New Retail Broker at Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR

Teh Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR retail team has added Roxanne Harding. Roxanne is a Tucson native and University of Arizona graduate. She specializes in the sale and lease of retail properties in the region.

Roxanne has had the opportunity to watch the city grow while observing the market as it evolves and adapts with time. She began her real estate career with a large Tucson residential brokerage, successfully representing both buyers and sellers before joining C&W | PICOR’s retail team.

Her diverse background allows her to proactively devise unique and strategic solutions for her clients. Roxanne leverages her skillset and company resources to provide cost-effective and timely solutions for her clients’ real estate needs. Through her proactivity and commitment, she has developed a reputation for service grounded in integrity, creativity, and hard work.

Roxanne complements the retail team of Greg Furrier, Rob Tomlinson, and Aaron LaPrise. Together, they embrace this changing retail landscape and look forward to devising creative solutions for landlords and retailers in the years ahead. 

Coppersmith Brockelman promotes 2 attorneys

Phoenix-based business law firm Coppersmith Brockelman announced the promotion of Andy Gaona to partner and Katherine DeStefano to of counsel. Both attorneys focus on commercial litigation and election and political law, reinforcing the firm’s considerable experience and depth in those practice areas.

“Andy and Katherine are outstanding young lawyers,” said Coppersmith Brockelman Managing Partner Kent Brockelman. “They are a testament to our firm’s commitment to the highest levels of professionalism, diversity, and inclusiveness. We feel very lucky to have them on our team.”

Gaona has substantial experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, election disputes, appeals, and matters involving state and local governments. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, and has been recognized as one of Southwest Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars for Business Litigation since 2014. Gaona received his juris doctorate from Arizona State University. 

Similarly, DeStefano is a litigator with experience in complex commercial disputes in state and federal court, including matters in the areas of employment law, insurance, health care, construction defects, and election law. Her pro bono work has included an immigration appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She earned her juris doctorate at the University of Arizona.

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Catholic Charities promotes Mascaro

CarrieLynn Mascaro has been part of the Catholic Charities team for almost 20 years in different capacities. Mascaro will be promoted to Vice President of Central Arizona Program Operations in early February – a role that requires her experience, dedication and passion for the most vulnerable.

“Throughout her nearly two decades of service here at Catholic Charities, Carrie has shown what it means to be committed to excellence for the agency and for the people she serves – within and outside of Catholic Charities,” says Paul Mulligan, CEO of the organization. “She’ll be an outstanding addition to our Executive Team and will bring a wealth of knowledge and community connections forward into her new, expanded role.”

Uptown Alley hires new manager

Surprise’s premiere entertainment venue Uptown Alley is excited to announce an addition to the growing team. Scott Dittmer is the new general manager of the West Valley bowling alley, restaurant and laser tag hot spot. The 60,000 square foot venue offers 40 high tech bowling lanes, two-level laser tag, more than 75 video games and a full-service restaurant, Red Embers Bar and Grill.  

Dittmer is an award winning general and regional manager that has been growing his career in the hospitality industry for more than 16 years. After his graduation from Minnesota State University, Dittmer relocated to the Valley where he developed his passion and gained expertise in the restaurant business.

“I am excited to join Uptown Alley,” Dittmer said. “I want to use my expertise to help support the dynamic Uptown Alley team in giving customers the most enjoyable and fun family experience in the West Valley. I want to continue to develop Uptown Alley into a leading destination and entertainment venue in Surprise.”