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David Fiore, M.D.

May 3, 2016 — 

David Fiore, M.D., has been named director of medical education for Saint Mary’s Health Network and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dr. Fiori will oversee the coordination and collaboration between Saint Mary’s Health Network and the School of Medicine.

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Michael Buis

May 3, 2016 — 

Michael Buis has been named a managing partner with Pacific States Communications.

Buis, who has worked for Pacific States for more than 25 years, most recently served as chief executive officer. He started in a sales position for the company, transitioned to chief operations officer in 2006, and CEO in 2012. He has 34 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

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Tom Reeg

May 3, 2016 — 

Tom Reeg, president and chief financial officer for Eldorado Resorts, Inc., will participate in a Mid-Cap Gaming panel discussion at Wells Fargo’s 7th Annual Gaming, Leisure & Restaurants Conference next Tuesday at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.

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Cathy Davis

May 2, 2016 — 

Cathy Davis has been hired as director of account services for the Bauserman Group, a Reno-based integrated advertising, marketing, and strategic communications agency.

Davis previously served as account executive for The Merica Agency, a Las Vegas-based advertising agency. She also served as senior account executive with smith + jones marketing in Incline Village, spearheading the advertising efforts for the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau for 11 years. She also worked at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and Greater Nevada Credit Union.

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Kurt Parriott, Danny Dockter

May 2, 2016 — 

Kurt Parriott and Danny Dockter have been promoted by Gilbane Building Company.

Parriott has been named project manager II for the firm’s Reno area.

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Jack Crowley

May 2, 2016 — 

Jack Crowley has been hired as general manager for Quick Space, a storage container, portable building and site services business based in Sparks.

Crowley previously was regional director at McGrath RentCorp in Houston. He has more than 25 years of managerial experience in container leasing and sales, equipment management and the site services industry.

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Catherine 'Cat' Fuller

May 2, 2016 — 

Catherine ‘Cat’ Fuller has been selected as the community health nurse/advanced practice registered nurse at the Douglas County Community Health Clinic.

Fuller has more than 30 years experience in the health care industry in physical therapy, government policy, nursing, education and family practice.

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Jim Barbee

May 2, 2016 — 

Jim Barbee, director of the Nevada Department of Agriculture, was presented with the 2016 Outstanding Agriculturist of the Year award from the University of Nevada, Reno College of Agriculture,

Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

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Tamara Nordmeyer

May 2, 2016 — 

Tamara Nordmeyer, A Realtor with United Country Real Estate and Cowboy Country Realty in Winnemucca, was presented with the Spotlight of Excellence Award form the Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS.

The bi-yearly honor recognizes RSAR members who provide selfless and extraordinary service to the community, their clients and customers.

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Bruce Gilbert

May 2, 2016 — 

Bruce Gilbert, executive director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, Nevada’s public health insurance marketplace, has been named to the National Academy for State Health Policy’s Pharmacy Costs Work Group.

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Signature Landscapes partners

April 26, 2016 — 

Tim Laskowski, Tim Scott and Sal Perez have been named partners of Signature Landscapes.

Laskowski, who joined Signature in 2007, serves as the installation division manager and senior estimator. He has held several leadership positions in the landscaping industry. He also helped to create the training certificate program for Landscape Industry Certified professionals administered by the Nevada Landscape Association.

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Shelly Dunbar

April 26, 2016 — 

Shelly Dunbar has been hired as vice president and business development officer Nevada State Bank’s northern Nevada region.

She will work out of the NSB’s W. Liberty Street branch.

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Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D.

April 26, 2016 — 

Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D. has been named Chief Program Officer for Juvenile Law at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Dr. Noyes previously served as a chief juvenile probation officer for both Venango County and Butler County; a director of Community Corrections for Butler County, all in Pennsylvania; a director of the Dallas County, Texas Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in public and private agencies providing direct services to dependent and delinquent children along with adults in the community corrections environment.

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William "Bill" Jamaca

April 26, 2016 — 

William “Bill” Jamaca has been named chief executive officer of Reno-based Onstream, Inc., a privately held company that supplies technological solutions for businesses.

Jamaca, who has more than three decades of leadership in technology companies, previously worked eight years as a vice president for RGB Networks, then as vice president of operations for digital ad insertion for Imagine Communications after its acquisition of RGB.

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Rob Gaedtke

April 26, 2016 — 

Rob Gaedtke, CEO at KPS3, recently joined the Reno division of Vistage chief executive group, an organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners.

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E.L. "Buster" Hunsaker III

April 26, 2016 — 

E.L. “Buster” Hunsaker III of Hunsaker Inc. - Consulting Geologists of Elko, has earned a contract with Belmont Resources Inc., to complete a NI 43-101 report on the Kibby Basin Property, a mining project in Esmeralda County.

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RE/MAX Realty Affiliates awards

April 26, 2016 — 

David Morris, an agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, was awarded Diamond-level status from RE/MAX International.

The honor represents a level of productivity, as well as 2015 gross commissions.

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Kevin Sigstad, Fred Jayet

April 22, 2016 — 

Kevin Sigstad, an agent in the Reno office of RE/MAX Premier Properties, has been awarded first place for commissions earned in commercial real estate for RE/MAX in the State of Nevada for 2015.

Fred Jayet, another agent in the Premier Properties office, was awarded second place for commissions earned in commercial real estate.

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Marjorie Hampson, Jeanette Anderson

April 21, 2016 — 

Marjorie Hampson has joined the Reno office of Wells Fargo Insurance, while Jeanette Anderson has been promoted by the firm.

