The Logistics Group promotes Dietriech

Ahwatukee Foothills-based The Logistics Group has promoted Robin Dietriech to vice president of operations. In her new position, she will be responsible for all United States and Mexico operations, including TLG’s Hub systems in Nashville, Laredo, Toledo and Leon Mexico. She will also oversee the operations of TLG’s U.S. Tractor/Trailer fleet operations in both the U.S. and Mexico and operations at its sister Mexican Company, Groupo Logistica, based in Leon.

Dietriech joined The Logistics Group in 2009 after a career at DHL Worldwide. She and her family live in Ahwatukee Foothills.

The Logistics Group is wholly owned by Ahwatukee Foothills residents Christine and Rod Badgley.


Lester to chair Arizona Humanities Council Board

At its February board meeting, the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) Board of Directors elected Dr. Neal A. Lester as its board chair.

Lester has served as vice chair for the past two years and has been a board member for the past five years. Before his election to the board, Lester served as a member of the AHC Speakers’ Bureau, as grants review Humanities scholar and as community book discussant. In 2001, Lester received the Distinguished Public Scholar Award from the Council for his extensive community outreach throughout the state of Arizona.

Founded in 1973, AHC is a non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. AHC supports public programming in the humanities that promotes understanding of human thoughts, actions, creations and values. AHC works with museums, libraries and other cultural and educational organizations to bring humanities programs to residents throughout Arizona. All AHC-supported activities create opportunities for Arizonans to share diverse stories through critical thinking and public discussion toward better understanding and appreciating our common humanity (

Lester also chairs the Department of English at Arizona State University and has been an Ahwatukee Foothills resident since 1997.

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