Jennings Strouss welcomes Jeremy R. Jarrett

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that Jeremy R. Jarrett has joined the firm’s corporate department as an associate.

“We are excited to have Jeremy join our team,” said Richard Lieberman, Chair of the firm’s Corporate, Securities, and Finance department. “His knowledge and experience regarding the legal issues involved in complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate, and finance matters are valuable in assisting the firm to service our clients. He is already actively involved in our transactional practice.”

Jarrett’s practice is focused on assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, corporate governance, commercial contracts, reorganizations, and restructurings. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. at Tulane University School of Law. Jarrett is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth – Arizona Chapter and the Turnaround Management Association.

“Jennings Strouss is one of the most reputable firms in Arizona,” said Jarrett. “I look forward to building my practice, working with the firm’s exceptional attorneys, and advising clients on corporate and finance matters.”

New Home Company names Christopher Cady Arizona president

The New Home Company announced that Christopher Cady has been named President of its Arizona Division based in Scottsdale.

Cady is a homebuilding industry veteran who brings 30 years of experience in California and Arizona to NEW HOME. He most recently served as Southern California Division President for Beazer Homes. In his new role, he will oversee operations for NEW HOME in Arizona, a division launched in 2016 and a market key to the company’s continued growth in the western United States.

NEW HOME currently has four actively selling communities in Arizona: Belmont at Somerset in Gilbert, ICON Silverleaf in Scottsdale, and the Villas and Residences at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley. It anticipates opening its next collection of residences, Mosaic at Layton Lakes in Gilbert, in the second half of 2019.

Banner – UMC promotes 2 hospital executives

Banner – University Medicine introduced two new hospital executives to the Southern Arizona community.

John Scherpf, FACHE, is the new chief operating officer for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South. He served as interim COO for six months and before that as associate administrator for the two hospitals.

Before coming to Tucson, Scherpf was director of outpatient services at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa and an associate administrator for the VA Health System for four years.

Scherpf holds a master’s in business administration from Amberton University in Texas, a master of physician therapy degree from Philadelphia’s Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2010.

Joni Raneri has been named associate administrator for both Banner – UMC Tucson and Banner – UMC South. A 21-year hospital employee, Raneri started her career at the former University Medical Center as a physical therapist. She has served as director of several departments, including rehabilitation services, audiology, neurodiagnostics and the Center for Sleep Disorders. She was named interim associate administrator in May.

Raneri holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University and a doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa.