Ariz. State Museum names new director

In its 120th year, Arizona State Museum has named Patrick D. Lyons, Ph.D., as director. Lyons, an archaeologist, will be ASM's seventh director since its founding by the territorial Legislature in 1893.

Lyons replaces Beth Grindell, who was named director pending a national search, following the death of Hartman H. Lomawaima in 2008. Lyons will assume the directorship on June 1.

Nancy Odegaard, ASM's head of preservation and chair of the search committee, praised Lyons' scholarly credentials in the Southwest, administrative experience in a university museum, and leadership in repatriation.

Lyons has served as head of collections at Arizona State Museum since 2006 and as associate director since 2009. Before that he was a preservation archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest (previously known as Center for Desert Archaeology) in Tucson.

Lyons is best known for his fieldwork and research on the Salado phenomenon in the San Pedro River Valley in southeastern Arizona, and for his research on the collections housed at Arizona State Museum, the museum said in a news release.

BMO Harris hires Clark as premier banker

Tucson resident Nate Clark has joined BMO Harris Bank as a premier banker serving the greater Tucson market.

Clark will be responsible for business development and managing the financial needs of clients with investable assets over $250,000.

He brings more than 10 years of industry experience to the position.

Analyst Kaiser joins Raskob Kambourian

Phillip B. Kaiser has joined the investment advisory and tax-planning firm of Raskob Kambourian Financial Advisors as a financial analyst.

Kaiser holds a master of liberal arts degree with a concentration in finance from Harvard University and a bachelor's in management/accounting from Park University, Raskob said in a news release. Kaiser is working toward the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

He volunteers with Special Olympics and is an active member of Toastmasters International.

Bond joins Chestnut as partner and VP

Tucson-based Chestnut Construction Corp. announced that Randy S. Bond has joined the company as a partner and as vice president and senior project manager. He has 33 years of commercial construction experience in public and private sector projects.

Tom Chestnut will continue to serve as chief executive officer and Pat Johnson as president.

Bond served with the U.S. Army prior to his construction career. He owned and operated a construction company in Phoenix for several years before settling in Tucson in 1998.

His education includes journeyman level advanced classes, active involvement with the Carpenter union, and he holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. He volunteers with the Arizona Builders Alliance where he was named Volunteer of the Year in 2012.

Galow a development officer at Carondelet

Carondelet Foundation has hired Jessica Galow as corporate and foundation development officer.

Galow will develop and strengthen foundation relationships with the Southern Arizona business community, and will assist with the foundation's overall development operation.

She was previously fund development manager at Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, where she created a plan to increase donor and alumni support during its centennial anniversary.

She also worked in fundraising with a focus on special events for Youth on Their Own.

Galow sits on the board as co-chair of the philanthropy committee of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is a member of Tucson Young Professionals.

A graduate of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, Galow holds a bachelor of science in entrepreneurship and business management.

Roberts, Padilla join 1st Choice Tax Services

Janice Roberts and Robert Padilla have joined 1st Choice Tax Services at 2101 N. Country Club Road.

Roberts has more than 40 years of experience instructing and preparing individual and business tax returns. She holds a master's degree in secondary education from the University of Arizona.

Padilla is bilingual and has more than 15 years of experience preparing individual and small business taxes. He graduated from the UA with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Both Roberts and Padilla are designated as Registered Tax Return Preparers by the Internal Revenue Service.

Long makes Winter asst. sales manager

Realtor David Winter is now assistant sales manager at Long Realty's River/Campbell branch office.

His responsibilities include new agent development and helping the office's sales associates maximize the company's technology and support systems. Winter, a Realtor since 2001, has worked in the retail industry.

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