Pinnacle West announces Brandt retirement, Guldner appointment

The Pinnacle West Capital Corp. Board of Directors recently announced the retirement of its chairman/president/CEO Don Brandt. After 16 years with the company, his retirement is effective Nov. 15, according to a press release. The board of directors elected current APS President Jeff Guldner to the board effective immediately, and appointed him chairman of the […]

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging names Wheat as new executive director

The board of directors at Duet: Partners In Health & Aging has appointed Ann Wheat as the organization’s new executive director. Ms. Wheat was selected for this role after serving as Duet’s interim executive director since March, following the departure of Elizabeth Banta, who retired from the organization after 23 years of dedicated service, according […]

VOS Active 20-20 Club donates $109K to children’s charities

Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club — 501(c)(3) organization, Valley Kids Foundation — has awarded $109,000 to 12 Phoenix-area non-profit organizations during the 2018-2019 fundraising cycle. Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 helps to improve the quality of life for children in the local Phoenix community “facing various challenges through fundraising activities and hands-on […]

PHX Beer Co. to debut in September with new concept

A new brewery and restaurant concept, PHX Beer Co., will debut in the Valley this September by adapting previously-occupied Valley brewery and restaurant spaces. In the Phoenix Ale Brewery locations, PHX Beer Co. will showcase new ownership, a new look, new food, and new beer, according to a press release, noting the PHX Beer Co. […]

McRae Agency earns public relations recognition

The McRae Agency, a full-service marketing communications firm in Paradise Valley, announced it has been ranked No. 1 in Public Relations (with 10 or fewer in the department) in AZ BIG Media’s Ranking Arizona’s “Best of Arizona Businesses 2019.” Ranking Arizona is the largest business poll in Arizona. Over 1 million people cast their votes […]

Overton named to Arizona Commission of African American Affairs

Dickinson Wright PLLC announce Timothy Overton has been appointed to the Arizona Commission of African American Affairs by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. An Arizona State Statute established the Arizona Commission of African American Affairs in 2010 and its purpose is to bring together African American leaders and communities throughout the state of Arizona to voice […]

Snell & Wilmer partner named president-elect of bar association

Snell & Wilmer recently announced Patricia Lee “Trish” Refo, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, assumed the role of president-elect of the American Bar Association at the end of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. She will serve a one-year term as president-elect then become ABA president in August 2020, according to a […]

The Little Gym earns award at annual conference

The Little Gym recognized top-performing gyms — including The Little Gym of Paradise Valley, 4848 E. Cactus Road in Phoenix — with the President’s Circle Award at the company’s 2019 Reunion conference. The event was July 14-17 at the Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, according to a press release. Alex […]

Stemm named Washington Federal commercial real estate division manager

Washington Federal Bank has announced Scott Stemm as its Arizona Commercial Real Estate Department division manager. Mr. Stemm is responsible for builder financing and commercial real estate, including land acquisition and development, specs, presales and income property and permanent financing on income properties, according to a press release. Western Federal Bank is at 6720 N. […]

Ritz-Carlton hotel eyes opening date

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced its expected summer 2020 opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley. Set in the Town of Paradise Valley, construction on The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is underway for the luxury property that will span over 20 acres and boast 215 guest accommodations, according to a press release. “We are thrilled to expand […]