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AZ Chapter Happenings - July 2017

ALA Chapter Happenings

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In this issue:
Upcoming Events
Guide Dogs for the Blind
ALA Board Member Spotlight
Business Partner Brag

 Upcoming Events

Finance & Operations Specialty Series Lunch
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topic:  Fraud Trends - What You Should Know And How To Use A Corporate Card To Prevent It
Presented by: Suta Chittieng, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Sponsored by: CBRE, Inc./Wells Fargo Bank
Location: Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. - 40 N. Central Avenue. Phoenix, AZ  85004
RSVP here by 07/10/17

HR Specialty Series Lunch
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topic:  Audits from a Personal Perspective
Presented by:  Laura Lawless Robertson, Squire Patton Boggs (US), LLP
Sponsored by: ALL-STATE LEGAL/CBRE, Inc.
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP - 201 E. Washington Street, Suite 1600, Phoenix, AZ  85004 
RSVP here by 07/17/17


Education Conference &
Business Partner SYMPOSIUM
AUGUST 16, 2017

For More Info And To See The Conference Agenda Go To:


ALA’s 2017 Fall Conferences are open for registration

 Regional Legal Management Conferences:

  • West Regions 4, 5, 6 - September 7-9, Venetian Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • East Regions 1, 2, 3 - October 12-14, Renaissance Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee

Specialty Conferences:

  • IP Conference for Legal Professionals - October 5-7, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois
  • HR Conference for Legal Professionals - October 5-7, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois
  • Finance Conference for Legal Professionals - October 5-7, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois


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Community Connection 2017
Guide Dogs for the Blind

Attention Honorary Puppy Trainers:

The Arizona Chapter needs your help to reach this year’s outreach and fundraising goals.  You can raise awareness and engage your employees by holding a Jeans Day for Charity event.  Did you know Guide Dogs for the Blind services both children and veterans?  Consider holding a Jeans Day in each of the three following national awareness month campaigns.

June – Child Vision Awareness Month
September – National Service Dog Month
November – Veteran’s Day

Have questions about facilitating  a Jeans Day for Charity event?  Let the Community Connection help!  Contact Jennifer Lovato for sample email communications and flyers, and can provide you with additional recommendations.  Remember, Guide Dogs for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) with online donations available via our Chapter's Guide Dogs for the Blind website.

ALA Board Member Spotlight

Dana Marinaro
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC
Director at Large

Dana Marinaro is the Director of Finance for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli PLC. She started with the firm as the Accounting and Payroll Manager in 2002 and has been the Director for the last 10 years.  Dana is originally from Illinois but has lived in Phoenix for over 25 years.  She relocated to the valley to attend ASU and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1997.  Dana joined the Arizona Chapter in 2015 to meet and network with other finance professionals.  She currently holds the board position of Director at Large and is the Committee lead and host for the monthly Finance and Operations Educational lunch series.   

 Business Partner Brag

Our Arizona Chapter of ALA attributes a great deal of our success to our wonderful Business Partners.  We want to say THANKS for all you do!