Business Briefs

Business Briefs 2.23.18

The ARIZONA JEWISH POST has hired MARLA HANDLER as an advertising sales representative. Handler grew up in Plainview, N.Y. She received an associate’s degree in marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, N.Y., and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business from Florida State University. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Citibank, Motorola and, for 16 years, The Coca-Cola Company, where she was an account analyst and business development manager.

Jeff Gilmore


JEFF G. GILMORE brings nearly two decades of experience to his new home watch services business, launched this month. GILMORE 2ND HOME SERVICES focuses on watching homes while winter or full-time residents are away, checking for storm, electrical and water damage, and if necessary gathering bids and supervising repairs. Gilmore is a media arts graduate of the University of Arizona. He previously was the home owners’ association business manager and the marketing director for Cadden Community Management. Most recently, he was the onsite manager for a Green Valley condominium community. He can be reached at 312-7095,, or


THE DESERT CAUCUS has announced its newly elected officers for 2018 and 2019: president, Leonard Schultz; president-elect and program chair, Betty Anne Sarver; vice president, candidate evaluation, Alan Kalmikoff; vice president, membership, Ruthie Kolker; treasurer, Steve Seltzer; and secretary, Shelley Lipowich.

Amanda Stolkin


AMANDA STOLKIN has joined the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA as office and finance assistant. A Tucson native, Stolkin’s background in administrative support includes positions with Bellovin Karnas Law Firm and Repp & McLain Design and Contruction. She is enrolled at Pima Community College for a degree in accounting.

Ari Slater


ARI SLATER has joined the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA as office assistant. Born in Phoenix, Slater has lived in Tucson since 2009. He received a bachelor’s degree in Judaic studies from the University of Arizona in 2013 and previously worked at Arts for All, Inc. Since 2014, he has been a teacher at Tucson Hebrew High.


Barbara Danes

BARBARA BEFFERMAN DANES has been appointed board chair of JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. She retired to Tucson six years ago from Pittsburgh, where her career ranged from social work to business, including serving as the CEO of the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. She is a member of the Arizona Jewish Post advisory board, Congregation Anshei Israel and the Brandeis National Committee.