Institute for Mental Health Research appoints board chair

The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR), a statewide non-profit dedicated to funding innovative mental health research, has appointed Mitzi Krockover, M.D. as its newest Board Chair.

Dr. Krockover has spent decades developing, integrating, and supporting health programs and initiatives, implementing women’s health services in various settings, and providing clinical care to women. Previously the Director of the Health Futures Council at ASU, Krockover also worked as a Senior Partner of SSB Solutions, Vice President of e-Health and Women’s Health for Humana Inc., and was the founding Medical Director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center. 

“There are many organizations that focus on increasing awareness and education and recourses, but not very many that are focused on finding new ways of addressing mental health, whether it be in the laboratory or community programs,” Krockover says. “The research is needed, and IMHR has taken that lane to further mental health research, and those that work in the field, and that’s the real value of the organization.”

Krockover replaces Keith Crnic as IMHR Board Chair. Dr. Crnic will continue his work with IMHR as CEO.

Rosenfeld honored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers

Gust Rosenfeld announced that Fred H. Rosenfeld has been selected by the National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”) to receive the Bernard P. Friel Medal.

Timothy Stratton, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Municipal Bond Department, said “Fred truly deserves this award. He has shaped governmental law in Arizona, being directly involved in most of Arizona’s bond and public finance related statutes. For decades he has worked on important public works projects including the Central Arizona Project.” 

The Bernard P. Friel Medal was established in 1982 to honor distinguished service in public finance. It is given to bond lawyers who have significantly shaped public finance. The award will be presented during NABL’s Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Chicago.

Fred H. Rosenfeld’s practice emphasizes governmental law, including municipal finance, real estate, and legislative law. Fred is experienced in general obligation, revenue, special tax, and assessment bonds. He represents issuers, borrowers, trustees, underwriters and financial institutions and also represents governmental entities before the State Legislature. 

Fred has been recognized in the Corporate Law and Public Finance categories of The Best Lawyers in America® since 1983. Fred is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Lauren Green promoted at Paradigm Technology

Paradigm Technology announced today that Lauren Green has been appointed to lead Paradigm Technology’s Workforce Management.

A member of the Paradigm Technology family for the last four years, Lauren has excelled and consistently advanced within the company’s Business Transformation practice, ultimately serving as a senior team leader. Lauren will pull from firsthand client experiences, leveraging project management principles to guide Paradigm’s Workforce Management and implement employee engagement, skill, performance, and overall experience programs. 

“I’m really looking forward to working more closely with a different facet of the Paradigm family! And, this new role will allow me to channel my energy into what I am most passionate about, which is talent management and performance leadership,” shares Lauren Green. 

Lauren will transition from a client support role into a corporate position where she will liaise with Paradigm Leadership, Talent Acquisition, Account, Practice and Engagement Management communities to develop and implement workforce related programs across the organization that will ultimately increase staff efficiency, optimization, engagement, and retention.

Glendale names Chris Briggs interim chief of police

Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps has appointed Chris Briggs as the interim chief of police. Briggs has served as assistant chief of police since February 2016. He will replace former Chief of Police Rick St. John who retired after 23 years of service to Glendale.

“Chief Briggs has been instrumental in building the trust and confidence between our police officers and our residents,” says Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “He has successfully led the department by personally living the mission, vision and values of the city. Chris has significant experience in nearly every area of policing, and we are fortunate to have someone who can continue the great work of the former chief, while bringing his own new ideas and viewpoints.”

Energy Systems Design announces promotions

Energy Systems Design (ESD) announced the promotion of Halleh Landon, P.E. | LEED AP BD+C (electrical engineer), Ali Ardebili, P.E. (mechanical engineer), and Henry Melcher, P.E. | LEED AP BD+C | C.E.M. (mechanical engineer) as Principals of Energy Systems Design (ESD). Ali will transition into the Mechanical Department Head of our Scottsdale Headquarters as Henry becomes the Director of the Austin, Texas office.

Halleh joined ESD in 1999 and has become an enthusiastic leader that is authentic and passionate about her work. In all of her interactions, she exudes a presence that rubs off on our business and culture. She leads by example because she loves what she does – it’s her way of life. Her insightfulness is inherent much like her generosity and humble nature.

Ali’s promotion is in recognition of his sixteen years of service and significant contributions to strengthen and grow ESD’s clientele, develop and maintain strong relationships, mentor our staff and expand technical capabilities into new areas. We are excited to see where he will lead the mechanical department – and the company – in his new role.

Henry has served as Mechanical Department Head since 2013 and has spent his entire professional career with ESD. In his new position, he will oversee the Austin office, and additionally manage and support business development activities. During start-up, he will serve as the point of contact for our three disciplines, plan and guide initiatives as they relate to internal operations, and external relationships.