Alexis MillerMarch 7, 2014 —
Alexis Miller has joined Amplify Relations as Director of Public Affairs.
Miller previously was principal at The Bridge Group West. She also has been lobbyist at the Nevada legislature since 1999, representing such organizations as the City of Reno, the Nevada Mining Association and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.
Matthew B. BrownMarch 6, 2014 —
Matthew B. Brown has joined the City of Reno’s Office of Communication and Community Engagement as communications program manager.
Brown previously worked at Nevada Magazine, a state tourism publication, where he was managing editor for the last seven years. He also worked as a copy editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal and sports and outdoors editor for the Sierra Sun in Truckee, Calif.
He also appeared weekly on KRNV Reno’s “The Forum” television show and co-hosted a weekly Nevada Magazine Radio Show that aired on 101.3 FM and 99.1 FM.
Brown was named to The 2011 FOLIO: 40, a list of some of the most distinguished magazine and media professionals. That same year, he was recognized as Outstanding Journalist by the Nevada Press Association.
Brown earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from California State University, Chico.
Riley HarrisonMarch 6, 2014 —
Riley Harrison has joined the Reno office of RE/MAX Premier Properties Commercial Division as marketing analyst for investment and multi-
Harrison began working in real estate as a leasing agent and community
director for an apartment complex in California.
He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Blake CarterMarch 6, 2014 —
Blake Carter has joined the Reno office of Wood Rodgers, Inc. as principal engineer, geotechnical.
Carter previously worked in geotechnical engineering and quality control for construction projects in the Lake Tahoe area. He also was a construction laborer for installation of underground utilities and earthwork, a surveyor and draftsman for an engineering company and quality control manager at a surface mine.
Carter earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is pursuing a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from UNR.
Garrett SuttonMarch 6, 2014 —
Garrett Sutton, Reno attorney, author and business owner was recently awarded Best Business Book of 2014 by Pacific Book Review for his latest book, “Loopholes of Real Estate.”
Craig WilcoxMarch 5, 2014 —
Craig Wilcox of Gardnerville has been named
northwest regional sales manager for Cleveland Clinic Laboratories.
Wilcox, who has experience in marketing and business development in the healthcare industry, most recently worked as a sales representative with Bostwick Laboratories in Glenn Allen, Va. He also is founder of Integriti Diagnostics, a firm that
Partners with Allegiance Laboratory Management to help medical groups establish physician-owned office-based laboratories.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Pacific Union College and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Loma Linda University.
Lt. Col. Warren RappMarch 5, 2014 —
Lt. Col. Warren Rapp has been selected to lead the Program Management Office for the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems at Reno-Stead Airport.
Rapp is currently a Commander of a Nevada Air Guard UAS
Operational Squadron. He will retire and come and serve as the NIAS PMO Northern Nevada Range Coordinator and Unmanned Autonomous Systems Business Development Office.
He served as a pilot in the military for 26 years, first in the Marine Corps, and for the last 16 years in the Nevada Air National Guard.
Donal MinihanMarch 5, 2014 —
Donal Minihan has joined Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate in Reno as an agent.
Minihan has experience in animal medicine, food safety, and pharmaceutical science. He also has worked in renovation of condos, single-family homes and retreat centers. He also was a real estate investor for 10 years, with properties in Reno and Ireland.
Minihan is a graduate of University College in Dublin, Ireland.
Kate BarrettMarch 5, 2014 —
Kate Barrett has joined DiCenso & Associates as an executive associate.
Barrett has a background in marketing and office management.
Jeff Knudtzon, Lori KnudtzonMarch 5, 2014 —
Jeff and Lori Knudtzon, owners of Dryer Vent Wizard of Northern Nevada were named “2013 Rookie of The Year” by Dryer Vent Wizard International for outstanding performance in sales, customer service, workmanship and marketing, during their first year of operation.
Chris PiedraMarch 5, 2014 —
Chris Piedra has been named president of the U-Haul Company of Northern Nevada.
He previously worked as an area field manager for U-Haul Company of East Sacramento.
Mella Rothwell HarmonMarch 5, 2014 —
Mella Rothwell Harmon was named part time museum director at the Sparks Museum.
Rothwell Harmon previously was curator of history at the Nevada Historical Society at the University of Nevada, Reno and was a historic preservation specialist.
She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at UNR.
JA NuggetMarch 4, 2014 —
Alexandra Hardy, Rod Luck and Lenny DiCenso have joined the staff at JA Nugget.
Hardy was named executive casino host.
