Az Business Leaders Archives

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham attorneys earn honor

Julia Koestner

Eight Jennings, Haug & Cunningham attorneys were named 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine. The attorneys recognized as top in their areas of practice include Mark Barker, Jack Cunningham, Karen Gaylord, Kim Lough, Chad Schexnayder, and John Sinodis. In addition, Joseph Brophy and Travis Pacheco were named 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Southwest… Read More →

Fennemore Craig announces Laura Wassmuth as group chair

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Fennemore Craig appointed Laura Wassmuth, a director in the firm’s Denver office, as the new Practice Group Chair of the firm’s Health Care Litigation & Regulation practice group. “Laura brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the health care litigation & regulation practice group,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Laura on… Read More →

Avnet names new vice president of sales

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor,promoted Steve Gomez to senior vice president of sales, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, effective immediately. Most recently, Gomez served as vice president, area director of the West and Latin America areas within the region.  A 28-year industry veteran, Gomez will be responsible for components sales and related strategies within the… Read More →

Greater Phoenix SCORE names new president

Greater Phoenix SCORE

Greater Phoenix SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to mentoring small business owners, selected Jay Gladney as the region’s new president. Gladney took a very non-traditional route to lead the Phoenix-based business organization, spending more than four decades in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Gladney joined Score in April 2013, serving as the vice president for operations before being… Read More →

GPCC appoints Kevin Quigley as general counsel


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce appointed Quarles & Brady LLP Partner Kevin Quigley as general counsel. In his role, Quigley will assist the Chamber with governance and other legal compliance matters. He will also continue to sit on the organization’s board of directors. Quigley is a member of the Quarles & Brady’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. His litigation… Read More →

John Craiger joins Polsinelli Creditor’s Rights Practice


National law firm Polsinelli added John Craiger as a shareholder to its Phoenix office. A litigator with extensive loan enforcement experience, Craiger will be joining Polsinelli’s creditor’s rights practice which is one of the largest in the nation. “Joining Polsinelli’s national platform and being able to work with attorneys from New York to Los Angeles will… Read More →

Arizona Mining Association announces 2016-2018 board

Fennemore Craig

The Arizona Mining Association (AMA) today announced the election of its 2016-2018 Board of Directors. Francis McAllister, Chairman – Freeport-McMoRan Tom Aldrich, Vice Chairman – ASARCO, LLC. Dan Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer – Florence Copper Project Luke Narducci – Representing BHP Donn Pillmore – Energy Fuels Tom Lowry – CalPortland Herb Duerr – Desert Pacific Exploration Dawn… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney earns Top Tax Attorney award


A director at the Fennemore Craig Phoenix office received the 2016 Henry Tom Outstanding Tax Attorney award. Patrick Irvine, a director in the firm’s Phoenix office, was presented the award at the State Bar of Arizona’s annual convention on June 17, 2016. “Each attorney at Fennemore Craig is encouraged to develop the depth of expertise necessary to provide the highest level… Read More →

Michael Gillette joins Polsinelli

Tyler Smith

National law firm Polsinelli added shareholder Michael Gillette to its national Corporate and Transactional Practice. Gillette’s practice focuses on the representation of emerging and established companies in connection with a range of general corporate and transactional specific matters, including corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, convertible debt and preferred equity issuances, joint ventures, intellectual property transfers and… Read More →

State Bar honors Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney


The State Bar of Arizona recognized Brian J. Pollock of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as a recipient of its Member of the Year Award for his contributions to the legal profession. Pollock has served on multiple committees of the Arizona State Bar responsible for rules and jury instructions impacting civil litigation. He is one of three individuals receiving… Read More →

Fired Pie adds new CFO, new board member

Fired Pie

Recently, Fired Pie hired Abby Anderson as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who joins the firm after holding financial positions at various food companies. Prior to joining Fired Pie, Anderson held financial management positions for a number of fast-growing companies which included Athletes Performance, Inc. (EXOS), NJOY, Inc. and Oreganos Pizza Bistro, Inc. She also held several accounting… Read More →

TTI Success Insights founder passes away, son named president

TTI Success Insights

Bill J. Bonnstetter, founder and chairman of Target Training International and TTI Success Insights, passed away from cancer on June 2. His son, Dave Bonnstetter was named president of the behavior assessment firm. Target Training International, Ltd. and TTI Success Insights were founded in 1984 by Bonnstetter and his son Dave. Over the course of… Read More →

Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority board names leaders

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Veteran sports executive Jeff Overton has been elected chairman of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) board of directors, and Maria Baier will serve as vice chair and Doug Yonko as secretary. Overton is president and general manager of Camelback Spring Training LLC, a joint venture of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, and is… Read More →

Steptoe & Johnson adds Sophia Alonso to Phoenix office

Sophia Alonso

Steptoe & Johnson LLP hired Sophia Alonso as an associate in the firm’s Phoenix office, who will advise clients on labor and employment issues and has first-chair litigation experience in both U.S. district court and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings. She will practice in Steptoe’s ERISA, Labor & Employment Group. Prior to joining Steptoe, Alonso was a field… Read More →