National Bank of Arizona adds 2 to teams

• The National Bank of Arizona Private Banking team added Debbie Hartney as a vice president and private banking relationship manager.  In this role, Ms. Hartney works with high-net-worth individuals and families, professionals, executives and small business owners to understand their financial situations.

“National Bank of Arizona is the No. 1 bank in Arizona and I am thrilled to be a part of this company,” said Ms. Hartney. “I love what I do and enjoy the relationships I establish with my clients.  I believe passionately in a holistic and goal-based wealth management approach – managing to both sides of clients’ balance sheets, and working closely with partners throughout all lines of business to ensure we meet your unique goals and dreams.”

• The National Bank of Arizona Wealth Management Team added Mark Weisbrod as a vice president and portfolio manager.  With more than 30 years of experience, most recently with Citi Private Bank, Mark brings a track record of developing successful investment strategies for high-net-worth clients and families. 

“I am excited to take on this new role,” said Mr. Weisbrod. “I am passionate about helping clients attain their financial goals through smart investments because I know the importance of leaving a financial legacy.”

Mistie Hague Weishaar named vice chair of board

Mistie Hague Weishaar, was recently named vice chair for Esperanca’s Board of Directors.

Hague Weishaar is the marketing manager at Greenberg Traurig and has been serving on Esperanca’s Board of Directors since 2014. Esperanca focuses on improving health and providing hope to families in the poorest communities of the world through disease prevention, education and treatment. Hague Weishaar will continue to advance Esperanca’s mission while serving as vice chair.

Esperança, the Portuguese word for hope, is a registered 501(c)(3) based in Phoenix, Founded in 1970 by Luke and Gerald Tupper. It currently operates programs in Mexico, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Mozambique and Phoenix.

Kelso hired at Bell Mortgage

Mike Kelso has been hired as a mortgage loan officer at Bell Mortgage, located at 4435 East Chandler Boulevard in Phoenix. In his new position, Kelso helps customers secure financing for the purchase or refinance of a new home. 

Originally from Phoenix, Kelso earned a bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. He began his lending career in 2004.

Founded by early Minneapolis civic leader David C. Bell in 1880, Bell Mortgage now has thousands of family mortgages to its name and offices in Phoenix as well as the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

George Maravilla joins Tower Capital

Tower Capital, a commercial real estate structured finance firm, announced that George Maravilla has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as Vice President. In his new position, Mr. Maravilla will be utilizing his extensive 14-year background at DMB Associates, a Scottsdale-based developer specializing in master-planned communities, country clubs, mixed-use commercial, multifamily, office and retail developments throughout the Western US and Hawaii.

Mr. Maravilla recently served DMB as Director of Finance where he was responsible for managing project level financial risk and establishing the appropriate development strategy. He also created long-term capital plans, project life cycle capitalization, deal structuring, and was in charge of project investor/partner reporting. Furthermore, he evaluated new opportunities in a wide range of residential and commercial asset classes having underwritten more than $700M in potential acquisitions and vertical developments during his time at DMB.