The Arizona Insurance Council (AIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer education and partnership building on behalf of property and casualty insurers in Arizona, has promoted and elected the following people as officers for 2008:
Nicole Farr has been promoted from AIC public relations assistant to manager of communications
Javier Rey, vice president of operations for State Farm Insurance, elected as AIC president.
Brett Clausen, auto underwriting vice president for Farm Bureau Financial Services, elected as AIC vice president.
Phil Houghton, district underwriter for Country Financial, elected as AIC treasurer.
Kerry Hayden, government affairs representative — AZ for Farmers Insurance Group, elected as AIC secretary.
The Arizona Insurance Council is a nonprofit organization supported by member companies in the property-casualty insurance business.
Lizzette Alameda Zubey, an associate with Lewis and Roca LLP’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice, has been appointed as the new president of Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association.
In addition to her work with Los Abogados, Zubey is a member of the Intellectual Property section of the State Bar of Arizona and the American Bar Association.
Before her position at Lewis and Roca, Zubey worked with the ASU’s Civil Practice Law Clinic, representing indigent clients in civil cases and administrative proceedings under faculty supervision. She also interned with the Mexican Consulate General of Phoenix, assisting in political and legislative efforts promoting the “matricula consular” identification card and the development of Mexican water law.
Zubey received her JD from the ASU College of Law in 2003 and her BA in political science from ASU in 1999.
Daniel J. Dye, an assistant professor at Phoenix School of Law, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, a group that teaches adults to read and write English and prepare for the GED exam.
Dye received his JD from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2003. During law school, he served on the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy and the National Moot Court team. Prior to joining the faculty at Phoenix School of Law, Dye was on the faculty at Long Technical College, where he taught courses in English composition, civil litigation, contracts, legal research and writing, dissolution of marriage and estate administration.
Phoenix School of Law has announced the 2008-2009 Student Bar Association (SBA) Officers. The SBA acts as a representative body for the students and coordinates student activities and organizations.
The 2008-2009 officers are:
“Special” Ed Johnson, president
Jamie Vining, day vice president
Ben Erlick, evening vice president
Lindsey Jackson, treasurer
Gregory Uren, attorney general
Brittany Robinson, secretary
Shandrea Solomon, an assistant professor with the Phoenix School of Law, has been selected as a 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year. She received her JD in 1994 from Loyola University.
Judge David R. Cole, an assistant professor of law, has also been selected as a 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year at Phoenix School of Law. Cole served as a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge from 1989 through June 2007, prior to joining the faculty at Phoenix School of Law.
Sen. Jon Kyl has been selected Legislator of the Year for 2007-2008 by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said Kyl was recognized “for his leadership during the patent reform process and his ongoing support for health care issues.”
The senator was honored during the BIO Legislative Day Fly-In on April 16. More than 200 biotechnology industry representatives from 36 states, including Arizona, participated in hundreds of meetings with key members of the House and Senate.
BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.