On the move at Banner, Voices for CASA, ISSA, Layton, Troon

Newsmakers | 9 Dec, 2019 |

Banner Health CMO Alexandra Morehouse recognized as Fellow

Banner Health announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Alexandra Morehouse, chief marketing officer, Banner Health, as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship—The Gold Standard Director Credential®— stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom. 

As the highest standard of credentialing for directors and governance professionals, NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers Fellows with the latest insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices—year after year.

“I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up the NACD Fellow community and who are committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom excellence,” said Morehouse. “The resources, insights, and connections I’ve made through NACD Fellowship will be key assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”

“We are proud to announce that Alexandra Morehouse has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Peter Gleason, CEO of NACD. “Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses, and driving director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”

ISSA appoints new CIO

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a global leader and pioneer in the personal training certification industry, has appointed Rich Brown as Chief Information Officer. 

Brown joins ISSA from Digital Air Strike, a consumer engagement solutions firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was recognized as a finalist in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual C-Suite Awards for CIO of the Year. 

He brings a wealth of knowledge that will support the infrastructure and innovation goals of ISSA through the development of product and technology strategies, a high-performance team approach, delivering ecommerce and customer applications, and modernizing technology initiatives. 

“Rich brings new ideas and innovative answers to maximize our efficiency,” said Andrew Wyant, CEO of ISSA. “In addition to his decade of experience, he shows true passion for championing key initiatives and educating non-technical stakeholders. This collaboration is integral for the success of our organization. He is an exceptional addition to ISSA.”

Candace Rosauro joins business development at Layton Construction

Layton Construction announced today that Candace Rosauro has joined the company to further business development efforts in Layton’s Arizona business unit.

Rosauro is a 13-year industry veteran with significant experience in business development. She has previously worked as an estimator and project manager and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

“Candace creates success wherever she goes. She is an outstanding construction professional and brings unparalleled experience and focus to Layton,” said Andrew Geier, executive vice president over Layton’s Arizona business unit. “We’re delighted to welcome someone with her experience and talents to help us continue to deliver great outcomes for our clients in Arizona.”

Rosauro joins Layton at a time in which the company has experienced exponential growth in Arizona and nationwide. In 2019, Layton was named the Arizona General Contractor of the Year by AZRE, and the company is consistently ranked among the top commercial contractors in the nation. It is currently the 44th largest builder on ENR’s Top 400 Commercial Contractors list, with revenues of $1.8 billion annually.

Local nonprofit Voices For CASA Children adds TV personality to team

Voices for CASA Children, a nonprofit organization that provides CASA volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to children navigating the foster care system, recently added Phoenix-based television show host Tiffany Hunter as its new child enrichment specialist. 

In her new position, Hunter will focus on the distribution and organization of Hope Bags, child enrichment items and other essential needs for foster youth. Prior to working for Voices for CASA Children, Hunter hosted The Home Hunter on ABC15, which is the longest running real estate talk show in the U.S. She still continues to produce the show along with her new position at Voices for CASA Children. 

After being a CASA volunteer for six years herself, Hunter decided to shift gears with her career to further help Voices for CASA Children’s cause.

“As a  CASA volunteer, I could really see the impact, importance and value the organization provides to those children,” Hunter said. “In addition to my experience volunteering as an advocate, I decided I wanted to continue to help in any way I can, which brought me to join the VOICES team.”

A North Phoenix resident originally from Page, Arizona, Hunter received a degree in social work from Arizona State University. 

“We are thrilled to have Tiffany join our team,” said Christine Slomski, marketing and fund development manager for Voices for CASA Children. “With her energy, passion for helping children and background as a CASA volunteer, she has been instrumental in helping to further our cause and reach more children through our Child Enrichment program.”

For more information about Voices for CASA Children, please visit www.voicesforcasachildren.org or call 480.685.4888.

Troon’s Jeff Spangler inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

Jeff Spangler, Troon’s Senior Vice President of Science and Agronomy, was recently inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame. Spangler was among five new inductees honored at the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony hosted at Paradise Valley Country Club on November 26, 2019. 

Spangler is one of the leading agronomic experts in the world of golf. He began his career with Troon® at Troon North Golf Club, where he opened the industry-leading club with Troon Founder and now Executive Chairman, Dana Garmany, and brought a new level of agronomic conditioning to the resort/daily-fee course world. In 1993, Spangler was promoted to Troon’s Director of Agronomy and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, Science and Agronomy. He continues to oversee all agronomic programs for Troon. Spangler has been instrumental in standardizing high-level golf course agronomics, including environmental conservation, occupational safety and economic management across a global platform of 500 plus golf courses located in 45 states and 33 countries worldwide. 

“What a special night honoring an incredible professional, colleague and friend,” said Tim Schantz, president and chief executive officer, Troon. “Jeff is a real innovator in the world of agronomy. His induction into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame is a well-earned and well deserved honor. On behalf of and from the entire Troon family, a heartfelt thank you and congratulations.”

Under Spangler’s agronomic leadership, Troon facilities around the globe have received numerous awards and accolades, including multiple courses ranked as “Best Conditioned Golf Course in the U.S.” by Golf Digest and Golf Advisor. Prior to joining Troon, Spangler served tenures at Scioto Country Club, Muirfield Village Golf Club and The Pebble Beach Company.

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