Az Business Leaders Archives

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

Tyler Smith

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 →

Horizon promotes Scott Dickman to market president


Top Ten SBA Lender Horizon Community Bank promoted Senior Commercial Banking Manager Scott Dickman to Market President of Greater Maricopa County. Dickman was added to the team just this past September, the unusually rapid promotion underscores Dickman’s impressive results thus far and bank confidence in his leadership abilities. “Scott Dickman has done an amazing job, bringing in more… Read More →

Jonathan Frutkin will speak at Crowdfunding Conference

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Jonathan Frutkin, principal at The Frutkin Law Firm’s was selected as a panelist for the fourth annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference. The conference, to be held March 3 and 4 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., is a gathering of the industry’s established leaders. Frutkin’s practice focuses on business and corporate law, and… Read More →

Stand for Children Arizona hires CBS5 anchor

hire employee job

Former morning anchor and chief journalist at KPHO/CBS5, Patrick McReynolds joined education nonprofit group, Stand for Children Arizona, as its marketing and communications director. “Patrick’s 24-year career has focused on storytelling around the globe, and we’re excited to have him on the team,” said Executive Director Rebcca Gau. “His passion for education and children make… Read More →

Tucson Museum of Art names new CEO

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

The Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy M. Mikolajczak as CEO after an extensive national search. Mikolajczak will lead the 91-year-old Museum, which comprises four acres of modern and historic exhibition spaces. The Museum boasts a permanent collection containing more than 9,000 objects, and focuses… Read More →

Govig & Associates SVP retires after 32 years


Privately-held, award winning executive search firm, Govig & Associates, hired Jennifer Meyer, a top executive search practice leader with nearly 20 years of experience, as division manager. Meyer will succeed Bobbi Moss, who will be retiring with Govig & Associates after 32 years. In her new role, Meyer will support a team of recruiters in strategy and execution to grow… Read More →

ASBA adds 3 members to board of directors

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) added three new members to its board of directors for the upcoming year: Kerry Stratford, The Caliber Group, Kristi Gauthier, Clark Hill and Patrick Lopez, MPG Automotive. Stratford is the President of Caliber Group, a strategic brand marketing, interactive and public relations firm based in Arizona with offices in both… Read More →

AzLTA names David Drennon as new EVP

Top 5 Uniquely Arizona (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association and Valley Hotel and Resort Association are pleased to announce David Drennon as the new executive vice president. Drennon brings extensive industry knowledge from his most recent role as vice president, strategic initiatives at the Arizona Commerce Authority, where he worked to promote Arizona’s tourism and business assets, climate… Read More →

Alec Clark becomes president of Plexus Worldwide

Plexus Worldwide

Scottsdale-based Plexus Worldwide, a direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller, announced that effective February 1, 2016, Alec Clark’s title changed to President of Plexus Worldwide and Cindy Latham will join the executive team as chief marketing officer (CMO). Clark, who has more than 24 years leadership experience in the network marketing industry, first joined Plexus as CMO in 2011 and became a co-owner in… Read More →

Steven Hirsch Joins Quarles & Brady

Fennemore Craig

Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Steven A. Hirsch has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a partner in its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Hirsch handled several jury trials, including contract and lease disputes, eminent domain, land use regulation, valuation of real estate, and other government takings of undeveloped and improved land, income-producing properties, utility property, and certificated… Read More →

Colliers International adds associate vice president


The Colliers International Phoenix office announced the appointment of Associate Vice President Nick Ault, who specializes in retail and restaurant real estate services with a focus on tenant representation. Ault will partner with Daniel Ortega, vice president, a highly-regarded retail specialist. The team represents local, regional and national tenants, buyers and sellers in the leasing,… Read More →

Michelle Ogborne honored as top family attorney

Coppersmith Brockelman

The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) named Michelle N. Ogborne, a founding partner of Phoenix-based Ogborne Law, PLC, as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Family Law Attorneys in Arizona for 2016. “It is an honor to be selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates for this distinction,” Ogborne said. “It is… Read More →