December 15, 2017

AZ Business Leaders

On the move at Clear Title, Carrier Johnson, Elite Roofing, Mission Palms

Expert joins Clear Title Agency of Arizona’s Biltmore Branch

Kristi Kellogg, who formerly served as the Branch Manager for Clear Title Agency of Arizona at the Mesa location, has moved to the Biltmore branch as the Senior Escrow Officer to fill an increasing demand for residential expertise at this location.

Her addition to the Biltmore branch as Senior Escrow Officer brings a wealth of knowledge and  key relationships with real estate brokers, agents, and lenders. The Biltmore Branch is strategically located in central Phoenix at 2901 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85016.

“We are excited to have Kristi join us at the Biltmore branch,” said Carol Rieger, Vice President of Commercial Escrow at Clear Title Agency of Arizona. “Her proven track record is exactly what we look for when growing our business.”

Julia Cousins joins Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

The nationally recognized architecture, interiors and strategic branding leaders at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE have announced the addition of an experienced and innovative architect to its roster of designers specializing in healthcare and hospital design.

Julia Cousins, AIA, MPH, LEED AP, brings three decades of work in architecture, including twenty-plus years focused on design and project delivery for the healthcare sector. Bringing exceptional depth of experience and knowledge in medical planning and design — and with large hospitals in particular — Cousins is already contributing significantly to Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s continued growth in the healthcare sector.

Elite Roofing Supply names partner

Elite Roofing Supply announced Onnie Diaz as its newest partner and vice president of sales for Arizona. His experience and passion for the roofing industry along with his entrepreneurial spirit made him a great fit to join the Elite team. Onnie will be responsible for the leadership of Elite’s sales team which consists of Mike Payne, George Smith, Junior Soto, and Minnie Robles. Onnie will also be focused on working to grow Elite’s Commercial and Residential sales and locations throughout the state of Arizona.

Onnie is a well-known figure in the Arizona Roofing Community, an active member of Arizona Roofing Contractors Association and has been in the roofing industry for over 30 years. A summer job tearing off roofs at a roofing company planted the seed that resulted in Onnie partnering and building a roofing and sheet metal company in the late 90’s. In 2014, he decided to make the biggest change of his career and decided to enter into the distribution side of the business to help support and service the roofing contractors. Having been on both sides of the business, Onnie understands the daily challenges contractors face and has the product and business knowledge to fully support them and help grow and improve their businesses.

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel names executive chef

Tempe Mission Palms, A Destination Hotel, has appointed John du Toit as its new Chef.

Chef du Toit will lead the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel’s culinary operations; oversee the iconic hotel’s restaurants, banquets, and in-room dining; and manage its 30-member team. He will also develop new dining concepts, as well as add his signature touch to the menus at Tempe’s only full-service hotel.

“Chef du Toit has a reputation for being an innovative culinary master,” said Eric Sather, General Manager of Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. “He is upping the culinary ante at Tempe Mission Palms with exciting new ideas and elevated flavors to deliver a sophisticated culinary journey that will surprise and delight guests.”

Chef du Toit honed his culinary skills in some of the world’s most renowned establishments, including Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hong Kong Hilton, the London NYC Hotel, Indigo Bistro, Wrigley Mansion, and Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.