Johnson Carlier expands team and welcomes strategic marketing manager

Johnson Carlier, an Arizona-based independently managed general contractor, recently hired Janelle Shroyer to its roster of talented employees. In her position, Shroyer will be responsible for marketing initiatives including brand awareness, and coordination of planning, developing and producing competitive proposals, and more.

“Janelle brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the construction industry to help us implement process-driven strategies that are both effective and impactful,” said Tom Harrison, senior vice president and managing director of Johnson Carlier. “She is an exceptional asset to our team, and we are excited to see how she will grow our company.”

Prior to her work in the construction industry, Shroyer spent 10 years working in office management at a private wealth firm and at a bank in Honolulu, Hawaii. Most recently, she served as the marketing coordinator at Adolfson & Peterson Construction for four years. Through this experience, she has cultivated her marketing professionalism by developing strong people-skills that have helped her to create long lasting relationships with clients, industry partners and internal team members. She’s also managed the undertaking of unique approaches to a variety of pursuits including competitive proposals and project interviews.

In her current role, Shroyer hopes to align Johnson Carlier’s business strategies and brand awareness initiatives through social media platforms, community give-back proposals and team building events.

“Being hired during this transformative time for the construction industry is inspiring,” said Shroyer. “I’m looking forward to working with such an incredibly innovative and dedicated group.”

Shroyer is additionally the co-founder of Back 2 School Bounty, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to reducing teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses in Arizona, Colorado and Minnesota. Valuing the importance of community care, Shroyer’s involvement with the non-profit will provide opportunities for Johnson Carlier to interact with and give back to the deserving local neighborhoods it serves. She is also a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), an innovative group of marketing and business professionals working to inspire the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

Oliver Yandle named ASCPA president and CEO

The Board of Directors of the Arizona Society of CPAs announced the appointment of Oliver Yandle, JD, CAE as the new President and CEO of the ASCPA. The Board is excited to have Yandle lead the organization, bringing his wealth of experience in professional associations, knowledge and skill in technology solutions, and passion for bringing professionals together to find the power in community and connections.

Yandle previously served as Executive Director of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the largest international organization providing support to people in the legal management profession. He has held CEO-level positions for a number of other professional service and trade associations, including the Commercial Law League of America, the Building Service Contractors Association International, the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

He is active in both the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) where he holds the Certified Association Executive designation, and the Association Forum of Chicagoland, where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors. He has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a member of the first class of Chicago’s Notable LGBTQ Executives.

Koren Hudson joins notMYkid

Koren Hudson has joined the notMYkid as Clinical Director to lead the nonprofit’s new behavioral health services program.

“She has over 12 years of experience working in nonprofit outpatient behavioral health programs, four years in a management role and extensive experience in direct practice in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care facilities,” said Kristen Polin, CEO, notMYkid. “Her passion for this work comes from her devotion and dedication to help children and families heal from trauma and addiction.”

Koren received her master’s degree in Professional Counseling with a Concentration in Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation from Ottawa University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  Koren completed her licensure hours as a trauma therapist with a significant focus on family therapy to help families understand the impact of trauma while also being able to heal from it. Koren will bring her rich history of individual and group therapy and program development/enhancement to launch notMYkid’s new and exciting venture into general mental health and substance use disorder treatment services for adolescents and their families.

AZSA announces new leadership, 2 new board members for 2021

Arizona Self-Storage Association (AZSA), the trade association that represents the self-storage industry in Arizona, recently announced new leadership and two new board members for 2021.

AZSA’s new leadership comprises Diane Gibson, Cox Armored Mini Storage Management, President; Jeff Gorden, Eagle Commercial Realty Services, Vice President; Martin Lorch, BPI Capital Management, Treasurer; and Anne Mari DeCoster, Storelocal, Secretary.

“Heading this association for the next few years is certainly an honor that comes with great responsibility,” Gibson said. “AZSA is and has been known as one of the elite state associations so it’s important for myself and the current board of directors to keep that going. We continue to find board members who give of their time and knowledge to give every operator in Arizona the tools necessary to run their facilities with our standardized best practices. 

“We are continuing to push ourselves to find ways to connect with our members during this challenging time to ensure our message is still getting out and we continue to help those in need of our assistance,” Gibson said. 

New members on the board of directors for 2021 are Alonna Ross,; and DeCoster. Returning board members: Bill Alter, Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate; James Appleton, MiniCo Insurance Agency; Poppy Behrens, Conference Chair; David Brown, Wentworth Property Company; Matthew Hall, Stadium Properties; Korey Hanson, Professional Self Storage Management; Whitney Jurjevich, owner/operator; Andrew Kelly, owner/operator; Dave King, Wentworth Property Company; Richard Marmor, legal/legislator chair; Ray McRae, Arizona Mini Storage Management Company; Carol Mixon Krendl, education chair, SkilCheck Services; Belinda Rosthenhausler, CDC Small Business Finance; Chris Rudel, The Rudel Company; and Tarik Williams.

The new leadership also includes naming Amy Amideo as Interim Executive Director. She joins AZSA most recently from the business finance industry.

“I have been entrusted with such an amazing legacy and will work diligently to maintain the high-quality standards and innovative ideas that AZSA has come to represent,” Amideo said. “I’m honored to be part of such a wonderful industry. The members have been so welcoming. The work we will do on legislative issues affecting the industry will be indicative of the collaboration within the group.”

AZSA holds numerous events, including live and virtual (webinar) educational offerings and networking opportunities.