Hampson was hired as an account executive in the Employer Benefits Division.

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Robby Schlesinger, Trinda Freese

April 21, 2016 — 

Robby Schlesinger and Trinda Freese have joined the staff at Amplify Relations, a public affairs, advertising and public relations agency located in Reno.

Schlesinger was hired as a copywriter and Freese as a staff assistant.

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Rick Saake

April 21, 2016 — 

Rick Saake has joined Noble Studios’ Strategic Services as its senior digital strategist.

Saake previously served as the Internet marketing manager for the Reno Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority and for VisitRenoTahoe.com. He also was digital media manager at the Reno Gazette-Journal and has owned his own small web design firm, Nternetbiz, since 1995.

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TMCC students

April 21, 2016 — 

Students at Truckee Meadows Community College have been awarded eight medals at the 2016 SkillsUSA Nevada State Leadership & Skills Conference, April 12-15 at Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino.

Those honored were: David Cruz Camacho, culinary arts (Bronze Medal); Sarah Anstett, commercial baking, (Bronze Medal); Annie Yamamoto, commercial baking, (Gold Medal); Brittney Birmingham, commercial baking, (Silver Medal); Jake Lau, culinary arts, (Gold Medal); Johnathan Munoz-Valdez, culinary arts, (Silver Medal); Erick Reyes-Lopez, welding, (Silver Medal); and Grant Wager, automotive service technology, (Gold Medal).

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Suzanne Trout, Rhonda Carano

April 21, 2016 — 

Suzanne Trout has joined the executive staff at Eldorado Resorts, Inc., while Rhonda Carano has been promoted by the company.

Trout was named senior vice president of marketing and advertising.

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Renown staff

April 21, 2016 — 

Peggie Smith, physician assistant at the Renown Institute for Neurosciences, represented for Neurology on the Hill Nevada in Washington, D.C.

Smith met with Rep. Amodei one-on-one as well as with representatives from Senators Reid, Heller and Rep. Heck’s offices. In 2014, Smith was the first PA to attend the conference and this year, she was once again the only PA invited to the event.

Wende Schwake, heart failure program coordinator with Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health, is the first and only nurse in northern Nevada to achieve certification from the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. In her daily work with Renown’s new Advanced Heart Failure Program, Schwake educates patients, their families and other nurses about heart failure treatment and assists with a safe transition from hospital to home.

Jessica Natali

April 21, 2016 — 

Jessica Natali has been promoted to administrative officer for First Independent Bank and will relocate to the bank’s administrative offices on Kietzke Lane.

Natali has spent the past nine years with First Independent Bank, most recently working out of the Robb Drive branch, where she assisted in branch operations and customer service.

Andrea Johnson-Harper

April 21, 2016 — 

Andrea Johnson-Harper has been named the director of the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center.

Johnson-Harper, a member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in Verde Valley, Ariz., has more than a decade of experience in health care, most recently led the healthcare efforts for two Paiute tribes in Southern Nevada.

Johnson-Harper graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

John Deatherage

April 21, 2016 — 

John Deatherage has joined the Zephyr Cove real estate office of Chase International as an agent.

Deatherage has 20 years experience in real estate development, finance, and construction.

CBSRE agents

April 21, 2016 — 

Joining the staff of agents at Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate’s office in Minden were: Angela Lee, Chris Kallas, Chris Lamb, Chrissy Hardt, Christine Newell, Christy Degenhart, Colleen Campbell, Danny Villalobos, Frank Warren, Hagen Strauss, Jill Krautz, Joann Bruns, Kristine Seward, Lauren Saunders, Lori Raschilla, Mike Coonrod, Nataliya Hamilton, Olga Romano, Patricia Clark, Shele Pandl, Sherri Partelow, Tianna Clore, Tim Egan, and Toni Rooker.

The new agents moved over to Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate after it merged with Century 21 Clark Properties.

Tourism honorees

April 21, 2016 — 

The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) presented VolunTourism awards Thursday, April 14 in Laughlin.

Those honored were:

Reno-Tahoe Territory: The Greater Genoa Business Association was recognized for the outstanding planning and execution of the 2015 Rural Roundup in Genoa.

Cowboy Country: Paula Tomera, executive director of the Lander County Convention & Tourism Authority, was recognized for promoting tourism throughout the region state of Nevada for several years.

Pony Express Territory: Patsy Waits, who serves as Lander County commissioner and a longtime volunteer for Pony Express Territory, was recognized for helping to develop nearly 100 miles of bike trails in the Austin/Kingston area as well as working on other tourism projects for the organization.

Nevada’s Indian Territory: Chris Gibbons, a member of Nevada’s Indian Territory for nine years, was recognized for her work to further the territory through coordination of the organization’s many projects.

Statewide Excellence in Tourism: David Toll, journalist and author of “The Complete Nevada Traveler,” was recognized as a longtime chronicler of Nevada places and people. He works with the Nevada Travel Network Web site, where he has covered everything from ghost towns to special events.

Statewide Excellence in Grants: Mark Bassett of the White Pine Historic Railroad Foundation, was recognized for grant writing for the historical Nevada Northern Railway in Ely.

PRSA finalists

April 21, 2016 — 

The five finalists for the Professional Saleswomen of Nevada’s 2016 Saleswoman of the Year Awards are: Cortney Tucker, Courtyard by Marriott Reno; Danielle Loberg, Circus Circus Reno; Jen McDonald, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Drysdale Properties; Jen Gurecki, Coalition Snow, Lisa Connor, Ascensus College Savings; and Melanie Galvin, Fairway Independent Mortgage.

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