Casey Scott has joined Colliers International Reno as a senior associate for the Retail Services Group.
Scott has worked in the commercial real estate for the past two years after serving in the retail automotive and airline industries.Learn more »
David Farahi, chief operating officer of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc., parent company of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, was recognized at the G2E convention in Las Vegas as one of Global Gaming Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40.
The award honors casino executives under the age of 40 who have proven to be innovative leaders of the industry.Learn more »
Chad Hallert, strategy director at Noble Studios, was named to the Direct Marketing News’ 40 Under 40 awards, a national honor that recognizes “exceptional marketing achievements.Learn more »
Kathy Leggett, a Realtor with Dickson Realty, was named inaugural winner of the Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS’ Spotlight of Excellence Award.
The award is a quarterly honor that recognizes RSAR members who provide selfless and extraordinary service to the community, their clients and customers.Learn more »
Jim Barbee, director for the Nevada Department of Agriculture, has been selected to represent the 13 western states, will attend world’s leading retail trade food fair in Cologne, Germany on behalf of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association.Learn more »
Samantha Hicks, Joe Hill, Jordan Teixeira, and Miles Hendrick were have joined the staff for the Reno Aces baseball club, while Andrew Daugherty, Emily Jaenson, Brian Moss, Audrey Hill, Kyle Titus, Liz Bell, Anthony Altamura, Aaron Harmon,
Jillian Stoker were promoted by the organization.Learn more »
Marc Jackson was named manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s California Elko District Trail Interpretive Center.
Jackson previously worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Texas as a fishery biologist and project leader. He also spent several years with the Department of Veterans Affairs as an environmental manager and has taught at both the college and high school level.Learn more »
Haley Gwinn has been promoted to loan servicing manager at Greater Nevada Mortgage.
Gwinn began her career with Greater Nevada in 2004, working at parent company Greater Nevada Credit Union’s educational branch in Carson City. She has held several positions at both the credit union and in mortgage services, most recently servicing as servicing report analyst.Learn more »
Randy and Elmira Coker have joined RE/MAX Premier Properties as residential real estate agents.
Randy Coker began his career in real estate in Santa Cruz, Calif., in 1974 before moving to Reno in 2002.Learn more »
Dr. Sean Devlin was promoted to chief physician at the Washoe Wellness Center and will educate patients on medical marijuana.
Dr. Devlin has more than 20 years experience exploring the clinical benefits of medical marijuana for treatment in chronic diseases.Learn more »
Victor Mejorado was hired as a project engineer for Miles Construction, as part of the management team for the AquaMetals and AquaRefinery and the Fulcrum BioEnergy facility.
Mejorado will graduate with a bachelor’s of technology degfrom July 2014ree in construction management from Western Nevada College in December.Learn more »
Jennifer Chappell, director of communications with Reno Wealth Advisors, passed the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s series 7 and 66 exams and is now a registered securities professional.Learn more »
Don Lattin and Brian McQuaid, lawyers with the Law Firm of Maupin, Cox & LeGoy have been recognized as Legal Elite 2015 as Nevada’s top attorneys.Learn more »
Katie Coombs, host of “Uncommon Sense,” announced today that she and co-host Debbie McCarthy have joined the America Matters Radio, broadcast Fridays from 2-4 p.m. on KCKQ-AM 1180.
“Uncommon Sense” addresses issues related to families, parenting and children.Learn more »
Anson Aninao has been promoted to small business and consumer lending officer at First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank.
Aninao previously was a personal banker at First Independent Bank.Learn more »
Nicole Andazola has joined Greater Nevada Credit Union as the new VP People.
Andazola, who has more than 15 years experience in human resources, previously held leadership roles for Nevada Housing Division, and the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.Learn more »
Raheel Islam, M.D. and Alia Tuqan, M.D. was named as assistant professors in the Department of Internal Medicine for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Islam graduated from the Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed of his residency with the internal medicine program in Reno.Learn more »
Jon Dostal was hired as director of operations at Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill, overseeing all of the sports bar chain’s seven locations and four Smokin locations.
