Trevor Wilde appointed to Child Crisis Arizona board

Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning independent financial services firm that provides comprehensive retirement, investment, insurance, legal and tax planning services, announced its co-founder and managing director Trevor Wilde has been named to the board of directors for Child Crisis Arizona. For more than 43 years, Child Crisis Arizona has served the Valley’s vulnerable children and families and is committed to ending child abuse and neglect through prevention, education and intervention programs.

Wilde, who Barron’s recently named to its annual list of top 1,200 advisors nationwide and No. 1 overall in Arizona, formally joins the board after his team actively fundraised for the organization, raising over $150,000 in recent years as a result of their combined efforts. In addition to the board appointment, Wilde Wealth recently with Child Crisis this week to sponsor more than 6,000 meals to local families in need, all available curbside and at no cost to the families or organization. 

“Child Crisis offers emergency shelters for children, teen moms and their babies, group home for teens in the foster care system, foster care and adoption services, as well community-wide parenting classes, workshops, support groups and early education programs for low-income families,” says Wilde. “A father of four daughters myself, this cause especially hits home for me.” 

As co-founder and managing director of Wilde Wealth, Wilde – an Investment Advisor Representative who holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation, which is the mark of commitment to a standard of investment fiduciary excellence – leads one of the most dynamic and diverse wealth management firms in the nation. He was also recognized in 2018 as among the Most Admired Leaders in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal, and has been among the Top 15 Advisors out of more than 1,200 Cetera Advisors annually since 2012.

Civil Litigation attorney joins David Shapiro Law

David Shapiro Law, PLLC, a leading personal injury firm in Arizona, hired civil litigation attorney, Whitney M. Harvey. Harvey has a decade of litigation experience in both state and federal court and focuses on complex matters involving wrongful death, personal injury, commercial and business litigation, as well as social host liability.

“Whitney is a tenacious lawyer,” said David Shapiro, owner of and injury attorney for David Shapiro Law. “Her extreme commitment to her clients perfectly reflects our firm’s purpose, and we’re lucky to have her on the team.”

Harvey has been involved in many diversity initiatives in the greater Phoenix area. Additionally, her experience includes serving as in-house counsel for a major insurance company. In that role, Harvey supervised outside counsel on all aspects of civil litigation in five western states. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join a team of passionate and caring lawyers who are client-focused,” said Whitney. “I am blessed to have found a home here at David Shapiro Law, a standout firm that is destined to bring about change.” 

New GM appointed at Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona

Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Ariz. has hired Nick Solomon as the new general manager.

As general manager of Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Ariz., Nick Solomon is a veteran of the hospitality industry with nearly two decades of experience, successfully launching and managing multimillion-dollar, luxury hotels within one of the world’s leading hotel brand’s portfolio.

With a passion for team member experience and guest engagement, Solomon started his career with The Ritz-Carlton where he worked his way up the ranks within the five-star hotel. Catching the eye of the Marriott corporate team early on, Solomon led nine different opening teams for The Ritz-Carlton brand around the globe including Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, and The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara in Santa Barbara. He also led front-of-house and back-of-house operations at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey in Southern California.

Jacob Schellinger joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced Jacob Schellinger has joined the firm’s Regulatory & Government practice as an associate in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Schellinger’s practice focuses on advising tribal leaders and governments regarding Indian Law and policy issues including economic development, taxation, gaming, energy, leasing, natural resources, and Indian lands. Through his practice, Schellinger proactively devises advocacy strategy to promote tribal priorities and produce desired outcomes. His experience includes  drafting tribal ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, and management plans to advance his clients’ goals while complying with applicable federal and tribal law. 

Prior to joining the firm, Schellinger served as Vice President of Government Relations for the National Congress of American Indians. He was also Counsel for the Office of the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs which provided him the opportunity to engage with numerous tribal leaders, congressional members and staff, agency officials, interest groups, and others regarding legislation, regulatory activity, and legal matters affecting tribal governments. 

Schellinger received his J.D. from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

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