Angela Olea named one 50 Women of Wonder

Assisted Living Locators CEO Angela Olea has been named one of the “50 Women of Wonder” in Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s October issue, celebrating remarkable female franchisors making a difference with their brands. The magazine’s current issue and special section on “Women In Franchising” can be found here.

“Women are entering the franchise industry in great numbers,” said Alesia Visconti, Publisher & CEO, Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “They are impacting the franchise world one idea at a time. Because of them, franchising offers a wide array of diverse franchise opportunities that are created for everyone to be able to own a business. Our ‘50 Women of Wonder’ (WOW) are some of the most amazingly talented, strong and dynamic women franchisors in the franchise industry.”

Founder of the nation’s first senior placement franchise, Olea is an accomplished business leader in the senior care industry. A registered nurse, she initially launched Assisted Living Locators in response to seeing aging patients have unnecessary hospital readmissions and a lack of community support.

As Assisted Living Locators CEO, Olea has built the company into a nationwide senior placement and referral franchisor, matchmaking seniors with caring providers for over a decade.  With 120+ franchise office locations in 34 states and the District of Columbia, Assisted Living Locators is the largest organically grown senior placement and referral businesses in the U.S.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorney earns distinction

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP partner, Samuel Chang, has been named to the Lawyers of Color 2019 List for the Southwest Region. Chang, chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, was chosen for his accomplishments and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  

Lawyers of Color is a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality. It is their mission to celebrate attorneys of color and to conduct research regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice. 

As chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Chang guides the strategic recruiting and hiring of associate level attorneys. The Committee oversees the development and implementation of the firm’s associate summer program ensuring an in-depth program for law school students as well as the management of on-campus interviews and resume programs during the annual fall recruiting session for incoming attorneys. The Committee also strives to develop and implement best practices for interview skills and processes for applying for legal positions.

Versant Capital Management adds Larissa Grantham

Versant Capital Management announced that Larissa Grantham has joined the firm as Senior Wealth Counselor. Larissa came to Versant Capital Management earlier this year from Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas.

There she was a partner and a principal financial advisor, serving the needs of high net worth clients and their entities. Larissa is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER with more than 15 years of portfolio management experience and a keen understanding of federal, individual and state tax laws. Larissa is a graduate of Park University in Parkville, MO (magna cum laude) with a degree business administration, emphasis on finance.

Lisa Schuh joins Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announces that Lisa Schuh has joined the Phoenix office as Associate Director of Management Services. In this role, she will be responsible for the company’s property management operations and staff in Phoenix, including oversight of the delivery of client services to over one million square feet of commercial properties. Ms. Schuh will also collaborate with the company’s leasing and investment sales professionals to grow the management portfolio, cross-sell the firm’s services, cultivate new and ongoing client relationships, as well as advise building owners on strategies for optimizing operational efficiency and maximizing the overall value of their properties.

“The addition of Lisa Schuh to the Phoenix office is a delight to announce. I know her varied experience will be of benefit as she takes on a leading role in providing expert knowledge in value-add management strategies, operational excellence and forward-thinking client solutions for our customers throughout the region,” stated NKF Regional Director of Management Services Kimberly J. Hood, RPA, who is directly responsible for oversight of management services in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, including more than 27 million square feet of commercial property.

With over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Ms. Schuh joins NKF with tested leadership abilities and an intimate understanding of property operations.

Pepper Viner Homes announces new COO

Bill Viner, Pepper Viner Homes CEO, has announced that Steve Crawford has taken the position of Chief Operations Officer for the community home builder.  “Steve has worked with us since 2013 and is well versed in the various operations of the company and the key performance indicators to make us successful,” Bill Viner, CEO said.  “He has previously served as a Director of Sales and Marketing and Designated Broker.” Viner continued, “Steve’s diverse background and history in the new home market makes him a natural to step into this role.”

Crawford, a licensed real estate broker in the State of Arizona has been active in the construction and real estate industry for the past 30 years, including land acquisition and development, golf course communities and custom homes