Hirsch named chief operating officer at Abrazo West Campus

Abrazo West Campus has added to the hospital’s administrative team with the addition of Noomi Hirsch in the role of chief operating officer.

Hirsch joins Abrazo from SCL Health where she has served in a dual role as vice president of integrated services as well as corporate operational lead for the health system’s efficiency efforts around patient flow. Prior to that, she served as vice president of operations at SCL Health’s Lutheran Medical Center, a 338-bed acute care facility in Wheat Ridge, Colo. 

While at Lutheran, Hirsch made significant contributions including initiatives for quality improvement, improved accountability models, enhanced physician collaboration and engagement of patients and their families in process improvements.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie welcomes attorney

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced Stephen Richer joined the firm as Of Counsel in the firm’s Business Transactions practice group.

Richer’s corporate transactions practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contracts and new technologies. He works with a wide range of companies from private equity firms to agriculture companies and SaaS technologies.

As an active member of the community, Richer currently serves as a board member of Arizona Humanities and the Phoenix Lawyers’ Chapter of The Federalists Society. He is also a board member of The Hartan Institute and Fantasy SCOTUS. In 2017, Richer was named an Arizona Industry Fellow of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was also the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Gold Class, from President George W. Bush. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and a M.A. from the University of Chicago. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Tulane University. 

Isagenix chief legal officer earns prestigious award

Isagenix International’s top legal executive has received a First Chair Award, which honors in-house counsel who, through their hard work and dedication, have made significant contributions to the legal community. Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel Justin Powell is being recognized in the Top General Counsel category alongside attorneys from several Fortune 500 companies, including Ford Motor Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Southwest Airlines Co., and Amazon.com Inc. Recipients will be honored at the First Chair Awards Conference & Gala on Aug. 28 in Chicago.

Powell, who was nominated by his peers, joined Isagenix in 2012 as associate general counsel and has served as the global health and wellness company’s chief legal officer and general counsel since February 2016. In addition to managing the legal team, he’s responsible for the global compliance, human resources, and government affairs departments. Powell also chairs the U.S. Direct Selling Association’s General Counsel Committee.

“Justin is an excellent leader with a terrific legal mind who’s set a great example at Isagenix and among his peers,” said Isagenix Chief Executive Officer Travis Ogden. “He’s also made significant contributions to our company’s success. I’m thrilled he’s receiving a First Chair Award. He is well-deserving of this recognition.”

CFSA announces 2019-2020 Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) announced that Claudia Jasso was elected Chair of the CFSA Board of Trustees during its recent trustees’ meeting.

As Managing Partner at Jasso Development & Planning, Claudia brings a wealth of experience to this role. She is an advocate for racial equity and has spearheaded efforts aimed at changing cultural climates as the Founder of the Latino Community Fund and as an active member of Hispanics in Philanthropy’s national Latino Trustee Circle.

CFSA also announced two new members to the Board of Trustees. The new additions include President of Styne Hill & Associates, Styne Hill, and Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs and Community Partnerships at the University of Arizona, Ethan Orr. 

“On behalf of CFSA, I am delighted to welcome the new members of the Board of Trustees into a dedicated group of community leaders,” said CFSA President and CEO Clint Mabie. “CFSA’s Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s growing community endowment and ensures that donors’ intentions are honored now and forever. With their diverse perspectives, abilities, dedication, and commitment to the community, these individuals will help us continue to make southern Arizona a better place for all.” 

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s 2019-2020 Officers:

• Chair: Claudia Jasso – Managing Partner, Jasso Development & Planning

• Vice Chair: Saundra L. Taylor, Ph.D., Retired University Administrator & Faculty 

• Treasurer: Herbert J. Hoffman, Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

• Secretary: Celestino Fernández, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona

In addition, three long-serving Trustees completed their terms of service with CFSA in June 2019. Impressively, they have a combined 25 years of board service with the Foundation to their credit.

Fred Chaffee – Retired CEO

• Jim Rowley – CFO & Co-Founder, NuPoint Marketing

• Craig Wisnom – Certified Specialist in Estate & Trust Law, Bogutz & Gordon  

To learn more about CFSA and the 2019-2020 Board of Trustees, visit www.cfsaz.org.

Jeffrey S. Case named new Avondale fire chief

The City of Avondale announced it has hired Jeffrey S. Case as the new Chief of Avondale Fire & Medical. Case, a Deputy Chief with the Phoenix Fire Department, brings 34 years of public safety service experience to his new role. He starts the job on Sept. 2, 2019.

“Avondale is fortunate to have a leader with an impressive career such as Jeffrey Case join the Avondale fire department. He has worked his way up the ladder from firefighter and paramedic, to Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief to Deputy Chief, serving in that capacity for the last 15 years for the fifth largest city in the United States,” said Avondale City Manager Charles Montoya. “With the anticipated growth in our city, Chief Case is the right leader to guide the department, itself a leader in excellence among fire services in the West Valley, while serving to make lives better for all the residents of Avondale.” 

Chief Case brings extensive experience managing both strategic and tactical programs, with expertise in Emergency Medical Services administration, dispatch and deployment processes, including management of the multi-agency automatic aid response system, department-wide training, resource management, as well as policy management. His most recent assignment with Phoenix Fire Department was as Deputy Chief of the Emergency Medical Services Division. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chief of the Phoenix Regional Dispatch System. He also served as Deputy Chief of the Technical Services Division.