Business Briefs

Business briefs 9.2.11

CAROL KARSCH, the executive director of the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA for the past 23 years, will retire in May 2012. The Foundation board has assembled a group of community leaders to begin the search for her successor. The qualifications guiding the search can be found on the Foundation’s website,



PEPPER VINER HOMES has partnered with Native Tucson Builders to open a Pepper Viner remodeling division. GRANT LOVALLO, owner of Native Tucson Builders, will head the new division, which will retain the Native Tucson Builders name. Pepper Viner Homes, three-time Southern Arizona Home Builder of the Year, is one of 1.5 percent of builders nationwide that meet the standards of the Builder’s Challenge, building production homes that offer energy savings of 50 percent or more over homes built to standard code. The new partnership will offer remodeling clients similar high-performance, energy-saving features. Pepper Viner Homes can be reached at 721-7964.

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY has hired MARK COLE as managing director. Cole had been the general manager of Miami City Ballet since 2006 and has experience in the corporate world at firms such as E.F. Hutton, Barclays Bank and Wang Laboratories. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Auburn University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from the University of Minnesota.