Cosmetic surgeon, Elizabeth Lee, MD, joins Banner

Elizabeth Lee, MD, has joined the Banner – University Medicine reconstructive and cosmetic surgery team.

In addition, Dr. Lee has been appointed clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgical oncology.

As a part of the Division of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Lee specializes in plastic surgery reconstruction to maximize cosmetic outcomes for breast cancer patients. She also specializes in other elective services including Botox and facelifts.

Dr. Lee will treat patients at the following Banner locations:

Banner – University Medicine North

Banner — University Medical Dermatology Clinic

Sun Health names Randy A. McCaskill as VP of legal affairs

West Valley nonprofit Sun Health has named Randy A. McCaskill, as vice president of Legal Affairs, responsible for working with the organization’s executive leadership team, providing advice on a variety of legal matters and overseeing the assignment of outside legal counsel.

McCaskill last worked for Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., as chief legal counsel and compliance officer for the $2 billion global chemical manufacturer of fertilizers, pesticides, mining, industrial, and water treatment products with subsidiaries that engineer, fabricate, and construct chemical and hydrocarbon refining plants throughout the world.

At Sun Health, Randy’s responsibilities as VP of Legal Affairs will include working closely with the corporate compliance oversight committee in order to maintain compliance programs and training as well as ensure compliance with internal controls, statutory requirements and other regulatory agencies. He will also manage relationships with external counsel for litigation.

Arrivia names Firasat Hussain as new chief information officer

Arriva today announced that Firasat Hussain has joined the company as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Hussain comes to arrivia with more than 23 years of experience in IT with several senior leadership roles at Ticketmaster, RR Donnelley, and Orbitz.

“I’m excited Firasat will be joining our company.  Firasat comes to us from Ticketmaster, where he led a team of over 100 technologists responsible for engineering, operations and project management for Ticketmaster’s core ticketing platform”, said Mike Nelson, arrivia’s CEO.  “His experience and accomplishments in the areas of software development and enterprise architecture for high volume consumer platforms, including travel, are a perfect fit for our next phase of growth.”

Firasat brings a high degree of organizational efficiency to arrivia with proven SaaS offerings delivering high volume experiences, and enterprise Agile and DevOps transformations.  He has specialized in building customer-centric products and high-performance technology platforms for global companies in travel, live events, retail and healthcare.

“I am excited to be a part of arrivia’s growth as we merge technology from three companies, delivering large-scale product and technology initiatives driving the business forward”, said Firasat. “My experience with all facets of customer delivery and product development in the e-commerce space will help differentiate arrivia in the marketplace.”

Yvette Jackson elected to ACHSP board of directors

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, was recently elected to the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers (ACHSP) Board of Directors.

The ACHSP is a member-based advocacy organization whose mission is to “improve the lives of Arizona’s diverse populations.” ACHSP membership voted Jackson onto the board this summer as a result of her 20-plus years of behavioral healthcare experience in the state.

“I am thrilled and honored to be elected to the ACHSP board,” Jackson said. “I believe it is important for Devereux Arizona to be strongly connected to the human service provider community, and I am excited to work with partner agencies across the state to influence public policy decisions so that we may continue to enhance the quality of life for the individuals and families we serve.”

As a board member, Jackson will monitor and support the work of the ACHSP, and help set the strategic direction for the Arizona Foundation of Human Service Providers(AFHSP), which serves as the ACHSP’s educational arm, offering guidance and training to member organizations.

Jackson also was named co-chair of the ACHSP’s Human Resources Committee, which meets once a month, and provides opportunities for the membership’s human resources staff to network and problem-solve.

Venue8600 welcomes new director of sales and events

Nearly seven years after launching Venue8600, Elayne Beyer is retiring as director of sales & events and handing over the reins to hospitality veteran Donald Harvey on December 11.

“We wish Elayne the very best as she transitions into retirement and are very excited that she is passing the baton to such a qualified individual,” said Rebecca Grossman, CEO of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® which owns and operates the venue.

Before being furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Harvey was corporate and government sales manager for the Desert Willow and Black Canyon Conference Centers.

“I look forward to growing what Elayne and the Venue8600 team have started in the way of live, remote and hybrid events,” added Harvey. “You can also expect us to continue collaborating with local hotels, and the whole community, as referral partners.”

Harvey started in the resort business more than 20 years ago in Washington state and moved to Arizona in 2002 as senior sales manager for the Renaissance Scottsdale Resort.

Corcoran Platinum Living celebrates top performing agents

With five offices across Arizona and over 140 dedicated agents, Scottsdale-based Corcoran Platinum Living (previously known as Platinum Living Realty) has a lot to celebrate. Recently, agents gathered in person and online for the company’s annual awards event recognizing and celebrating its top agents. The event, normally held in April, was delayed by the COVID-19 scare.

“It’s a great pleasure to finally celebrate our talented agents for their success and achievements during the past year,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner and broker for Corcoran Platinum Living. “We are extremely impressed by the commitment and dedication of our agents to put their clients first and help them navigate Arizona’s real estate market. Their 2019 efforts were record setting, and even with the COVID-19 scare they continue to excel and provide the highest quality representation every day to their buyers and sellers.”

Several categories of awards honored top performing agents and teams based on their gross income and sales volume for 2019. Corcoran Platinum Living is proud to announce the recipients of their 2019 awards:

Top Teams

Sanders Real Estate Group

Bailey Bros.

The Grandon Group

The Young/Ottosen Group

Premier Circle

Ryan Bailey, Craig Young, Gretchen Slaughter, Scott Semer, Jason Grandon, Melanie Sanders, Charles Studebaker, and Stacey Grandon

Circle of Excellence

Sheri Spirek, Leonard Smith, Nathan Ottosen, Patrick Bailey, Karla Osmun, Kristen Petronio, Angela Walls, Ephrem Jando, Sarah Lossing, Liza Deer, Jheri South, Kristen Spayd, Justin Miller, Sheri Jones, James Stephens, and William Bisignano.

Platinum Circle

Christina Ramirez, Lindsay Rusk, Jodi Anderson, Wendy Miller, Dru Bloomfield, Michael Dickes, Will Dietz, Kelly Hennessy, Kathleen Ticknor, Steffani Brown, and Aria Mashburn

Rookie of the Year

Jamie Jachkowski

Partner Recognition

Lizy Hoeffer Team


AJF Engineering

Advantage Inspections

Title Alliance Platinum

Old Republic Home Warranty

Sold REM

Corcoran Platinum Living has crafted its culture through its methodical agent and staff selection, and through the quest to offer the best systems and resources for agent success. In the last year, Corcoran Platinum Living has been recognized as a leader in the industry by numerous realty groups and organizations. Much of its success and growth can be attributed to agents they work with, their agents’ productivity, and the leadership team guidance and coaching.

“Our agents play a pivotal role in the success of our company and they will continue to be the foundation of our growth through the new phase of our company as a Corcoran Group affiliate,” added Michelle Macklin, co-owner and broker for Corcoran Platinum Living.