JLL names head of Arizona, Nevada PDS Group

JLL has announced the appointment of Alexis Lowell as Project and Development Services (PDS) market lead for Arizona and Nevada. With more than a decade of experience, she now serves some of the nation’s most active markets for new construction and tenant relocations and expansions.

Alexis Lowell

In her new role, Lowell will oversee a team of JLL experts delivering workplace strategy, project management, design and construction management, move management and related services for clients across the commercial real estate spectrum.

“Alexis is a human-centered collaborator and innovator who is highly respected among her JLL colleagues and across the industry, making her an unmatched candidate for this role,” said Julie Hyson, Managing Director and West Division Lead for JLL’s Project and Development Services. “As she takes on this important leadership opportunity for the very active Arizona and Nevada markets, we’re confident in her ability to inspire our people, thrill our clients and grow our business.”

While expanding opportunities in the Arizona and Nevada markets – which are experiencing some of the region’s highest construction spend and employment growth – Lowell will also continue in her leadership role as the West Region’s Workplace Practice Lead. Through this work, Lowell has redefined workplace strategies and leveraged culture to unlock the full potential of spaces.

“I am thrilled to step into this role and to be working alongside so many talented JLL team members,” said Lowell. “I look forward to working creatively and collaboratively with our clients and industry partners, focused on delivering truly dynamic environments that create meaningful impact for people and our community.”

Trisha Farrow joins Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold

Trisha Farrow

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold, LLP, a leading Arizona-based law firm, announced that former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) senior trial attorney Trisha Farrow joins the tax controversy practice. The Firm’s tax controversy group consists of former IRS attorneys, revenue agents, and a former Arizona Department of Revenue attorney. They represent taxpayers in defense of taxing authorities and provide strategic tax advice.

“We are honored that Trisha has chosen to join us at Frazer Ryan,” said Brandon A. Keim, Partner. “She is an outstanding lawyer with a stellar reputation, and we are lucky to have her as part of the team.”

During Farrow’s eight-year tenure at the IRS, she litigated cases involving captive insurance, research and development credits, tax promoter penalties, cannabis businesses, and fraud. She earned her law degree at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, graduating magna cum laude, and Farrow earned her bachelor’s degree at Columbia (Missouri) College, where she played intercollegiate softball.

“I am excited to be joining the Frazer Ryan team,” said Farrow. “Frazer Ryan has a strong reputation for providing the highest-quality legal services for its clients.”

REDW Principal Christina C. Roderick earns appointment

Christina C. Roderick

REDW Advisors and CPAs, one of the Southwest’s 10 largest advisory and CPA firms,  also recognized as #112 on INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 200 Accounting Firms in 2023, announced that Christina C. Roderick CPA, MST, CGMA, who leads REDW’s Tax Advisory practice as a Principal in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed by Gov. Katie Hobbs to the Arizona State Board of Accountancy after serving 13 years on its Tax Practice Committee, where she acted as both Vice-Chair and Chair.

The primary duty of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy is to protect the public from unlawful, incompetent, unqualified or unprofessional certified public accountants through certification, regulation and rehabilitation. The organization also serves CPAs and CPA firms and applicants to the profession by providing complete information and prompt processing of Uniform CPA Examination applications, CPA Certification applications, and the registration of CPAs and CPA firms.

“It has been a pleasure working with Christina in her role with the Board’s Tax Advisory Committee over the last 13 years. She is dependable, engaged, and well respected by her peers. The Board has already benefited from her knowledge, leadership, and experience as she has seamlessly transitioned into her new role as a member of the Board,” said Monica L. Petersen the Board’s Executive Director.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed to practice in Arizona, as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Roderick is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA). 

10 to 1 PR named Agency of the Year

Scottsdale-based 10 to 1 Public Relations (10to1PR)astrategic communications firm servicing clients in various industries across the country, has won its third PR Agency of the Year award of 2023. The most recent was awarded at PRSA Phoenix’s annual Copper Anvil Awards held on October 12, 2023, where the company earned six additional awards for successful public relations campaigns and tactics on behalf of its clients including media relations, corporate social responsibility, community relations, internal communications, public affairs, and special events.

Earlier this year, 10to1PR was named PR Agency of the Year by the International Titan Awards, and Mid-Sized PR Agency of the Year by the Bulldog PR Awards which recognizes the top PR agencies across North America. 

“It’s a tribute to our talented staff that their efforts have earned three unique PR Agency of the Year awards within the same year including an international organization, a major national industry award, and now this Phoenix area local award,” said Josh Weiss, President and Founder of 10 to 1 Public Relations. “This further motivates us to continue expanding our reach to serve more clients on a national scale, demonstrating our commitment to delivering strategic communications that exceed our client’s expectations.”

10to1PR was selected as the Agency of the Year due to its overwhelming list of accomplishments on behalf of its clients and its impressive growth in the last few years. 

Other high profile awards earned by 10to1PR in 2023 includes being named to the Inc 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies List; several awards from; the American Marketing Association Phoenix Chapter’s Spectrum Awards; the Hermes Creative Awards, and others.     


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