Olsson names David Hertzberg to lead Southwest

Olsson has appointed David Hertzberg to spearhead its operations in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Hertzberg began serving in the Southwest geography leader role earlier this month. He will focus on developing and executing strategies to grow Olsson’s brand, reputation and clients within the region.

Hertzberg brings more than 20 years of experience leading construction-based organizations. He was most recently the president of an alternative energy firm and has experience driving both sustainability and operational efficiency for a multitude of clients.

“David brings a wealth of leadership experience and regional knowledge that make him a great fit to grow Olsson’s business in our Southwest geography,” said Ron Mersch, Olsson’s Chief Operating Officer. “I’m very excited to have him at Olsson and to see all he will accomplish in his role.”

A Phoenix native, Hertzberg has served on the board of Keep Phoenix Beautiful since 2015. He also is one of the founders and previous chairman of Big Dig for Kids, which partners with construction industry leaders to raise funds for cancer patients.

Hertzberg is an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED.) He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sustainability leadership at Arizona State University.

Olsson is an engineering firm of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, visit olsson.com.

Guidant Law Firm adds new practice area

In response to skyrocketing national student loan debt, Guidant Law Firm recently hired Senior Attorney Karen Bentley to spearhead a new practice area that will help individuals discharge this form of debt and secure much-needed relief.  

Karen Bentley

The student loan debt balance in the United States has increased drastically over the past decade, now totaling more than $1.77 trillion with the average federal student loan debt balance being $37,718. These loans don’t just make higher education less accessible for prospective students; they also significantly increase financial distress for former students long after they’ve graduated college. 

Bentley’s background in Superior and Bankruptcy Court law, bolstered by her direct experience working in the education system, lends itself to a multi-faceted understanding of students’ needs. This expertise enables her to counsel clients on issues related to bankruptcy and litigation.  

“As a former principal and educator myself, I understand why financial accessibility to education is important,” said Bentley. “Many people don’t know that they can get relief from student debt through bankruptcy. This process can be truly life-changing for those impacted by crushing debt and seeking to regain their financial independence.” 

Bentley guides individuals through the phases of the relief process, ensuring they understand all repayment, forgiveness and discharge options. Her expertise includes:  

• Student loan borrower rights  

• Financial workout negotiation  

• Representing clients in both state and federal courts, administrative, arbitration hearings, as well as litigation to facilitate favorable outcomes  

• Advising clients on potential risks and legal consequences  

• Legal writing for student loan discharges based on all circumstances, including deceptive practices, public school loan forgiveness, borrower disability and more 

Learn more about Bentley and Guidant’s practice areas.  

Phoenix Symphony  appoints Tammy Rocker SVP

Tammy Rocker

The Phoenix Symphony announces the return of an exceptional leader to the organization. Tammy Rocker has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer. 

Tammy Rocker joins President and CEO Peter Kjome, Vice President of Development Nicole Peña, the Symphony’s Board of Directors, staff, musicians, and others to work in partnership with people who believe in the Phoenix Symphony and provide vital support for the orchestra.

In this role, Tammy brings remarkable experience and knowledge in support of the Phoenix Symphony. She previously served as the Symphony’s Chief Development Officer, and most recently was Division Vice President for the Southwest region at the American Lung Association. Earlier in her career, Tammy Rocker served for over a decade with the American Heart Association, where she led the Western States region as senior vice president and executive director. With a proven track record of success, she has led multimillion-dollar development programs and served in numerous senior management roles. 

“We are thrilled that Tammy has returned to the Phoenix Symphony at an important time in our history,” said Peter Kjome, President and CEO. Kjome continued, “Tammy’s leadership abilities, extensive experience, and relationships with community leaders who care deeply about the Symphony will help us advance our great orchestra and enrich the lives of thousands of people who benefit from its concerts, community engagement, and education programs.” 

Vice President of Development Nicole Peña commented on the appointment. “I am thrilled that Tammy has joined us as we work together to move the Symphony forward. We have a strong team that is greatly enhanced with the addition of Tammy Rocker.”

Ryan Bradway joins Rose Law Group

Rose Law Group announced the addition of commercial litigation attorney Ryan Bradway to its firm. As a leading law firm in Arizona, Rose Law Group welcomes the experience that Ryan brings, thereby adding to the diverse portfolio of its impressive legal team.

Ryan Bradway

Ryan focuses his practice on commercial litigation, business litigation and premises liability. With experience in these areas, he navigates legal issues pertaining to disputes among businesses, contract disagreements and premises-related matters, among many other types of cases. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to the team,” said Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group Founder and President. “Ryan’s attention to detail, passion for his craft and dedication to providing top-tier legal service to clients makes him a great addition to our robust litigation department.”

Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona State University prior to receiving his J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

While completing law school, Ryan was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Technology for Law Practice and E-Discovery & Digital Evidence. This honor recognizes students who receive the highest grade in their respective courses, underscoring Ryan’s commitment to achieving outstanding results. 

“I am so excited about the opportunity to join the Rose Law Group team,” said Ryan. “I am confident that my skills and experience will contribute to the firm’s continued success.”

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