3 new trustees join Barrow Neurological Foundation board

Barrow Neurological Foundation has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Donna Johnson, Jordan R. Rose and Dr. Mitchel Sayare. As the new chair of the Barrow Women’s Board, Amy Thurston will also serve on the Board of Trustees during her term. Members provide governance over the Barrow Neurological Foundation which works with donors to provide the resources for the world’s leading specialists at Barrow Neurological Institute to save lives.

“With philanthropic, legal and biomedical leadership experience, these individuals bring a wealth of knowledge to complement the outstanding board that governs our Foundation,” said Katie Cobb, president of the Foundation. “We are eager to learn from their expertise as we accept the challenge of raising critical funds to further the lifesaving care happening at Barrow every day.” 

Donna Johnson of Paradise Valley has served as a human resources executive and consultant for the airline industry and nonprofit sector. She shared her experience with students as an adjunct faculty for the Organizational Leadership program at Arizona State University. Johnson has held leadership positions among various Arizona nonprofit organizations for the past 20 years. She currently serves as the Board Treasurer for the Arizona Women’s Board; Vice President of Advancement for the Phoenix Country Day School Board of Trustees, and Council Vice chairman for the University of Chicago Parent and Family Council. 

In 18 years, Jordan R. Rose has grown the Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group into the largest, woman-owned law firm in Arizona history. The Rose Law Group is a full-service business and real estate firm, and the firm has been honored among the top four Best Places to Work in Arizona for small-sized businesses by the Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ for five years running. Governor Doug Ducey recently appointed Rose to the statewide Groundwater Work Group to draft legislation for responsible usage. She is an active member of Urban Land Institute and a founding member of Pinal Partnership, as well as its current Chairman of the Board. 

Dr. Mitchel Sayare was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of NASDAQ-listed ImmunoGen, Inc. (IMGN), a billion-dollar biotechnology company focused on the development of anti-cancer drugs. Its first FDA-approved product, Kadcyla, is sold worldwide by Roche Pharma for the treatment of Her2-positive breast cancer. Dr. Sayare serves on the boards of several for-profit companies, including NASDAQ-listed Altimmune and Boston IVF, the largest IVF medical practice in the U.S. He is a member of the Dean’s Council of the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and is co-founder of the ASU Health Futures Council.

Ware Malcomb adds Douglas Gullo

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced Douglas Gullo has joined the Phoenix office as Studio Manager, Architecture. In this role, Gullo will oversee the Architecture Studio and manage select projects for Ware Malcomb’s Phoenix office.

“We are excited to have someone of Douglas’ tremendous expertise and talent join our team,” said Kevin Evernham, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Phoenix office. “His design excellence in commercial real estate will help expand the reach of our Architecture team, and enable us to further serve our clients.”

Gullo brings more than 25 years of architecture and business development experience to Ware Malcomb. He has worked on many notable Greater Phoenix-area projects including office, retail, industrial, medical office buildings, and resort and entertainment. Utilizing his architectural design and project management skills, Gullo manages the design process from initial concept and ideas through successful project completion. Gullo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona and is the design author on many award-winning office, retail, industrial and medical buildings in the Greater Phoenix market.

Ware Malcomb recently moved to a new, larger office space located at 2777 E. Camelback Rd, Suite 325 in Phoenix. The move accommodates the firm’s growing employee and client base in the region.

Brad Sanders named Construction Professional of the Year

The AZ Water Association awarded Brad Sanders of Archer Western as its Construction Professional of the Year. The award recognizes Sanders’ significant contributions to the water/wastewater industry, the AZ Water Association, Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Sanders serves as a program manager overseeing Archer Western’s southwest water and wastewater construction operations. With over 20 years of experience, Brad has managed projects for numerous Arizona municipalities. His collective value of work exceeds $250 million in Scottsdale, Ariz. alone, and includes the CAP Water Treatment Plant Expansion, the Chaparral Water Treatment Plant, and the expansion of the Advanced Water Treatment Facility. Throughout his career, Brad has coordinated teams to work collaboratively with stakeholders to finalize design, develop cost models, and keep projects on track to deliver safe and high-quality results. 

“Brad believes in building quality facilities and long-lasting relationships,” said Roy Epps, senior vice president of water/wastewater at Archer Western, “From sponsoring community events to recruiting new staff, Brad prides himself on developing people and programs that enhance and educate our industry.”

Prestige Cleaners names Denise Testori as CEO

A Scottsdale original, Prestige Cleaners, has elevated long time team member Denise Testori to the CEO position in April. Previous CEO and son of Prestige’s founder, Donn C. Frye, will take a seat as Chairman of the Board and step away from day to day operations. In 2019, Prestige is poised to expand their delivery routes and business, which puts Testori at the helm of a company that has both great tradition and a promising future. Her move up from President to CEO is effective immediately, as is Frye’s move to board chairman.

Donn C. Frye, whose father founded Prestige cleaners in 1964, says that the company is in great hands with Denise. “This role is a natural fit for her and Prestige is very fortunate to have her. She has helped grow this company in leaps and bounds and I know we’ll continue to see that kind of performance with her in CEO position.”  The original Prestige Cleaners opened on Camelback and Scottsdale Roads adjacent to Scottsdale Fashion Square with four employees. Prestige now has over sixty employees including Testori, who has worked there since 1985.