SAHBA names government affairs associate

Shawn Cote has been named government affairs associate for the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA).

He will coordinate and manage SAHBA's government relations with Pima County and its four municipalities.

Cote has been involved with the home building industry for more than 20 years. Before joining SAHBA, he worked as government affairs director for the Southwest Montana Building Industry Association.

Cote earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Montana State University.

SAHBA represents about 350 member businesses serving the home construction industry in Pima County.

Stevens to head public affairs for Rosemont

Humberto Stevens has been named Rosemont Copper's director of public affairs, a new position.

Stevens will be responsible for Rosemont's interactions and participation with community organizations and agencies. "His work will have a special focus on the region's tribal communities and cultural preservation discussions," Rosemont said in a news release.

He will also be actively involved with local chambers of commerce, relevant boards and local foundations.

Before joining Rosemont, Stevens was vice president of Commerce Bank of Arizona.

He has worked in business and community development in emerging markets, for Stevens International, Qwest Wireless, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan.

While at Wells Fargo Bank, Stevens launched a partnership with Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc., to provide matched funding for low-income housing. He is past president of the University of Arizona's Hispanic Alumni Club and of the University's Media, Democracy and Policy Initiative; and past member of the UA President's Hispanic Advisory Council.

Brooks joins Long Realty

Sue Brooks has joined Long Realty's Foothills branch office.

She has been a Realtor nearly five years, after a career in sales and marketing as the owner of Marathon Marketing here.

Brooks holds Accredit Buyer's Representative and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designations.

She will be joining the 1926 Circle of Excellence, Long Realty said in a news release.

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