Graycor names Southwest business development lead

Graycor Construction Company has hired industry veteran Stephanie Handley as Business Development Manager for the Southwest Division. In her new role, Handley serves on Graycor’s Southwest leadership team, directing sales and marketing efforts to strategically grow the company’s local and regional market share. 

Based in Phoenix, Handley will help to identify and pursue opportunities that support the company’s vision through existing industrial and office projects, as well as new development opportunities in diversity markets ranging from retail and entertainment to hospitality and tenant improvement.  

“Stephanie is extremely well respected in our region – not only for her industry knowledge but also for her tremendous work ethic and collaborative spirit,” said Todd Ostransky, Graycor Construction Company Vice President of the Southwest Division. “We are thrilled to have her at the helm of our business develop strategy and are excited for all she will contribute to the evolution of our regional footprint and the services we’re able to provide to our valued clients.”

With more than 18 years of industry experience, Handley’s career spans roles as Vice President of Business Development, Business Development Director and Leasing/Property Management, with focused expertise in sales, operations and client development.

Exhibitpro opens Phoenix office

Nationally-recognized, award-winning exhibit house, Exhibitpro, officially opened their third U.S. office in Phoenix, Arizona.

With Phoenix being the 6th largest city in the United States, Exhibitpro aims to partner with the city’s new and growing companies, from start-ups to established businesses. 

Exhibitpro has been serving clients for over 27 years, primarily from their Columbus, Ohio headquarters, with a recent expansion to Chicago, Illinois.

“It’s all about bringing our clients’ brands to life,” says Lori Miller, CEO of Exhibitpro, “whether that’s a custom exhibit or a branded environment, we provide turn-key, holistic services at an unmatched service level.”

Exhibitpro has had an exhibit management service center in Phoenix for over 10 years, but the addition of the client service center allows Exhibitpro to “support the business growth the Phoenix and Southwest market is experiencing,” according to Miller.

Jennifer Lyons, a new Exhibitpro team member, is heading Business Development in Phoenix, bringing a unique perspective, as she was previously an Exhibitpro client for over 15 years.

“Working with [Miller] and her team has been nothing but seamless and exciting,” says Lyons. “Now that I am working with Exhibitpro in Arizona, I can’t wait to share the creativity and innovation that they are known for.”

Dr. Julie Bauman named Fellow

Professor of Medicine Julie Bauman, MD, MPH, has been named a 2019-2020 fellow of the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women.

The national program prepares women for senior leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. Based at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, the intensive yearlong fellowship program is part time and offers extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities. The program is specially developed for women faculty members at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for executive leadership positions at academic health centers.

Fellows are competitively selected and must exhibit a track record of professional development; strategic risk-taking leadership experiences; sound rationale for seeking a leadership role; and be nominated by the dean of their institution, a director-supervisor and senior colleague. 

Dr. Bauman serves as chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and associate director of translational research at the UA Cancer Center. Before joining the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in 2016, she was an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), where she co-led the UPCI Head and Neck Cancer Program and co-directed the Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Platinum Living Realty adds 3

Platinum Living Realty, an independent luxury real estate brokerage with four offices across Arizona, announced that Carrie Maxwell-Ellison has joined their brokerage. Carrie is a veteran retailer with 16 years of real estate experience to assist those looking to buy or sell a home.

“We are thrilled to have Carrie join Platinum Living Realty,” said Michelle Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Carrie is passionate about helping others make the most of their opportunities in this market and is always in touch with what’s happening in the Anthem community.”

Carrie spent much of her childhood moving across the country for her father’s employment, and when the time came to set down roots to raise her family, she chose Arizona. She says she loves living in the North Valley because of the breathtaking scenery and the friendly spirit of the community.

“I love where I live in Anthem, and nothing is more rewarding than helping others make the most of this incredible lifestyle,” said Maxwell-Ellison. “By joining Platinum Living Realty, I’ll be better equipped to help my clients achieve their goals and love where they live, too.”

Platinum Living Realty also announced that The Holm Group has joined their brokerage. Based out of Platinum Living Realty’s DC Ranch office in Scottsdale, Andrew Holm of The Holm Group brings twenty years of real estate experience to assist those looking to buy or sell a home. With deep roots in Scottsdale, the Holm Group is a nationally recognized team of real estate specialists who share the mission of providing the most professional, informative, reliable, and dedicated service in the industry.

“We are pleased to have Andrew and The Holm Group join Platinum Living Realty,” said Michelle Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Andrew has countless testimonials from clients about his ability to make the home-buying or -selling process a breeze, and we are proud to partner with him.”

“After eighteen years of working with the same brokerage, I’m excited to be joining Platinum Living Realty,” said Andrew Holm, owner of The Holm Group. “What convinced me to make the change was the coaching and expertise that owners Jay and Michelle offer. Real estate is a constantly changing industry, so it is important to be able to learn new strategies to best serve your clients.”

Platinum Living Realty also announced that Shaun Kelly has joined their brokerage. Based out of Platinum Living Realty’s DC Ranch office in Scottsdale, Shaun will have access to the brokerage’s tools and coaching to further assist his clients in achieving their real estate goals.

“We are pleased to welcome Shaun to Platinum Living Realty,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Shaun straight-forward and no-nonsense attitude will be a huge asset as he helps people navigate Arizona’s real estate market.”

“Being a realtor is not just about the sale or purchase of the house, as my goal is always ensuring that my clients are happy about the entire process and the end result,” said Shaun Kelly. “Joining Platinum Living Realty will only accentuate my ability to solidify my client relationships and help them achieve their goals.”