• Tim Delaney, an attorney who leads the Phoenix-based nonprofit Center for Leadership, Ethics & Public Service, has been chosen by the board of directors of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) as the organization’s new chief executive officer.
Delaney began his career and became a partner at a large multi-state law firm. When appointed Arizona’s solicitor general, he guided the state to win several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He later was promoted to the top staff position of chief deputy attorney general. In 2001, Delaney left the Attorney General’s Office to create the Center for Leadership, Ethics & Public Service.
He will succeed Audrey R. Alvarado who has led NCNA since 1999.
• Rep. Mark DeSimone, D-Phoenix, will be honored June 25 with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Freshman Legislator of the Year award.
“Rep. DeSimone truly stepped up this year to give a voice to Arizona businesses regarding onerous regulation. By working to re-establish the Administrative Rules Oversight Committee, along with other key legislative actions this year, Rep. DeSimone has cemented a lasting friendship with Arizona businesses,” said Glenn Hamer, president & CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
DeSimone has served in the Arizona House of Representatives since 2007. He serves on the House Commerce, House Government and House Human Services committees.
• Douglas L. McCord, RA, NCARB, LEED accredited professional, has been named principal of Moran Architects. As design team leader and sustainable architecture expert, his responsibilities include integration and implementation of energy-efficient, sustainable designs on local and international projects.
McCord, who specializes in green architecture, teaches architectural design at ASU, where he obtained a master’s of architecture degree. He also holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M.
• Mark Nickel has joined the Phoenix office of Fennemore Craig as an associate, where he will practice in the Business Torts and Personal Injury practice group, focusing primarily on medical negligence.
• Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. has been recognized by Corporate Board Member magazine, a national publication covering corporate governance and boardroom issues, as the top corporate law firm in Phoenix for the seventh consecutive year, according to a survey of corporate directors.
To determine rankings, the publication in conjunction with FTI Consulting, surveyed more than 2,000 directors serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with the NASDAQ Stock Market, New York Stock Exchange, or American Stock Exchange and general counsels of publicly traded companies. Those surveyed were asked which firms they would recommend to assist their companies on a wide range of corporate legal issues.
• The following 16 Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., attorneys have been named in the 2008 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers. The annual publication features the top 5 percent of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico.
Robert W. Boatman, Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation
Paul E. Burns,Intellectual Property Litigation
J. Stanton Curry, Environmental Law
David A. Durfee, Real Estate Law
Michael L. Gallagher, Entertainment & Sports Law
James J. Hamula, Environmental Law
Tom Henze, Criminal Defense
Michael K. Kennedy, Business Litigation
David P. Kimball III, Environmental Law
Brian W. LaCorte, Intellectual Property Litigation
Gregory L. Mast, Real Estate Law
Patrick J. McGroder III, Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation
Barry D. Mitchell, White-Collar Criminal Defense
Dalva L. Moellenberg, Environmental Law
Kevin E. O’Malley, Business Litigation
Terence W. Thompson, Business and Corporate Law
• The following 40 Fennemore Craig attorneys also have been named in the 2008 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers:
Robert D. Anderson, Environmental
Timothy J. Berg, Appellate
Timothy J. Burke, Antitrust Litigation
A. Bates Butler III, Criminal Defense: White Collar
George T. Cole, Real Estate
Louis F. Comus, Jr., Estate Planning and Probate
John F. Daniels, III, Tax
Anthony V. Ehmann, Tax
John D. Everroad, Personal Injury Plaintiff
Phillip F. Fargotstein, Environmental
Andrew M. Federhar, General Litigation
Donald R. Gilbert, Employment and Labor
Michael Preston Green, Government Relations
David L. Haga, Jr., Tax
Gregg Hanks, Real Estate
Roger T. Hargrove, Business Litigation
Ray K. Harris, Intellectual Property Litigation
David N. Heap, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Keith L. Hendricks, Real Estate
Neil H. Hiller, Estate Planning and Probate
Norman D. James, Environmental
James W. Johnson, Environmental
Heidi L. Kimzey, Land Use/Zoning
Charles M. King, Real Estate
Anne L. Kleindienst, Business/Corporate
Jay S. Kramer, Real Estate
Neal Kurn, Estate Planning and Probate
William S. Kurtz, Real Estate
T. James Lee, Estate Planning and Probate
Don J. Miner, Real Estate
Kendis Key Muscheid, Tax
Douglas C. Northup, Personal Injury Defense
Sharon J. Oscar, Real Estate
Robert P. Robinson, Real Estate
Kenneth J. Sherk, Professional Liability Defense
Cynthia L. Shupe, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Ronald J. Stolkin, Employment and Labor
Sarah A. Strunk, Mergers and Acquisitions
William L. Thorpe, Civil Litigation Defense
Susan M. Wissink, Mergers and Acquisitions
• The Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame class of 2008 will include the following four inductees whose contributions and service have benefited Arizona's fish and wildlife and their habitats:
Duane Shroufe, former director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, who retired in March after a 40-year career in wildlife management. Shroufe helped to make the Arizona Game and Fish Department the premier wildlife management agency in the country with influence on an international level.
L.V. Yates, owner of the Yates Army/Navy Surplus in Phoenix, has been promoting outdoor Arizona for the last 60 years. Yates has been active with 4-H clubs, the Governor’s Commission on the Arizona Environment, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Council and won a lifetime achievement award from the Arizona Wildlife Federation.
Gary Barcom, former president of Barcom’s Parts and Equipment Company, has tirelessly served on numerous boards and committees for the betterment of youth and outdoor Arizona. He serves on the Heritage Public Advisory Committee providing oversight for the administration of the Arizona Heritage Fund.
The Chandler Rod and Gun Club promotes preservation of hunting and fishing heritage through volunteer efforts with family, youth and individual activities. The club provides more than 25 educational opportunities throughout the year and is known for events that promote ethics, education, conservation and restoration.
The inductees will be honored Aug. 16 at the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation’s Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.
• MetLife, a financial products and services company, has hired the following three people as financial services representatives:
Aaron Lannon, a graduate of ASU, is new to the financial services industry.
Alex Zing, a graduate of Glendale Community College, has worked in the financial services industry for 10 years.
Faber, a graduate of Wellesley College, has worked in the financial services industry since 2007.