Lori FosterDecember 10, 2013 —
Lori Foster has joined Coldwell Banker Select’s office in Fernley as an agent.
Foster previously was owner of Joy’s Interiors and also has more than 10 years experience working in real estate.
Dakota Territory advisorsDecember 10, 2013 —
William Lindqvist, Dennis Goldstein and Michael Carroll, former executives of Homestake Mining Co., have joined the strategic advisory board of Reno-based Dakota Territory Resource Corp.
Dakota Territory is focused on development of gold properties in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Jerry MurphyDecember 10, 2013 —
Jerry Murphy of Reno has been named vice president for business development in the SBA and commercial lending department of Celtic Bank of Salt Lake City. Murphy will be based in Reno.
He has worked 27 years in the banking and finance industry, including work as a bank examiner, underwriter and business development officer.
Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento.
Appraisal Chapter officersDecember 10, 2013 —
Benjamin Q. Johnson of Johnson-Perkins & Associates, has been named 2014 president of the Reno-Carson-Tahoe Appraisal Chapter.
Other elected officers were: Gregory D. Ruzzine, Johnson-Perkins & Associates, vice-president; Kelly A. Pyron, Hutchinson Valuation, Inc., secretary; and Robert Schiffmacher, Warren & Schiffmacher, LLC; treasurer.
Paul Bruk of Bruk Real Estate and Chad J. Gerken of Johnson-Perkins & Associates were named as directors.
Brent BoyntonDecember 9, 2013 —
Brent Boynton has been promoted to vice president, news and production, for KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting.
Boynton joined KNPB in 2012 as news director and currently hosts its community affairs programs “A Conversation”and “Open Lines.” He has spent more than three decades working in television news including time at both KTVN and KOLO. He also served as communications director for former Governor Jim Gibbons.
Boynton is in the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Boynton holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in mass communications from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Lisamarie WandDecember 9, 2013 —
Lisamarie Wand, an agent with Dickson Realty, Inc., has obtained her California real estate license.
Wand specializes in commercial, residential and property management for Dickson.
Anthony AshworthDecember 6, 2013 —
Anthony Ashworth has been promoted to room chef of The Prime Rib Grill at The Eldorado Hotel Casino.
Ashworth has been with the Eldorado since 2002 and previously was sous chef at Roxy. He also held positions in New York.
He attended culinary and business school at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Tracy Peterson Turner, Dani LutzowDecember 4, 2013 —
Tracy Peterson Turner has been named to chief philanthropy officer at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada while Dani Lutzow has been promoted to program officer of the organization.
Juliana Ramirez, Becki JohnsonDecember 4, 2013 —
Juliana Ramirez and Becki Johnson have joined the staff of Creative Coverings, a Reno-based linen rental and sales company.
Ramirez was hired as sales coordinator.
She previously served as events administrator for Harrah’s Reno.
Johnson was hired as marketing coordinator.
She previously was a marketing and branding strategy account executive with MarketLinkRE.
CAI boardDecember 4, 2013 —
Norman Rosensteel was named 2014 president of Community Associations Institute, Nevada Chapter’s board of directors.
James Gibson, regional sales director for FirstService Residential, was named president-elect.
Lorrie Olson was named education Northern Nevada chair.
Beckie Richter was named Northern Nevada Committee chair.
Tonya Bates was named Northern Nevada Outreach chair.
Jason Oetjen, Rebecca FieldingDecember 3, 2013 —
Jason Oetjen and Rebecca Fielding have joined the staff of the accounting firm, Pfrommer & McCune, Ltd.
Oetjen previously worked in business development with private companies, nonprofit entities and government agencies. He has experience in tax, compilation and audit matters, as well as retirement plans and nonprofit organizations.
Oetjen earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Fielding has 30 years experience in bookkeeping, including assisting clients with setting up accounting systems and reporting.
Dulynn Hastings, Katie LydonDecember 3, 2013 —
Dulynn Hastings and Katie Lydon have joined Saint Mary’s Medical Group’s new location on Ryland Street, formerly Acadia Medical Group.
Dr. Hastings is a practicing family physician.
