O'Nell new CEO of Humane Society

Maureen O'Nell joined the Humane Society of Southern Arizona as chief executive officer.

O'Nell was executive director of the Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Anchorage, which was the only statewide animal welfare agency.

She was a leader in the interstate rescue of 29 wolf-hybrid dogs, "getting animals off chains and into sanctuary life," the Humane Society of Southern Arizona said in a news release.

She holds a master's degree in policy and has more than 20 years' experience in nonprofit leadership.

Sauer executive director at C-Path

John-Michael Sauer joined the Critical Path Institute as executive director of the Predictive Safety Testing Consortium, C-Path's longest-standing research group.

Sauer, who received his doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Arizona, most recently led research teams at Pfizer-CovX in San Diego, and at Covance in Chandler.

The safety-testing consortium brings together pharmaceutical companies to share and validate each other's safety testing methods under the advisement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and counterpart European and Japanese regulatory agencies.

Before his work at Pfizer-CovX and Covance, Sauer held several senior positions at Elan Corp. and Eli Lilly and Co. He also served as the project leader for the National Toxicology Program within the UA Center for Toxicology.

UApresents names fundraiser

Itzik Becher was named director of development for UApresents, the University of Arizona's professional performing arts presenter.

Becher is founder of the Phoenix-based artist management company Aviv Productions, Inc.

He will lead UApresents' fundraising efforts, which include private solicitations, event sponsorship, grant writing and a membership program.

Becher will also coordinate outreach programs. He was instrumental in launching an outreach program used in 22,000 schools in North America and Israel, UApresents said in a news release.

He has consulted for the Australia Council for the Arts, New Zealand Arts Commission and the Hong Kong Dance Company, and served on the boards of the Western Arts Alliance and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. His book, "Living Tradition," sold more than 100,000 copies.

He holds a bachelor's degree in comparative and Hebrew literature from Haifa University and a master's degree in mass communication from New York University.

BBB hires operations director

Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona hired Candice Agee-Reed as director of operations at the Tucson office.

Agee-Reed will oversee the day-to-day administration of BBB operations, including complaint handling.

The office also compiles and maintains BBB's Business Reviews for Southern Arizona businesses, which were accessed more than 530,000 times by consumers in 2012.

A nine-year veteran of the Air Force, Agee-Reed brings expertise in supply, logistics and public affairs to BBB, as well as experience working for the Army Substance Abuse program, the BBB said in a news release.

Originally from Kentucky, Agee-Reed was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force base for five years.

Maslyn joins ASU Tucson office

Kelle M. Maslyn was named director of community relations in Arizona State University's Tucson office.

Maslyn will promote ASU's relationships and interactions with key business groups, elected officials and decision makers in Pima County. "She also will focus on Sun Corridor megaregion initiatives linking the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas," ASU said in a news release.

ASU's College of Public Programs has served greater Tucson through its School of Social Work for nearly 40 years. In January, the college expanded its offerings in the Tucson area to include undergraduate and professional degrees leading to careers in public service and nonprofit leadership.

Before joining ASU, Maslyn was corporate affairs manager at Comcast of Arizona, Inc. in Tucson for the past 10 years.

She served as executive director of the Marana Chamber of Commerce in Marana from 1999 to 2003.

Maslyn is a vice president on the board of directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson and Tohono Chul Park. She also sits on the Governor's Commission on Service & Volunteerism and the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Candidate Evaluation Committee, and chairs Citizen Accountability for Regional Transportation.

She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University.

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