Assurance Health appoints Puente executive VP

Nick Puente joins Assurance HealthCare as executive vice president.

Puente “co-founded the fastest growing company of its size in Tucson prior to coming on board with Assurance,” Assurance said. He was named a top 35 entrepreneur under 35 in Arizona. He was admitted to the University of Arizona at age 17 and got his bachelor’s at 19.

PMCU names director of home loans

Pima Federal Credit Union has named Adam Stewart director of home loan originations.

Stewart was director of regional mortgage sales at First Tech Federal Credit Union.

He received his bachelor’s in economics from Bellarmine University, is active in the Tucson Association of Realtors and on the Hearth Foundation board.

Ohlson to spearhead Capital Connect business division

Walter H. Ohlson has moved from Denver to Tucson to spearhead the commercial business division of Capital Connect, Inc..

Ohlson, who holds a University of Arizona B.A. in classics, has 20 years of management, sales and services experience.

The Planning Center team joined by Figueroa

Yvonne Figueroa has joined The Planning Center as an administrative assistant.

She has overseen scheduling, accounts receivable and customer service at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Children’s Orthopedic Specialists and Pinal County Health Department facilities.

Metro Title Agency hires Relich as escrow officer

Metro Title Agency of Arizona has hired Vicki L. Relich as senior commercial escrow officer. She specializes in land transactions, apartment complex closings and retail and industrial closings. She is also active in CCIM.

Dudani, Johanson, Nicholls

join UA pediatrics, Diamond

The University of Arizona pediatrics department and Banner’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center welcome: Dr. Rajesh Dudani, assistant professor, neonatology. A pediatric neonatologist, he will care for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at Diamond.

Dr. Timothy David Johanson, clinical associate professor, general pediatrics. A general pediatrician, he will provide care at Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic at Banner.

Dr. Lauren Nicholls, assistant professor, hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant. A pediatric hematologist/oncologist, she will care for children with cancer and blood disorders at Diamond.

Marketing developer added by Leader Law

Betsy Leader has joined the Leader Law Firm to develop its marketing plans. Leader is a University of Arizona graduate. She worked at radio station KIIM-FM for 16 years and also at Autotrader.com as a digital sales consultant.

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