People in Action
Lindsay Welch

Lindsay Welch joins Mosaic’s leadership team

Mosaic Quarter Development LLC — the developer of Mosaic Quarter, a sport and entertainment-focused lifestyle center that completes the development of the Kino Sports & Entertainment Complex — hired Lindsay Welch as its managing director of business development and corporation relations.

Welch is the founder and former CEO of Autus Strategies, an independent business development consulting firm. She has held executive leadership positions at Tech Parks Arizona, Crest Insurance, Tucson Tamale Company, the American Heart and Stroke Association of Southern Arizona and Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona.

Welch will lead the company’s business development, strategic partnership, social media and marketing efforts. She will also manage existing and new relationships with municipal governments, Native American tribes, public school districts, institutes of higher education, regional chambers of commerce, professional organizations, businesses, and nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

Welch’s connection to the community includes current board membership with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), and previous board services on the Greater Tucson Leadership. Welch garnered recognition as a “Woman of Influence, Outstanding Entrepreneur” by Tucson Local Media, and was a recipient of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Under 40” award. Welch is also a member and supporter of Angel Charity for Children.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my business experience and professional and community relationships to Mosaic Quarter,” Welch said.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Mosaic Quarter Development leadership team, changing the regional landscape of recreational sports for Southern Arizona residents, serving as a catalyst for sports tourism and economic development.”

Riley Rasmussen

Riley Rasmussen honored as a Top Young Professional

Riley Rasmussen, a project director with Barker Contracting Inc., was selected as one of the 20 Top Young Professionals by Engineering News Record, Southwest Contractor. The award honors 20 individuals under 40 in each of the publication’s 10 regions who have shown exceptional leadership and service throughout their careers.

“Receiving this award and being part of such a distinguished group has inspired me to raise myself to a higher standard,” Rasmussen said. “I want to live up to it by being even more professional.” The 20 young professionals were selected from companies in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada by independent judges from within the region. Winners are automatically entered into the national round of judging for the ENR’s National Award for Top 20 under 40.

As Barker’s project director, Rasmussen guides the overall management and quality of project work done in the Arizona market.

Emily Bridson

Emily Bridson is center’s new donor engagement manager

Emily Bridson was hired by Sister José Women’s Center as its donor engagement manager. She relocated to Tucson from Michigan to enjoy hiking and new cultural opportunities.

In her new role, she will assist in raising funds to serve the nonprofit’s guests. She will also manage Sister José’s communications.

“I’ve been warmly welcomed to the Tucson community and I’m grateful to serve women at Sister José’s,” she said.

“I’ve seen love in action when we work with guests and at the end of the day, it inspires me. I’m hopeful because as the need continues to increase, especially with our senior citizens, the community continues to provide for the poorest of the poor.”