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Humetewa is first American Indian woman federal judge

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Diane Humetewa, Arizona State University Special Advisor to the President for American Indian Affairs, has been named the first American Indian woman to serve as a federal judge. Humetewa won unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate in a 96-0 vote and will serve in the federal District Court of Arizona. “I feel privileged to serve… Read More →

JDA Software Announces New CEO

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JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain planning and execution solutions provider, today announced a chief executive officer (CEO) change to lead the company through the next phase of its strategic growth plan. Baljit (Bal) Dail, a technology executive who has served as JDA’s chairman since May 2013, has been named interim CEO,… Read More →

Broome taking part in Global Cities Initiative

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As part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council president and CEO Barry Broome, will join various business and elected leaders for a discussion on the development of a metropolitan export strategy. “The mayors and business leaders from the region have led in the… Read More →

Dalager Re-Appointed to County Commission

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Robert D. Dalager has been re-appointed to serve on the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Dalager was first appointed to the commission in January 2010. The Arizona judicial system operates under merit selection, in which judges are chosen through a non-partisan commission of lawyers… Read More →

Scribner named 2014 Out-of-School Time Champion

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Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner has been named the 2014 Out-of-School Time Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE). He will receive the award at the annual Statewide Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Also at the luncheon, innovative… Read More →

Goodyear City Manager earns award

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Goodyear City Manager Brian Dalke was presented with the prestigious Arizona Association for Economic Developers William Lampkin Long Term Excellence in Economic Development Award during the organization’s spring conference in Tucson on Thursday, May 1. Marking his 20th year with the city this year, Dalke became Goodyear’s first economic development director in 1994 when the… Read More →

Ryder appointed to retail chair of ICSC

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Kim Ryder, vice president real estate and commercial maintenance for Goodwill of Central Arizona, has been appointed State/Provincial Retail Chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. “I am honored and humbled to be appointed State Retail Chair,” said Ryder.  “Arizona is one of… Read More →

Arizona’s 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders

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What would you do it you opened the pages of this magazine and saw Jerry Colangelo listed as one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona? You’d do a double take, but it’s not out of the realm of possibilities. Consider this: Among 439,633 Arizonans under age 5 in 2012, this is… Read More →

BMO Names Miller as President, Western U.S.

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BMO Private Bank announced today that Matt Miller has been promoted to President, Western U.S. In this role, he will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of wealth management services for high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, endowments and foundations throughout the Western U.S. Miller has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services… Read More →

Piper Charitable Trust Announces New President & CEO

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The Board of Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today that Dr. Susan M. Pepin, nationally recognized medical educator, clinician, and researcher, will become the next president and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, effective July 28, 2014. Dr. Pepin currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor… Read More →

Anderson earns AHA Award of Honor

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2014 Award of Honor to Rhonda Anderson, R.N., DNSc, chief executive officer, Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. The award, presented on May 5 as part of the AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting, is given to individuals or organizations in recognition of exemplary contributions to the health… Read More →

Midwestern Appoints New Director of Development

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University, announced a new director on the University’s Glendale Campus. Staci Glass has been named Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Glendale Campus. Ms. Glass brings nearly two decades of administrative, planning, fund-raising, and event management experience to Midwestern. Most recently, Ms. Glass served… Read More →

Phoenix Symphony Elects G&K Shareholder

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Ryan B. Opel has been elected to the office of Vice Chair, Nominating & Governance, for The Phoenix Symphony Association. Mr. Opel joined the Symphony’s Board of Directors in 2012 and became Chairman of the Education and Community Engagement Committee in 2013. “I am honored to… Read More →

First Job: Robb Corwin of Pride Group

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Robb Corwin is CEO of Pride Group, a Tempe-based company that helps many of the Valley’s biggest events run safely and efficiently. Az Business: What was your first job? Robb Corwin: At 14, I was a sales-service-everything guy at our neighborhood sporting good store in Minneapolis. AB: What did you earn at that first job?… Read More →