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BMO Private Bank hires regional director of investments


BMO Private Bank announces the hiring of Jason Lattin as Regional Director of Investments, Western U.S. Lattin brings 18 years of industry experience and will oversee the development and delivery of investment management and advisory services to high net worth individuals, families and organizations, including endowments and foundations, throughout the Western U.S. In addition to… Read More →

Quarles & Brady attorney helps lead Special Olympics

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that David E. Funkhouser III, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed Chair of the Grants, Corporate Sponsorships and In-Kind Donations Committee for the Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) Development Team. In this role, Funkhouser will focus on cultivating current relationships, as well… Read More →

Peggy Baze joins board of notMYkid

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Scottsdale-based notMYkid, a  nationally focused non-profit organization focused on empowering and educating youth, families and communities with knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior, proudly announced that prominent artist and former Circle Roads Companies Executive Peggy Baze has joined its Board of Directors.  “We’re thrilled that Ms. Baze has joined the Board of Directors… Read More →

CBIZ hires new Phoenix market leader


CBIZ, Inc. today announced the hiring of Will Spong as market leader for Phoenix for CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. Spong comes to CBIZ with 14 years of professional experience and the professional designation of Group Benefits Disability Specialist (GBDS). Before joining CBIZ, Spong was a senior sales consultant at Hartford Life Insurance Co.… Read More →

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon elects John C. Norling

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that John C. Norling has been elected Managing Attorney. Norling succeeds J. Scott Rhodes, who stepped down from the position after six years to focus on his thriving legal ethics and professional responsibility practice. Rhodes will also resume the position as the firm’s General… Read More →

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms appoints new executive chef

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T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa has hired Todd Allison as executive chef. Bringing more than 10 years of luxury culinary experience to Royal Palms Resort and Spa, a Destination Hotel, Chef Allison previously served as Executive Chef at The Inn at Rancho Sante Fe in San Diego. Allison also worked as Executive Chef… Read More →

Sam Fox honored as UA Executive of the Year


Sam Fox, CEO and Founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts, was recognized as the 2015 University of Arizona Executive of the Year on Friday, April 17 during a luncheon at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. Some 450 guests attended the event, including Governor Doug Ducey, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, UA philanthropic supporters Karl and Stevie Eller and… Read More →

Black Chamber honors Leonardo Loo

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix partner and Business Law Practice Group chair Leonardo Loo was honored with the 2015 Chairperson’s Award by the Black Chamber of Arizona (formerly the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce) at its 17th Annual Awards Banquet, which was held March 13, 2015,… Read More →

STARS names Dave Henderson as new CEO

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Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services (STARS) announced that its Board of Directors has named Dave Henderson as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of STARS, effective May 13, 2015. Dave succeeds long-time President and Chief Executive Officer Virginia Korte who retired from the organization effective as of December 31, 2014. “This is a very exciting announcement for the future… Read More →

Ryan Backlund to lead Wells Fargo Private Bank in Arizona

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Wells Fargo Private Bank announced today Ryan Backlund as regional managing director for Arizona.  Backlund, based in Scottsdale, will oversee all wealth management functions for the area, including private banking, credit, investment management, insurance, and trust and estate services through Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as well as brokerage services through Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Previously… Read More →

Delta Dental of AZ hires Barbara Crawford as VP

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Delta Dental of Arizona is pleased to announce the hiring of Barbara Crawford, who comes from United Concordia, as the dental insurance company’s vice president of sales and client service. “We are thrilled to welcome Barbara to the Delta Dental team,” said Allan Allford, CEO for Delta Dental of Arizona. “Her extensive experience selling dental… Read More →

Todd Christiansen elected to Save the Family board


Todd Christiansen, Managing Director with Huron Consulting Group, has been elected to the Save the Family Foundation of Arizona Board of Directors. Joining Huron in 2013, he has served the healthcare industry for more than 25 years including five years at HonorHealth as a pharmacist and five years at  Dignity Health leading the implementation of… Read More →

Wells Fargo names Pam Green business banking manager

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Pam Green, a financial services veteran with more than 14 years of experience, has been named Business Banking manager for Wells Fargo Business Banking in the North Valley.  John Bush, Business Banking manager for the Northwest Markets, announced the appointment. Green joined Wells Fargo in 2001 as a business sales associate. She also has served… Read More →

Intravest Title hires Jeff Sutherlin as director of business development

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Intravest Title Agency, Inc. has hired Jeff Sutherlin as Director of Business Development for the Southeast Valley. Sutherlin brings 13 years of real estate industry experience to Intravest Title and will play a key role as the company continues to expand throughout the Valley. Prior to his real estate career, Sutherlin spent seven years working… Read More →