Moving Up

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TWO ON BOARD

David Lopez-Monroy of Beach, Fleischman & Co. was elected treasurer to the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona. Juan Marcos Hidalgo of Bashas’ Supermarkets joins the board as a new member. For more info visit www.rmhctucson.org.

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CHANDLER PICKS DIVERSITY CREW

Chandler has created a diversity office to interact with the city’s growing and diverse population. Leah Powell will head the office, and Niki Tapia will assist her. Tapia moves from her position as executive assistant in the city manager’s office. Other responsibilities include recruiting diverse city job candidates and updating cultural diversity training.  For more […]

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TWO JOIN SCOTTDALE CC

The Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce has hired Richard Castro and Cyndi Palestos to manage new business development. For more info visit www.scottsdalechamber.com.

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OFFICERS SAVE LIFE

Phoenix police officers Julia Ortiz and Chris Morris recently received Salt River Project’s Service to Mankind Award for saving a man’s life in November. The two officers revived an unconscious SRP employee with no heartbeat.

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MORALES LEADS HAC

Yolanda Morales has been named chief operations officer for Hispanic American Central. The holding company’s four divisions include the Internet publication Hispanic Times USA, Hispanic Group Partners, Hispanic Event Marketing, and the United States Hispanic Business Association. For more info visit www.hispanicamericancentral.com.

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LUJAN NAMED PRES

State Rep. David Lujan is the new board president of the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board. The Phoenix Democrat has served on the district’s governing board since 2002.  Phoenix Union is the city’s largest high school district, with about 25,000 students. Lujan is a member of the House of Representatives’ Education (K-12) Committee. […]

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DURAN NEW POST

Richard Durán, president of Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus, is leaving to take the top job at Oxnard College in California. Durán has been at Pima for 13 years, rising from dean of instruction at the Downtown Campus to lead the Desert Vista Campus. He is also the founding president of Tohono O’odham Community […]

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FREY JOINS LAW FIRM

Katea M. Frey has joined the Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, real estate practice. Frey graduated from Valparaiso University and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She also was the executive editor for the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and worked with the Georgetown University Institute for Public Representation legal clinic. […]

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NEW RIO SALADO VP

Dr. Chris Bustamante, Rio Salado College dean of academic affairs, has been named as the vice president of community development and student services. Before coming to Rio Salado College, Bustamante spent more than a decade as the Maricopa Community College District director of government relations & external affairs, the director of state relations and the […]

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ASU MOVES BERUMEN

Paul Berumen was named director for local government relations in the ASU Office of Public Affairs. His previous ASU position was director for community outreach. His new responsibilities include working with local city and county governments and local neighborhoods to facilitate the expansion of the university’s four campuses.  He also is on the board of […]