Lambda Alpha International to host drone, real estate presentation

The Phoenix chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI) will host “How Will Drones Impact Commercial Real Estate” Wednesday, May 29, at Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. Seventh St. Kathy Kim, vice president of marketing with airobotics will make the presentation, according to a press release. In the commercial real estate space, drone applications also include […]

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has new owners

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has new owners driving the business after getting purchased by Stig Investments. According to a press release, Stig Investments, a group of entrepreneur racing enthusiasts and automobile collectors, finalized its purchase of the performance racing school on Monday, May 20. The new owners and FCA US LLC […]

Micalann Pepe joins Gabriel’s Angels board of directors

Micalann C. Pepe has been named to the board of directors of Gabriel’s Angels, a pet therapy organization in Phoenix. Ms. Pepe, an insurance law and business attorney and partner at Jaburg Wilk, said she thinks joining the board of directors is a “great fit.” “I wanted to work with a non-profit that made a […]

Xavier seniors earn 97 degrees from Rio Salado in 2019

Ninety-seven Xavier College Preparatory seniors earned associate’s degrees from Rio Salado College on Thursday, May 2. According to a press release, this collaboration started in 1987 between then Xavier principal, Sr. Joan Fitzgerald and then Rio Salado president, Art DeCabooter. In the ensuing 32 years, Xavier students have earned more than 2,000 degrees. “Our collaboration […]

Jaburg Wilk adds K. Michelle Ronan to Insurance Law Practice

The law firm of Jaburg Wilk has announced that attorney, K. Michelle Ronan recently joined the law firm’s insurance law group. According to a press release, Ms. Ronan will be in their bad faith litigation, insurance coverage, and construction defect litigation groups. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, she represented clients in insurance defense and bad faith […]

Barrow Neurological Foundation dubs new president of philanthropy

Katie Cobb has been named president of philanthropy for Barrow Neurological Foundation. The brain and spine institute is part of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Barrow Neurological Foundation was established in 1961 to raise funds for research at the Institute. Now, the Foundation raises millions of dollars for research, medical […]

Arizona Elk Society provide hunting trip for disabled veteran

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Neil Schalk had a holiday experience he’ll never forget, thanks to the Arizona Elk Society’s Hunts for Heroes Program. The program, a partnership between the Arizona Elk Society and Arizona Game and Fish, connects veterans with disabilities with Arizona hunting outfitters to get veterans out of their routine and enjoying the […]

22nd Annual Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic raises more than $375,000

More than $375,000 was raised at the 22nd Annual Fresh Start Charity Golf Classic held at Kierland Golf Course on Nov. 4. Presented by Valley Toyota dealers, more than 230 golfers teed off for the fundraising event, according to a press release. Proceeds will benefit programs and services offered at Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a […]

Former Mesa mayor named Valley Metro interim CEO

Following a joint meeting of the Valley Metro RPTA and Valley Metro Rail Boards of Directors, action was taken to select Scott Smith, former mayor of Mesa and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, as the interim chief executive officer for the Valley Metro organization. An employment agreement is being prepared with an effective date of February 1, 2016. “The Valley Metro agency is too important, with too many important milestones and programs, to be without a good leader,” stated Phoenix Councilmember, Valley Metro Rail Board Chair and Valley Metro RPTA Board Vice Chair Thelda Williams, in a press release. “We greatly appreciate the interest of Scott Smith and the service of acting CEO Eric Anderson.”