Rosendin promotes David Elkins and Fred Meeske

Rosendin, the electrical contracting industry’s largest employee-owned firm, is pleased to announce it has promoted David Elkins and Fred Meeske at its Arizona offices. Rosendin is a $2 billion firm that provides electrical installation on large scale builds including the Sky Harbor Int’l Airport renovations, Scottsdale Stadium, Tempe Streetcar, Downtown Sheraton and numerous data centers.

David Elkins has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Field Operations in the East to support teams in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Fred Meeske was promoted to Electronic Engineering Technology Vice President of Building Information Modeling (BIM), which supports all regional offices across the country.

Elkins will continue to work out of the Tempe regional office and Meeske will work out of Rosendin’s Technology Center office in Phoenix. Both will be under the direction of Mike Greenawalt, who was promoted to CEO in December under a new organizational structure that also named Paolo Degrassi as President, Keith Douglas as COO Eastern Division, Matt Englert as COO Western Division and Justin Tinoco as Executive Vice President.

The five longstanding executives make up the newly formed Executive Leadership Team, which replaces retiring executives Tom Sorley and Jim Hawk, along with Larry Beltramo, who is taking a reduced role in the company. They will retain their positions on the Board of Directors and remain at Rosendin through the end of 2020 to promote stability and provide support.

Catholic Education Arizona adds 3 key executives

Catholic Education Arizona, the largest student tuition organization in Phoenix, expands to include three new executives.  CEO and President of CEA Nancy Padberg stated, “We are excited to have Ms. Lorello, Ms. Gates and Mr. Troglia join our outstanding team. Their expertise, relationships, insights and acumens will continue to strengthen and grow our organization and create future leaders!”

The team’s newest executive Christine Lorello joins Catholic Education Arizona from the Phoenix Business Journal and, prior to that with Live Nation.  Christine fills the role of Corporate Manager and will work with businesses throughout Arizona to direct their state tax liability to the Corporate Low Income Tax Credit program through Catholic Education Arizona.  Christine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Otterbein University in marketing and communications. Her vast relationships with Phoenix businesses and expertise in multimedia marketing makes her a respected addition to their team.

Bonnie Gates joins the Catholic Education Arizona team as Controller.  Bonnie brings solid accounting and financial management to the organization.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Arizona State University and her Master’s degree in accounting from Grand Canyon University. She has served as a corporate Controller in the advertising, public relations, retail & wholesales sales, construction and non-profit business sectors.

John “JT” Troglia is Catholic Education Arizona’s newest Parish Liaison.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business, JT had leadership roles in media, nonprofit community outreach, and corporate sponsorship sales for professional athletics.  Joining our team creates synergy for JT’s respect of his parish, strengths in community relations, and desire to move forward the mission of Catholic education.

Craig Waugh joins DLA Piper’s Litigation practice

DLA Piper announced today that Craig Waugh has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as a partner in Phoenix.

Waugh represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including prosecuting and defending claims in federal and state courts alleging violations of securities law and representing entities and individuals before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Arizona Securities Division and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Waugh also represents entities and their stakeholders in the context of buyouts, dissolution, fiduciary duty litigation, commercial lending disputes and actions involving unfair competition and other commercial tort claims. 

“Craig brings an impressive background in commercial, financial and securities litigation, financial regulatory enforcement and government investigations,” said James Brogan, co-chair of DLA Piper’s US Litigation practice. “His skillset is an ideal strategic complement to our financial services and other litigation practice areas and will be immediately beneficial to a range of clients.” 

“As we continue to expand the Litigation practice in the Southwest, Craig’s addition will strengthen our capabilities significantly,” said Mark Nadeau, co-managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix office. “His understanding of the needs of companies conducting business in the region, combined with the firm’s broad resources and platform, will be invaluable.” 

Waugh, who joins from Polsinelli PC, received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from the University of Vermont.

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