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CEO of Desert Schools Federal Credit Union plans to retire


Desert Schools Federal Credit Union CEO Susan Frank has announced the end of a 25-year career with Arizona’s largest credit union today; one that has included countless accolades, awards and the utmost respect of a community. Frank’s career began with Desert Schools in 1992 after serving 12 years with Bethpage Federal Credit Union in New… Read More →

Susan Freeman elected as conferee to Bankruptcy Conference


Susan M. Freeman, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, is one of two attorneys invited in 2016 to participate as a Conferee in the National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC), the association announced this week. The NBC is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization of 60 leading bankruptcy lawyers, law professors and bankruptcy judges whose primary purpose… Read More →

Topaz Information Services names Javier Favela president and CEO

Javier Favela

Healthcare IT company Topaz Information Services named Javier Favela president and CEO. Topaz is a national provider of healthcare technology solutions, including electronic health records, practice management tools, population health and data analytics, and managed IT services. In this role, Favela’s responsibilities include overseeing the sales and support teams, contract negotiations, product and service development, human… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché adds new senior VP, sales executive

Lovitt & Touché

Lovitt & Touché, an Arizona-based independent insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider, recently hired Will Spong as Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits and Scott Muzzy as Sales Executive. The new hires come as the company bolsters its bench strength in numerous departments. “Will and Scott’s knowledge of not only the insurance segment, but also… Read More →

Sky Harbor superintendent honored as outstanding individual

Sky Harbor superintendent

Airport Business magazine recognizes 40 outstanding individuals under 40 years of age from the aviation industry each year, and in 2016 one of those young professionals can be found at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tyler Maheu, Ground Transportation superintendent, is one of the 40 people nationwide named to the 2016 list recognizing younger industry… Read More →

Vixxo CTO named one of the ‘Top 100’ technology leaders


Gint Grabauskas, the chief technology officer at Scottsdale-based Vixxo, a software firm that helps businesses manage assets, has been named one of the top 100 technology leaders in the U.S., according to Computerworld. Grabauskas joins an elite listing of technology pioneers on Computerworld’s annual “Premier 100 Technology Leaders” recognition which honors technology executives for leadership, innovation and solutions to the unique… Read More →

Failing Forward, and Other Rules Startups Should Live By

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by in Az Business Leaders | Tech

Failure is part of life. But it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, learning to lead with intention and harness your mistakes as opportunities can often drive your business forward. Whether you are launching a new company, or looking to scale your existing business, stepping out of your comfort zone often causes leaders to… Read More →

Valley Leadership announces its Man & Woman of the Year

Valley Leadership

Valley Leadership named Sacks Tierney P.A. Partner David Tierney and Maricopa Community College District Chancellor Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick as the organization’s 68th Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to the community at the Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon on March 30, 2017.… Read More →

Jim Lundy, founding CEO Of Alliance Bank of Arizona, will retire

Jim Lundy

Founding CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, James H. Lundy (Jim), will retire on March 31, 2017, according to Western Alliance Bank. Don H. Garner, also a member of the organization’s original management team, becomes the new CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Lundy helped build a start-up bank in 2003 into the fourth… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Frutkin Law Firm hires Ernest C’DeBaca

Fennemore Craig

Ernest J. C’DeBaca has joined The Frutkin Law Firm as of counsel. His practice focuses on securities, corporate, estate planning and tax law. Prior to this role, C’DeBaca has been a trusted advisor to businesses of all sizes – from startups to global organizations. “The sheer amount of experience Ernie brings to this practice will benefit both… Read More →

Kim Sabow Joins American Hotel & Lodging Association board


Kim Sabow, president and CEO of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) has joined the Board of Directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).  Sabow accepted the appointment to AHLA’s Board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents, and state associations. Meeting… Read More →

Arizona Commission on the Arts deputy director elected to board


The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, is pleased to announce that the agency’s deputy director, Jaime Dempsey, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), a national association of public and private arts and culture funders. Dempsey’s addition to the… Read More →

Founders Award goes to Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney


Greater Tucson Leadership picked S.L. “Si” Schorr, senior partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, as its recipient of the 64th annual Founders Award recognizing long-term achievements in the community. Last year’s awardee, Bishop Gerald Kicanas, will present the award at a gala event at Loews Ventana Canyon on Feb. 11, 2017. The Founders Award is bestowed to an… Read More →

Attorney Jeffrey Herman improves holidays for foster children

Holiday Tree Auction

Attorney Jeffrey Herman spearheads holiday toy donation drive for Arizona Helping Hands. Attorney Jeffrey Herman‘s firm, the Law Office of Jeffrey Herman PLC, will be hosting a holiday toy donation drive from November 16 to December 6 to benefit Arizona Helping Hands. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Law Office of Jeffrey Herman, 7272… Read More →