NAI Alliance awards

April 23, 2014 — 

NAI Alliance agents who were recognized at the Ninth Annual Summit Awards were:

Kelly Bland, principal/senior vice president of retail properties for NAI Alliance Reno, won the 2013 Retail Broker of the Year for the second year in a row. The award is based on total production from a broker in the retail industry.

J. Michael Hoeck, Michael Nevis, Dave Simonsen and Dan Oster, brokers at NAI Alliance received the award for the 2013 Largest Single Sale Transaction. They represented the seller, PanCal Fernley LLC, in the investment sale of a 337,500-square-foot distribution warehouse.

Gerene Sayre

April 23, 2014 — 

Gerene Sayre has joined the staff at The Human Resource Connection.

Sayre has more than 30 years experience in human resources and business, including holding positions as human resources communications manager, benefits manager, director of human resources, and vice president of human resources.

Kevin Dishmon

April 23, 2014 — 

Kevin Dishmon has been hired as chief students records officer for Prospect Education, LLC, which operates Charter College.

He previously served for other career colleges throughout the western United States.

Dishmon earned his Master of Science degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix, and his Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Wynter Phoenix, MD

April 23, 2014 — 

Wynter Phoenix, MD, a general surgeon with Northern Nevada Medical Group, has received his board certification in general surgery.

Barry J. Vogt

April 22, 2014 — 

Barry J. Vogt has been named chief claims officer, senior vice president of Employers Holdings, Inc.

Vogt previously worked for companies such as Sedgwick Claims Management Services and Crawford & Company. He has more than 29 years experience in the insurance industry.

Vogt earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska.

Kathy McAlpine

April 22, 2014 — 

Kathy McAlpine, a senior loan officer at Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, has been named to the company’s President’s Club, which recognizes the top 10 percent of loan producers.

Shu Nomura

April 21, 2014 — 

Shu Nomura has been hired as vice president at Reno Engineering.

Nomura, a civil designer, also owns his own PC business called Best PC. He has also served as a contractor at F&P Construction, and a civil engineer at Robinson Design.

He holds a position on the board of Imagich.

Nomura graduated from Western Nevada College with a bachelor of technology degree in construction management and an associate of applied science degree in engineering drafting.

Richard P. Hallman

April 21, 2014 — 

Richard P. Hallman has been promoted to executive vice president/chief information officer for Employers Holdings, Inc.

Hallman previously served as senior vice president, chief information officer for Employers since 2010. He has more than 25 years experience in various technical and senior information technology leadership positions.

Hallman is retired from the U.S. Military where he served over 23 years in the Nevada National Guard and the U.S. Air Force.

Danny Mireles

April 21, 2014 — 

Danny Mireles has been named director of human resources for the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) and Care Flight.

Mireles, who has more than 20 years experience in strategic human resources and business administration, previously was human resources manager for Sierra Nevada Corp. He also worked for IGT (International Game Technology) and Northwest Airlines.

Mireles earned his undergraduate degree in computer science and information systems and his MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Laura Davis

April 18, 2014 — 

Laura Davis has been hired by the Estipona Group as a copywriter.

Davis has written for the Las Vegas Weekly as well as freelance work for the Reno News and Review. She has also written stories on arts and entertainment industries and worked in the marketing department of a corporation in Reno.

Davis graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor of arts in journalism and media studies.

Jeanne Wiest

April 17, 2014 — 

Jeanne Wiest has been hired as a broker/salesperson for East West Commercial.

Wiest began her career in real estate as a mortgage broker, real

property evaluator, and vacant land use advisor. She also worked in residential and multi‐ unit sales in

Northern San Diego County, Calif. She owned a real estate brokerage beginning in 1999.

She also operates an international and nationwide commercial property web‐ based referral


Gary Luce, Susan Boos

April 17, 2014 — 

Gary Luce and Susan Boos have joined the staff at Resource Concepts, Inc.

Luce is a senior geotechnical engineer/senior geologist at RCI.

He has been working in the geotechnical engineering field for more than 25 years, including mining, transportation, water treatment, water transmission, green energy, and power plants. He has overseen the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials certifications and managed materials laboratories for more than 10 years.

Luce is national president of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.

Boos was named survey party chief.

She has 27 years of experience in surveying and mapping in the public and private sectors. She has worked for the Nevada and California Departments of Transportation since 1986.

Brian Lessinger

April 17, 2014 — 

Brian Lessinger, a broker-agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, was presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors agents and who have completed seven years of service with the company.

Debra Allec

April 16, 2014 — 

Debra Allec, account manager at Allegra Print • Mail • Marketing in Reno, was recognized by Alliance Franchise Brands network as one of the Top 10 account managers/inside sales performers in North America. The award is given for sales volume and an outstanding level of customer service.

Allec also received an Honors Gold award in recognition of her sales excellence.

Cynda Horning

April 16, 2014 — 

Cynda Horning has joined the Reno office of Nevada State Development Corp. as a lending assistant.

Horning worked at Bank of America for last 10 years.

She graduated from University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business.

Haws Corp.

April 15, 2014 — 

Don Marshall has been hired by Haws Corp., while Katy Hess, Rob Woods and Jay Mee have been promoted within the firm that manufactures drinking fountains.

Marshall was hired as director of global products.

