IBM elevates engineer Chavez
Lisa Chavez, an engineer with IBM Corp. in Tucson, has been named an IBM "Distinguished Engineer," one of the company's highest technical honors.
Chavez works with IBM's Global Technology Services as a technical and architectural leader in the systems management and security/compliance fields.
She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in management information systems, and joined IBM that year working in mainframe data management at the Tucson site.
Chavez was instrumental in developing the initial service offerings for Tivoli Endpoint Manager security and compliance software, IBM said.
IBM distinguished engineers are given responsibility for large, complex projects and serve as role models, coaching and mentoring other technical employees.
Maxwell new VP of Leadership Council
The Southern Arizona Leadership Council has named Col. Edward P. "Ted" Maxwell as vice president.
Maxwell is vice wing commander of the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, overseeing its 1,500 personnel and 17,000 hours of annual flight training. He flies the F-16 as an instructor pilot.
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Maxwell has worked with Congress and with foreign dignitaries, and at Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
Stone named to lead Foothills Club
The Foothills Club of Tucson, a 501(c)(3)non-profit, charitable organization of local business and civic leaders, has chosen Artie Stone as executive director.
He replaces Leslie Hargrove, who is relocating to Colorado Springs.
Stone is the past president and CEO of Craig Snow & Associates, an association management company working with nonprofits, governments and other entities in strategic planning, fundraising and implementation of events.
Most recently Stone was with the Arizona Blind & Deaf Children's Foundation.
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