The Ak-Chin Indian Community Separately Elects Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Councilmembers

The Ak-Chin Indian Community Jan. 5, 2017

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has elected Robert Miguel as chairman, Gabriel Lopez as vice-chairman, and Delia Carlyle, Ann Antone and Alvin Antone as councilmembers. Miguel and Lopez will serve four-year terms, and the three councilmembers will serve two-year terms. This year’s election was particularly historic because it was the first time Community members were able… [More]

Ralph Holmes Joins Cigna’s Arizona Leadership as President and General Manager for Regional Business

Cigna Dec. 13, 2016

Cigna (NYSE:CI) has named Ralph Holmes as president and general manager for its commercial health care benefits plans in Arizona, adding to its Phoenix-based leadership team.  Cigna Medical Group (CMG), the multi-specialty medical practice, and seniors plans in Arizona will continue to be led by Edward Kim who joined Cigna in 2011. In his role,… [More]

Anne Gill Named Tempe Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Sept. 30, 2016

Anne Gill will assume the role of President & CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 31, 2016. She has served as the President & CEO of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce since 2011.    Gill is a skilled nonprofit leader with more than 25 years of business administration experience who excels in… [More]

Adopt Technologies Appoints Rob Lloyd to Board of Advisors

Adopt Technologies July 12, 2016

Adopt Technologies, a turnkey cloud-based IT solutions provider for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced that Rob Lloyd, chief information officer for the City of San Jose, Calif., the self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley, has been elected to the company’s board of advisors.  “We are honored to welcome Rob to our board of advisors,” said… [More]

Greater Phoenix Score Names New President with Top-Secret Intelligence Background

Greater Phoenix SCORE July 5, 2016

  Greater Phoenix SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to mentoring small business owners, announced that Jay Gladney is the region’s new president. Gladney took a very non-traditional route to lead the Phoenix-based business organization, spending more than four decades in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Gladney joined Score in April 2013, serving as the Vice President… [More]

Walker & Dunlop Grows Capital Markets Team in the Southwest

Walker & Dunlop June 23, 2016

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has hired Jim Pierson and Keaton Merrell as senior vice presidents in its Capital Markets group. Messrs. Pierson and Merrell will be joining Walker & Dunlop’s award-winning Arizona team, led by Brandon Harrington, senior vice president, and Matt Steffen, vice president, in the company’s Phoenix office.  Walker & Dunlop President, Howard… [More]

Arizona Builders Alliance Announces New President and Adds New Board Members

Arizona Builders Alliance June 22, 2016

 Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide commercial construction trade association, recently elected a new board president and added four new directors to its board.  Mike Epstein, owner and managing member of Tucson-based Epstein Construction, has been tapped as ABA’s new board president. Four new directors were also elected: Steve Grauer, vice president and district manager… [More]

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) Announces New Executive Director

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation June 21, 2016

The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) has named Tom Schumann as its new Executive Director, effective in early July. Schumann has an extensive background in business and entrepreneurship, formerly serving as the Executive Director of the Inventor’s Center of Michigan and President of the Michigan Business Incubation Association. Most recently, Schumann worked as a… [More]

Breathe Right Nasal Strips Powerhouse Dr. Dan Cohen Named Airware Labs President

Airware Labs Corporation August 19, 2015

Airware Labs Corporation has appointed Dan Cohen, M.D., to the newly created position of President of Airware Labs Corporation. CEO Jeffrey Rassas said the appointment becomes effective immediately. Dr. Cohen is the former founder, chairman and CEO of CNS, Inc. He was the driving force behind the meteoric rise of Breathe Right nasal strips, acquiring… [More]

New Leadership Taking the Helm of ULI Arizona

Urban Land Institute, Arizona District Council July 7, 2015

Longtime ULI leader Steven La Terra, managing director and principal of Paradigm Private Equity Holdings, has been selected as the new chair of the Urban Land Institute, Arizona District Council (ULI Arizona), serving on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that starts July 1. La Terra, a full member of the Urban Land Institute,… [More]