• Denisha de Mos has been appointed director of business initiatives for The Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture. In this newly created position, de Mos will work with board and staff members in the development of strategic products.
De Mos joins MPAC with more than 12 years of product development and strategic marketing experience in the media industry including working for Hearst Magazines, Women.com, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
De Mos holds a master’s in business administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, as well as a bachelor of science from the University of Arizona.
• Paul Krulisky, an attorney with Fennemore Craig, was chosen as chair of the Securities Regulation Section for the State Bar of Arizona. Krulisky has experience in the mergers and acquisitions area, representing buyers and sellers in asset and stock-based transactions and other business acquisitions and reorganizations.
• Susan Stone Rosenfield, also a Fennemore Craig attorney, was elected chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section for the State Bar of Arizona. Rosenfield is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, including the adoption, defense, and enforcement of copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret rights.
• Timothy Burke has been elected as a member-at-large of the Antitrust Law Section for the State Bar. Burke, an attorney with Fennemore Craig, practices primarily in the areas of antitrust, business torts, litigation and professional responsibility, including discipline and malpractice defense.
• Christa Torralba was elected member-at-large in the Elder Law and Mental Health Section for the State Bar. Torralba, an attorney with Fennemore Craig, practices primarily in the areas of health care law, professional liability and civil litigation.
• Leonardo Loo, a shareholder with Fennemore Craig, has been appointed to the Governor’s Asian-American Advisory Council by Gov. Janet Napolitano.
The council meets quarterly to identify and discuss issues relevant to the state’s Asian-American community and advise the governor. The council also helps the governor share information about government initiatives with constituents.
• Bahar Schippel, a partner with Snell & Wilmer, has been appointed vice-chair of the Partnership Committee for the American Bar Association’s Tax Section. In this position, she will work to lead the legal profession and the public to achieve an equitable and efficient tax system through education and leadership.
Schippel has also been elected as chair of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Arizona.
Schippel received her bachelor’s degree in 1992 from ASU and her JD from ASU’s College of Law in 1996. She earned her L.L.M from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1998.
• American Solar Electric has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the United States’ “Top 100 Energy Companies.”
American Solar Electric, headquartered in Scottsdale, is a design-build firm specializing in photovoltaic (solar electric) power systems for commercial, industrial and residential applications.
• The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its ATHENA Awards. New this year, the ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award will recognize women in the public and private sector, in addition to highlighting an upcoming leader as an ATHENA Young Professional. The following 11 finalists were selected at a special nominee reception Aug. 13.
Private Sector Finalists:
Trish Bear, I-ology
Ginger Clayton, Elontec
Candace Lew, MD
Cheryl Walsh, WalshCOMM
Public Sector Finalists:
Ina Mae Copeland, Valley Christian Centers, Inc.
Frances Mills-Yerger, Leadership Workshops Foundation for Youth and Family
Dora Schriro, Arizona Department of Corrections
Ginger Ward, Southwest Human Development
Young Professional Finalists:
Courtney Klein, New Global Citizens
Mary E. Peterson, Maggie’s Place
Nicolle Siele, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
• The League of Arizona Cities and Towns on Aug. 21 honored the following legislators for “their service to local government.”
Rep. Steve Farley of Tucson
Rep. Tom Prezelski of Tucson
Rep. Theresa Ulmer of Yuma
“Friends of Cities and Towns:”
Rep. Ed Ableser of Tempe
Rep. Manny Alvarez of Elfrida
Rep. David Bradley of Tucson
Rep. Chad Campbell of Phoenix
Rep. Tom Chabin of Flagstaff
Rep. Steve Gallardo of Phoenix
Rep. Martha Garcia of Phoenix
Rep. Phil Lopes of Tucson
Rep. David Lujan of Phoenix
Rep. Barbara McGuire of Kearny
Rep. Robert Meza of Phoenix
Rep. Lynne Pancrazi of Yuma
Rep. David Schapira of Tempe
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Phoenix
Rep. Jackie Thrasher of Phoenix/Glendale
Rep. Albert Tom of Chambers
Rep. Nancy Young Wright of Oro Valley