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Ashley Novosad

September 29, 2016 — 

Ashley Novosad has been hired as marketing manager for Whitney Peak Hotel.

Novosad previously worked with Tri-Properties as the digital media coordinator for Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus.

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Evan Klass, M.D.

September 29, 2016 — 

Evan Klass, M.D., has been named senior associate dean for statewide initiatives for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

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Sandi Parkhurst

September 29, 2016 — 

Sandi Parkhurst has been hired as the office assistant for CFA, Inc.

Parkhurst has previous experience in customer service, sales and operations.

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ITS Logistics staff

September 29, 2016 — 

Ricky Padovani, Rebecca Reclus, Peter Paul, Jake Williams, Wes Capps, James Fonda, Bryan Orellana, Travis Bartek, Nick Lester, Jordon Alexander, Drew Lucero, and Luke Arciniega have joined the staff at ITS Logistics’ Brokerage Division, ITS National, while Garrett Shutt has been promoted by the company.

Padovani was hired as a carrier specialist.

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Amy Gerberry, Michael Smith

September 29, 2016 — 

Amy Gerberry and Michael Smith have joined the staff for Center for Hope of the Sierras, as chief executive officer and clinical outreach coordinator, respectively.

Gerberry has been in the counseling field for 25 years specializing in eating disorders and served in leadership, program development, and business side of eating disorder treatment for the past 13 years.

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Barbara Lorentzen, Theresa Nelson, Justin Smith

September 29, 2016 — 

Barbara Lorentzen, Theresa Nelson, and Justin Smith has joined the Chase International as real estate agents.

Lorentzen will work out of Chase’s Reno office.

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Jason A. Oetjen

September 29, 2016 — 

Jason A. Oetjen has been named a partner for Pfrommer & McCune, Ltd, a Reno accounting firm.

Oetjen has worked for Pfrommer & McCune since 2013 and has five years experience in accounting. He also previously worked in business development with private companies, nonprofit entities, and government agencies.

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Ty Sestanovich

September 29, 2016 — 

Ty Sestanovich has been promoted to lease service manager for Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment in Sparks.

Sestanovich has worked for Peterbilt since 2014, most recently serving as shop foreman for the Peterbilt Dealership. He has more than eight years experience with medium and heavy-duty equipment industry.

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Bree Lake

September 29, 2016 — 

Bree Lake was promoted to color and greenhouse buyer for Moana Nursery.

Lake previously served two years as the assistant color buyer for the nursery. She also worked six years as the operations manager as well as the head grower and buyer for a nursery in Spokane, Wash., where she began as an assistant.

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Dr. Aaron Kenneston

September 29, 2016 — 

Dr. Aaron Kenneston, emergency manager for Washoe County, completed the yearlong National Emergency Management Executive Academy.

Dr. Kenneston is a retired Army Colonel and an International Association of Emergency Managers Certified Emergency Manager

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Arlan D. Melendez

September 29, 2016 — 

Arlan D. Melendez, Tribal Chairman for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, was presented with two lifetime achievement awards from both the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB).

Melendez was honored for his significant contributions to the respective national organizations.

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Erik Jimenez

September 29, 2016 — 

Erik Jimenez, director of legislative affairs for Argentum Partners, has been elected to the 2016-2017 board of trustees for the United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada.

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Greg Martin

September 29, 2016 — 

Greg Martin, a long-time Realtor in Elko, was elected 2017 president of the Nevada Association of REALTORS.

Martin will be installed at the NVAR meeting in Las Vegas in December.

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Soroptimist International

September 29, 2016 — 

Jennifer Burnitt of Travelers Insurance has been elected 2016-2017 president of Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows, a volunteer organization for professional women.

Other elected board members were: Rikki Hensley-Ricker, Bristlecone Family Resources, president-elect; Barbara Atwell, vice president/technical; Alysia Peters, We Olive & Wine Bar, vice president/service; Doris Phelps, formerly with Nevada Food Bank, secretary; Jeanne Naccarato, formerly with AT&T, corresponding secretary; Anna McArdle, Atlantis Casino Resort, treasurer/general fund; Kay Dunham, treasurer/service fund; Vivian Ruiz, director; Pam Sutton, , Crystal Wind Glass, director; Bev Perkins, delegate, Beverly Perkins, CPA; Lynne Catrow, Ferrari-Lund Real Estate alternate delegate; Margie Hermanson, interior designer, parliamentarian.

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Jeremiah Lee

September 21, 2016 — 

Jeremiah Lee has joined the Reno branch of Meadows Bank as a vice president and commercial loan officer.

Lee has 12 years experience as a commercial banker with financial institutions in Northern Nevada with expertise in lending for commercial real estate projects, lending to commercial and industrial businesses and private banking services.

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UWNNS staff

September 21, 2016 — 

Lulleen Lamar, Ashley Cabrera, and Theresa Holbrook have been promoted by the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

Lamar was named as the organization’s director of philanthropy and community impact, having joined UWNNS in July. She also previously served on the community impact and investment committee for United Way of the Greater Capital Region in Albany, N.Y.

