Opus Group announces the promotion of Larry Pobuda

The Opus Group announced the recent promotion of Larry Pobuda to executive vice president, general manager at Opus Development Company, L.L.C. In this newly created role, Larry is accountable for the leadership and oversight of our collective Phoenix and Denver teams, including development and construction pursuits, active projects, as well as market strategies and future growth plans for those offices.  

“Larry plays a vital role as a leader in our organization, and I’m thrilled to now be able to apply his leadership and expertise beyond a single market to support our growing business,” said Dave Menke, president & CEO, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “Opus and its clients will benefit from being able to leverage his talents and approach across a broader platform – specifically between the Phoenix and Denver teams. I am excited for the opportunities this promotion creates for Larry and for our collective organization.” 

Larry brings over 26 years of development, investment, tenant representation and landlord experience to this role. Since re-establishing Opus in the Phoenix market four years ago, Larry has led the Phoenix team to deliver on our mission as a company, as evidenced by the strong relationships he and his team have established throughout the real estate community in Phoenix, and by projects including Union Tempe multifamily, Opus Airport Industrial, Longbow Business Park, and Goodyear Crossings industrial, as well as other pursuits currently underway.  

Arizona Care Network names executive director of clinical services 

Arizona Care Network (ACN) has named Jennifer Brooks executive director of Clinical Services, a new position designed to support the organization’s physicians with programs that improve the health of our community. 

Brooks joined ACN in June 2017 as senior director of Practice Transformation and Quality. She made an immediate impact on clinical operations by building a team to help ACN doctors identify and resolve care gaps. Under her guidance, ACN streamlined the annual performance audit required by CMS to ensure ACOs provide evidence-based care to members. 

To simplify the complexities of accountable care for providers, she built a program focused on the top 10 clinical metrics that, when managed correctly in their patients, are likely to lead to better outcomes and reduced cost of care. She has earned the respect of ACN providers by understanding their world and delivering the tools and resources they need to be successful. 

As executive director of Clinical Services, Brooks takes on the leadership responsibility for clinical operations at ACN, including the clinical transformation and N Compass care coordination teams. 

P.B. Bell adds to the corporate team

P.B. Bell, a leader in multifamily housing development, property management and acquisitions, recently welcomed Marissa Worley, a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), to the firm as the financial controller.

Bringing with her more than 13 years of accounting experience, Worley is responsible for overseeing the activities and operations of P.B. Bell’s accounting department, as well as maintaining an effective system of accounting records. Her new role requires her to sustain a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results. 

Prior to her work in multifamily development, Worley’s previous experience consists of homebuilding, manufacturing and staffing. She began her career in homebuilding, dedicating more than 5 years at KB Home. She later transitioned into the manufacturing industry where she held a 5-year position at Bar-S Foods. Her responsibilities included overseeing the reporting and planning departments to ensure cost-effective spending.

VanTrust Real Estate hires Tammey Dugan

VanTrust Real Estate, a full-service real estate development company with a regional focus and national scope, hired Tammey Dugan as senior finance associate at its Phoenix office. In the role, she will be working with local and regional offices to deliver fast and reliable financing solutions.

Experienced in real estate lending and credit structuring, Dugan worked at JPMorgan for more than 20 years, most recently as a senior underwriter in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group, before joining VanTrust. She also has experience in troubled asset management and disposition. 

“Tammey will help bolster our financial flexibility and efficiency,” said Keith Earnest, executive vice president of VanTrust. “Her experience in our region will pay instant dividends.”

SCS Engineers appoints Daniel Sola

SCS Engineers, an award-winning environmental consulting firm, hired Daniel Sola, a hydrogeologist and project manager with more than 30 years of experience, to serve as the Arizona and New Mexico project director from the firm’s office in Phoenix.

Sola is responsible for all phases of project management, client service, business development, and technical leadership. He oversees teams of professional staff located according to their knowledge of regional and local geography, regulatory policies and industrial or scientific specialty.

Sola’s areas of expertise include hydrogeological evaluation, modeling, remediation, contaminant fate and transport, risk assessment, natural attenuation, and environmental review earned on projects throughout North America. He is sought after as an expert witness and technical author presenting on environmental issues.