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Ducey appoints 2 to Arizona Commission on the Arts

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Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Phoenix residents Lisa Gray and Ben Baer as Commissioners for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and reappointed Patricia Kaufman and Ruben Alvarez to new terms. The Governor also reappointed Mark Feldman as Chair of the Arts Commission. Gray and Baer will replace departing commissioners Victoria Boyce and Phyllis Bunch,… Read More →

Free Arts elects Pat Temple as president

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Pat Temple of Salt River Project has been elected President of the Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona board of directors. The board also elected three new board members; Karen Grande, Estate Management, of Scottsdale; Casey Seeger, UMB Bank, of Cave Creek; and Amber Wayne, Nationwide Insurance Company, of Chandler Serving on the executive… Read More →

Nicole Stanton elected to Arizona Equal Justice board


The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been elected to the Arizona Equal Justice Foundation board of directors, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for Arizona’s three federally funded, civil legal aid programs: Community Legal Services, Inc., DNA – People’s Legal Services, and Southern Arizona Legal… Read More →

Kendis Key Muscheid joins Ballard Spahr as partner inq

Kendis Key Muscheid, one of the leading nonprofit tax lawyers in the Southwest, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the Phoenix office, Chair Mark Stewart announced. Ms. Muscheid focuses on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts, and on issues involving Arizona taxation. Her clients include a wide variety of 501(c)(3)… Read More →

Shawn Aiken inducted into College of Trial Lawyers garloon

Phoenix attorney Shawn K. Aiken has been admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of North America’s premier legal associations. He was inducted on October 3 at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago. Aiken, a shareholder at Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi P.C., is a Certified Trial Advocate (National Board… Read More →

Robert Sarver honored for commitment to education

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College Success Arizona announced that Robert Sarver, Chairman and CEO of Western Alliance Bancorporation, will be honored at the 2015 Leaders and Legends Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Arizona Biltmore. Leaders and Legends is an annual fundraising luncheon honoring an Arizona community leader or organization, dedicated to… Read More →

Richard Padgett joins Metro Tech advisory board Buchachon Petthanya

Richard Padgett, who serves as vice president of the equipment finance division for Washington Federal in Arizona, has been appointed to the Career and Technical Education Banking and Finance Advisory Board for Metro Tech High School. Through this board, Padgett will gather with other volunteer members to discuss how to bring banking and finance skills… Read More →

Andy Fox elected president of Land Title Association

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Pioneer Title Agency announced that long-time area manager Andy Fox has been elected president of the Land Title Association of Arizona (LTAA). The LTAA was founded in 1932, and is affiliated with the American Land Title Association. The objectives and purposes of the LTAA are to: Promote sound and ethical business practices among members. Provide… Read More →

Phoenix Boys Choir appoints new board members


The Phoenix Boys Choir Board of Directors unanimously elected Kate Arthur, Principal, BearDown Properties, Brett Carlson, Attorney with Ingrassia, Fisher & Lorenz, PC, Edward Maldonado, Attorney with the Law Offices of Edward Maldonado to serve on the Board of the organization, beginning with the 2015-16 Season. “The talents these three new members bring to the Phoenix Boys Choir… Read More →

Quarles & Brady adds 3 new Phoenix partners yanlev

Twelve of Quarles & Brady LLP’s associate attorneys have been admitted as partners as a result of superb performance and the promise of furthering the future for the firm and its clients. The new partners are in the firm’s Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Tampa offices. The new Phoenix partners are: Rowan P. Smith, who… Read More →

Gila River Casinos names Joseph A. Magliarditi as CEO


Gila River Gaming Enterprises, the leader in high energy gaming entertainment in the Phoenix Valley, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Joseph A. Magliarditi as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. The Gila River Casinos Board of Directors unanimously selected Magliarditi. Magliarditi has over twenty years of experience leading complex gaming organizations and… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché adds Osborn as VP, general counsel Jakub Jirsak
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Magdalena Osborn has joined the firm, Lovitt & Touché, as vice president, general counsel. She will oversee the firm’s strategic and tactical legal activities, and assist with operational strategies and initiatives. Osborn has 13 years of experience in numerous practice areas including contract law, employer compliance, employment and labor law, health law, human resources and litigation.… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus names chief operating officer

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus has named Stephen Garner as Chief Operating Officer. His primary focus is to lead the day-to-day business operations of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Ave., and maintain its strong reputation in safety, quality and outcomes. “We are very excited to congratulate Stephen on his promotion,’’ said Frank Molinaro, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus… Read More →

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce hires new CEO Jakub Jirsak

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has hired a new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mark Hiegel, a longtime Scottsdale resident and business executive, takes the reins from Rick Kidder who left in June for a similar position in New England. Most recently, Hiegel served as director of marketing and business development for Greenberg Traurig, an international law… Read More →