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Schorr Named Founders Award Recipient by Greater Tucson Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

​TUCSON – Greater Tucson Leadership announced that S.L. “Si” Schorr, senior partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, is recipient of its 64th annual Founders Award recognizing long-term achievements in the community. Last year’s awardee, Bishop Gerald Kicanas, will present the award at a gala event at Loews Ventana Canyon on Feb. 11, 2017.

The Founders Award is bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated significant long-term community involvement and professional accomplishments.

“This was quite a surprise, and I’m flattered that others in the greater Tucson community thought that I was worthy of this recognition,” said Schorr. “So many other outstanding people have received the award in the past. It’s a distinguished group and quite an honor to be included.”

A Tucson resident for nearly 60 years, Schorr’s law practice focuses in the areas of real estate, corporate and general business law. He has served on numerous local and state boards and committees, helping lead the region’s growth and vitality.

The award nomination notes, “Aside from being an extraordinarily respected professional in his field, he has been an extraordinarily engaged person in his community in both the public and private sectors. He is a leader by virtue of how he spends his efforts and the values he consistently upholds. He does not tout his civic engagement, he just gets down to business and … all admire the way he conducts himself, his integrity, and the dedication he shows to our community.”

“Si Schorr is one of Tucson’s leading citizens, and it’s gratifying to see him recognized for his contributions. He has been a mentor and role model for many and has no doubt impacted countless lives with his commitment to serving the public,” said Ken Van Winkle Jr., managing partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

Schorr served as a founding member of the Pima Community College Board, founding chair of the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County, on the founding board of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, as chairman of the Arizona State Transportation Board, and on the Governor’s Economic Planning and Development Advisory Board, Pima County Planning Commission, Tucson Pima County Commission on Improved Government Management, Governor’s Task Force on the Seriously Mentally Ill, Tucson Airport Authority and the Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission.

In addition to his recurrent inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for Land Use/Zoning Law and Real Estate Law, Schorr also was recipient of the Special Award of Honor from the State Bar of Arizona for his more than 50 years of service to the legal profession.

Greater Tucson Leadership is a non-profit, non-partisan leadership organization dedicated to providing leadership education, community development, and civic engagement for the overall care of and commitment to the Tucson community.




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