Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros adds Nathan Gallinat

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros announced the addition of Associate Nathan Gallinat to the firm. He will assist in general litigation while developing his practice.

Gallinat’s previous legal work includes labor and employment and insurance defense matters. He also has experience as a law clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Office of Regional Counsel and as a legal intern and volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) in both Colorado and New Mexico.

“We welcome Nathan to RCDM and look forward to the positive contributions he will make in our legal work,” RCDM shareholder Bill Drury said. “Nathan will be a solid addition to our bench, with the ability to provide an additional resource to our clients across a wide range of litigation. He will undoubtedly grow as a professional while working alongside our talented team of attorneys.”

Jennings Strouss welcomes Karen N. Wohlgemuth

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that Karen N. Wohlgemuth has joined the firm as an Associate. 

“I am very glad to welcome Karen to our firm,” said Eric D. Gere, Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation department. “Her experience in litigation is a great compliment to our litigation department.” 

Wohlgemuth focuses her practice primarily on civil and commercial litigation, including construction defect, premises liability, personal injury, professional liability, wrongful death and toxic tort cases. She represents individuals, licensed professionals and businesses in resolving disputes in a creative and efficient manner. She has participated in numerous trials, mediations and arbitrations. She also is effective in procuring settlements involving complex and novel issues. She earned her B.A. in English from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University as a Trial Advocacy fellow and was the sole 2016-2017 Paul W. Holloway Trial Advocacy Award winner.

W.E. O’Neil adds Brian Potter as chief estimator

W.E. O’Neil announced the addition of Brian Potter as Chief Estimator. The announcement was made by Bryan Dunn, President of W.E. O’Neil Construction of Arizona.

Potter has 20 years of construction management, owner representative and estimating experience, along with a relentless dedication to his work. He has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from $2 million to $2 billion, and in a variety of markets including retail, healthcare, education, hospitality and entertainment. He will be leading our preconstruction departments in both Phoenix and Tucson.

“Having worked with Brian in the past, I have a tremendous amount of respect for his expertise and professionalism” said Dunn. He went on to add “We have been making significant investments into preconstruction services over the past year. Under Brian’s leadership, he will help us ensure we deliver extraordinary results for all of our clients.”

Fred Petrovsky joins Colling Media

Colling Media Advertising Agency announced today Fred Petrovsky has joined as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately. In his new role, Petrovsky will manage all agency marketing efforts. Fred will report to Colling Media General Manager Leo Rondeau.

As CMO, Petrovsky is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the agency’s marketing and advertising initiatives. Petrovsky will manage the day-to-day activities of the agency’s marketing team, helping to generate new agency partners.

“Fred understands how to grow businesses,” said Colling Media CEO Brian Colling. “His experience covers all aspects of marketing and we’re thrilled to have him join the team.”

Catholic Education Arizona appoints Colleen McCoy-Cejka

Nancy Padberg, CEO of Catholic Education Arizona, announced that Colleen McCoy-Cejka, has been selected as the new Director of Strategic Partnerships of Catholic Education Arizona, effective immediately.

“We are excited to have Colleen assist in diversifying our revenue streams and strengthen relationships in our community for Catholic Education Arizona,” Padberg said.  “The Arizona Catholic Schools have known Colleen for several years and recognize her commitment to education as well as disabled and displaced children. She brings an impressive background, experience and education to our organization.”

Colleen has been in leadership roles in Education as a Catholic school principal and most recently as assistant superintendent for our Arizona Catholic Schools. She is a founding Board Member of Arizona Catholic Schools Disabilities Fund and member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Scottsdale, involved with the music ministry and is a member of the Parish Council.