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Local Industry Professionals Making News 1-4-13

Awards and Accolades

ppl1.  In the new Book of Lists, Gensler and Archicon Architecture & Interiors LLC are the top two interior design firms for 2012. The other top firms are listed in a Phoenix Business Journal slide show. Gensler topped this list with 30 local designers. Archicon has 15.


2.  Ed Fox, the former sustainability head at Arizona Public Service has been promoted to vice president of state and local affairs for the utility. Ann Becker, formerly in legal services, has been named to Fox’s old post, vice president of environmental and chief sustainability officer.

3.  Chris Anaradian is the new development services director for the Town of Queen Creek. The former Tempe community development director joins the town’s management team after eleven years with his former city.

4.  Alexander Building Company has promoted Chris Hufford to vice present of operation from a previous post in operations. Justin Gubler is the new vice president of business development from a prior position in the department.

5.  The commercial real estate organization, NAIOP Arizona Chapter, starts 2013 with a new chair and officers. Keaton Merrell, Legacy Capital Advisors is the new chair. Other offices include:

  • Megan Creecy-Herman, Liberty Property Trust, vice chair
  • Tom Johnson, Cushman & Wakefield, programs chair
  • Bob Hubbard, LBA Realty, treasurer
  • Laurie Sandau, Lawyers Title national Commercial Services, secretary