Cannon & Wendt Electric Co announces new president

Cannon & Wendt Electric Co., one of the leading electrical service firms in the Valley, announced the promotion of Shane Snyder to president. As he prepares for his retirement at the end of 2020, current president David Fagan will move into the role of CEO and work closely with Snyder over the next 14 months to successfully transition the role. 

Snyder has over 25 years with the company and, having held almost every job at Cannon & Wendt, brings a unique view to his new role. He knows the inner workings of the organization and has served as Executive Vice President since 2011 which has prepared him well to lead the company. 

“Cannon & Wendt has always been about the people. We truly have the best of the best here, and it excites me to lead this team of motivated and inspired people. I know that with the heart and dedication of our employees we will continue to be a leader in our industry,” said Snyder, president of Cannon & Wendt. “I am humbled as I make this transition and am thankful to have the guidance of David, and previously Albert Wendt, for the past 25 years. I appreciate every opportunity this company has given me thus far and am looking forward to the future.”

MacQueen & Gottlieb adds another attorney

MacQueen & Gottlieb, PLC (M&G) today announced the hiring of Carrie Thompson Jones as the firm’s newest attorney. Thompson Jones joins M&G from her own practice, where she has counseled and advised entrepreneurs and innovators in the tech venture and startup business space.  Prior to her work in that field, she worked with a regional firm dedicated to representing community associations.  She chaired the firm’s business and financial services practice group and, in that capacity, drafted regulatory compliance policies and procedures to bring such a firm into compliance with regulations governing national financial institutions and the default-servicing of mortgage loans.

Thompson Jones has also previously enjoyed practicing with the firms Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer; Zieve, Brodnax, & Steele; and Aldridge Pite, where her practice areas included real estate, business, financial services litigation, and transactional law.

She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2009 with a variety of honors including an externship with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; serving as a founding member and a director on the executive board of the International Law Students Association; participating in ASU’s innovative and multi-disciplinary Tech Ventures Services Group; acting as a judge on the team in preparation for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; and serving as a fellow and honorary student member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, among others. Prior to law school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University in International Relations, where she focused on Political Science and Arabic Studies.

Gregory W. Seibt joins Blythe Grace

Blythe Grace PLLC announced today that Gregory W. Seibt has joined the firm as a partner.

Seibt’s legal expertise includes a broad range of commercial areas including general and complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, product liability litigation, copyright infringement litigation, trademark (Lanham Act) litigation, business tort litigation, employment law compliance and litigation, professional negligence and other business-related litigation including securities fraud, corporate and partner disputes, real estate disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, common interest development disputes, employment matters, FHA and ADA matters, municipal law, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation. Seibt has also represented clients in contract negotiations and enforcement in a wide range of matters involving real estate, securities, asset purchases, licensing, partnerships, and other business transactions.  

“It is exciting to join Blythe Grace, a firm recognized for its litigation, employment law, and transactional expertise,” said Seibt. “I look forward to continuing to serve the firms’ vast client base, as well as continuing to bring our large firm expertise, and small firm attention, to new clients throughout the Valley.”

Suns hire Dean Stoyer

The Phoenix Suns announced today that they have named global communications executive Dean Stoyer as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. As the Suns’ CMCO, Stoyer will lead the development of marketing strategies and brand communications for the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury across all platforms.  He will report to Suns President and CEO Jason Rowley.   

“Dean brings a tremendous track record developing strategy and leading some of the most prominent and recognizable consumer brands in the world,” said Rowley. “We’re excited to bring Dean to the Valley and his addition will help elevate the way we engage with our fans and expand the reach of our global brand.” 

With more than 25 years of sports and entertainment industry experience, Stoyer was most recently the Vice President of Global Brand Communications for Under Armour, overseeing the athletic performance apparel and footwear company’s global communications efforts across multiple business units while splitting time between their regional office in Portland, Ore., and global headquarters in Baltimore, Md.

Sabino Recovery welcomes new director of outreach

Sabino Recovery announced Kylie Hughitt as their new Director of Outreach. Kylie brings with her over 8 years of experience in Business Development for behavioral health treatment services. She most recently joins Sabino Recovery from The Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, where she served as Business Development Area Director in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.

Kylie will be growing a National Outreach team at Sabino that will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships within the behavioral health community. While working as part of the Executive Team, she will also help develop a strong marketing strategy for Sabino, grow awareness of the treatment being provided in Tucson, as well as helping families find help for their loved ones.

Thomas Isbell, CEO of Sabino Recovery states, “Sabino Recovery is dedicated to only hiring the best employees at every position and that is exactly what we have with Kylie. As Director of Outreach for Sabino Recovery, Kylie will be instrumental in the current and future growth of our residential program and other programs we add to meet the needs of the clients we serve”