He was rated as one of the Top 100 Family Physicians in the country in 2008. Dr. Hastings has also served as a volunteer Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
Dr. Hastings earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in respiratory physiology as well as and completing medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He attended the family medicine residency program at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix.
Lydon has been hired as a family nurse practitioner.
She has worked as a clinical nurse specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
Lydon earned a bachelor’s of nursing degree at an institution in Cleveland and a master’s of nursing degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She also earned a masters degree as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jonathan RutheiserDecember 3, 2013 —
Jonathan Rutheiser has been hired by KPS3 Marketing as a front-end developer.
Rutheiser has more than seven years experience in front and back-end web development and has created a large number of Web sites and applications. He founded the nanoblog adocu.com, which, before closing, had more than 500,000 users and 1.5 million posts.
NAI awardsNovember 27, 2013 —
The NAI Alliance Industrial Properties Group consisting of J. Michael Hoeck and Dave Simonsen were recognized by Panattoni Development for significant transaction volume at the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors Fall World Conference in Chicago this October.
NAI Alliance ranked second overall with the 337,500 square foot lease to Trex
Company at 2375 East Newlands Drive in Fernley. NAI Alliance also brokered the sale of the property, which placed them third nationwide on a square footage basis for a property sale.
PRSA boardNovember 27, 2013 —
Anne McMillin, public relations manager at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, was named 2014 president and assembly delegate of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America board of directors.
Also elected to the board were: Jane Holman, director of marketing and communications for the Nevada Health Information Exchange, president-elect and ethics officer; Dean Schermerhorn, partner at Concise Communications, vice president of administration; Felicia Archer, public information officer at the Division of Museums and History and Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Commission on Tourism, vice president of communications; April Conway, human resources officer at Nevada Air National Guard, vice president of finance; Alison Gaulden, internship coordinator for the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, vice president of membership; Ashley Brune, vice president of Draper Strategic Communications, co-vice president of programming; Frankie Vigil, executive director of public relations for the Bauserman Group, co-vice president of programming; Alexia Bratiotis, general manager at Bayer Properties/Summit Sierra, co-director of professional development; Natalie Brown, consumer lending group communications for Wells Fargo Bank, co-director of professional development; Amanda Horn, director of communications for the Nevada Museum of Art, director of annual awards; Natalie Savidge, senior communications specialist for the University of Nevada, Reno, director of judging; and Rachel Gatusso, freelance writer/editor.
Mike Draper, CEO of Draper Strategic Communications is past president of the board.
Artown boardNovember 27, 2013 —
Elected to the 2014 Artown board of directors were: Dave Aiazzi, Washoe County School Board and Terry McQuattie, District Manager Northern Nevada U.S. Bank, co-chairs; Rachael Austin, Muckel Anderson CPA’s, treasurer; and Katie Coleman, KPS3 Marketing, secretary.
Other board members are: Oscar Delgado, Reno city councilman; Chris Christiansen, Grand Sierra Resort; Chris Fleiner, JLH; Jessica Schneider, owner of Junkee and Sippee’s in Midtown; Miranda Roberts, Family First Chiropractic; and Oliver X, editor and publisher of Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine.
Mike DunnNovember 26, 2013 —
Mike Dunn has been named sales manager in the newly opened Carson Valley office of Chase International.
John Ostezan, Kevin MurphyNovember 25, 2013 —
John Ostezan and Kevin Murphy have joined the staff at The Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Ostezan was named associate development director.
He has worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry in Reno for the past 15 years.
Ostezan earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
Murphy was named web systems coordinator.
He previously served as web developer for the University of Nevada, Reno. He also was webmaster for Western Nevada College and Stubborn Donkey Productions/VetWorld Companies of Northridge, Calif. Murphy has experience teaching and training in web content management and graphics.
He graduated with bachelor and master’s degrees from California State University, Northridge.
Gary MacDonaldNovember 26, 2013 —
Gary MacDonald has joined the David Morris Group at RE/MAX Realty Affiliates as director of client services.
MacDonald worked in automotive sales management before earning his real estate license in 2012.
He graduated from the University of New York at Oswego and the General Motors Institute School of Business.
