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Morrison, Clark & Conover promotes Jared Asay

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Morrison, Clark & Conover CPAs announced the addition of its newest financial partner, Jared Asay, CPA, CCIFP, effective January 1, 2015. Jared joined the firm in 2011 and has been an important part of securing the “Business. Life. Legacy.” of every client Morrison, Clark & Conover serves through accounting, financial strategy and consulting. For more than… Read More →

Zach Sakas joins Gust Rosenfeld

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Gust Rosenfeld, PLC announced that Zachary D. Sakas joined the firm on February 2, 2015.  Sakas’s practice concentrates public finance, municipal law, and real estate finance. “Gust Rosenfeld is a preeminent firm in public finance and municipal law in Arizona and it is exciting to join such a distinguished group of colleagues,” said Sakas, who… Read More →

Bagnall hires Carey Craig as analyst

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Bagnall announced that Carey Craig has been hired as an employee benefit analyst. In her new role, she will prepare claim reports, handle RFP requests, prepare renewal packages and competitive bid evaluations and work with other core team members to provide technical and benefit-related client servicing needs. Most recently, Carey has exceptional experience in providing exceptional… Read More →

Tempe Leadership honors Mike Jennings Categories

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Tempe Leadership, the non-profit leadership program through the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, is honoring Mike Jennings, local Tempe business leader and Tempe Leadership alumni, as the 2015 Outstanding Community Leader at the annual Tempe Chamber Beacon Awards at 7:30 a.m. February 26, at the Embassy Suites. Mike owns and operates two Campus Corner retail stores… Read More →

Jones Skelton & Hochuli expands team

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As one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, Arizona has shown a noticeable increase in commercial and residential construction litigation over the past few years. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli expands their Construction Litigation team with the addition of John M. Gregory. Mr. Gregory is an Associate with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli and serves as an… Read More →

Gary Lento Joins Gordon & Rees in Phoenix

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Gary Lento has joined the Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees as a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Lento brings more than 20 years of experience handling business transactions, construction, employment, product liability, professional negligence, and real estate disputes. Mr. Lento is licensed to practice law in Arizona, California and Wisconsin.… Read More →

Az Business Leaders 2015 Digital Magazine

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It’s amazing how the definition and perception of leadership can change between morning and evening. On a recent Friday morning, I attended a leadership forum where leadership was based on the skill set it would take to transform Arizona’s education system into one that can produce a generation of skilled workers to meet the needs… Read More →

Discount Tire names Michael Zuieback new CEO

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Scottsdale-based Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, announced that Michael Zuieback has been named CEO, effective January 12, 2015. Zuieback previously served as Discount Tire’s President and will succeed outgoing CEO Tom Englert who will remain an advisor to the CEO. “It is time for us to pass the torch to the… Read More →

Blake DeLong joins Jaburg Wilk

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Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk announced that Blake DeLong joined the firm as a partner, bringing his knowledge and expertise of insurance coverage and defense to the firm’s Insurance Group. Prior to joining the firm, Blake was in-house counsel for a major insurance company and was a partner in a large Phoenix defense litigation firm.… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy adds Joshua S. Becker

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that Joshua S. Becker has joined the firm as a shareholder in the business law and intellectual property practice groups. The primary focus of Mr. Becker’s business law practice is all aspects of franchising, including franchise development and maintenance, franchise licensing and agreements, franchise sales, and… Read More →

Albert Acken joins Ryley Carlock

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that Albert “Bert” H. Acken has been named Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Water, Energy, Resources and Environmental Law Practice Group. Acken will oversee 12 attorneys in our Phoenix and Denver offices, which provide a full range of knowledge in water law, environmental regulation, environmental litigation, environmental legislation, natural… Read More →

St. Luke’s Medical Center has new CEO

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IASIS Healthcare recently appointed Chris Hill as CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital. In his role, Hill is responsible for the management and daily operations of both facilities to ensure patients receive high-quality and cost-effective care. Aside from assuming key leadership in developing and implementing goals and strategies for both… Read More →

Joanne Winter named Executive of the Year

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The Arizona Society of Association Executives has conferred the Award of Excellence in Association Management to Joanne Winter, Executive Director of Meeting Professionals International, Arizona Sunbelt Chapter and the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Arizona Chapter. The Executive of the Year is the highest recognition given by AzSAE to the chief staff executive of… Read More →

Susan Lichtenberger Joins Sherman & Howard

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The law firm of Sherman & Howard announced that Susan Z. Lichtenberger has joined its Phoenix office as a paralegal in the Business and Corporate Department. Sue’s work will focus on intellectual property and trademark matters. She will also provide paralegal services for the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. Sue brings over 30 years of… Read More →