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Kelly Gunnoe

September 1, 2015 — 

Kelly Gunnoe has been named director of hotel revenue for the Eldorado Resort Casino Reno.

Gunnoe previously worked for MGM Resorts in several capacities, most recently as director of revenue and director of group housing.

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Kandas Myer

September 1, 2015 — 

Kandas Myer was hired as branch manager for the Rock Boulevard office of Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate.

Myer has served in Realtorleadership for more than the past 20 years. She has served as board director, MLS trustee, Reno-Sparks Association treasurer, Professional Standards Committee, education chair and vice president. She is also a past president of the Northern NV Women’s Council of Realtors.

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Peja Stojakovic

September 1, 2015 — 

Peja Stojakovic has been named general manager of the Reno Bighorns basketball club, an affiliate of the Sacramento Kings

Stojakovic will also serve as the Kings’ director of player personnel and development.

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David AuCoin, Ph.D.

September 1, 2015 — 

David AuCoin, Ph.D., and an associate professor, has been named the new chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dr. AuCoin has nearly 15 years experience in the study of viral and bacterial immunology and pathogenesis. He co-founded, along with professor Tom Kozel, of DxDiscovery Inc., a university startup focused on antibody-based diagnostics and therapeutics for infectious diseases.

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Dr. Allison Venner

August 31, 2015 — 

Dr. Allison Venner has joined the Carson City office of Gastroenterology Consultants.

Dr. Venner earned her doctorate of medicine at Louisiana State University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Georgetown University and her gastroenterology fellowship at the University of New Mexico.

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Christy Mode, Mike Flanagan

August 31, 2015 — 

Christy Mode and Mike Flanagan have joined Chase International as agents.

Mode, who has a background n customer service, previously worked for the Ritz-Carlton. He will work out of Chase’s Squaw Valley office.

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Tim Fehringer

August 28, 2015 — 

Tim Fehringer, regional director of Ducks Unlimited and an Incline Village resident, was awarded the 2014-2015 Regional Director of the Year award.

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Volker Huber

August 28, 2015 — 

Volker Huber, CEO and president of Prime Memorysolution, Inc., was named president of the Rotary Club of Sparks for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Huber also teaches a course titled “International Management” at University of Nevada, Reno.

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Chris Ciarlo

August 28, 2015 — 

Chris Ciarlo has been named media communications specialist for Washoe County’s communications and engagement program.

Ciarlo previously worked the past year as a contract vendor for the County on media relations/messaging. He also was a news anchor and reporter for KTVN, Channel 2 News and sports talk show host for Fox Sports Radio.

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Celeste Johnson

August 28, 2015 — 

Celeste Johnson was promoted to chief operating officer of The Applied Companies, a three-division firm that provides staffing, HR outsourcing and executive search services.

Johnson, who has worked at The Applied Companies for 11 years, previously served as director of operations for the company.

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Lisa Shipley

August 28, 2015 — 

Lisa Shipley has been named executive recruitment manager for CVirtual, an executive and technical recruiting firm.

Shipley has more than 14 years of experience in human resources, recruiting and management operations.

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Camille Glanzman

August 28, 2015 — 

Camille Glanzman, was hired as an initiatives associate for the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

Glanzman is an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer.

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Dr. María C. Sheehan

August 28, 2015 — 

Dr. María C. Sheehan, president of Truckee Meadows Community College, has announced her retirement effective next January.

Dr. Sheehan, who began her term as president of TMCC in 2008 and has been an educator for more than 40 years, will pursue volunteer work in Central America.

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Dennis Eckmeyer

August 28, 2015 — 

Dennis Eckmeyer, an agent in the Reno General Office of New York Life Insurance Company, has been named a member of the company’s 2015 Executive Council.

Eckmeyer has been a New York Life agent since 2004.

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Tyler Lantrip

August 26, 2015 — 

Tyler Lantrip has been hired as a financial analyst for Basin Street Properties, a real estate investment, development and management firm.

Lantrip previously worked the two years at Sierra Nevada Corp. in Denver.

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Andrea Cantlon

August 26, 2015 — 

Andrea Cantlon has joined the sales staff at LP Insurance Services, Inc.

Cantlon previously was a private banker with Mutual of Omaha Bank in Reno.

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Mike Sprinkle

August 26, 2015 — 

Mike Sprinkle, a Nevada state assemblyman, is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2015.

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Beth Macmillan

August 25, 2015 — 

Beth Macmillan, executive director of Artown, served as president of the 48th annual Western Arts Alliance conference.

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Sara Anne Phillips

August 25, 2015 — 

Sara Anne Phillips has been named educational outreach coordinator for the Reno Little Theater.

