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2012-06-10T00:00:00Z Moving up Arizona Daily Star
June 10, 2012 12:00 am

Vimmerstedt joins AZ. Aerospace Foundation

Tim Vimmerstedt has been named director of operations and community affairs for the Arizona Aerospace Foundation, which oversees the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson and the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita.

He has 20 years of experience in museum and attractions management. Most recently, Vimmer-stedt was marketing and operations director at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Vimmerstedt's responsibilities with the Pima Air & Space Museum and Titan Missile Museum will include overseeing museum operations and the visitor experience; overseeing food service, group sales and museum store operations; and developing and executing the marketing, advertising, public and media relations plans.

His experience with the tourism industry includes the Rawhide Western Town in Scottsdale, Old Tucson Studios, Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, and the Agro Land and Cattle Co.

He serves on the marketing committee of the Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Westward Look taps Kastner for food, beverage

Jonathan Kastner has been named food and beverage director for Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.

He brings 36 years of food, beverage and hospitality experience to his new role managing all dining operations, including restaurants Gold, the Lookout Bar & Grille and Monsoon Café; Oasis poolside bar; banquets and meetings; and room service.

Kastner comes to Tucson most recently from Kingston, Jamaica, where he was director of food and beverage at the Wyndham Kingston Jamaica.

His previous experience includes owning a restaurant in Virginia Beach, Va.; being regional food and beverage director for Sunburst Hospitality; establishing a catering and special event company; and working as a private chef for celebrities and notable families, Wyndham said in a news release.

Barnett named director of HR at Westward Look

Also, Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa named Laura Barnett as director of human resources.

For the staff of nearly 230, she will focus on recruitment, training, recognition and retention of quality staff; management of associate relations and performance; and supervision of compensation, benefits and other financial areas.

A longtime Tucson resident, Barnett has more than 18 years' experience in hospitality industry human resources.

Nosenko is senior copywriter at LP&G Inc.

LP&G Inc., a Tucson-based integrated marketing agency, has hired senior copywriter Scott Nosenko.

He joins the firm from Chicago, where he most recently worked at Jacobson Rost, a "beer-centric agency."

Nosenko has 22 years of agency experience working in Chicago, Phoenix and Osaka, Japan, on accounts such as Miller Lite, the 2008 Osaka Olympic Bid and the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Ronald Zack PLC law firm adds Redmon

Scott Redmon has joined the law firm of Ronald Zack PLC as a senior associate attorney.

Redmon represents individual clients in the areas of domestic relations (divorce, custody and adoption), bankruptcy and personal injury. He also assists business clients in formations, transactions and disputes.

Redmon received his juris doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Highland Heights, Ky. He also has a bachelor of sciences in criminology from Indiana State University.

Cox slotted to be PCC's new internal auditor

A University of Arizona graduate will become Pima Community College's next internal auditor, pending a vote Wednesday by the Governing Board.

Lori Cox is also a former PCC student, attending in 1982-'83.

She later received a bachelor's in business administration from UA and a master's degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University.

She has nearly 20 years of experience as an auditor in the public and private sectors. PCC's internal auditing includes programs, finances and governance.

Cox, who will be paid an annual salary of $94,982, worked as director of internal audit for the Puyallup Tribe in Tacoma, Wash. She served as internal auditor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson for 10 years.

She also has been an audit supervisor for the Metromedia Restaurant Group in Dallas, and senior auditor for the Alexandria, Va., regional office of CVS Pharmacy.

She was director of public policy and ethics for the Institute of Internal Auditors for two years.

Pima College names McIntosh to IT post

Keith W. "Mac" McIntosh has been named vice chancellor for information technology at Pima Community College, pending approval by the Governing Board.

McIntosh has served as PCC's acting assistant vice chancellor for information technology since April 2011.

He has managed computer networks, data and communications for more than 25 years. He will be paid $148,188 a year.

McIntosh served in the Air Force from 1983-2008 in numerous information technology capacities in the U.S. and abroad. He was hired at PCC in 2008 as director of technical services.

He has a master of business administration degree in information technology management from Trident University International in Cypress, Calif. He also holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb., and an associate of applied science degree in information systems technology from Community College of the Air Force in Montgomery, Ala. He is a 2012 Frye Leadership Institute Fellow.

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