The Arizona Community Foundation welcomed the following five people to its board of directors.
• Bill Andrew is a co-founder and life member of the Andrew Family Foundation and co-founder and president of the AFC Public Foundation. He also serves as the CEO of the Werdna Corporation, which is a family wealth management organization. He is also the co-founder and chair of the board of trustees of the Summit School of Ahwatukee.
• Tony Astorga, CPA, is senior vice president and CFO of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona. He has also served as president of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mexico, was previously a partner with the certified public accounting firm of Astorga, Maurseth & Co., and is president of the board for the Phoenix Art Museum Endowment Fund and treasurer for the Valley of the Sun United Way and the Phoenix Art Museum.
• Jack Davis is president and COO for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, president and CEO for Arizona Public Services Company, and a board member of each. Originally from Texas, he has been chair or board member of numerous utility industry boards and councils. He is on the board of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Downtown Phoenix Partnership.
• Denise Resnik is founder of Denise Resnik & Associates, she co-founded and has been chair of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARCC), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education and community outreach. She is a board member of the Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, the Urban Land Institute’s Arizona District Council, and a trustee of ThinkAZ.
• Hal Tashman received his MBA from Columbia University, was a Fulbright Scholar, and began his professional career on Wall Street with a major accounting firm. He has held multiple positions within Scottsdale-based Tech Group, including controller, CFO, executive vice chairman and senior partner. Mr. Tashman has been actively involved with ASU, Columbia, Arizona Biomedical Institute, and the Turkish-American Business Forum in New York.
• Erica Rosenberg, director of the program on public policy at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, has been appointed a special adviser in the director’s office of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Her nine-month appointment began Aug. 21 and is evidence of a new collaboration of the law school with state government to work on environmental policy issues. Ms. Rosenberg will work on several of Governor Napolitano’s initiatives, including children’s health, the Colorado River and climate change. She also will work with the state forester.
• Rita Carillo received the Partner in Housing Award as the Arizona Department of Housing handed out its Housing Hero Awards at the Governor’s Housing Forum in Oro Valley on Sept. 6.
Ms. Carillo was recognized for her career as an advocate for affordable housing and firm belief in housing being the foundation for neighborhood revitalization. She recently retired as executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services in Phoenix, after ten years of service.
The 2006-07 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recently named 48 lawyers from Fennemore Craig’s Arizona offices to its list of honorees. Listed below are four who have been on the list for at least 20 years and 11 who have been on the list at least 10 years.
Louis F. Comus, Jr., trust and estates.
Anthony V. Ehmann, tax law.
Jordan Green, white-collar criminal defense.
Neal Kurn, tax law; trusts and estates.
C. Webb Crockett, energy law.
Rita Eisenfeld, trusts and estates.
David N. Heap, employee benefits law.
Neil H. Hiller, employee benefits law; tax law.
James W. Johnson, environmental law; natural resources law; water law.
Charles M. King, real estate law.
Anne L. Kleindienst, corporate law, franchise law.
Nancy-Jo Merritt, immigration law.
Jay S. Ruffner, health care law; sports law.
Kenneth J. Sherk, appellate law; commercial litigation; legal malpractice law.
Ronald J. Stolkin, labor and employment law.
Arizona People, Sept. 8 2006