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Robert Kennedy

October 24, 2014 — 

Robert Kennedy and Gary Wood have joined the northern Nevada offices of Chase International as agents.

Kennedy will work out of Chase’s Zephyr Cove office. He has experience as a real estate broker in Nevada and California.

Wood will work out of Chase’s Minden office. He also has experience as a real estate broker.

Lynda Hascheff

October 24, 2014 — 

Lynda Hascheff has been appointed executive director for Moms on the Run, a nonprofit that raises funds to assist women while in treat for breast cancer and gynecological cancers.

Hascheff previously served as secretary for the organization. She also was program manager for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and served as vice president of the board of directors of RAVE, an organization that provides respite care to special needs children and their families.

Evelyn Chiang

October 24, 2014 — 

Evelyn Chiang has joined Haws Corp. as general manager of Haws Integrated.

Chiang previously served as executive director of strategy operations and brand licensing at IGT. She also served in executive roles for SAP and Tesla Motors. She has more than 25 years of experience to Haws in global operations, program management, supply chain operations, information systems, and team leadership and development.

Chiang earned a bachelor’s of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Renee Hinojosa

October 23, 2014 — 

Renee Hinojosa, director of medical aesthetics at the Age Management Institute in Reno, has received adult health clinical nurse specialist certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Ron Clayton

October 23, 2014 — 

Ron Clayton, president and chief operating officer of Tahoe Resource Inc., was honored with the 2014 Silver Baron Award by the Cambridge House International for service in the mining industry.

Meagan Noin

October 22, 2014 — 

Meagan Noin has launched MN|G, a public relations, advertising, social media and graphic design agency, in Reno.

Noin previously worked as vice president of The Impetus Agency.

She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, with dual degrees in journalism and political science. She taught media production as a member of the faculty at the Reynolds School of Journalism.

Hal Plummer

October 22, 2014 — 

Hal Plummer has been awarded an honorary membership to the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS.

Plummer started his real estate career in 1971 in Santa Clara, Calif. and then moved to Reno in 1980 where he joined RSAR and opened up his own real estate firm, All State Realty.

Honorary membership is presented to an individual or organization not currently engaged in the real estate profession who has performed notable service for the real estate profession, RSAR or the public.

Benefit Resource staff

October 22, 2014 — 

Felix Oroz, Randy Gabler and Deanna DeHart of Benefit Resource Group in Reno have earned certification through The National Association of Health Underwriters’ new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Dr. Aaron Dickens

October 21, 2014 — 

Dr. Aaron Dickens has joined the staff of physicians at Great Basin Orthopaedics.

Dr. Dickens earned his bachelor’s degree in radiation health physics from Oregon State University and attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of New Mexico and fellowship training in orthopaedic traumatology at the University of California, San Diego.

Noah Elsfelder

October 21, 2014 — 

Noah Elsfelder has joined Greater Nevada Credit Union as business services specialist.

Elsfelder has more than 12 years experience in the banking industry.

Gary Aldax

October 21, 2014 — 

Gary Aldax has been named coordinator of operations and services at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Sanford Center for Aging.

Aldax has more than 20 years experience in community relations, marketing and program management, primarily in the health care industry.

He is a past president of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and recipient of its Gold Spike Award for community service.

Aldax graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Lauren Barrera, Damien Kerwin

October 21, 2014 — 

Lauren Barrera and Damien Kerwin have joined the staff at Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency.

Barrera was hired as regional planner.

Barrera, a native of Portola, Calif., earned her bachelor’s of science degree in city and regional planning from the California Polytechnic State University.

Kerwin was hired as a geographic information system/planning analyst.

He graduated from McQueen High School and earned his bachelor’s of science degree in geography from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Elizabeth High

October 20, 2014 — 

Elizabeth High has joined the Reno law office of Cecilia Lee, Ltd. As a primary attorney.

