Irgens Poised for growth with expansion of team

Irgens, a top commercial real estate solutions firm based in Milwaukee, announced the addition and promotion of team members in Phoenix as the company positions itself for growth.

Ryan Wagner has been promoted to Director – Development. Wagner is responsible for the origination and analysis of equity and debt capital for acquisitions and developments, and evaluation and sourcing of commercial real estate opportunities. He has been with Irgens for four years and is based in Phoenix.

In addition, Jason Chapman has joined Irgens as a Director – Development at the company’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Chapman is veteran of the Phoenix real estate market and most recently worked for RW Partners as Director of Asset and Property Management.

Susan D. Goodwin earns Marvin J. Glink Award

Gust Rosenfeld announced that Susan D. Goodwin has been selected by the International Municipal Lawyers Association (“IMLA”) to receive the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award. 

The Marvin J. Glink Award recognizes a private practice practitioner who has provided outstanding service to the public and who possesses an exemplary reputation in the legal community, the highest of ethical standards, and who revels in maintaining a life that balances a passion for professional excellence with the joy of family and friends. The award will be presented to Susan during IMLA’s Annual conference on Friday, September 20, 2019.  

Since 1978, Susan has represented cities and towns as general counsel through periods of record growth, overcoming the obstacles and complex legal and political issues associated with dramatic growth. Susan works closely with City and Town Managers, councils and staff to address a large variety of issues confronting Arizona cities and towns. Her practice encompasses land use, development, open meeting law, conflict of interest, public records, construction law, elections, campaign finance law, annexations, civil rights, code compliance, employment law, community facilities districts and utility matters.

Arizona Theatre Company adds management, production staff

Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) welcomed new members to the company’s management and production teams.

“During this time of institutional evolution, we are putting together a team of truly top-notch individuals that will, no doubt, eventually be the envy of every other theatre company,” Daniels said. 

New team members are:

• Kevin Marshall, Finance Director. A practicing CPA for more than 30 years, Marshall owns a virtual CPA firm serving clients nationwide.  He was named among People to Watch by Money Magazine.

• Will Rogers, Director of Artistic Programs. Originally from Birmingham, AL, he has been a producer and theater maker in Chicago the past 12 years, seven of them running community engagement and casting at Victory Gardens Theater.

• Christopher Oscar Peña, Artistic AssociateA playwright and TV writer originally from the Silicon Valley, before joining ATC he co-directed the world premiere of Artistic Director Sean Daniel’s adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “lost novel,” The Haunted Lif,e at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. 

• Jasmine Roth, Education Director. Jasmine had been ATC’s Education Associate the past three seasons.  As a theatre practitioner, she was worked as a director, actor, dancer, choreographer and teachee.

• Jodie Peltz has been named to the newly created position of Human Resources Director with more than 18 years of human relations management experience. Her extensive background includes expertise in employee recruitment and retention, employee relations, benefits administration and legal compliance.

• Cat Tries, Company Manager. Starting her theatre career as a receptionist at Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, where she became Company Manager in 1998, she also had been Company Manager at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for five years.

• Becky Merold, Production Manager. Most recently Production Manager at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, one of her crowning achievements was opening the $40 million Beverly Taylor Sorensen Center of the Arts.

• Nils Emerson, Technical Director.  He worked his way from being a seasonal Stage Crew Supervisor to Technical Director and then full-time Scenery Director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Arizona Theatre Company opens its 53rd season with The Royale (Tucson: Sept. 7-28; Phoenix: Oct. 3-20 to be followed by Silent Sky (Tucson: Oct. 22-Nov. 9; Phoenix: Nov. 14-Dec. 1); Cabaret (Tucson: Nov. 30-Dec. 29; Phoenix: Jan. 4-26, 2020); Master Harold…and The Boys (Tucson: Jan. 18-Feb. 8; Phoenix: Feb. 13-March 1); The Legend of Georgia McBride (Tucson: March 7-28; Phoenix: April 2-19) an  Women in Jeopardy! (Tucson: April 18-May 9; Phoenix: May 14-31).

Single tickets for The Royal and Silent Sky are available online at or at the Temple of Music & Arts box office in Tucson and the Herberger Theater Center box office in Phoenix.  Season ticket packages also are available.

Dr. Elizabeth Kyle Meehan appointed program director

After a national search, Elizabeth Kyle Meehan, MD, assistant professor, has been appointed program director for the Family Medicine Residency at South Campus at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Dr. Meehan will lead and direct the residency program, as well as conduct clinical care, teach residents and pursue scholarly activity. In addition, she will be responsible for establishing a positive learning environment at the program’s teaching sites.

“Dr. Meehan clearly demonstrates the leadership, vision and passion for family medicine resident education needed for this position,” said Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, professor and chair, UA Department of Family and Community Medicine. “We are delighted that she will be leading our South Campus residency program.”

Prior to accepting the role as program director of the South Campus residency, Dr. Meehan served as the interim program director for the 2018-2019 academic year.