Republic Services Names Jon Vander Ark  COO

Republic Services, Inc. announced that Jon Vander Ark, 42, has been named chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. As COO, Vander Ark will be responsible for operationalizing the Company’s strategy and executing its business plan across its field operations.

Additionally, he will have functional responsibility for all operational support departments, including safety, engineering, environmental compliance and fleet management, which includes the seventh largest vocational truck fleet in the country. Vander Ark will continue to report to Don Slager, president and chief executive officer.

“Jon is a trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He brings a rigorous focus to achieving operational excellence through continuous improvement,” said Slager. “I have tremendous confidence in his ability to further embed The Republic Way across the enterprise while optimizing the performance of our field operations through our strong general management team.”

CBRE’s Laura Sidney Promoted to Senior Director, Labor Analytics

CBRE announced that Laura Sidney has been promoted to Senior Director with CBRE Labor Analytics. In her new role, Laura will continue to expand her business development responsibilities for Labor Analytics by working with corporate occupiers to optimize their human capital.

“Laura continues to change the conversation for both clients and CBRE professionals when it comes to labor-leading real estate strategies,” said Kristin Sexton, Senior Managing Director with CBRE Labor Analytics. “Her engaging presentation style and thoughtful approach to both client strategy and sales have brought increased awareness to Labor Analytics and added tremendous value for the entire platform. We congratulate Laura on this next phase of her career with CBRE.” 

Since joining Labor Analytics in 2010, Laura has served as Associate Director of Consulting and Director of Client Strategy where she focused on advising a wide variety of clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, on local market intelligence, capital expenditures, site selection and community evaluation.

Wendy Jameson Joins Keller Williams Integrity First

She’s been called a Tech Titan, a White House Champion of Change, a mentor and coach for young women and entrepreneurs, and has made the list of 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business in 2013. Now, Wendy Jameson adds CEO and team leader for Keller Williams Integrity First Realty (KWIF) in Gilbert to her impressive list of titles.

“I am over-the-top enthusiastic about this new venture,” she says. “It is an honor to be working with such a professional, forward-thinking company and I plan to put my passion for bold leadership and business development to work to grow the Keller Williams Integrity First market center.” 

Jameson brings her entrepreneurial spirt and talent for building global brands, growing companies and coaching leaders to the company. As the former CEO and co-founder of Colnatec, a multi-award-winning nanotechnology sensor manufacturer in Gilbert, she grew the business to having sales in more than 45 countries on five continents. She has founded and coached multiple entrepreneurial ventures, including her own business development and leadership coaching company for nearly nine years.

“Wendy has the ability to mobilize people toward our vision and develop people for the future,” said KWIF Operating Principal Jesse Herfel. “She has a long track record of creating emotional bonds and harmony in organizations and creating consensus through participation. We see Wendy as a big thinker and valuable leader who will develop our brand in such a way that KWIF will be ‘The Place’ for agents, staff and leadership. Her consultative approach matches well with our ideal environment.”  

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Promotes Steven Sheets

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services announced that Steven Sheets has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of outpatient services. In his expanded role, Sheets will be responsible for providing administrative and clinical oversight of Maricopa and Gila counties’ programs, partnering with system stakeholders and community partners, and developing and implementing programs to sustain and grow our all of our programs within Maricopa and Gila counties. 

“Steven has been with SB&H for five years and is an important part of our leadership team. With this expanded role as senior vice president, we know he will continue to be a huge asset to our organization by providing exceptional service and leadership to our clients and staff,” said Jeff Jorde, SB&H president and CEO. “As we continue to expand our services his knowledge and experience will continue to be extremely valuable to SB&H.”

Sheets earned his bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University and his master’s in professional counseling from Ottawa University. Prior to this promotion, Sheets served as the vice president of outpatient services, responsible for administrative and clinical oversight for Maricopa and Gila counties’ outpatient clinics. 

Faciliteq hires Meaghan Cosgrove 

Faciliteq’s Phoenix location announced Meaghan Cosgrove has joined the company as a customer service representative.  In her role, Cosgrove will be responsible for supporting the sales and account managers of office furniture and architectural interior products and services to variety of industries including healthcare, education, government, corporate and hospitality.

Prior to her position at Faciliteq, Cosgrove completed an internship at Cushman & Wakefield where she worked closely with the sales teams to coordinate day-to-day activities. For six years prior to that, she was a youth services attendant at the Camelback Village Health Club.

“We are excited to have Meaghan join our team,” said John Shinners, president of Faciliteq Phoenix “She will bring a passion and energy to her work here at Faciliteq.” 

Cosgrove attended Arizona State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing with an emphasis in digital and integrated marketing communications.

Cosgrove is a resident of Phoenix.

Faciliteq announces Julie Zucchini as account manager

Faciliteq’s Phoenix location has announced that Julie Zucchini has joined the company as an account manager.  In her role, Zucchini will be responsible for the sale of office furniture and architectural interior products and services to a variety of industries including healthcare, education, government, corporate and hospitality.

Prior to her position at Faciliteq, Zucchini was a real estate agent for both Arizona Luxury Real Estate and West USA Realty since 2003. Prior to that she worked as director of sales and general sales manager for AM/FM Broadcasting Company and Chancellor Media.

“We’re happy to have Julie on board as part of our sales and business development team,” said Jacqui Sabo, vice-president of Faciliteq Phoenix. “Her experience and enthusiasm for her work is exactly what we were looking for in a candidate to join our company.”