Moore Benefits expands to Phoenix

Moore Benefits, Inc. a growing health benefits brokerage for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that it is expanding into Phoenix-area office to service the needs of Arizona-based businesses.

The company has hired Keith Walton as a Senior Benefits Consultant for the new Phoenix office. Previously, Walton worked as a Financial Services Professional for Mass Mutual in Phoenix.

Walton is experienced in employee benefits, and has knowledge in most every aspect of group health benefits, retirement plans, and specialized programs for owners, key employees and upper management. Keith works with companies to evaluate and implement cost-saving strategies.

“Expanding into Arizona is a good way to follow companies who have left California. We bring personal service on robust technology platform, and bring more than 30 years of health insurance and employee benefits expertise to Arizona companies,” said Kelly Moore, CEO of Moore Benefits, Inc.

McShane Construction Company announces new SVP

Jeffrey A. Raday, P.E., President of McShane Construction Company, announced that Jim Kurtzman has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the company’s Southwest office located in Phoenix, Arizona.

As Senior Vice President, Kurtzman will lead a team of project professionals who are tasked with delivering high-quality construction assignments across various markets. He will also lead preconstruction, budgeting and maintaining client relationships for the office. Additionally, he will pursue and secure new construction assignments for McShane across the Southwest region.

Prior to joining McShane Construction Company, Kurtzman was Vice President at Hardison/Downey Construction Inc. in Phoenix. He has 22 years of experience in the construction industry.

Jaburg Wilk partner named to board

Stephanie Fierro was named to the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Phoenix. 

Fierro, a business and estate planning attorney and partner at Jaburg Wilk, said “I am very excited to join this wonderful organization as a board member.  Their mission aligns with my values of supporting and empowering women.”

Dress for Success Phoenix was created in 2009 and since has distributed more than $575,000 in apparel and accessories to their clients.  Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, profession attire and development tools. 

Jennings Strouss elects new members

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that Shanna N. Bowman and Christopher J. Rogers have been elected Members (Partners) of the firm, effective January 1, 2018.

“Shanna and Chris have effectively demonstrated the legal skills, professionalism and standing in the community that exemplifies Members of the firm,” stated John C. Norling, Managing Attorney of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. “We are proud to elect Shanna and Chris as Members and congratulate them both on this achievement.

Bowman focuses her practice on family and domestic relations law, as well as general litigation. She provides representation in every aspect of family law, including divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, domestic partnerships and the related contract law, custody disputes, and adoptions. Bowman is particularly experienced with complex marriage dissolutions involving “business divorces,” where the spouses must divide substantial assets and holdings. Her litigation experience encompasses a variety of complex legal issues, including commercial, banking, real estate, agricultural, environmental, municipal, and other business disputes, as well as tort defense. Bowman is exceptionally adept with finance intensive matters requiring analysis and understanding of corporate balance sheets or investments. She earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, an M.B.A. with an Accounting concentration from Columbia Business School, and a B.S., cum laude, in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University.

Rogers focuses his practice on corporate, securities, and business transactions. All types of early-stage, growing, and established companies, and the investors who fuel them, trust Rogers as their primary legal advisor. He sharpens his technical skills structuring securities offerings, executing merger and acquisition transactions, and advising entrepreneurs along the path from start-up to exit. Rogers also helps investment advisors and funds navigate the world of U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance. He regularly prepares operating agreements, shareholder agreements, offering disclosures, and a variety of contracts. Rogers serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (Arizona Chapter), a leading mid-market private equity industry organization, and works on the Executive Councils of the Securities and Business sections of the State Bar. Dedicated to bolstering the start-up ecosystem as a whole, Rogers regularly mentors participants in Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness competition and supports other community initiatives. He earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and his B.A. from Muhlenberg College.