Az Business Leaders Archives

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 →

Michael J. Phalen joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Michael J. Phalen

Real estate and land use attorney Michael J. Phalen  joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group. Phalen is a member of the firm’s Real Estate industry team, focusing primarily on land acquisition, entitlement and development. His practice covers a full range of issues from land use planning and zoning, real estate, government affairs, natural… Read More →

Giselle Alexander appointed to State Accountancy board


Tax attorney and CPA Giselle C. Alexander has been appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to a five-year term on the Arizona State Board of Accountancy. The seven-member board licenses and regulates Arizona’s 11,000 CPAs, overseeing their certification and registration, verifying education and experience credentials, monitoring the requirements for continuing education and investigating consumer complaints. Alexander… Read More →

Leadership Spotlight: John M. Randolph

John M. Randolph

John M. Randolph is a member at Sherman & Howard who has represented banks and other lending institutions in transactions ranging from $2 million to $200 million, including multi-state collateralized transactions and restructuring of existing financing arrangements. Advice: “Immerse yourself completely in your area. Learn everything you can about it. Seek out industry related interest groups… Read More →

Leadership Spotlight: Tara Kitcheyan

Tara Kitcheyan

Tara Kitcheyan is senior advisor on Native American affairs for Resolution Copper. She is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the daughter of Kathleen Wesley-Kitcheyan, the first woman elected to serve as chairwoman for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Advice: “It is important to make the commitment to the industry, dedicate your time and attention… Read More →

Ducey appoints JHC lawyer to Veteran’s Commission


Jennings, Haug & Cunningham announced that Joseph Brophy has been appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to the Arizona Veterans’ Service Advisory Commission for a three-year term.   The Commission’s mission is to promote public awareness and enhance the well-being of past and present Arizona service members and their families. With over half a million veterans in… Read More →