Titan Solar Power commits $500,000 to Phoenix Children’s

Titan Solar Power, the nation’s leading rooftop solar contractor, has committed $500,000 over the course of three years for Phoenix Children’s. Titan Solar Power partners with like-minded solar sales companies and dealers to deliver world-class installations with industry-leading customer experience. Titan Solar Power is committed to family centered focused programs. The pledge is specifically allotted for Phoenix Children’s Life Clinic at Fetal Care Center. The funds allowed the clinic to recently hire two Care Coordinators that help facilitate fetal care between doctors and families.

“At Titan, we strive to provide exceptional experiences, not only to our customers but to our community,” said Titan Solar Chief Financial Officer, Kyle Beddome. “Partnering with Phoenix Children’s over the years has gifted us with the ability to bless others in a way that exceeds even our expectations.”

Thanks to Titan Solar Power’s sponsorship, the clinic offers services and a dedicated staff provided by the Life Clinic to families since insurance companies don’t pay for care coordination. The Fetal Care Center specializes in providing families with a seamless transition from prenatal to postnatal care, arranging everything from advanced fetal imaging to appointments with specialists. The Life Clinic’s team tackles tasks such as doctor referrals, insurance authorizations and medical supply orders. Parents can call the team for help with challenges big and small, or even just to talk.

Withey Morris launches ‘Dirt to Development’ podcast

Adam Baugh
Jason Morris

What do you get when you combine people plus politics plus development plus drama in Arizona? You get a unique, informative and entertaining podcast called “Dirt to Development.” The podcast, co-hosted by Withey Morris partners Adam Baugh and Jason Morris, provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest developments in Arizona – along with the people, politics, developers and neighbors that make it all happen. Listeners will hear insane stories and insights from industry experts, local developers and intriguing community personalities. After years of sharing these hilarious and irreverent stories over dinners and drinks, it’s time for Arizona to hear its own story told by those who build it.

“When you think of how development occurs, there are a lot of ingredients that go into developing a building site and different components and people have to come together to pull it off,” said Baugh. “Every shopping center, every community development has a story behind it. Many people don’t realize what goes into taking a cornfield to a master-planned community or taking an old infill property to an adaptive reuse in Arizona. These are the stories we want to tell.”

For more information, and to listen to Dirt to Development, click here.

Trammell Crow promotes Cathy Thuringer

Trammell Crow Company (TCC), one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate developers, has promoted Cathy Thuringer to Senior Managing Director, effective January 1, 2022. With this promotion, Cathy will join the firm’s Executive Committee and will retain her duties as Managing Director of TCC’s Phoenix office.

As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Cathy will advise on the overall company strategy and operations. She will continue as a member of TCC’s Leadership Council, where she has already been helping to advise TCC on the strategic direction and growth of the business for a number of years.

“I am incredibly excited for Cathy to join the Executive Committee. She has been an integral part of TCC for more than 30 years, lending her talent and expertise to our team in Phoenix and to her colleagues across the country. I look forward to the valuable insight and leadership that she will provide – and has always provided – as we continue to plan for 2022 and beyond,” said Mike Lafitte, CEO of Trammel Crow Company.

Cathy joined the Trammell Crow Company in 1988 and has served as Phoenix BU Leader since 2019. During her career with TCC, Cathy has delivered more than 6 million square feet of office, industrial, multifamily and mixed-use product across Arizona.

Glendale Chamber announces 2022 board of directors

The Board of Directors is the policy body of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Its members represent a cross-section of the business and professional leadership in the community. It has always been considered an honor to serve on the Board. Genuine and unselfish interest in the Chamber and its objective is the first requirement for the Board members. The Board performs the legislative function for the organization. That is, it makes policy decisions for the Chamber.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been newly elected to the Board of Directors, Matt Slatus, Camelback Ranch Baseball and Marci Aguayo, Alaska Federal Credit Union. And, Lynda Vescio, Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C. has been named Chair-Elect for 2023.

Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz will officially take over as the 2022 Chair of the Board at the February Board meeting.

Our 2022 Executive Committee consists of:

• Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Chair of the Board, Glendale Community College

• Lynda Vescio, Chair-Elect 2023 Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C.

• Scott Spillman, Treasurer, BNC National Bank

• Ron Castro, Vice-Treasurer, BNC National Bank

• Kate Kochenderfer, Past Chair, SRP

• Robert Heidt, President & CEO, Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Previously elected individuals who will continue to serve on the Board of Directors in 2022 are:

• Maria Brunner, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

• Jean Higginbotham, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

• Bobbi Magdaleno, Arizona State University

• Dr. Jen Cruz, Pendergast Elementary School District

• Mayor Jerry Weiers, City of Glendale

• Kevin Phelps, City of Glendale

• Mary Pritchard, Pritchard Insurance Group, Inc

• Richard Sherry, Dignity Health Arizona

• Judy Walter, Dignity Memorial

• Jeri Cunningham, Humana

• Lisa Baker, Hunt Real Estate

• Yvonne Knaack, Downtown Property Owner

• Jessica Perry, APS

• Brian Capistran, Glendale Union High School District

• Steve Eberhart, Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

President & CEO of the Glendale Chamber, Robert Heidt says “It is truly an honor to have such a dynamic board of directors from a diversified segment of our business community helping to lead the way and drive prosperity for Glendale and the West Valley. The volunteer leadership serving our Chamber is one of the soundest in our nearly 100-year history, the continuity and institutional knowledge each person brings to the organization is invaluable as the Chamber continues to lead the way as the largest business organization in the West Valley.”


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