Business Briefs

Business briefs 9.16.11

BARRETT AVIGDOR has joined the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a Tucson-based nonprofit organization, as deputy director.  Avigdor is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School and a former Fulbright scholar to Brazil.  Prior to joining the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Avigdor was a senior executive at Accenture, a $20 billion global consulting firm where she was part of the legal senior leadership team for over 15 years.  She is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “What Happy Working Mothers Know.” Avigdor began her career in private practice in Chicago specializing in corporate and intellectual property law. For more information, visit


THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER has announced new staff positions. WENDY EDMONDS and AMY DeWITT are now co-directors of early childhood education. Edmonds was ECE associate director for more than 15 years. DeWitt, who has an undergraduate degree in psychology/family studies and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction/ early childhood education, has a diverse background in teaching, training and administration. LYNN DAVIS has been named arts & culture director. She was most recently director of the DNA Shoah Project at the University of Arizona. Previously, she was director of two Tucson art galleries and was director of community relations and volunteer resources at Child & Family Resources.


JEREMY A. LITE was elected president of the board of directors of Congregation Young Israel. Lite is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP and leader of the firm’s environmental and water law practice in Tucson. He is a vice president of the Jewish Community Foundation.  Other board members include outgoing president David Siegel, Harriette Levitt, Willy Kats, Cathy Olswing, Howard Sloane, Bruce Minkus and Sharon Rosenfield.


ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY has named LEWIS SCHORR and LEWIS AND ROCA LLP as recipients of its 2011 Georgy Award. The award will be presented at ATC’s Gala 2011: Sapphire and Steele, on Oct. 1 at the Temple of Music and Art. Named for George Rosenberg, an ATC trustee emeritus and longtime benefactor, the award honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment and meaningful support to ATC.