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Philip Walker

May 22, 2015 — 

Philip Walker has joined Greater Nevada Mortgage as a mortgage consultant.

Walker has more than 12 years experience in consumer and mortgage lending. He is also a veteran of the United States military.

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RE/MAX Professionals

May 22, 2015 — 

Jason Bailey, Terri Morton and Dana Van Der Wal have joined the offices of RE/MAX Professionals.

Bailey was hired as a residential real estate agent. He has previous experience in the real estate industry.

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Brianna Farley

May 22, 2015 — 

Brianna Farley has joined Noble Studios as its office coordinator.

Farley worked for a local attorney and served in the marketing department of a local manufacturing company. She also is a registered notary public for Washoe County.

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Morgan Kaisershot

May 22, 2015 — 

Morgan Kaisershot has joined Creative Coverings, a Reno-based linen rental and sales company, as its linen specialist.

Kaisershot recently graduated from Wagner College in New York with a bachelor’s of science degree in Arts. She also competed for the school’s track and field program.

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David Peri

May 22, 2015 — 

David Peri, president of Peri & Sons Farms in Yerington, has been named the 2015 Nevada Outstanding Agriculturalist Award by the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

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Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys

May 19, 2015 — 

Jim B. Butler, Ross E. de Lipkau and John R. Zimmerman, attorneys in the Reno office of Parsons Behle & Latimer have been ranked among the nation’s top attorneys by Chambers USA.

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PENTA hires

May 19, 2015 — 

Don Apodaca, Greg MacClennen and Lacey Tisler have joined the staff at The PENTA Building Group.

Apodaca was hired as a superintendent. He has more than 20 years experience in managing construction projects, including hotel room renovations, restaurants and casino remodels. His previously worked as the executive director of facilities for John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort.

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Debra Lemke

May 18, 2015 — 

Debra Lemke has joined the Reno office of AECOM, a construction and engineering firm, as a project manager/regulatory specialist in environmental planning.

Lemke has more than 14 years experience specializing in federal and state regulatory permitting.

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Raymond Zavalla

May 18, 2015 — 

Raymond Zavalla of United Construction Company was recently selected to be a member of NAIOP Developing Leaders VI. NAIOP Developing Leaders VI is a National Forums Group, which is a special interest group for selected NAIOP members.

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Paul Klein

May 15, 2015 — 

Paul Klein has been hired as the agency creative director for White Rabbit.

Klein previously managed the creative services for the City of Reno. He is also a founding member of the #BiggestLittleCity movement and a TEDx University of Nevada speaker.

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Devangi Desai, M.D.

May 15, 2015 — 

Devangi Desai, M.D. has joined Saint Mary’s Medical Group’s Damonte Ranch location as an internal medicine physician and pediatrician.

Dr. Desai has practiced medicine in northern Nevada for over seven years.

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Adam Paul Laxalt

May 15, 2015 — 

Adam Paul Laxalt, Nevada Attorney General, was named a “Rising Star” by the Republican National Committee.

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Stan Byers

May 15, 2015 — 

Stan Byers, principal and creative director of the Reno-based creative agency, Stan Can Design, has been recognized for judging the 21st Annual Communicator Awards.

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WOA honorees

May 15, 2015 — 

Fifty-eight local women will honored at the 2015 Salute to Women of Achievement Luncheon May 28 at JA Nugget.

Those recognized are: Opal Adams, vice president, Enviroscientists, Inc., (honored by Nevada State Bank); Marina Bogard, vice president strategic accounts and specialty products, IGT; Traci Adamson, senior programmer and analyst, Silver Legacy Resort Casino; Angela Bradley, vice president, business relationship manager, Nevada State Bank; Sara Anderson, Northern Nevada regional director of cage operations & total rewards, Harrah’s Northern Nevada; Lori Brown, senior vice president, deputy general counsel, EMPLOYERS; Shari Bainter, controller, North American Gaming, IGT; Sharon Chamberlain, CEO Northern Nevada Hopes (honored by Renown Health); Dr. Candice Bauer, lecturer, director of assessment and student affairs, College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno; Paula Cobb, vice president, branch manager, Heritage Bank; Marsha Berkbigler, chairwoman, Washoe County Commission (honored by AT&T Nevada); Patti Bernard, NWHP oral history communications chair, Nevada Women’s History Project; Jodi Cody, vice president, financial center manager, Bank of America; Luanne Cutler, registrar of voters, Washoe County; Brynn Bertucci, business relationship manager, US Bank; Rose Dembosz, executive vice president, manager operations I and HR, Plumas Bank; Laurie Dodge, slot shift manager, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa; Amy Lockhart-Fehl, designer and associate creative director, The Glenn Group; Pelin Eldeleklioglu, project manager, estimator, Clark & Sullivan Construction; Lori Martin, executive director clinical operations, Saint Mary’s Medical Group; Dessie Felder, office administrator, Eide Bailly; Amy McCombs, director of infection control, Renown Health; Michelle Ferro, medical record supervisor, Western Surgical Group; Lisa Frisch, brand manager, Q&D Construction (honored by Society of Women Engineers); Nona Garcia, business associate, Wells Fargo Bank; Dr. Courtney Garrett, physician, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists; (honored by Renown Health); Andi Guevara, anchor, KTVN Channel 2 News; Pat Hall, traffic coordinator, KTVN Channel 2 News; Lisa Jansen, director of special events and entertainment, Nugget Casino Resort; Becky Johnson, store manager, Walmart; Robin Krueger, director of physician relations, Northern Nevada Medical Center; Brittany Rubenau, media planner and buyer, The Glenn Group; Rachele Santucci, human resources coordinator, The Ritz-Carlton; Hillary Schieve, mayor, City of Reno (honored by NV Energy); Elizabeth Schuler, board member, Community Foundation Western Nevada; Christine Silva, controller, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows; Susan Skorupa-Mullen, reporter, Reno Gazette-Journal; Julie Ann Skow, assistant to county manager, Washoe County (honored by Knights of St. John); Barb Smith, advertising operations associate manager, Reno Gazette-Journal; Katie McDonald, showroom sales, Western Nevada Supply Company; Dr. Marie Murgolo-Poore, dean of division of business, Truckee Meadows Community College; Luanne Oroszi, ethics and HR compliance manager, NV Energy; Stacy Parobek, district director, U.S. Representative Mark Amodei (honored by AT&T Nevada); Kathy Peak, executive assistant, Dermody Properties; Dr. Melissa Piasecki, executive associate dean and professor of Psychiatry, UNR School of Medicine; Aimie Redding, patient relations manager, Reno Diagnostic Centers; Heather Reimer, sales manager, Hometown Health (honored by Renown Health); Diana Renfroe, broker and salesperson, Dickson Realty; Monica Rios, executive director of support operations, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino; Julia Taylor, special events and casino marketing manager, Eldorado Resort Casino; Donna Wainscoat, registered nurse, Western Surgical Group; Megan Waugh, principal, Diedrichsen Elementary School (honored by Sandra A. Daugherty Foundation); Sharon Whinery, chairman of students in transition, Assistance League of Reno-Sparks; Lisa Alstead Wiltshire, associate creative director, McDonald Carano Wilson; and Christina Wolf, assistant vice president, First Independent Bank.

