Toni Morales Broberg named state president of AT&T Arizona

AT&T announced that Toni Morales Broberg has been named state president of AT&T Arizona. As state president, Broberg will lead all external, government and public affairs efforts in Arizona, focused on supporting infrastructure investment and community engagement statewide. Broberg succeeds Jerry Fuentes who previously served as president of AT&T Arizona-New Mexico. 

“I am honored to lead AT&T external affairs in the state I love and call home,” Broberg said. “Not only does this role afford the opportunity to work with local leaders on issues impacting all Arizonans, it also provides the chance to encourage needed infrastructure and community investment in Arizona.”

Prior to joining AT&T in 2013, Broberg served in the White House as deputy associate director for communities at the Council on Environmental Quality and as senior advisor for congressional affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Her career has spanned state, local and federal government affairs positions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Arizona State University and currently serves on the board for Jobs for Arizona Graduates, the American Heart Association Executive Committee, and the Business Board of Advisors for the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. She resides in Phoenix with her husband Kevin.

Luke Denmon named SVP in technology solutions

Luke Denmon has been named senior vice president of the Technology Solutions practice at Colliers International in Greater Phoenix.  Denmon brings to the firm the skills required to bridge the gap between occupiers and investors of real property and the vast world of emerging technologies.

His work has addressed a variety of technology related challenges ranging from telecom expense management for property owners to data center brokerage and network procurement for tenants. Denmon’s multi-faceted practice covers data center consulting and advisory services including valuation and disposition; portfolio telecom expense management and network consulting; and international data center and network services. 

“Technological advancements have become a primary focus for both tenants and landlords,” says Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix.  “Providing the ideal networking and technology access for a client can make or break a real estate transaction.  The expertise that Luke brings to Colliers reflects our ongoing commitment to provide state-of-the-art service.”

Desert Mountain Club names John Lyberger

John Lyberger, PGA—one of the most highly regarded golf professionals in the country—has been named PGA Director of Golf at Desert Mountain Club, the only private community in the world with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses.

Lyberger was most recently the Vice President of Club Operations at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., and before that the 20-year PGA Director of Golf at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.  During his time at Congressional, the club played host to two U.S. Open Championships and seven PGA TOUR events. 

With a proven track record of providing an extraordinary golf experience for his members, as well as mentoring many assistant professionals who have gone on to become directors of golf and general managers at some of the country’s best clubs, Lyberger will oversee a golf staff of 75 employees serving 1,900 members across six golf courses and pro shops.

“The game of golf has always been my passion and I could not be more excited to lead Desert Mountain’s extensive golf operation,” said Lyberger. “When this opportunity was presented to me I jumped at the chance to join one of the greatest golf communities in the country.”

Arizona Builders Alliance hires Kimberly Kahl       

The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) announced the hire of Kimberly Kahl as the next director of workforce development and apprenticeship to oversee the ABA/AGC Education Trust apprenticeship program and workforce development efforts.

In the new role, Kahl will be responsible for leading workforce development efforts and apprenticeship programs on behalf of the ABA and its more than 300-member companies across the state. ABA President Tom Dunn describes her as “a great fit for the ABA,” adding she stood out because of her exceptional career experience, positive outlook and ability to bring people together.

“Her career accomplishments with respect to developing and leading apprenticeship programs will bring even more value and quality to the commercial construction industry,” Dunn said. “Demand for construction professionals has never been higher and Kimberly’s career emphasis on workforce development through marketing and outreach efforts will make a difference.”

Two UA professors named to Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson surgery professors are among 91 surgeons from seven nations selected to the new American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

The new Master Surgeon Educators are UA Department of Surgery Chair Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, and Professor James H. McClenathan, MD, FACS.

New academy members are selected through a rigorous peer-review process and induction into the academy is a very high honor, recognizing surgeons who have devoted their careers to surgical education.

Dr. Neumayer, also a professor in the department, is a renowned breast cancer surgeon. She is past president of the Association for Surgical Education and has been recognized nationally for her contributions as a surgical educator and advocate for women in medicine. She also is the current chair of the Board of Regents for the ACS.

Dr. McClenathan practices as a general surgeon, specializing in soft-tissue masses, gallbladder removal and other general laparoscopic procedures. His research interests include surgical education and Burkitt’s lymphoma. Before joining the UA in 2008, Dr. McClenathan was affiliated with Stanford University.

Both physicians perform surgery and instruct UA medical students and surgical residents at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South.

“I am pleased that Drs. Neumayer and McClenathan have been recognized with this distinction,” said Irving L. Kron, MD, interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. “I can think of no surgeons more deserving of this award. I am proud that our faculty members continue to ask questions and are devoted to exploring and improving surgical education.”

As master surgeon educators, Drs. Neumayer and McClenathan will work closely with the ACS Division of Education to advance the science and practice of avant-garde surgical education and training.