After volunteering for Junior Achievement’s signature JA BizTown program in the late 1980s, Leveen has continued his involvement with the organization ever since. He has also helped develop financial literacy… Read More →

Michael Patterson joins PCFR board

Michael Patterson (Photo courtesy of Polsinelli)

Polsinelli’s Michael Patterson has been elected to serve on the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR) Board of Directors. PCFR is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization dedicated to positioning metro Phoenix as a major regional and international center. “PCFR plays a critical role in helping to promote a better understanding of global trends, improving policy… Read More →

Arizona Hispanic Bar adds Villanueva to board

Cindy Villanueva

Intellectual Property attorney Cindy Villanueva is joining the board of directors for Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, for the 2017 calendar year. Villanueva is an associate in the IP practice group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. Villanueva is a member of the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Diversity Committee and also serves on the… Read More →

Tempe Chamber names business development director


The Tempe Chamber of Commerce hired Joanne Stockdale as its new business development director. She will be responsible for the organization’s membership sector, overseeing its business support services and developing corporate partnerships. Melody Johnson was the Chamber of Commerce’s former business development, and left the chamber to start her own business, Sweetest Season, a boutique bakery.… Read More →

Jack Lunsford named CEO of Arizona Small Business Association

Small Business Administration Awards

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) has removed the “Interim” title from Jack Lunsford and named him president and CEO. Lunsford, a former ASBA Board member, has served in the interim role since July. “Jack has taken his commitment to Arizona’s small businesses and combined it with his contagious energy to bring an excitement and attitude… Read More →