Az Business Leaders Archives

JDA names Todd Johnson chief customer officer


JDA Software Group, Inc. appointed Todd Johnson as the company’s first Chief Customer Officer, reporting directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bal Dail. The appointment is effective immediately. In this newly created role, Johnson will lead the company’s customer strategy, ensuring that JDA develops programs that deliver profitable results for customers, increase their satisfaction and… Read More →

Colliers adds Rachael Thompson to team Jakub Jirsak

Colliers International’s Phoenix office added Rachael Thompson as its senior associate, and she will specialize in healthcare real estate services while focusing on landlord representation. Thompson joined the healthcare services team of Michael Dupuy and Fletcher Perry, both associate vice presidents; and Sean Westfall, associate. She is also a member of Colliers’ Healthcare Services Group,… Read More →

Brian Booker joins Gordon & Rees as partner

Fennemore Craig

Brian R. Booker joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office after 17 years of practice at the Phoenix Office of a National AM Law 200 Firm. Booker is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Tort & Product Liability and Professional Liability Defense practice groups. His commercial litigation practice includes… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie names Erb as partner

business litigation

Todd Erb has been elected partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. Erb will work in the firm’s Phoenix office, and he is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group and litigates extensively in both Arizona and Nevada. He assists clients in a broad range of litigation matters, with specific expertise in first-party insurance… Read More →

Fennemore Craig member joins management committee


Law firm Fennemore Craig announced the election of James Goodnow, a director and shareholder, as the newest member of the firm’s five-person management committee, succeeding Tim Berg, who served for over ten years. “We congratulate James on his appointment to serve on the firm’s Management Committee and thank Tim for his leadership and contributions as a member… Read More →

Bank of America Merrill Lynch names new SVP


Bank of America Merrill Lynch named Vince Thelander as senior vice president and business banking market manager for the Desert Mountain States, which include Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas. Thelander will be based in Phoenix, and he was senior vice president and senior client manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Commercial Banking.… Read More →

Michelle N. Ogborne named best in family law

family law

A founding partner of Phoenix-based Ogborne Law, PLC was named one of the “10 best” Attorneys in Arizona for 2015 for her work in family law by the American Institute for Family Law Attorneys. Michelle N. Ogborne received the top honors for her work and client satisfaction in the practice area of family law. To… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli add Sarah Staudinger

Fennemore Craig

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced that Sarah Staudinger has joined its firm, Thursday, as an associate. Staudinger focuses her practice on general civil litigation and insurance defense, construction litigation and automobile liability defense. She received a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Indiana University before attending law school at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College… Read More →

IASIS appoints Jim Flinn as CEO for St. Luke’s facilities


IASIS Healthcare selected Jim Flinn, FACHE, as the new chief executive officer for two of its hospitals in metropolitan Phoenix. Flinn began overseeing operations at both St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital on Monday. In his new role, Flinn will guide St. Luke’s Medical Center, a 200-bed tertiary care hospital offering a full… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum names new deputy director


Kirsten Peterson Johansen will join Phoenix Art Museum as its new Deputy Director, Advancement, following the completion of an extensive national search led by Arts Consulting Group, Inc. Johansen will officially begin her role withPhoenix Art Museum on January 14, 2016. Johansen brings many years of thoughtful, strategic, and nationally-recognized experience in the solicitation of major and principal… Read More →

Carole M. Spivey joins Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

family law

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced that it has a new Executive Director, Carole M. Spivey.  Ms. Spivey brings a wealth of experience in the legal service business to Jones, Skelton & Hochuli.  She has held similar management positions for more than 25 years in law firms in Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, and Honolulu. Ms.… Read More →

Amy D. Sells joins Tiffany & Bosco

Supreme Court

The law firm of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. announced that Amy D. Sells has joined the firm as an associate in the Phoenix office. Her practice is concentrated in general commercial litigation with emphasis in real estate, business, contract, and construction litigation. Amy also has extensive creditor’s rights experience, enforcing the rights of secured and… Read More →

Marvin Ruth joins Coppersmith Brockelman

Marvin Ruth

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, announced the addition of Marvin Ruth as Of Counsel. He focuses his practice area on business disputes and litigation including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, business torts and fraud claims. Ruth, named a “Rising Star” by Southwest Super Lawyers for the past three years, has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation in… Read More →

Leslie Rakestraw joins Jaburg Wilk


Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk announced that attorney Leslie Rakestraw joined the firm’s insurance law practice group. Rakestraw is an Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Her knowledge and expertise will be beneficial in defending insurance companies and their carriers. Prior to joining the firm, she was house counsel for two well-known… Read More →