Craig Waugh, a business litigation attorney with the national law firm Polsinelli, has been appointed to serve on the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Valley Young Professionals
(VYP) Board of Directors. The VYP is a Chamber program for professionals between the ages of 25 and 39 that is designed to engage the next generation of Phoenix leaders. The program, which is in its fifth year, will also be tasked with aligning the VYP programming to the recently launched Greater Phoenix Chamber’s economic development initiative, Phoenix Forward.
“This is an exciting time to be a young professional in the Phoenix area.” said Waugh. “I am honored to have an opportunity to contribute to the leadership of Valley Young Professionals and to work to engage others in creating a thriving future for businesses and professionals of all ages in Arizona.”
Five other young professionals will be joining the Board with Waugh including Hayfa Aboukier, Director of Grants and Programs for Adelante Healthcare; Thomas Barr, Director of Member Engagement and Operations for Local First Arizona; Matt Lovelady, Section Supervisor at Salt River Project; Dan Mullen, Financial Services Representative for MassMutual Financial Group; and Alexis Trujillo, Regional Special Events Specialist for the American Red Cross.
As an attorney, Waugh focuses on prosecuting and defending claims in federal and state courts alleging violations of securities laws, and represents entities and individuals before the SEC, Arizona Securities Division and FINRA. Waugh also represents businesses and their stakeholders in the context of buy-outs, dissolution, fiduciary duty litigation, commercial lending disputes and actions involving unfair competition and other commercial tort claims.
Waugh was selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars
in the category of Business Litigation in 2014 and 2015. He has served as a Commissioner with the Maricopa County Trial Courts’ Judicial Merit System Commission since 2010, and is currently Chairperson. Waugh earned his B.A. cum laude
from the University of Vermont and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.