High previously served in the Reno office of Lionel Sawyer & Collins. She also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Valerie P. Cooke in the United States District Court, District of Nevada and then at Arnold & Porter law firm in Washington, D.C.

High completed her law degree summa cum laude at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in 2002.

APWA officers

October 20, 2014 — 

Garth Oksol of Washoe County was elected 2015 president of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

Other APWA elected officials were: Joy Guinn, NCE of Reno, vice president; Don Pawlowski, Atkins of Reno, secretary; Kim Belt, Carson City Finance, director II; and Mike Brown, NCE of Reno, director I.

Darren Schulz, Carson City Public Works; was appointed as chapter alternate delegate.

Reno Bighorns staff

October 20, 2014 — 

David Arseneault Jr. has been named head coach of the Reno Bighorns basketball club.

Arseneault Jr. previously spent four seasons as an associate head coach for Grinnell College.

He attended Grinnell where he was a three-time Bob Cousy Award finalist and was NCAA Division III leader in assist average at 9.4.

Ben McDonald has also joined the Bighorns as an assistant coach.

McDonald previously was an assistant for the Erie Bayhawks. He played professionally in the NBA and overseas. He also had assistant coaching stints at University of California, Dominguez and Indiana University.

Scott Schroeder was promoted to director of basketball operations.

He previously served as assistant coach/video coordinator. He also served two seasons in similar capacities with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Jervae Odom will also return for his fourth season as the Bighorns’ lead trainer and equipment manager.

RSAR awards

October 17, 2014 — 

Members of the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors who have received the Realtor Emeritus Award presented by the National Association of Realtors were: Marti Allison, Chase International; Robert “Rocky” Eisan, Dickson Realty; Tom Fountain, Fountain Realty; Marylen Staaleson, RE/MAX Complete Real Estate; and Nick Colonna, Mountain West Realty.

Recipients were honored for their 40 years of service to state, local or National Association of Realtors organizations.

Lonnie Johnson

October 16, 2014 — 

Lonnie Johnson has been promoted to director of engineering at CFA Inc. in Reno.

Johnson, a professional engineer, joined CFA in 2006 and became a principal in 2013. He has 13 years of civil engineering experience.

He earned a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University.

Girl Scout honorees

October 16, 2014 — 

Dee Frewert, Lynell Garfield-Qualls, Estela Gutierrez, Season Lopiccolo and Heather Reimer will be recognized by the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada at its Triumphant: Celebrating Women In Leadership Awards event on Nov. 20.

Frewert, managing principal of Gryphon Education & Associates LLC, will be honored for her work in developing education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Garfield-Qualls, a hydrologist with the City of Reno and author of the children’s book “The Secret Life of Streams, will be recognized for environmental leadership and responsibility.

Gutierrez, a trustee for the Washoe County School District and dean of student services at Truckee Meadows Community College, will be recognized for community service.

Lopiccolo, chief operating officer of Noble Studios, will be recognized for her support of financial literacy.

Reimer, founder of Each One. Tell One and sales manager for Hometown Health, will be recognized for healthy living.

Bill Cottrill, Lorraine Turner, John Steinbach

October 15, 2014 — 

Bill Cottrill, Lorraine Turner and John Steinbach have been promoted by Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Cottrill was named the resort’s new chief managing officer.

He previously was the resort’s director of sales and marketing.

Turner was named chief administrative officer.

She previously was director of human resources.

Steinbach was named vice president.

He previously worked as the resort’s general manager.

Britton Griffith-Douglass

October 15, 2014 — 

Britton Griffith-Douglass has been promoted to vice-president of operations for Reno Engineering Corp.

Griffith-Douglass joined Reno Engineering in 2012 working in the accounting department. She has also worked in marketing, leasing property sales and negotiations. She also worked as an agent for FOX 11 Television and as a lead instructor at Kidscape Productions.

