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BizBRIEFS continued from page 236 sion for education. Governed by a local board of directors comprised of business and community leaders, the Southern District serves more than 19,000 students in 850 classrooms in Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana and Vail. Junior Achievement of Arizona has educated K-12 students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy since 1957. The goal of the organization is to help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs to make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace, according to the organization. Under Welch’s leadership, Junior Achievement is poised to strengthen ties to the business community and increase its reach among Tucson’s youth by bringing new programs to Southern Arizona, according to the organization. Biz

Mike Kass Promoted at The RitzCarlton, Dove Mountain Mike Kass has been named hotel manager at The RitzCarlton, Dove Mountain, expanding upon his current role as leader of the resort’s sales and marketing division. Since Kass joined The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain team as director of sales and marketing in 2011, he has introduced key initiatives for the property, which was recently named one of the Top 100 Resorts in the World by Travel Leisure Magazine. Kass has repositioned property marketing, promoted the acclaimed launch of the Dove Mountain Rangers Program, increased leisure and group sales, expanded the destination weddings program and helped to grow top-line revenues for the property’s rooms, catering, food and beverage and spa divisions. “Mike Kass has done a phenomenal job with our marketing initiatives for the resort, and in leading a strong and highly successful team of ladies and gentlemen in our sales department,” said GM Liam Doyle. “Even in his newly-expanded role, Mike will continue to oversee our sales and marketing team and to lead our many marketing initiatives,” Doyle added. As hotel manager, Kass will direct all resort operations. “There is not a more memorable destination in Arizona, and I look forward to seeing The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain continue to raise the bar as the Southwest’s premier luxury travel experience,” Kass said. Biz www.BizTucson.com

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