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Flinn Foundation names Stacy Tucker new CFO


The Flinn Foundation named Stacy L. Tucker as its new vice president and CFO, a position responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s investment, financial, accounting and business activities. Tucker, who joined the Foundation in early March, also is responsible for financial reporting, auditing, budgeting, internal controls, insurance, employee benefits and the preparation of annual tax returns… Read More →

Laura Carpenter appointed to AphAF national board

Pharmacy Law

Laura Carpenter, founder of Bula, a pharmacy law intelligence company, has been elected to the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhAF) national Board of Directors. The Foundation’s mission is to improve people’s health through pharmacists’ patient care services. As a pharmacist, entrepreneur and an attorney, Carpenter is devoted to supporting the pharmacy industry and expanding the… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus names new chief nursing officer

Abrazo West Campus

Scott Morey is the new chief nursing officer at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, and will be in charge of the professional nursing practice, staffing effectiveness and clinical operations for all patient care services. “Scott is a seasoned nurse executive with more than 16 years’ experience of combined clinical and management experience. His knowledge and deep… Read More →

Stephen Bullington inducted to American College of Trial Lawyers

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Partner Stephen Bullington has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which is one of the premier legal associations in North America. Founded in 1950, ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College… Read More →

Local business leaders receive ASU Alumni awards

ASU Alumni

Arizona State University Alumni Association will host the Sun Devil 100, an awards celebration dedicated to honoring the university’s alumni business leaders and entrepreneurs, on Wednesday, April 27, in Old Main on the university’s Tempe campus. The event, formerly known as Sun Devil Select, will spotlight the achievements of Sun Devil-owned and Sun Devil-led businesses.… Read More →

Arizona craft brewing industry mourns loss of pioneer


The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is mourning the loss of one of its true pioneers, Phoenix Ale Brewery‘s own George Hancock, 71. The brewery’s owner and general manager and the onetime chairman of Seattle, Washington-based Pyramid Breweries first came to Arizona following Pyramid’s sale in 2008. Noting the smaller number of breweries and yet similar… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk adds IP attorney


The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Michael B. Dvoren, a 2015-2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star selectee, joined its intellectual property practice group. Dvoren focuses his legal practice on intellectual property litigation, pre-litigation enforcement, intellectual property transactions and trademark and copyright prosecution. “Michael adds depth to our Intellectual Property Litigation practice group,” said Maria… Read More →

Jon Howard named to WESTMARC committee

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Quarles & Brady Attorney Jon Howard was appointed to the executive committee to WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition — a public-private partnership of the 15 communities, the business community, and the educational sector in the West Valley of Greater Phoenix. Howard practices in the firm’s Business Law Practice Group and focuses in the areas of mergers and… Read More →

Steven Leach is chair-elect for Fiesta Bowl board

Fiesta Bowl

Jones, Skelton and Hochuli Partner Steven Leach, was elected as chair-elect of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 season. Leach started out as a volunteer in 2006, and has since ascended through various leadership positions within the Fiesta Bowl Committee.  He was recognized as the “Rookie of the Year” during his first year, and later… Read More →

Phoenix IDA announces new board members

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The Phoenix IDA announced the appointment of Vanessa Valenzuela Erickson and David Lujan, Tuesday, to its Board of Directors. Erickson and Lujan join a nine-member Board appointed by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix IDA provides bond financing for community and economic development projects, issuing more than $1.5 billion in bonds… Read More →

Shane Olafson appointed to AAWL board of directors

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Attorney Shane Olafson of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has been appointed to the board of directors for the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA (AAWL). Olafson represents clients in intellectual property procurement and enforcement, Internet and domain name disputes, and issues relating to data privacy/cybersecurity and eDiscovery. He has achieved the highest possible rating… Read More →

Gust Rosenfeld names Gary Verburg partner


Gust Rosenfeld PLC elected Gary Verburg to partner in January 20. He joined the law firm in May, 2014, after serving as City Attorney for the City of Phoenix from 2005 to 2014. Verburg, who is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which represents the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, focuses his practice on municipal law,… Read More →

Lauren Vargas joins 10 to 1 Public Relations

Lauren Vargas

Former ABC15 reporter, Lauren Vargas, joined 10 to 1 Public Relations as an account executive. Vargas worked as an anchor and reporter in Mobile, Alabama and Columbia, Missouri in the past. She brings years of media and story-telling experience that will help the public relations firm’s clients thrive in the spotlight. “Lauren is a talented story teller and a trusted voice in our community,” said Josh Weiss, President of… Read More →

WGM adds pair to Board of Directors Jakub Jirsak

WGM, a information technology consulting, data analytics and security services firm added two veteran executives to its managing board. Jeff Williams is a recognized expert in global data analytics, risk management and fraud prevention. Most recently, Williams was senior vice president global loyalty analytics and reporting and head of U.S. loyalty offer marketing for American… Read More →