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Industry Professionals 10-20-17

Giving Back

1. PurSuit of Success, CBRE’s city-wide business clothing drive, kicked off Oct. 9. The two-week drive, which runs through Friday, Oct. 20, benefits women and men in job training programs with much-needed access to professional clothing.

Awards and Accolades

2. Phoenix Business Journal has published its list of Top 10 Commercial Developers. Mark-Taylor Cos. took top honors with 2.7MSF developed in 2016.

3. The Pima County Procurement Department continues to collect accolades for excellence, most recently receiving the Institute for Public Procurement’s Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement award.

4. The National Research Center has selected the Town of Paradise Valley as a winner of the Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Foundations of Livability.

5. Bruce Wright, Associate VP for Tech Parks Arizona received the Lawrence M. Hecker Future of Possibility Award. The award is presented to an individual or organization that is committed to building bright futures in the Tucson community.

6. FRP Construction LLC has achieved a significant and rare safety milestone: 4,000 days with no time lost from accidents.

Company News

7. Steve Trussell has agreed to serve as Executive Director of the Arizona Mining Association. He will also continue in his current role as Executive Director of the Arizona Rock Products Association.


8. Sundt Construction President and CEO Michael Hoover has also been named Chairman of the Tempe-based company. He was named President and CEO in 2016.


9. Keith Brown has begun work as Eloy’s new Public Works Director. He made his first address to the City Council on Oct. 11.

10. Small Giants, LLC. has hired Jennifer Glitsos as Project Manager to serve architecture, engineering and commercial real estate clients.

11. John F. Long Properties has announced Tim Wright has been named Director of Real Estate.

12. The Arizona Builders Alliance has announced Patricia Rush as the association’s Senior Accountant. In this role, Rush is responsible for all communication between the organization and its national affiliates regarding membership and dues. She will work with member companies and vendors on all accounts payable and receivable.

13. Sunrise Engineering, Inc. recently announced the hiring of Tina Biebl, who has joined the team as Arizona Marketing Coordinator.

14. Velocity Retail Group has welcomed Eli Castronova to the organization as a senior VP for Investments & Capital Markets.

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