Dostal, who has more than 18 years experience in the food and beverage industry, previously worked for restaurants in Las Vegas including Table 10 with Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar and Giada’s at the Cromwell. He worked as an executive chef and from the front of the house as a former general manager, food and beverage director and director of operations. Dostal also opened restaurants all over the United States and Canada.Learn more »
Ron Grogan has been appointed as administrator of the State of Nevada Taxicab Authority.
Grogan replaces Charles Harvey, who resigned last October. Jennifer DeRose, who served as interim administrator during a portion of the vacancy, will resume her primary responsibilities and duties as deputy administrator at the agency.Learn more »
Jeff Brigger has been promoted to Economic Development Manager for NV Energy’s Economic Development department.
Brigger previously was an executive for the NV Energy Economic Development department. He also served as the business development manager for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. He was previously with McKee Foods Corporation for 16 years, working as the district sales manager for northern Nevada and northeastern California.Learn more »
Teresa J. Courrier and Matthew Baca have joined the staff at Plumas Bank in Reno.
Courrier was named the bank’s vice president, regional commercial lending manager for Northern Nevada.Learn more »
Jon Combs been promoted to public works director for the Sun Valley General Improvement District.
Combs, who has worked for the SVGID since 1997, previously served as field supervisor.Learn more »
Four attorneys in the Reno law office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Those honored were: Michael G. Alonso, gaming law and government relations practice; Sean M. McGuinness, gaming law; David L. Mousel, gaming law; and E. Leif Reid, commercial litigation and litigation, real estate.Learn more »
Lauren FultonSeptember 22, 2015 —
Lauren Fulton has joined the Reno general office of New York Life Insurance Co.
Fulton started with New York Life Alaska general office as a staff member in 2012. She also worked in the insurance company’s Northern California, Santa Clara, Greater San Francisco, and Wyoming general offices.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Liberty University in 2014.
Warren LerudeSeptember 22, 2015 —
Warren Lerude, former editor and publisher of the Nevada State Journal and Reno Evening Gazette, was given the 2015 Frank McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nevada Sagebrush Alumni Chapter.
NVAR officersSeptember 21, 2015 —
Greg Martin of Elko was named 2016 president-elect for the Nevada Association of REALTORS.
Mark Ashworth of Reno was named vice president of the organization.
Kevin Sigstad of Reno is also immediate past president.
Nicole ScottSeptember 18, 2015 —
Nicole Scott has joined the Reno law office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP as an associate in its litigation practice group.
Scott previously worked as a summer clerk at Lewis Roca Rothgerber and with Chief Justice James W. Hardesty of the Supreme Court of Nevada. She also was editor-in-chief of the Nevada Law Journal.
Scott earned a juris doctorate, summa cum laude, from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration, and an masters degree in secondary education from the University of Nevada-Reno, an masters of business administration in finance from Hawaii Pacific University.
She received the William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award from the UNLV.
Heather McVeigh, Austtyn Thomas, Nikki YoungSeptember 18, 2015 —
Heather McVeigh, Austtyn Thomas, and Nikki Young joined the northern Nevada offices of Chase international as agents.
McVeigh and Thomas will be based at Chase’s Reno office, while Young will work out of its Truckee office.
McVeigh and Thomas have previous experience in the real estate industry.
Young previously owned a construction company for 30 years.
Michelle LaBrosseSeptember 18, 2015 —
Michelle LaBrosse, CEO and founder of Cheetah Learning, a PMI Registered Education Provider (PMI-REP)® of project management training, delivered the keynote address for the PMI of Northern Nevada conference on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Michael RoundsSeptember 17, 2015 —
Michael Rounds has joined the Reno law office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck after his firm Watson Rounds merged with the latter.
Rounds co-founded Watson Rounds and also practiced intellectual property law at Townsend and Townsend and Crew (now Kilpatrick, Townsend and Stockton) in San Francisco.