Landmark Title grows team

Landmark Title Assurance Agency continues to expand its team. The Phoenix-based company recently added two new positions, hiring DeAnn Newhouse-Gilleland as vice president of escrow operations and Frieda Jimenez to join as a commercial escrow officer. 

Newhouse-Gilleland has spent nearly two decades working in the title and escrow industry. In her new role, she will oversee compliance, policy and procedures for the company, working with the branches throughout the Valley. Jimenez brings more than 24 years of industry experience to the Landmark Title team and has in-depth knowledge of commercial real estate transactions and the nuances of title and escrow. 

“DeAnn and Frieda are great assets to our staff and clients; they both offer proven track records in title and escrow services. We are delighted to have them on board,” says Vicki Etherton, president of Landmark Title.

Landmark Title’s headquarters is located at 2555 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 275, in Phoenix with four additional offices throughout the Valley. To learn more about Landmark Title and its services, visit or contact the company at (602) 748-2800.

Rose Law Group names partner

Rose Law Group pc, the largest woman-led law firm in Arizona history, has named Logan Elia a partner.

Elia has been with Rose Law Group since 2014. He is a national leader in cyber law including cyber defamation and online intellectual property infringements. 

“Logan pioneered Arizona’s most respected cyber defamation practice and has established himself as a national expert in the field. Logan is also a leading attorney when it comes to litigating internet infringements on trademarks and copyrights, litigating on behalf of medical cannabis dispensaries, defending against criminal charges and supporting gun rights, gun ownership and the Second Amendment. Logan exemplifies Rose Law Group’s focus on creative and innovative representation for our clients,” said Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose.

“Logan’s internet practice includes helping individuals and companies who have been defamed online and getting offensive and defamatory content removed from search engines,” Rose said.

Withey Morris welcomes Hannah Bleam

Withey Morris​, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years, brought on planner ​Hannah Bleam​, AICP from the City of Phoenix.

Hannah is a planner specializing in land use, site development, community outreach, and entitlements. Her unique experience in both the public and nonprofit sectors have provided her with a skill set equipped to handle all aspects of the land use and development process.

“Hannah possesses specialized knowledge that continues to differentiate Withey Morris and we’re excited not only about the talent and creativity she brings from her time as a village planner, but also her multifaceted experience in land use,” said ​Adam Baugh​, partner.

Prior to joining Withey Morris, Hannah held positions with the City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department as the sign section supervisor and a Village Planner for Central City, Encanto, Paradise Valley and North Mountain villages.

Glendale names Djordje Pavlovic as permanent building official

The city of Glendale announced the permanent selection of Djordje Pavlovic as the city’s Building Official. Pavlovic joined the Glendale team in 2014 as a Structural Plans Examiner.

Pavlovic brings more than 15 years of experience in the design and construction technology field to his new position. As the Building Official for the Building Safety Division, Pavlovic will manage activities and operations of the Development Services Center, Plan Review and Building Inspection Groups. He will oversee the development and administration of city policies and procedures and interpret and enforce city building codes.

“The safety of our residences and commercial buildings is a high priority for us and we are fortunate to have Djordje’s wealth of experience leading the way during this critical time of robust economic growth in our community,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “He has demonstrated during his time with Glendale that he has the skills needed to oversee this important area that serves our citizens and businesses.”

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