Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new and ever-evolving knowledge-based economy.
Az Business magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards.
“The diverse personalities and skill sets of the finalists for the ACC Awards show how much the role of the corporate counsel has evolve over the last few years,” says AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “While maintaining a firm handle on the traditional functions of the legal department, the roles of these in-house attorneys are expanding to handle complex issues such as regulation and compliance, data privacy and cybersecurity issues. It’s a difficult, yet vital role that has a direct impact on every organization’s bottom line.”
Candidates in several categories will be recognized for their extraordinary legal skills and achievements across a full range of in-house responsibility, exemplary leadership and for contributions to Arizona’s communities. The 38 finalists and winners will be honored during a ceremony and dinner Thursday, January 18 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order.
Charlie Alm, Barkley Ag Enterprises
Mike Archiopoli, Viad Corp.
Stephen Beaver, Aspect Software
Diandra Benally, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Ryan Berry, Colony Starwood Homes
Tiffany Broberg, Progress Residential
Manuel Cairo, Midwestern University
Todd Carlson, Knight Transportation
Tracy Cheney, Early Warning Services
Steven Fishbach, TPI Composites
Dawn Grove, Karsten Manufacturing
Katy Heth, SRP
Robert Itkin, Simon Consulting
Maureen Kats, PetSmart
Anne Kaufman, Troon Golf
William Koslow, Limelight Networks
Andy Kvesic, Arizona Corporation Commission
Lance Lucey, International Cruise & Excursions
Alissa McDowell, Axon
Andrew Miller, Town of Paradise Valley
Michael Minnaugh, Valley Metro
Derek Mirza, Sprouts Farmers Market
John Murphy, United Web
Virginia O’Malley, Redflex Traffic Systems
George, Pisaruk, Plexus Worldwide
Sondra Radcliffe, UTC Aerospace
David Rauch, Annexus
Justin Redman, GoDaddy
Jordan Redman, Forever Living Products
Rebecca Ruegg, Celltrust
Bhavi Shah, Blood Systems
Mona Stone, Goodwill of Central Arizona
Mackenzie Woods, BASIS.ed