Business Briefs

Business briefs 8.25.17

DARKAYNU JEWISH MONTESSORI has added SHARON LOPER as lead Montessori preschool teacher. After training and interning at NCME in San Diego, Loper’s first Montessori teaching position was at the College Center Montessori in San Diego, where she taught for four years before moving to Tucson. Her next position was at Hermosa Montessori, where she worked with primary (ages 3-6) and elementary (ages 6-9) children for nine years.

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND has promoted AUDREY LEWIS to the position of senior campaign executive in Arizona. Previously, Lewis was the Israel programs admissions director for JNF’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel, a role she held since November 2016. Before joining JNF, she was an independent business owner for seven years and has served as a volunteer board member of the Arizona Friends of Israel Scouts since June 2015. Lewis may be contacted at or call 480.447.8100, ext. 981.

SUSAN STEIN KREGAR, CAE, CNAP, has joined ROSIE ON THE HOUSE as partner development manager. Prior to joining Rosie On the House, she spent 15 years in Phoenix as executive director for construction trade associations. She holds Certified Association Executive and Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional designations.  She also served on the Arizona Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council from 2004 to 2016. Founded in 1988, Rosie On the House is Arizona’s longest-running radio talk show, and also provides an online contractor referral network and DIY resources including blogs, videos and articles.

The TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK received a bequest of a late-1800s painting, “Bathers,” by French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The bequest came from the Katheryne B. Willock Trust. Paintings by Bouguereau can be found in collections all over the world, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. The painting will be the centerpiece of TMA’s new Palice Gallery of European Art.