Business briefs 4.14.17

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has named LIZ HERNÁNDEZ director of marketing and communications. Hernández was previously marketing manager and then director of public relations and communications at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Phoenix.  Born in New York City and educated through high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hernández moved to Tucson where she received a bachelor of science in business administration and later completed graduate studies in art history at the University of Arizona. She left a long career in the arts and culture sector, as owner of fine art galleries in Tucson and Scottsdale, to transition into the nonprofit sector. She has worked and volunteered in Arizona for over 35 years. In Tucson, she served on the board of The Foundation for Creative Broadcasting, Girls Scouts of America, Tucson Museum of Art and Tucson Pima Arts Council.

LIMMUD, an international network of Jewish learning communities, will receive the Jerusalem Unity Prize in the Diaspora category on Unity Day, June 7. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will bestow the award in Jerusalem. Founded in the United Kingdom in 1980, Limmud has spread to 84 communities in 44 countries on six continents. Limmud AZ, held at Arizona State University, debuted in 2015 and plans for the fourth annual event in February 2018 are underway.

DAN JURKOWITZ will be installed as president of the Pima County Bar Association on May 23.  Jurkowitz is a supervising attorney in the Pima County Attorney’s Office Civil Division and serves on the faculty of the National Judicial College. He also serves as Treasurer of the Pima County Bar Foundation and as a vice president of Congregation Anshei Israel. 

THE TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA has named THOMAS J. MCKINNEY president and CEO. McKinney was appointed vice president of development in September 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit organizations, most recently as president and CEO for Make-A-Wish Minnesota for 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Capella University.