TEMPLE EMANU-EL PRESIDENT BONNIE GOLDEN recently joined 100 other presidents and presidents-elect from Reform congregations at the Union for Reform Judaism’s 16th Annual Scheidt Seminar. They discussed solutions to everyday congregational problems, explored Torah-based governance, improved leadership skills and networked. Speakers — and study partners — included URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ Chairman of the Board of Trustees Steve Sacks and Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion President Rabbi Aaron Panken.
THE HERMITAGE CAT SHELTER has promoted LEE BUCYK to executive director. Bucyk has worked at the Hermitage since June 2013 as assistant director and marketing/media contact. In her new position, she will maintain the ongoing operation of the shelter and implement development goals, policies and procedures. Bucyk has held director positions in the Internet, publishing, consumer electronics and financial services sectors. She can be reached at [email protected]
CHRIS SAPP has been named director of operations of THE HISTORIC HOTEL CONGRESS and MAYNARD’S MARKET & KITCHEN. Sapp has held a variety of food and beverage roles with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, including overseeing openings and operations in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. He is a graduate of Harvard University.
LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA will hold a business mixer at VERO AMORE, 2920 N. Swan (Plaza Palomino) on Wednesday, June 4 at 6 pm. To RSVP contact Erika Mitnik-White at [email protected].
SHELBY R. MOWREY has joined PEPPER VINER HOMES as operations administrator. Mowrey has extensive experience in management and construction management, including as a new home builder in Fairbanks, Alaska, and serving as the chief financial officer for a multi-million dollar Internet company.