Marshall previously held positions as global marketing leader and senior product manager with GE Oil and Gas. He has experience in product lifecycle development and marketing of next-generation products.

Hess was promoted to marketing manager of safety and hydration.

She joined Haws in 2009 has more than 10 years experience in marketing.

Woods was promoted to manager of demand programs and digital marketing.

Woods joined Haws in 2009 where he most recently worked as interactive marketing associate manager. He has more than eight years experience in online marketing.

Mee was promoted to Haws Integrated production supervisor.

Mee joined Haws in 2001 and previously was test and evaluation lab technician with Haws Integrated. He also was an engineering lab supervisor with Haws.

Ryan Krauser

April 15, 2014 — 

Ryan Krauser has joined Jenkins Insurance Services as a business insurance producer.

Krauser previously worked with a startup agency in Reno. He began his career in insurance as a sales representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2008.

Katrina Loftin-Winkel

April 15, 2014 — 

Katrina Loftin-Winkel, managing director of BTI Group Mergers & Acquisitions, was featured in the publication, “How to sell a business: Step-by-step guide.”

Loftin-Winkel contributed on her experiences in a business brokerage and selling her own businesses.

David Cisneros

April 14, 2014 — 

David Cisneros has been appointed by LP Insurance Services, Inc. as chief risk officer.

Cisneros, who has more than 20 years experience in the insurance industry, previously served as director-risk and insurance manager at International Game Technology.

Cisneros graduated from San Diego State University and earned an associate in risk management.

Becky Murway

April 14, 2014 — 

Becky Murway has been named as head of business development at Digiman Studio.

Murway, who has more than 10 years experience in advertising and photography, most recently was advertising manager for Peppermill Hotel Resort Reno. She also was the photographer for Skagen Designs.

Thomas Hanson

April 11, 2014 — 

Thomas Hanson has been promoted by Silver Legacy Resort Casino to executive chef.

Hanson previously worked for Silver Legacy’s Café Central, Pearl Oyster Bar & Grill and the banquet department. He also worked at the resort casino’s Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse from 2001 to 2004. Hanson also was executive chef at Doubletree by Hilton and The Claremont Resort and Spa, both in Berkley, Calif.

Susan Davila

April 11, 2014 — 

Susan Davila, CEO of Carson Valley Medical Center, was awarded the AHA Grassroots Champion Award by the American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Nevada Hospital Association.

Gordon Silver attorneys

April 11, 2014 — 

John P. Desmond, senior shareholder in the litigation department of the Reno law firm of Gordon Silver, has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Listed as include: Justin Bustos, commercial litigation, appellate department and government investigations and business crimes; and Anjali Webster, commercial litigation, appellate, and employment law department.

FedEx drivers

April 11, 2014 — 

Reno FedEx drivers that placed among the top finishers at the 2014 Nevada State Truck Driving Championship.

Gragg Wilson, FedEx Freight, captured his eleventh state title in the 3-axle class.

Patrick Nerger, FedEx Express, earned his second state title in the 5-axle class.

Eric Flick, FedEx Freight, captured his first state title in the twins class.

Bruce Wilson, FedEx Freight, finished third in the tank truck and 3-axle class.

Tom Duffy

April 10, 2014 — 

Tom Duffy has been promoted by The Glenn Group to director of digital and creative technologies of the strategy and innovation division.

Duffy previously served as The Glenn Group’s senior digital developer since September 2012. Prior to joining The Glenn Group, he wrote logistics and tracking software for clients around the world. he wrote his first piece of software and started his own print and design company at age 13.

Chase Houston, Skylo Dangler

April 10, 2014 — 

Chase Houston and Skylo Dangler have joined the staff at Dickson Commercial in Reno.

Houston has more than three years experience in sales, new business development, international distribution, and product management. He previously worked for Tesla Motors in Silicon Valley, Calif.

Dangler has more than 45 years expertise in residential and commercial real estate development and sales, including serving as president of real estate for Wingfield Springs Nevada Group.

Adam Trumble

April 10, 2014 — 

Adam Trumble has been named editor of the Tahoe Daily Tribune at South Lake Tahoe.

Trumble previously worked at The Nevada Appeal in Carson City for six years, including positions as night news editor and interim editor.(The Appeal, the Tahoe Daily Tribune and Northern Nevada Business Weekly are all owned by Swift Communications.)

Before moving to Nevada, Trumble worked at the Alpena News in Michigan.

He earned a journalism degree from Central Michigan University.

Harold “Hal” Galbraith

April 10, 2014 — 

Harold “Hal” Galbraith has been named director of mining by Comstock Mining Inc. of Virginia City.

Galbraith’s 30years of experience in the mining industry includes work as a mine manager and mine engineer.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the the Pennsylvania State University.

Huapei “Pei” Chen

April 9, 2014 — 

Huapei “Pei” Chen has joined the University of Nevada, Reno as chief information officer.

Chen previously worked at the University from the University of Texas, Austin, where she served as senior director of systems, services and infrastructure in the IT division. She also served in IT director roles at Georgia Institute of Technology; University of California, Berkeley’s College of Engineering; and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Chen earned an MBA in management of technology from Georgia Tech, a master’s degree in computer science from State University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Morningside College in Iowa.

Mark Foree

April 9, 2014 — 

Mark Foree, general manager of Truckee Meadows Water Authority, was elected to the board of directors of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

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