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Usha Kiran Nuthi, M.D.

May 13, 2015 — 

Usha Kiran Nuthi, M.D. has joined Northern Nevada Medical Center as a neurologist.

Dr. Nuthi earned her medical degree at New York Medical College. She completed her neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in neurophysiology at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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Cesar D. Vazquez III

May 13, 2015 — 

Cesar D. Vazquez III has been appointed CEO and president of Interactive Health Network, a manufacturer of for health and anti-aging supplements.

Vazquez previously served as the company’s chief marketing officer. He has sixteen years experience in the medical industry specializing in anti-inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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Timothy Louie, M.D.

May 12, 2015 — 

Timothy Louie, M.D., has joined Saint Mary’s Center for Neurovascular and Stroke Care as a neurologist.

Dr. Louie has practiced neurology in northern Nevada for more than 15 years. He also served as director of Northern Nevada Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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The Abbi Agency staff

May 12, 2015 — 

Thaison Kawal, Michaella Elicegui and Patrick Zbella have joined the staff at The Abbi Agency, while Laura Davis and Stephanie Myers have been promoted by the public relations firm.

Kawal was hired as art director. He previously worked at CustomInk as a production artist.

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Tahoe Resources board

May 12, 2015 — 

Elected to the Tahoe Resources 2015 board of directors were: Alex Black, Tanya M. Jakusconek, C. Kevin McArthur, A. Dan Rovig, Paul B. Sweeney, James S. Voorhees, Drago Kisic Wagner, Kenneth F. Williamson, and Dr. Klaus Zeitler.

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Joe Kulikowski

May 12, 2015 — 

Joe Kulikowski, founder of LP Insurance Services, Inc., was appointed as the very first affiliate president of the Nevada Medical Group Management Association.

Kulikowski is the first non-medical practice administrator elected by the board.

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Mark Krueger

May 12, 2015 — 

Mark Krueger, principal at ArchCrest Commercial Partners in Reno, was honored as the Land Broker of the Decade at the 2015 Summit Awards event on April 11, which honors, outstanding accomplishments in the northern Nevada real estate market.

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Diane Arvizo

May 11, 2015 — 

Diane Arvizo has been named director of homebuyer services for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

Arvizo previously served as a single-family housing specialist at USDA Rural Development.

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Kate Patay

May 11, 2015 — 

Kate Patay, executive director of sales and marketing for Creative Coverings, has received the distinguished Pacesetter Award from the Convention Industry Council.

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Kathy DiCenso

May 11, 2015 — 

Kathy DiCenso, a divorce financial analyst in Reno, earned a beginning mediation and conflict resolution certificate from Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Jennifer Neubauer

May 8, 2015 — 

Jennifer Neubauer has joined the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) as its research manager.

Neubauer previously worked for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, where she oversaw all aspects of tourism research. She began her career with the ADPT as a research project analyst before moving on to the position of research project manager.

Neubauer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Michael Boreham

May 8, 2015 — 

Michael Boreham has been appointed to the position of branch manager of the United Federal Credit Union Summit Branch in Reno.

Boreham previously was assistant manager of the UFCU branch in Sparks.

He earned associate’s degrees in arts and science from Truckee Meadows Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix.

Linda Meissen

May 8, 2015 — 

Linda Meissen, an agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Reno, has earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS.

Anastasia Warren

May 5, 2015 — 

Anastasia Warren has been named marketing manager for The Applied Companies.

Warren is graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno this May.

Jerilyn Johnson

May 5, 2015 — 

Jerilyn Johnson has been named vice president of the Minden branch of City National Bank.

She replaces Pam Pugliese who retired at the end of last month after more than 40 years in banking.

Johnson, who has more than 35 years of banking experience, previously worked for Nevada State Bank for 20 years. Most recently she served for six years as small business relationship manager handling clients in Douglas, Carson City, Lyon and Churchill counties. She also served for eight years as market manager, another three years as branch manager, and two years as a teller and operations supervisor.

Katie Coombs

May 4, 2015 — 

Katie Coombs, radio and print personality, has launched a new Web site, www.katiecoombsuncommonsense.com. It will serve as a communications hub for her brand, and feature live updates and news coverage.

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