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Hotel Valley Ho hires new general manager

Hotel Valley Ho

The iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale has welcomed a new member to its team, General Manager Ronen Aviram. He will oversee all aspects of operations at this true icon of 1950s modernism. Ronen assumed his new position on August 1, returning to the hotel after serving as its pre-opening director of Guest Operations… Read More →

SRP names new chief communications executive


Salt River Project selected Alaina Chabrier as the company’s new chief communications executive and associate general manager of Marketing & Communications. Chabrier, who was most recently senior vice president of Marketing and Communications at HonorHealth, assumed her new duties at SRP on August 1. SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to Desert Botanical Garden board

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The Desert Botanical Garden Foundation elected Fennemore Craig’s nonprofit and tax-exempt practice group chair, Laura Lo Bianco, to its Board of Directors. “Service to the communities in which we live and work is an important aspect of our firm’s culture,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Laura on her election to the Desert… Read More →

Sherman & Howard attorney elected president of jazz board

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Jazz in Arizona, which owns The Nash, a Roosevelt Row jazz performance venue, elected Bryan Albue to president of its Board of Directors. Albue is a Commercial Litigation attorney at the law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C.  The Nash provides young people with a forum to express their creativity, hone their skills and practice… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney appointed to State Bar committee

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Carrie Pixler Ryerson, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Jury Instruction Committee. “Fennemore Craig and its attorneys have a long history of serving the legal profession,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig’s Quinn Williams earns distinction


Quinn Williams, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honored recognition for attorneys who have demonstrated the highest principles of the legal profession. Only one percent of attorneys licensed to practice in each jurisdiction are eligible to… Read More →

Jason F. Wood appointed to Habitat for Humanity board


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix attorney Jason F. Wood has been appointed to the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. In his role, Woodwill assist Habitat for Humanity in its fundraising and operational efforts to support its mission to help local families in need… Read More →

Ballard Spahr’s Travis Leach named to Tech Council board Buchachon Petthanya

Travis J. Leach, a business and finance partner who co-leads Ballard Spahr LLP’s Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council. “Our group has substantial experience helping technology companies thrive, and we are focused on providing strategic counsel to a broad variety of clients in… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie adds new CFO

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Kevin M. Posterro, MBA, joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, one of the leading commercial law firms in the Southwest, as its Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Posterro will be responsible for the firm’s financial management and reporting, and will serve as a key advisor in support of the firm’s strategic direction and business objectives.… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney appointed to State Bar committee


Fennemore Craig Phoenix office attorney, Emily Ward, has been appointed to the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. “Fennemore Craig and its attorneys have a long history of serving the profession,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Emily on her appointment to the CP&P committee, and we are confident that she will be… Read More →

AWEE CEO Marie Sullivan earns distinction

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) President and CEO Marie Sullivan was among the inaugural recipients of recognition by the Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass on Bright Futures Woman of Inspiration Night – Everyday Women. Sullivan, who was recognized at halftime of the Phoenix Mercury-Chicago Sky game at Talking Stick Resort Arena, has been at the… Read More →

U.S. Army veteran Deuce Mangine joins Brokers Alliance

Deuce Mangine

Brokers Alliance announced it has hired U.S. Army veteran Deuce Mangine as its human resources manager. Mangine will be responsible for the Fountain Hills-based financial service company’s human resources, payroll and hiring efforts. Before joining Brokers Alliance, Mangine served 20 years in the Army – more than a decade of which included HR experience. His previous… Read More →

New dean appointed for UA College of Pharmacy


Rick G. Schnellmann, PhD, a leading pharmacologist, researcher and drug discovery entrepreneur, has been appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. He will begin his new duties on Aug. 1, joining the UA from the Medical University of South Carolina where he served as Distinguished University Professor and chair of the College of… Read More →

MPI announces 2016-17 board

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Meeting Professionals International – Arizona Sunbelt Chapter (MPI AZ) recently installed its Board of Directors who will lead the association in 2016-17. The board includes: The Executive Team: President David G. Rosenbaum, CHME, Carefree Resort & Conference Center, Immediate Past President Penny Allphin, CHME, Hassayampa Inn/Aris Hospitality, President-Elect Lee Smith, Hotel Valley Ho, Vice President… Read More →