Phillips has worked as a program coordinator, lead teaching artist, creative drama instructor, teacher trainer, and Arts-in-Education advocate with the Theatre Education Association of ISU and the Educational Theatre of Illinois. She also served in the classroom as a theatre arts instructor at Plano High School, where she also led and developed the Thespian Troupe and Extracurricular Theatre Program.

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John Nichols

August 25, 2015 — 

John Nichols, branch manager of United Federal Credit Union’s Double R Boulevard location, has been named to the board of directors of the Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation, an organization that provides respite to families caring for children with special needs, and trains high school volunteers to work with the children.

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Enrique Jimenez

August 24, 2015 — 

Enrique Jimenez has been promoted to branch manager of Nevada State Bank.

Jimenez joined Nevada State Bank as a professional banker in 2013. He was promoted through several branch positions including new accounts banker and most recently branch customer service manager.

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Daniel Skinner

August 24, 2015 — 

Daniel Skinner has been named executive casino host at The Nugget Casino Resort.

He has more than 36 years experience in the casino industry, including working as a pit boss, and as management in player development for three northern Nevada casinos. In 2002, he also moved to Las Vegas to continue his casino career in player development.

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Catherine Goring, M.D., Phillipe C. Bishop, M.D.

August 24, 2015 — 

Catherine Goring, M.D., has been named interim chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine. She also serves as a hospitalist at Renown Health.

Phillipe C. Bishop, M.D., senior vice president of hematology and oncology therapeutics at Gilead Sciences, Inc., has been named the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus. He graduated in 1993.

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Andrew (Andy) N. Wolf

August 24, 2015 — 

Andrew (Andy) N. Wolf, a managing partner at Incline Law Group, LLP, was appointed to the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board.

Stephanie Kruse, Paul Perkins

August 24, 2015 — 

Stephanie Kruse, founder and president of KPS3, and Paul Perkins, founder of Perkins Company, have been honored as 2015 laureates at the Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada’s 30th Annual Business Leaders Hall of Fame Gala.

Renown physicians

August 19, 2015 — 

Susan Park, Samanda Durand, and Justin Chang have joined the staff at Renown Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Park has previous training in acupuncture.

She graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and received a certification of added qualification for sports medicine.

Dr. Durand graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and trained in Japanese palpation-based acupuncture techniques at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Chang earned his medical degree from the University of Northern Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and also trained at Harvard Medical School.

Leslie Peek, Alicia Roney

August 19, 2015 — 

Leslie Peek and Alicia Roney have joined Northern Nevada Medical Group’s South Reno on Kietzke Lane.

Peek has experience as a clinical nurse supervisor and registered nurse in an intensive care unit and in interventional radiology and imaging units.

Peek earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Roney has six years experience as a trauma intensive care unit registered nurse and nine years of ICU experience. She has also served as a registered nurse for Gastroenterology Consultants and Reno Orthopaedic Clinic in Reno.

She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s of science in nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Circus Circus staff

August 18, 2015 — 

L.A. Brown, Jamie Lieurance and Mike Schilling have joined the staff of Circus Circus Reno.

Brown was named director of casino marketing.

She has worked in the casino industry for 27 years, having served in positions at Laughlin, Las Vegas, and Mississippi, California and Oregon.

Lieurance was hired as purchasing director.

She worked in the food and beverage industry for 20 years. She previously worked for Forever Resorts, Golden Nugget, Prim Valley Properties, Hard Rock Hotel, and MGM Resorts.

Schilling was hired as the property’s director of human resources.

He has worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years, most recently at the Siena. He also worked at the Grand Sierra Resort when it was still known as the Reno Hilton. He also had a previous stint at the Circus Circus.

Schilling earned a degree in business administration with a focus in human resources from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Ken Scott

August 18, 2015 — 

Ken Scott, an agent in the Reno office of RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, was recognized by the Reno Sparks Association of REALTORS for reaching his 25-year mark as a Realtor.

Scott joined RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in 2009.

Snell & Wilmer attorneys

August 18, 2015 — 

Snell & Wilmer Reno office attorneys that were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 edition were:

Robert C. Anderson, (corporate law and tax law); Gregory A. Brower, (commercial litigation); C. Thomas Burton, (corporate law); Suellen Fulstone, (litigation-labor and employment, litigation-real estate and litigation and controversy-tax); Leon F. Mead II, (construction law and litigation-construction); William E. Peterson, (administrative/regulatory law, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, energy law, litigation-land use and zoning, litigation-real estate, litigation-regulatory enforcement (SEC, telecom, energy) and litigation-trusts and estates); Mandy S. Shavinsky, (land use and zoning law and real estate law).

Named as 2016 “Lawyers of the Year” in the Snell & Wilmer office were: Suellen Fulstone, (litigation-real estate); Leon F. Mead II, (litigation-construction); and William E. Peterson, (litigation-trusts and estates).

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