Griffith-Douglass earned a degree in international business from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Kathryn Bryant

October 15, 2014 — 

Kathryn Bryant has joined Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Ion Drive location in Spanish Springs as a family advanced nurse practitioner.

Bryant has been a nurse since 2003 and was previously served as an ICU nurse at NNMC.

She earned associate of science degree in nursing from Truckee Meadows Community College and her bachelor’s of science and master’s of science degrees in nursing from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Orvis School of Nursing.

Chase International hires

October 15, 2014 — 

Kelly McVay, Dave Huffner, Kit Harrington and Paul Windt recently joined Chase

International as Realtors.

McVay is a third-generation real estate agent.

Huffner previously worked as a Realtor’s associate.

McVay and Huffner will be based in Chase’s Reno office.

Harrington previously worked in the dental industry.

Windt previously worked at Clear Creek Tahoe Golf Course.

Harrington and Windt will based in Chase’s Zephyr Cove office.

Victoria Baskett

October 15, 2014 — 

Victoria Baskett was named manager of Talent Framework’s new finance and accounting division, TF Financial.

Baskett previously worked for Accountants International. She has eight years experience in staffing, recruitment, training and development and client services management.

Mark Danninger

October 15, 2014 — 

Mark Danninger has been named General Manager of Operations and Sales of CarWil, LLC.

Danninger previously worked six years as manager-process, safety and risk management and asset maintenance advisor-technology and innovation with Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper and Rio Tinto Technology & Innovation in Salt Lake City. He also spent 10 years with REC Silicon in Butte, Mont; serving as corporate maintenance reliability process leader, maintenance manager, senior project engineer and maintenance engineer.

He earned bachelor of science degrees in mining engineering and welding engineering and master of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Montana Tech.

Erin Jones, Julie Rich

October 15, 2014 — 

Erin Jones and Julie Rich have joined The Bosma Group as shareholders after the firm’s merger with Belle Business Services, LLC.

Jones, who was named an audit shareholder, co-founded Belle Business Services after serving as manager at another CPA firm.

Jones graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was the President of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honors society.

Rich, who was named a bookkeeping and administrative shareholder, also Belle Business Services. He also served for the State of Nevada and the University of Nevada, Reno.

Larry Rice

October 14, 2014 — 

Larry Rice, owner of Sierra Gourmet Grill and Wine Bar, has joined the National Retail Federation’s Small Business Retail Council.

Seth J. Adams

October 14, 2014 — 

Seth J. Adams has joined the Reno law office of Woodburn and Wedge as an associate attorney.

Adams previously worked for several large financial institutions and represented creditors of all sizes in various proceedings throughout Nevada.

He earned his juris doctorate and masters of business administration degrees from Gonzaga University where he also worked in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Moot Court Honors Council and served as the university’s representative at the 2007 ABA Client Counseling Competition.

ITS National hires

October 10, 2014 — 

Jordan Lewis, Thomas Perkins, Lindsay Parks and Randy Perkins have joined the staff in the Sparks office of ITS National, Inc., a transportation management firm.

Lewis and Thomas Perkins were hired as carrier specialists while Parks and Randy Perkins were hired as account executives.

Lewis has previous experience as a loader/unloader for UPS.

He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in liberal arts degree from University of Nevada, Reno with

Thomas Perkins previously was a laborer at Smith Power Products in Sparks.

He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree business administration from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Parks has five years experience in sales.

Parks earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Randy Perkins previously worked as an assistant fitness director, case worker and after school program supervisor.

He earned an associates of arts degree in social studies from Truckee Meadows Community College.

Laura Granier

October 9, 2014 — 

Laura Granier joined the new Reno law office of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP as a partner in the natural resources department.

Granier previously was a partner at a large Nevada law firm.

She earned juris doctorate from the University of California, Davis School of Law and her bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Shannon Pierce

October 9, 2014 — 

Shannon Pierce, an attorney in the Reno office of Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas, a has been elected to the executive committee for the litigation section of the State Bar of Nevada.

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