UArizona names associate dean for global nursing

University of Arizona College of Nursing Professor Marylyn Morris McEwen, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named UArizona Nursing associate dean for global nursing. With a longstanding passion for – and established track record in – global nursing, Dr. McEwen is poised to lead trailblazing efforts for global education at the UArizona College of Nursing, said Dean Ki Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN.

The position was created, in part, as a response to the UArizona and the UA Health Sciences strategic plans to extend the reach of UArizona Nursing programs across international borders. 

The newly created leadership position enables UArizona Nursing to support the university’s strategic plan’s fourth pillar, Arizona Global, which redefines the international university experience by engaging with communities globally. UArizona Global Nursing is slated to begin in fall 2020.

UA Global will supply the connections and Dr. McEwen will forge the bonds that lead to UArizona Nursing micro-campuses worldwide. Partnerships have been proposed for Mauritius; the Philippines; Cambodia; Lima, Peru; and India.

Under Dr. McEwen’s leadership, UArizona Nursing will be among the first colleges to implement the UArizona Health Sciences’ global initiative.

Caliber adds to growing company

Caliber-The Wealth Development Company has added John Sabey to its fast-growing team as National Sales Director. Founded in 2009, the Scottsdale-based firm provides individual accredited investors and registered investment advisors with well-structured alternatives to traditional investments.

A seasoned sales professional, Sabey has more than 25 years of capital raising, wealth management and wholesale experience from leading top-tier firms across the country. Prior to joining Caliber, Sabey served as the Senior Vice President and Regional Director at Terra Capital, where he sold to various RIAs and ranked as the number one sales employee companywide. Previously, Sabey was the Head of Sales at Cole Real Estate where he oversaw all distributions, managed the sales team and developed strategies for product launches and firm initiatives; successfully raising on average $1.5 billion in sales per year. 

“At Caliber we are continually looking to leading experts who believe in innovation, growth and continuous improvement,” said Caliber Co-Founder and CEO Chris Loeffler. “Sabey encompasses the skills needed to grow our business and continue to guide clients to make educated and empowered investment decisions.”

Fidelity National Title Agency hires Blake Greer

Fidelity National Title Agency announced that Blake Greer has joined the company as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Account Manager.

As Commercial Account Manager, Greer will focus primarily on assisting commercial brokers, attorneys, developers and lenders by creating practical strategies to promote their business growth. His outgoing personality and interpersonal communication skills support his professional values of honesty and integrity.

Greer has strong relationship-building skills. For Greer, networking is instinctive and service is key. He understands the importance of being solution-oriented and customer-focused, which work hand-in-hand with Fidelity National Title Agency’s commitment to their customers’ success.

Scottsdale-based Hypur announces promotions

Hypur Inc. (Hypur), a payments, banking, and compliance solution technology for cash-intensive industries like cannabis and CBD, promoted two employees to director level in October. With over 40 employees working out of the corporate HQ in Scottsdale, Hypur is proud to expand the leadership team.  

“It is always validating to see members of the Hypur team grow into new roles,” said Michael J. Sinnwell, Jr., Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Hypur. “Hypur has experienced tremendous growth in recent months. I am confident that Mark and Robert will continue to help the company move forward in strategic and successful ways.” 

Mark Betz has been promoted to Director of Cloud and IT Operations. He joined Hypur in 2018 as Senior Systems and Network Engineer.  Mark’s extensive Microsoft Azure skillset and strategic approach to problem solving will continue to ensure the security, stability, and integrity of Hypur’s IT infrastructure. Prior to joining Hypur, Mark worked as a Cloud Services Engineer for Blackboard Transact for more than five years where he oversaw their infrastructure migration to the Microsoft Azure cloud.  

Robert Copeland is now Director of Underwriting at Hypur. With a diverse set of professional skills developed across several industries from finance and insurance to hospitality, Robert started at Hypur back in 2015. His attention to detail and over four years of working with some of the most reputable financial institutions in the market made him the perfect fit to shape and build Hypur’s underwriting program. Before joining the Hypur team, he spent several years consulting for small businesses evaluating operational efficiencies, helping business owners see that the biggest changes can come from the smallest details.  

Park Univ.-Gilbert appoints Jeff Fore

Park University has appointed Jeff Fore as director of athletics at the University’s Gilbert, Ariz., campus. Fore, who also serves as the Park–Gilbert women’s basketball head coach, began his additional duties on Nov. 4.

In his role as athletics director, Fore will oversee all 11 of Park–Gilbert’s athletic programs, and will ensure that coaches and staff work together in the development of quality student-athletes, fostering institutional values for image building and campus spirit. 

Fore was appointed the first head coach of the Park–Gilbert women’s basketball program in September 2018 after spending the previous three years as director of team recruiting solutions and senior recruiting specialist at Next College Student Athlete. He has also served in athletics administration at Grand Canyon University (2013-15) and Mesa Community College (2008-10) as assistant athletic director and director of athletics, respectively.

His coaching career has been marked by successful basketball programs, beginning after his playing days at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology), first at Arkansas State University as an assistant coach in 1988 and continuing from 1990-93 at Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri). Fore was named men’s basketball head coach at Clarke University in 1993, and in 1996, he began an affiliation with the national team in Kuwait City, Kuwait, where he ended his tenure in 2000 as coach of the Kuwait Basketball Association’s head coach for its national team.

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