ANDERSON Advertising hires Greg Burns

ANDERSON Advertising has hired Greg Burns as the vice president of business development. At ANDERSON, Burns will oversee the creation of new business relationships and overall management of all strategic, operational sales and client relationship activities. 

Burns returns to Phoenix following several years in Nashville where he ran his own full-service integrated marketing firm, where he focused on developing, selling and executing original, leading marketing strategies spotlighting country music performers. Prior to his time in Tenn., Burns cut his teeth at CBS Radio as the director of integrated media sales.

Isola appoints Troy Ruhrer as CFO

Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced it has promoted Troy Ruhrer, formerly Vice President, Finance to the role of Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team.

“Troy’s promotion validates the strength of our management team and our commitment to growing our Arizona presence,” said Jeff Waters, President and CEO of Isola.  “Troy has done an excellent job as the interim head of our finance organization and has demonstrated the capability, competence and maturity to excel as CFO for the organization. I’m very excited to formally appoint Troy to this position where he will continue to make a positive impact on the financial management and strength of the organization.”

Ruhrer joined Isola in 2007 as Director of Accounting and then became Director of Worldwide Accounting and Financial Reporting in 2014. In 2016 he was promoted to Chief Accountant and then to Vice President, Finance in 2017.

New faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine

Nicole Person-Rennell, MD, MPH, assistant professor, and Sanjay Dronavalli, MBBS, assistant professor, have joined the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine.

Nicole Person-Rennell
Sanjay Dronavalli

Dr. Person-Rennell will provide family medicine care in Tucson at the Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at 3950 S. Country Club Road; inpatient/hospitalist care at Banner – University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way; and maternity care, delivery and newborn care at Banner – UMC Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

Dr. Person-Rennell’s clinical and research interests include women’s health, substance use disorders, intimate partner violence, care for the medically underserved, social determinants of health, and the intersection of public health and primary care, including clinical innovations for population health improvement.

Dr. Person-Rennell received her medical degree from Mayo Medical School and her master’s degree in public health from Cambridge University in England. She completed her family medicine residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Previously, Dr. Person-Rennell cared for urban, underserved, multicultural patients in a primary care setting at UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Dronavalli will provide family medicine care in Tucson at Banner – University Medicine North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.

Dr. Dronavalli’s clinical and research interests include improving colonoscopy screening completion by identifying potential barriers and interventions that improve patient compliance, nutrition relating to weight loss, and addiction medicine. He speaks multiple languages: English, Telugu and French.

Grand Canyon Education hires Vince Grell

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOPE) has hired Vince Grell as Executive Vice President of University Partnerships to oversee its expansion initiatives as the newest and largest (by virtue of student enrollment) company in the online program management (OPM) industry.

Grell has 26 years of operational experience in providing higher education opportunities in an online environment and joins a GCE administrative team that has been leading educational transformation for over 30 years.