NAI Horizon adds two new associates

Dylan Whitwer

NAI Horizon continues its office growth in Arizona announcing the hiring of two new associates, Logan Crum and Dylan Whitwer.   

Crum joins NAI Horizon’s Investment Services Group. Whitwer joins the Office Properties Group.

Crum will assist Senior Vice Presidents Lane Neville and Barbara Lloyd with their brokerage activities. This includes client relationship-building, market research, leasing services, presentation preparation, and buyer/seller representation in investment transactions.

A native of Spokane, Washington, Crum graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in urban and regional development and a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He holds an Arizona Real Estate License.

      While at UA, Crum interned at NAI Horizon’s Tucson office, creating marketing materials for the Tucson and Phoenix offices.

Logan Crum

Other duties included mapping, site research, and preparation of site information. Crum also completed an internship at the NAI Black office in Spokane.

Whitwer joins Senior Vice President Laurel Lewis as a tenant representative. He will be responsible for assisting in transaction management as well as developing new tenant relationships and providing market intelligence.

A native of Phoenix, Whitwer earned a BS in communications with a minor in business at Arizona State University in 2015. He is active in industry groups Accelerent and Valley Partnership, where he served as a member of it Advocates (young leaders  group).

Whitwer joins NAI Horizon after spending four years working for an environmental and geotechnical engineering firm. He was responsible for environmental site assessments.

Scott M. Bromley promoted to Tax Senior Manager

Scott M. Bromley, CPA, who joined Wallace, Plese + Dreher (WP+D) in 2016 as a Tax Manager, has been promoted to Tax Senior Manager.

Scott has over 20 years of certified public accounting experience and provides comprehensive tax services to individuals and Arizona companies.

Working with privately-held businesses, including S Corporations, closely-held, and limited liability companies, he builds long-term growth strategies by reducing tax liabilities. For companies doing business in multiple states, he ensures income and other tax filings are compliant and addresses nexus situations. He also serves as an IRS Liaison with the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Plymouth State University and holds a certified public accounting license in Arizona.

Sierra Tucson appoints new CMO

Sierra Tucson, an internationally renowned leader in behavioral and mental health care, announces the appointment of Aaron Wilson, MD, as its chief medical officer.

As chief medical officer, Dr. Wilson will be responsible for working closely with internal and external teams to advance clinical and medical programing, and to improve the outcomes of Sierra Tucson’s residents. He also will assist in the continued development of Sierra Tucson’s medical team; working diligently to provide enhanced safety for residents and staff, and a greater ease of access to Sierra Tucson’s innovative treatments. 

Prior to joining Sierra Tucson, he served as medical director of Valley Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital located in Phoenix. He also served as medical director of the Freedom Care Unit, which focuses on the specific mental health needs of military service members and first responders. Dr. Wilson received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, and completed his residency in psychiatry. Prior to graduating he served as chief resident at Tulane’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

ACDHH strengthens staff

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Minard has been hired as a Deaf Specialist as the organization expands the team.  In her role, Minard will provide services such as community development and outreach and education to deaf individuals, so that they can become empowered as self-advocates. She will also provide consultancy, advocacy and consumer education on issues of public health, public safety and equal access.

Previously at The Valley Center for the Deaf for 15 years, Minard graduated from Gallaudet University with a Communication Arts degree in 1991 and serves on the board for The Phoenix Deaf Women Organization and Deaf Women United. 

In addition, the Commission has also promoted two individuals in response to the growing need for education and engagement within the Arizonan public community.

Beca Bailey has been promoted to Community Engagement Liaison.  An experienced Deaf Specialist, her primary responsibilities in her new role include providing outreach, research and advocacy to the wider Arizonan community and to legislature to support the Leadership team in providing for the needs of persons who are hard of hearing, deaf, deaf-blind or have speech difficulties.

Beca graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BSc in Social Work in 1996 and holds an Arizona General Deaf Interpreter license.  A Deaf person herself, she understands the challenges the Deaf face on an everyday basis and continues to be an advocate for equal access and the improvement of services for populations impacted by communication barriers.

Michele Michaels, B.A., CPM, has been promoted to Hearing Healthcare Program Manager. A passionate advocate for persons with hearing loss, her key responsibilities include providing program management, research and analysis, outreach and education, training, resources, client empowerment, and information and referral to over 1m hard of hearing Arizonans. Michele has been with the ACDHH since 2007.

Michele began working in the field of hearing loss 24 years ago after a 12-year career in broadcasting. A hard of hearing person herself, she graduated from Arizona State University in 2000, and holds a position on the Speech and Hearing Professionals Advisory Committee at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She is a frequent national and local speaker on topics related to the hard of hearing community.

“We’re thrilled to be able to grow such a passionate team in an area that is breaking new ground educating and improving technology and quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing Arizonans.”  said Carmen Green, ACDHH’s deputy director. “With Kimberly’s expertise, and Beca and Michele’s credentials and background, together we will continue to help further the Commission’s goal of improving public awareness of deaf equality, people, and culture.”