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John Randolph joins Arizona Charter Academy board

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The Arizona Charter Academy has elected John Randolph to its board of directors. Mr. Randolph is a Member of the law firm of Sherman & Howard LLC. “John was instrumental in securing financing for a large expansion project for our school and has proven himself to be a valuable colleague,” says Melissa Holdaway, CEO of… Read More →

Laura Wochner Joins Tiffany & Bosco


The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced Laura L. Wochner has joined Tiffany & Bosco as an attorney in the Phoenix office. Her practice is concentrated in Civil and Commercial Litigation. Laura received her Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to law school, Laura… Read More →

Miller Russell Associates CEO ranked on Barron’s list


CEO and Managing Partner Mark Feldman of Phoenix-based Miller Russell Associates was recently ranked on the Barron’s Top 100 Wealth Investment Advisors list. “I am honored to be included on this prestigious national list,” said Feldman. “The tireless work of our firm makes this accolade a real team achievement of which we can all be… Read More →

Banner leaders elected to Nurse Executives National Board


Two Banner Health executives have been elected to serve a three-year term with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) starting January 1, 2016. Lamont M. Yoder, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, chief executive officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz., was elected to serve as treasurer… Read More →

Michael Wrapp joins Tiffany & Bosco

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Michael A. Wrapp has joined Tiffany & Bosco as an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix Office. Michael’s practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate and banking litigation and transactions; as well as financing, corporate law, business planning and formations. Michael attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned his B.A. in 2010,… Read More →

La Casa Builders’ former president retires


Ron Steege, co-founder and past president of La Casa Builders Inc., has retired and sold his interest in the Scottsdale-based custom home builder to co-founder, Tim Larson. Steege, a resident of Scottsdale with wife, Jenn, was president of La Casa since its formation in 1991. While building some of the finest luxury homes in the… Read More →

Labor attorney Ronald Stolkin joins Ballard Spahr in Phoenix

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Ronald J. Stolkin, a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney, has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in the Phoenix office, Chair Mark Stewart announced. Mr. Stolkin focuses on counseling management on personnel practices, employee discipline matters, and labor relations. He has represented clients in a broad range of employment-related issues before the Equal Employment… Read More →

Karrin Taylor joins Joe Foss Institute Board

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Joe Foss Institute (JFI) recently announced that it has named Karrin Taylor as vice chairman of the organization’s board of directors.  Taylor, who previously served as a JFI board member, brings extensive experience in government and political affairs and a passion for moving civics education forward in this country. Taylor joins an already impressive board,… Read More →

Ducey appoints 2 to Arizona Commission on the Arts

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Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Phoenix residents Lisa Gray and Ben Baer as Commissioners for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and reappointed Patricia Kaufman and Ruben Alvarez to new terms. The Governor also reappointed Mark Feldman as Chair of the Arts Commission. Gray and Baer will replace departing commissioners Victoria Boyce and Phyllis Bunch,… Read More →

Free Arts elects Pat Temple as president

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Pat Temple of Salt River Project has been elected President of the Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona board of directors. The board also elected three new board members; Karen Grande, Estate Management, of Scottsdale; Casey Seeger, UMB Bank, of Cave Creek; and Amber Wayne, Nationwide Insurance Company, of Chandler Serving on the executive… Read More →

Nicole Stanton elected to Arizona Equal Justice board


The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been elected to the Arizona Equal Justice Foundation board of directors, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for Arizona’s three federally funded, civil legal aid programs: Community Legal Services, Inc., DNA – People’s Legal Services, and Southern Arizona Legal… Read More →

Kendis Key Muscheid joins Ballard Spahr as partner


Kendis Key Muscheid, one of the leading nonprofit tax lawyers in the Southwest, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the Phoenix office, Chair Mark Stewart announced. Ms. Muscheid focuses on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts, and on issues involving Arizona taxation. Her clients include a wide variety of 501(c)(3)… Read More →

Shawn Aiken inducted into College of Trial Lawyers garloon

Phoenix attorney Shawn K. Aiken has been admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of North America’s premier legal associations. He was inducted on October 3 at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago. Aiken, a shareholder at Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi P.C., is a Certified Trial Advocate (National Board… Read More →

Robert Sarver honored for commitment to education

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College Success Arizona announced that Robert Sarver, Chairman and CEO of Western Alliance Bancorporation, will be honored at the 2015 Leaders and Legends Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Arizona Biltmore. Leaders and Legends is an annual fundraising luncheon honoring an Arizona community leader or organization, dedicated to… Read More →