CopperPoint Insurance Companies Names David Kuhn Regional President and EVP, Enterprise Distribution

CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company | April 11, 2018

Phoenix-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, a regional multi-line commercial insurance company, today announced David (Dave) Kuhn has been named Regional President of PacificComp, a subsidiary of CopperPoint, and EVP of Enterprise Distribution for the CopperPoint Family of Insurance Companies. Dave brings over 30 years of experience in the commercial property and casualty industry and most… [More]

SRP Names New General Manager and CEO

Salt River Project | March 6, 2018

Salt River Project’s Board of Directors today selected Mike Hummel to succeed Mark B. Bonsall as the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer and lead day-to-day operations of the community-based, not-for-profit public power utility. Hummel, 57, will assume responsibilities in May. Hummel is currently SRP’s Deputy General Manager of Resources & Finance.  Bonsall announced his… [More]

Paige Rothermel Named Chief Growth Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | Feb. 5, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has named Paige Rothermel as its chief growth officer. In this role, she will ignite new opportunities to deliver on what customers need and want, and help drive our mission for improving the quality of life for Arizonans. “I’m energized by this new role,” Rothermel says. “Arizona has… [More]

Pam Kehaly New President/CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Oct. 3, 2017

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), the state’s largest locally-owned healthcare insurer, has named Pam Kehaly president and CEO. Kehaly has been serving as president of Anthem, Inc.’s West Region, which includes Anthem’s affiliated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield health plans in eight states and the company’s Specialty business. She oversees the 5,000-employee, and… [More]

David Eaker Named Campus President of The Refrigeration School, Inc.

The Refrigeration School, Inc. Aug. 10, 2017

The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), has named David Eaker campus president of the Phoenix-based skilled-trade school. A leader in the industry for more than 50 years, RSI has trained over 10,000 students for sustainable careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).  “With demand booming for skilled HVAC/R technicians, it’s an exciting time to… [More]

Kimberly Davids Named General Manager of The Weitz Company

The Weitz Company Aug. 7, 2017

History was made at The Weitz Company on Thursday when Kimberly Davids was named the organization’s first female general manager. She will oversee Weitz’s operations in the southwest region from its office in Phoenix. Davids succeeds The Weitz Company Executive Vice President Chris Harrison, who is transitioning to a full-time leadership role over Weitz’s National… [More]

First Western Trust Names President for Phoenix Market

First Western Trust June 21, 2017

First Western Trust is pleased to announce new leadership for the Phoenix market. Chad Maze, who has assumed the role of president, has overall responsibility for the lending, private banking, commercial banking, trust, and investment teams in Phoenix, focused on addressing the unique financial goals of our clients. Chad brings more than 25 years of… [More]

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Selects Polsinelli Shareholder Melissa Ho to Serve Four-Year Term on Arizona State Advisory Committee

Polsinelli June 12, 2017

Polsinelli Shareholder Melissa Ho has been selected by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to serve a four-year term on the Arizona State Advisory Committee (SAC).  In this role, she will provide advice and recommendations to the Commission about allegations of voting rights deprivation; race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, and national origin discrimination;… [More]

Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke Joins Ballard Spahr in Phoenix

Ballard Spahr May 22, 2017

Dennis K. Burke—the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Senior Adviser to the Department of Homeland Security, and member of the Obama/Biden transition team that focused on homeland security administration and policy—has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in Phoenix, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Burke brings more than 20 years of experience in… [More]

Western Alliance Bancorporation Announces Return of Kenneth A. Vecchione as President

Western Alliance Bancorporation May 8, 2017

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL), one of the country’s top-performing banking companies, today announced that effective July 10, 2017, Kenneth Vecchione will return to the Company as President. Kenneth Vecchione will join Robert Sarver, Chairman and CEO, along with Dale Gibbons, CFO, and Jim Haught, COO, in the executive suite at Western Alliance. “This is… [More]