On the move at knoodle, AZSA, CW PICOR, Jennings Strouss

Business News | 28 Jun |

Knoodle taps superstar brander for chief creative partner

In a move that’s sure to turn heads in the Phoenix market, internationally known creative talent John Meyer will be joining Phoenix-based knoodle. Founded in 1999 by CEO Rosaria Cain, knoodle is a 13-person ad agency best known for work in the residential and commercial real estate sectors. Among a long list of other nationally recognized names, Meyer has worked with mega brands Apple, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Levi’s, Absolut, Pom Wonderful, TD Ameritrade and Virgin.

CEO of knoodle, Rosaria Cain, is beaming about the new addition to her team and the long term prospects for the partnership with Meyer, which she sees as paying immediate dividends. “This is such a big win for knoodle and our clients. John’s fresh approach to our creative is going to add a WOW factor to the incredible work we do on a daily basis,” said Cain. “John’s talents will certainly allow knoodle to target and win business that we haven’t been able to reach in the 20 years that we’ve been operating in Phoenix. It’s really a game changer for us, both in this market and beyond” Cain continued. 

Meyer will join knoodle as Chief Creative Officer and Partner, bringing with him a wealth of experience including executive leadership roles with Deutsch TBWA, DDB, FCB, Hill Holliday, Y&R, Hal Riney and Publicis. “I was looking to make a move into the Phoenix market because it’s really growing by leaps and bounds. I found the perfect fit with knoodle,” said Meyer. “We are just at the beginning stages, but I’m already seeing the potential for knoodle and our clients to reach greater heights.”

Arizona Self-Storage Association names leadership for 2019

Arizona Self-Storage Association, the trade association that represents the self-storage industry in Arizona, recently elected three new board members and re-elected seven board members.

Newly elected board members are David Brown, Wentworth Property Company; Matthew Hall, Stadium Properties / Dollar Self Storage; and Belinda Rosthenhausler, Clear Title Agency of Arizona.

Re-elected to the board are Bill Alter, Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate; Diane Gibson, Cox Armored Mini Storage Management, Inc.; Jeff Gorden, Eagle Commercial Realty Services; Dave King, Wentworth Property Company; Martin Lorch, BPI Capital Management, Inc.; Ray McRae, Arizona Mini Storage Management Company/Storage Solutions; and Chris Rudel, The Rudel Company.

AZSA boasts more than 600 facilities in the association owned by approximately 300 owner/operators as well as more than 100 associate members who are both local and national vendors to the self-storage industry.  

AZSA holds 25 events a year, including live and virtual (webinar) educational offerings and networking opportunities. Its annual conference is Sept. 25-26, at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. The AZSA Golf Tournament is Sept. 24 at the Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass.  

Jose Dabdoub joins CW PICOR office team

Formerly with Dabdoub Commercial, Jose Dabdoub joined Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR in June 2019, bringing over ten years of experience working in the Arizona-Sonora region. As a bilingual and bicultural real estate professional, Dabdoub has a deep understanding of the cultures, the people and the investment opportunities arising in such a rich and dynamic region of the world. His expertise and knowledge spans investment brokerage, management, and consulting services for Mexican and U.S. investors in the Tucson region, as well as industrial land and building sales, leasing, and development in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  Dabdoub’s clients have included numerous distributors and logistics providers. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona and attended the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores, Monterrey,

Jennings Strouss attorney elected to board

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Energy Bar Association’s Northeast Chapter.

The Energy Bar Association’s mission is to promote the professional excellence and ethical integrity of its members in the practice, administration, and development of energy laws, regulations, and policies by providing: superior educational programming, networking opportunities, and information resources.

“I look forward to serving on the Board of Directors for the Energy Bar Association’s Northeast Chapter,” states Sarmentero, Member in the firm’s energy department. “I have been a member of the Energy Bar Association for many years and now I will have the opportunity to give back to this remarkable association and contribute to the fulfillment of its mission.”

Sarmentero is a member of the law firm Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC. She represents clients in transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters in the electric and natural gas industries. She advocates for her clients in litigation and settlement proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the federal courts of appeals. Sarmentero’s regulatory practice includes advising clients on issues involving utility and pipeline revenue requirements, pipeline transportation rates, electric transmission rates and incentives, transmission planning and cost allocation, pipeline certificate proceedings, participation in regional energy and capacity markets, FERC’s jurisdictional boundaries, grid resilience, reactive power revenue requirements, and hydroelectric project licensing. She is experienced in drafting and negotiating agreements for energy transactions, including agreements addressing ownership and operation of transmission and generation facilities, capital investments, power purchases, engineering procurement and construction, dynamic transfers of electricity, interconnections, and water and power supply. Sarmentero advises clients on matters concerning compliance with open access transmission tariffs, standards of conduct, NERC electric reliability standards, and PHMSA safety regulations for natural gas pipelines.

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