New hires

Elly Cummings was recently hired as a financial associate at The Haven, which provides substance abuse treatment for women. She comes to the position with nearly 20 years experience in the field of finance and accounting, and has worked in the music business and television, as well as in the non-profit sector. Cummings received a B.A. at North Dakota State University.

Ladd Keith has joined LVA Urban Design Studio as a planner to expand the firm's consulting services in Southern Arizona. Keith has experience as a planning consultant on projects ranging from developing plans for master planned communities to crafting public policy. He has managed and assisted land planning projects including site analyses, zoning entitlements, specific plans and general and comprehensive plan amendments. He also teaches planning courses at the University of Arizona's College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, serves on the City of Tucson's Planning Commission and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association.

Old Pueblo Community Services recently hired Nancy E. Jones as director of development. Jones has worked in the non-profit sector, both professionally and as a volunteer, since the 1980s. Jones spent three years in public information at the Muscular Dystrophy Association, three years as resource development director and project manager for the Days of Caring at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. She also worked for three years at St. Luke's Home as director of development where her responsibilities included full oversight for all fund development activities, community outreach, public relations and marketing for the Home. Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Southern Arizona and as co-chair for National Philanthropy Day 2011.


Tucson-based Commerce Bank of Arizona promoted Humberto Stevens to vice president, branch manager and business development officer of its Green Valley branch. Stevens' new role includes overseeing the bank's development of new partnerships with local businesses in Green Valley and Sahuarita. Stevens has served Commerce Bank of Arizona since July 2007 as a vice president business development and relationship manager based at the corporate office in Tucson. He has nearly a decade of banking experience including positions at Wells Fargo as a business banking specialist and at Chase as an AVP Business Banker, where he was responsible for managing business relationships.


Mary McLain, assistant general manager of Sun Tran, was recently awarded the 2011 Champions Award from the National Transit Institute (NTI). The Transit Training Awards ceremony was part of the NTI Transit Trainers' Workshop held in Tampa, Fla. The Champions Award recognizes commitment and dedication to the importance of training in the transit industry. McLain has 26 years of service in public transit. She oversees seven departments, including training. The National Transit Institute was created by Congress and receives funding from the Federal Transit Administration to develop, promote and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry.