CompTIA named Arizona Tech Council President and CEO Steven Zylstra the 2018 CompTIA Tech Champion.

  • Arizona Tech Council: CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, has named Arizona Tech Council President and CEO Steven Zylstra the 2018 CompTIA Tech Champion. The award is given annually, recognizing individuals who exemplify leadership in the technology sector and who have championed policies that advance the country’s IT industry.
  • Literacy Connects: The organization has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency. To reach platinum level, Literacy Connects added information to its nonprofit profile on GuideStar: contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. The information gives donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate Literacy Connects.
  • Raytheon Missile Systems: Amanda Goodson of Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson was named the recipient of the Southwest Alliance for Excellence Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership in the pursuit of performance excellence and has furthered performance improvement beyond the boundaries of their organization. Goodson is the senior manager, program management excellence, accelerating talent office.
  • Cushman & Wakefield Picor: The firm honored its 2017 outstanding achievers. Rebecca Fuentes received the President’s Award for Excellence for growth and community and internal leadership roles. Russell W. Hall was awarded the Peter H. Douglas Heart & Soul Award for embodying and promoting the company culture. Taking first place in the Winner’s Circle, which recognizes the firm’s top three producing commercial real estate agents, was Robert Glaser. Rounding out the Winner’s Circle were Richard B. Kleiner and Greg Furrier, with second and third place production, respectively. Glaser was also named the highest producer in the industrial division, Furrier was honored in the retail division, Kleiner was the highest producer for the office division, and the highest producer in the multifamily division was Allan Mendelsberg. The Most Valuable Player recognition went to accounting manager Angie Benedict. The Manager of the Year honor went to Linda Montes-Cota. Brianne Hansen received the Tenant Relations Award. Georgia Knoop was named Admin Employee of the Year. “Fast Start” recognition went to Daniel Leibsohn in brokerage and Scott Donovan in property management.

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