Jim Pfrommer, Arianna Bennett, Richard SwanbergNovember 26, 2013 —
CPA Jim Pfrommer, television reporter Arianna Bennett and school principal Richard Swanberg have been recognized by the Nevada Association of School Boards.
Pfrommer, a co-founder of the certified public accounting firm of Pfrommer & McCune Ltd. In Reno, received the association’s Individual Friend of K-12 Public Education Award. He has served as president of the Education Alliance of Washoe County and spearheaded the Partners in Education program.
Bennett, a reporter for KTVN-TV Channel 2, received the group’s Media Award for Outstanding Education Reporting.
Swanberg, previously principal of Kate Swift Elementary School, was recognized as Nevada Elementary School Principal of the Year.
Peter MoritzNovember 25, 2013 —
Peter Moritz, a Realtor with RE/MAX Premier Properties, has been appointed to a second term to the Professional Standards Committee of the Reno Sparks Association of Realtors.
His appointment will run to the end of 2016.
Molly R. RezacNovember 22, 2013 —
Molly R. Rezac, a shareholder in the Reno law office of Gordon Silver Ltd., has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Board of Directors for Step2, Inc.
Brook Williams, Ruby von SchwerinNovember 22, 2013 —
Brook Williams and Ruby von Schwerin have joined Chase International as agents.
Williams will be based in Chase’s Carson Valley office.
He has experience in the home construction industry.
von Schwerin will work out of Chase’s Reno office.
von Schwerin has worked for Ryder Homes in residential construction and sales. She also has experience in the legal field.
Chase International awardsNovember 22, 2013 —
Honored in the Reno office of Chase International for its Third Quarter Agent Production Awards were:
Top sales agent, units sold: Jake Cote.
Top sales agent, volume sold: Phil Klink.
Top listing agents, volume: Tina and Terry Ross.
Top listing agent, volume sold: Karin Baker.
Agents of the Quarter and top listing agent, units and top listing agent, units sold: Dana and Rob Coons.
Honored in the Lake Tahoe region were:
Top sales agent/volume sold award: Charlene Meenan.
Top listing agent volume: Adele Lucas.
Top listing agent, units award: Alison Elder.
Top listing agent, units sold: Mike Wondka.
agent of the quarter and top listing agent, volume sold and top sales agent, units sold: Brent Johnson.
Kevin M. RyanNovember 20, 2013 —
Kevin M. Ryan has been named chief executive officer of the Nevada Humane Society.
Ryan replaces Mitch Schneider, who served as interim executive director after Bonney Brown retired from the position.
Ryan, who has experience in animal welfare and non-profit organization leadership, previously was executive director for Pet Helpers in Charleston, S.C.
Sylvia SmithNovember 20, 2013 —
Sylvia Smith, president of Western Title, won the Abraham Curry Award from the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors.
As president of the Nevada Land Title Association, Smith was part of the Attorney General Workgroup that modified language in Assembly BIll 284, the measure approved by the Legislature in 2011 that changed the foreclosure process in Nevada.
Maria EliaNovember 19, 2013 —
Maria Elia, a British celebrity chef, has been hired The Landing Resort & Spa to oversee its Jimmy’s Restaurant, which will open in December.
Elia has worked in the kitchens of chefs Stephen Terry at Coast in London, with Ferran Adrià at El Bulli in Spain, and Juan Mari Arzak in San Sebastian. She had her first head chef position at Delfina in London, then moving on to Whitechapel Gallery, and executive chef of JOE’S in London’s South Kensington.
Elia has authored three books, including “Smashing Plates: Greek Flavours Redefined.”
Joey GanserNovember 19, 2013 —
Joey Ganser has been named a shareholder at PK Electrical and will continue as engineering/operations manager at the company.
Ganser started at PK as an electrical designer in 2007.
He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jennifer MannixNovember 18, 2013 —
Jennifer Mannix has been appointed marketing director for Artown.
Mannix has spent her entire career in marketing for several hotel-casinos.
She volunteered for Artown, serving on the organization’s board of directors for three years. She also served as chairman.
Jeanne KoernerNovember 18, 2013 —
Jeanne Koerner, an agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, has been elected president of the Family Support Council of Douglas County for the 2013-2014 term.
This is her third year on the board.