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Reno Rodeo Foundation

September 21, 2016 — 

Dr. Larry Frugoli DMD, of Cosmetic & Restoration Dentistry has been named 2016-2017 president of the Reno Rodeo Foundation’s board of trustees.

Other officers elected to the board were: Jeff Turnipseed, Tectonics Design Group, vice president; Laura Tadman, City of Carson, treasurer; Sharon Smith, retired accounting executive, secretary; and Clara Andriola, executive director.

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Casey Stiteler

September 20, 2016 — 

Casey Stiteler has joined the Reno law office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group.

Stiteler previously was a law clerk to the Hon. Mark Gibbons at the Nevada Supreme Court, was a law clerk at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, and completed externships with the Hon. William G. Cobb, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

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Ann Marie Sear

September 20, 2016 — 

Ann Marie Sear has joined the Sparks office of KW Luxury Homes International as a real estate agent.

Sear has more than three years experience in working in real estate for the Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Minden-Gardnerville, Incline Village, Glenbrook and East Shore Lake Tahoe markets.

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Sanjai Shukla, M.D.

September 20, 2016 — 

Sanjai Shukla, M.D. has joined the staff at Reno Orthopaedic Clinic.

Shukla previously worked with Tahoe Fracture Clinic in Carson City.

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Frankie Vigil

September 20, 2016 — 

Frankie Vigil has been named business development manager for Lumos & Associates, an engineering firm.

Vigil has more than 15 years experience working in strategic communications, public involvement and development for various industries including utilities, water resources and non-profit organizations.

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Samantha Olson

September 20, 2016 — 

Samantha Olson has been promoted to director of business development for Creative Coverings corporate headquarters in Sparks.

Olson joined Creative Coverings in 2014 and had previous experience in corporate event sales and planning.

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Auburn Harrison

September 20, 2016 — 

Auburn Harrison has been named executive director of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Western Nevada, a dropout prevention and intervention program.

Harrison spent five years in the United States Navy as a journalist began a career as a television news reporter. She also worked in marketing and fundraising for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and served as assistant vice president of community relations with One Nevada Credit Union.

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Jill Vellis

September 20, 2016 — 

Jill Vellis has been named executive director for Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run, a northern Nevada nonprofit that raises funds to assist who are in treatment for breast and other gynecological cancers.

Vellis has more than a decade of experience working for an aerospace company, and another 18 years working in art education.

Gloria Petroni

September 20, 2016 — 

Gloria Petroni, owner of Petroni Law Group in Reno, attended an eight-day conference hosted by the National Family Law Institute in Houston.

Michael J. Brown

September 20, 2016 — 

Michael J. Brown, president of Barrick Gold USA, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Brown joined Barrick Gold Corp. in 1994 and was named president in 2016. He also was vice president of the Gold Institute and served eight years in the Reagan Administration at the U.S. Treasury/U.S. Mint and three years on the staff of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.

Kendra S. Follett

September 20, 2016 — 

Kendra S. Follett, an attorney in the Reno and Las Vegas law offices of Sherman & Howard, has been elected Fellows of the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC).

Follett, has acted as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and issuer’s counsel in tax exempt and taxable financings, is one of only 13 bond lawyers nationwide selected for this honor in 2016.

Joe Heck

September 20, 2016 — 

Joe Heck, U.S. Congressman from Nevada, was honored with the biennial Guardian of Small Business Award, presented by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Heck was honored for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.

Erik Flippo, Jaclyn March

September 14, 2016 — 

Erik Flippo and Jaclyn March has joined the staff at KPS3 Marketing.

Flippo was hired as a senior designer.

Flippo most recently worked as a graphic and web designer for The National Judicial College. He also served as the president for Peavine Design, Inc., as well as design director for the Nevada Museum of Art. Prior to relocating to northern Nevada, he was the chief graphic designer for a California-based newspaper group and was a web designer for Telocity, Inc., a national broadband services provider, which was eventually acquired by DirecTV.

Flippo served on the board of directors for the Reno American Advertising Federation, was as an education chair for AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Reno and has received multiple local and regional American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards.

Flippo earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Carolina and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Graphic Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.

March was hired as senior account director.

March previously worked as a consultant and public relations specialist for QuantumMark, LLC, a Reno-based consulting firm. She also served as the lead public relations specialist at International Game Technology (IGT) and worked as media buyer and account executive at Minor Adverting and Public Relations.

March earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and a bachelor degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Wade Anderson, M.D.

September 14, 2016 — 

Wade Anderson, M.D. has joined the staff of physicians at Banner Health Center in Fernley.

Anderson will specialize in family medicine.

He previously practiced in urgent care in Reno and as well as spending 10 years working at UnityPoint Health in Iowa.

Anderson earned his doctorate from University of Iowa and completed his residency from Mercy Health System Family Practice in Janesville, Wis.

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