Az Business Leaders Archives

Funkhouser Appointed to GPEC Ambassador Committee

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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 to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassador Steering Committee, which is focused on ensuring GPEC’s Ambassador Program aligns with the organization’s key objectives and mission.  Members of the Steering… Read More →

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino hires VIP casino marketing manager

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Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has announced that Timothy Sutherland has been appointed VIP casino marketing manager. Sutherland is responsible for all aspects of marketing the development, implementation, management and coordination of VIP level player programs. Prior to his position at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, he was the marketing manager at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. “We… Read More →

Knight Transportation names Jackson as new CEO

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Knight Transportation, Inc., one of North America’s largest and most diversified truckload transportation companies, announced the following changes to its management team and board of directors effective January 1, 2015: David A. Jackson will become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors, while retaining the title of President. Mr. Jackson has… Read More →

UA Eller College receives large gifts from Valley philanthropists

Biltmore residents Karl and Stevie Eller with University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean Len Jessup. The Ellers' gift of $1.5 million will name the Professional Development Center, a two-story addition to the business school that will house undergraduate career coaches, recruiter meeting space, and student collaboration space.

The University of Arizona Eller College of Management announced on Oct. 9 three new gift commitments totaling $6 million from Shamrock Foods and Karl and Stevie Eller of Phoenix and the Diamond family of Tucson. More than 240 people attended the celebration of Arizona NOW: The Campaign for the University of Arizona, hosted by Eller… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Az Business Leaders

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The are the deal makers. They are the innovators. They are the movers and shakers. And on Thursday, AZ Big Media recognized almost 500 of the most influential business leaders in Arizona during a reception at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The men and women recognized at the event were all featured… Read More →

BMO Harris Bank Names New Arizona President

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BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Steven Zandpour as Regional President for Arizona.  Zandpour will be responsible for overseeing a network of 50 BMO Harris locations, and driving growth to deliver the breadth of BMO Harris’ retail banking, small business banking and premier services across the state. Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Head of U.S. Retail… Read More →

Sprouts COO Named Retailer of the Year

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Since joining Sprouts Farmers Market as Chief Operating Officer, Jim Nielsen has been a driving force at the company, leading all merchandising initiatives for the healthy grocery store chain along with operations now spanning ten states and close to 200 stores. As the company more than doubled in size between 2011 and 2013, Nielsen was… Read More →

JDA Software Names Baljit Dail CEO

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JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain and retail solutions provider, today announced that Baljit (Bal) Dail, a senior technology executive and JDA’s Chairman of the Board, has been named JDA chief executive officer after assuming the CEO position on an interim basis in May 2014. “The potential for JDA now, and into… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Announces Hall of Fame Members

Two technology mavens and a prominent professor focused on improving our health care will be honored for their accomplishments this month. The three alums will be inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame at Arizona State University on Oct. 30. Previous inductees come from such diverse organizations as the… Read More →

Keating Joins NewLAWu.s. as Member Attorney

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NewLAWu.s., an innovative, national law firm with a high quality, cost-effective business model, announced that Kristina R. Keating has joined the firm as a member attorney, to practice in Arizona. Keating has practiced with NewLAWu.s. as an affiliate attorney since its inception within the real estate and business law and transactions groups. Before joining NewLAWu.s.,… Read More →

Jewish Community Foundation announces new board

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The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix elected nine new board members, including for the first-time, two members from its B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Board. New board members, elected for a three year term are: community volunteer Francine Coles; Bradley Dimond, CPA and partner with Henry & Horne, L.L.P.; Lory Fischler, senior associate with Leadership… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Adds 4 New Phoenix Partners

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that four of its Phoenix associate attorneys have been admitted as partners as a result of excellent performance and the promise of generating strong future value for the firm and its clients. The new partners are: Michael Catlett, who practices in the Litigation & Dispute… Read More →

Talking Stick adds new director of slots

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Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona, enterprises of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), announced the addition of Trenni Martinez as the new director of slots. Martinez, a native of Kansas, brings with him more than two decades of casino gaming experience. “The position requires someone who is well-versed in operations management and has… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation Hires New Executive Director

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Foundation has announced the hiring of Kathy Kramer as their new Executive Director. Kramer brings more than 30 years of experience as a development officer with a focus on fundraising in health and human service settings including management, board relationships and strategic planning. Having grown up in… Read More →