Business Briefs

Business briefs 1.26.18

ALLIE LONDON is the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER’S new director of marketing. A native New Yorker who received her B.A. in politics and journalism from New York University, London relocated to Tucson from Chicago in 2014. She has since served as the program officer for The Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, and the director of marketing for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson. A passionate animal rights advocate, she has three young rescue dogs and two rescue cats.

Native Tucsonan CAITLIN DIXON has been named director of philanthropy at the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. Dixon received her bachelor’s degree in family studies and sociology from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management from Arizona State University. Dixon has been instrumental in helping to raise more than 20 million dollars for Arizona nonprofits such as the YWCA of Southern Arizona, United Way of Southern Arizona and The Phoenix Symphony.

YANA KRONE has joined the HEBREW FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION OF TUCSON as community relations director. A graduate of Ohio State University, Krone started her career in the nonprofit world at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Columbus, Ohio. After moving to Tucson to work on her MBA more than 20 years ago, she has worked with local companies such as Southern Arizona Home Builders Association, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and Bolchalk Frey Marketing and Advertising.  She may be contacted at 297-5360 or

DEBE CAMPBELL has joined the Arizona Jewish Post as editorial assistant. A journalism and public relations graduate of Northern Arizona University, Campbell’s career in community journalism, crisis communications, travel photojournalism, magazine writing and public relations has spanned four decades and five continents. She established two English-language magazines in Indonesia and a regional entertainment guide for newspapers in Texas, and received recognition from the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and MediaTour editorial award from South African Airways Magazine. Returning to Arizona in 2006, Campbell spent a decade as director of the nonprofit Navajo County Anti-Drug Coalition, Inc., in Pinetop. She moved to Tucson in 2016 with her husband, Gilbert, and their two rescue dogs. She and Gilbert spent a year in service to AmeriCorps VISTA in refugee resettlement in Tucson, and she continues that work part-time as an employment specialist.

The JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has hired GEORGINA MEISLIN as the coordinator of PJ Our Way, an extension of the PJ Library free Jewish books program, which allows children ages 8 1/2 to 11 to choose their own age-appropriate book each month.Meislin, a Tucson native, completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the University of Arizona. She started her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher and spent the last year as a special education assistant at Orange Grove Middle School.

THE TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK has named glass artist THOMAS A. PHILABAUM as the 2018 recipient of its Ambassador Circle Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, first presented in 2017, celebrates the career of an artist, patron or community member, who, among other distinctions, has demonstrated a particular commitment to the advancement of the Southern Arizona arts community and the museum. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Philabaum earned a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Arizona in 1983. He began his art career doing paintings and drawings, then working with clay. In the mid-1970s, he introduced glass to his repertoire and began exhibiting glassworks throughout the United States. The Philabaum Studio and Glass Gallery has been in Tucson for more than four decades. His work is part of collections throughout the world including the Tucson Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, the University of Florence in Florence, Italy, Glasmuseum Frauenau in Germany, Glasmuseum Ebeltoft in Denmark, and the Arizona State University Museum of Art.