VIAONE adds William Malik Hammack

William ‘Malik’ Hammack joins the executive leadership team at VIAONE as Executive Director of Development and Finance effective December 31, 2019. This pivotal hire represents a natural step forward in the company’s leadership alignment. Hammack is the second addition to the VIAONE team within the last two months.

Malik will be responsible for executing all aspects of development, finance and various operational roles. He will also implement process-oriented systems to streamline growth across VIAONE’s business lines.

Malik came from Fender Musical Instruments after 6 years as Senior Financial Analyst, where he supported Planning, Logistics, Distribution, and Procurement for Operations. In addition, Hammack carried out Capital Expenditures and Inventory Management reporting and analytics for the company.

Glendale names interim development services director

Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps has appointed Lisa Collins to the position of Interim Development Services Director. Collins brings nearly 30 years of public service experience to the role, most recently as Glendale’s Planning Administrator.

Collins joined the Glendale team in July of this year after working in similar capacities for the cities of Scottsdale and Tempe as well as for the Town of Queen Creek.

In her new role, Collins will oversee the Building Safety and Planning Divisions. Development Services is the chief regulatory agency for the city and manages investment and growth. It ensures the city’s built-environment meets the expectations of our residents.

“Lisa comes with such great experience working in other cities and we see a strong correlation between her expertise and understanding the roles building safety and planning and zoning play in the success of a project,” says City Manager Kevin Phelps. “She has worked closely with city councils, commissions and neighborhood groups and having strong experience with those types of relationships is invaluable for a leadership role covering multiple divisions.”

“Glendale is a vibrant community that offers something for everyone and is a great place to live, work and play,” says Lisa Collins. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to work with our development services team to implement our City Council’s vision by serving the city and citizens to successfully manage growth and change.”

Scottsdale trainer recognized as one of best in the country

Scottsdale-based fitness trainer Spencer Tatum was recently recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 50 best golf-fitness professionals in America for 2020. The publication’s annual list is made up of the country’s most accomplished fitness trainers who help golfers play better, feel better and avoid injuries. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized among an outstanding group of fitness professionals who are dedicated to helping golfers be the best they can be,” said Tatum. “The work I do with golfers is about more than improving their physical ability, it’s about igniting their passion for the sport.”

The annual list is compiled by Golf Digest’s expert panel of trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors who nominate individuals based on their knowledge of the game, exercise physiology and biomechanics, and how they apply both in working with clients. 

Tatum is the founder and performance director of Ignite THP, an individualized training company for clients and coaches. Dedicated to understanding the human body, movement, fitness and sport performance, Tatum created THP to deliver a fitness or sports training solution specific to each person’s goals. This led to his development of a unique niche in the sports world, especially in golf. 

As a leader and innovator in the field, Tatum has taken his approach to clients at all physical levels, from youth to elite athletes. He currently works with the Arizona State University golf teams, as well as some of the best golfers in the world including PGA tour players Jon Rahm and Wyndham Clark, as well as LPGA player Anna Nordqvist.

Jennings Strouss elects Maxwell W. Mahoney as member

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that Maxwell W. Mahoney has been elected as a Member (Partner) of the firm, effective January 1, 2020.

“Max has effectively demonstrated the legal skills, professionalism, and standing in the community that exemplify the qualities that we seek in a Member of the firm,” stated John C. Norling, Managing Attorney of Jennings Strouss. “We congratulate him on this well-earned achievement.”

Mahoney focuses his practice in the areas of family law, appellate, and general civil litigation. He regularly assists clients with divorce, child custody and visitation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, asset division, and other related matters. Mahoney earned a J.D. from Phoenix School of Law, and a B.A., cum laude, with a focus in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University. He serves as a Community Service Committee member for the Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. Mahoney is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC). He is also a volunteer attorney for the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program, Hague Convention Attorney Network, and the Volunteer Lawyers Program, Appellate division.

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