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James Underhill named CEO of Cresa

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

James M. Underhill has been named chief executive officer of Cresa, the world’s largest commercial real estate firm focused solely on advising tenants and occupiers of space.  Setting a bold objective of doubling Cresa’s staff and revenue within five years, Underhill will focus on the firm’s growth in key domestic and global markets, bolstering capabilities… Read More →

Maracle Named SCNM’s Director of Development

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Samantha Maracle, CFRE, brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit fundraising management to her new position as Director of Development at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Most recently, Maracle handled responsibilities as a Development Analyst with the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.  Previously, she was Arizona Director of Development at the Devereaux Foundation.  Her experience… Read More →

Maracle Named SCNM's Director of Development

Samantha Maracle

Samantha Maracle, CFRE, brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit fundraising management to her new position as Director of Development at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Most recently, Maracle handled responsibilities as a Development Analyst with the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.  Previously, she was Arizona Director of Development at the Devereaux Foundation.  Her experience… Read More →

Financial Literacy Needs To Be Taught Outside The Classroom

Financial Literacy Needs to be Taught Outside the Classroom
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

As the spring school semester begins, one of the most valuable lessons that kids, especially teens, can learn isn’t being taught in a classroom setting: financial literacy. Or, how not to graduate into financial problems. But, aside from the birds and the bees talk, the money talk is probably the most uncomfortable for parents. To… Read More →

Valley High School Students Compete at JA Stock Market Challenge

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by in Business News | Economy | Education

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and more than 400 high schools students from nearly 20 Arizona schools will come together for Junior Achievement of Arizona’s Sixth Annual Student Stock Market Challenge, in which teams compete to see who can grow their mock-stock portfolio and create the highest net worth. The event will be held at the… Read More →

Resolute Commercial Services’ Foster Named JA Board Chair

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by in Business News | Finance

Jeremiah Foster, principal and founder of Resolute Commercial Services, has been named board chair for Junior Achievement of Arizona.  As board chair, he will oversee the 48-member board of directors and lead the organization’s governance and policy strategies. In addition to his involvement with JA, Foster, a Scottsdale resident, is active in the community through… Read More →

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge Teaches Students Workforce Skills

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge 2011
by in Education | Events

Hundreds of Valley high school students learn workforce skills, compete for internships at the Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) JA You’re Hired! Challenge at the Tempe Center for the Arts According to a 21st Century Skills study, 42 percent of employers rate the overall preparation of high school graduates for entry-level jobs as deficient. On… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities

Arizona Bankers Association, Bankers Give Back - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities Bank of Arizona President Ryan Suchala recognizes the importance of community. “This is where we live, work and play and in many cases the city where we are shaping our families,” Suchala says. “As a father of three I give my time to better our community because this… Read More →