Hardy, who has more than experience in hospitality, previously served as director of reservations at Grand Sierra Resort. She also worked as director of lodging at Mayacama Golf Club and executive casino host and casino marketing manager at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
Hardy, a native of England, earned a master’s degree in American cultural studies.
Luck was named vice president of information technology.
Luck, who has more than 25 years experience in the casino industry, has held senior management positions at the Cache Creek Casino Resort, Pechanga Resort and Casino, the Peppermill Hotel Casino in Reno and Ameristar Casinos. He has also opened two Native American casinos, Turning Stone and the Akwasasne Mohawk Casino, in New York.
Luck earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Portland State University.
DiCenso was also hired as an executive casino host.
He has held management positions at Atlantis Hotel and Casino and Pala and Pechanga Indian Casinos in Southern California as well as the Peppermill Hotel and Casino.
Renee FletcherMarch 4, 2014 —
Renee Fletcher has been appointed as director of sales of Ametherm of Carson City.
Fletcher, who has more than 20 years experience in the electronics industry, previously worked as product manager for API Technologies. She also served as an inside sales representative and later national sales manager with RTI Electronics.
Fletcher earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Laverne.
Jackie SheltonMarch 4, 2014 —
Jackie Shelton has joined The Estipona Group as vice president of public relations.
Shelton has 25 years experience in the communications industry. She was editor of RLife, Family Pulse and Comstock Magazine. She also had work published in 365 Scary Stories, a Barnes & Noble anthology, and twice in Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Shelton also teaches magazine writing at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism.
She is a graduate of UNR.
Javier SilverioMarch 4, 2014 —
Javier Silverio has been hired as room chef of The Prime Rib Grill at The Eldorado Resort Casino.
Silverio rejoined The Eldorado after five years away from the property. He previously worked 21 years at The Eldorado, serving in several positions, most notably nine years as room chef at Roxy.
Joy RichardsMarch 4, 2014 —
Joy Richards has been named service coordinator for Erlach Computer Consulting.
Richards, who has more than 15 years of experience in administrative roles, previously served as the administrative assistant for Converse Consultants, Inc.
She earned a degree in paralegal and court transcription from Humphreys College.
Marla HardyMarch 4, 2014 —
Marla Hardy has joined RE/MAX Premier Properties Commercial Division as an associate.
Marla began her career in Residential Sales in June of 2000. She previously worked as a sales and leasing associate with the Ribeiro Company.
James R. Laughton Jr.March 4, 2014 —
James R. Laughton Jr., managing director/investment officer of the Laughton Wealth Advisory Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was ranked among Barron’s Top Financial Advisors in America for 2014.
Jeff Seyler, Jeanette WilliamsMarch 4, 2014 —
Jeff Seyler and Jeanette Williams have joined the staff of Western Title Company in Reno.
Seyler, a native of Minden, returned to Nevada after living in San Diego where he worked in customer service for Stewart Title of California. He started in the title industry as a recorder for Founder’s Title in Reno in 1999.
Williams, a Reno native, has worked in the escrow and title industry since 1976.
Craig ZagerMarch 4, 2014 —
Craig Zager of Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate in Zephyr Cove, was recognized for his 2013 accomplishments.
Zager ranked fourth overall in production for a Coldwell Banker franchise in North America. He also ranked first for Coldwell Banker in Nevada for the fourth year.
Shandel SlatenMarch 4, 2014 —
Shandel Slaten, an author and life coach, has been recognized by TTI Success Insights as 2014 Coach of The Year.
Kai HowardFebruary 27, 2014 —
Kai Howard has been promoted to stage manager of The Eldorado Hotel Casino Showroom.
Howard has worked for the Eldorado as a rigger and flyman for more than 10 years. She also has theatre experience with national touring production shows.
Howard earned a degree in theatre technology and sociology from Purdue University.
Alan CunninghamFebruary 27, 2014 —
Alan Cunningham, information officer at Cyber Security Group, Inc. received his Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.
Rob WigtonFebruary 26, 2014 —
Rob Wigton has joined RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Gardnerville. He has worked as a Realtor in the Carson Valley for the last 20 years, he was the owner/manager of a large real estate firm in Minden from 1998-2009.
He also served as chief executive officer of the Nevada Association of Realtors from 2009-2013, and was honored as Nevada Realtor of the Year in 2008.
Wigton is a graduate of the University of Jamestown in North Dakota.
Jan MackenzieFebruary 26, 2014 —
Jan Mackenzie, a Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, was presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company.
Mendy Elliot, Gail SandeFebruary 26, 2014 —
Mendy Elliot and Gail Sande of Reno were recognized last week by the Association of Public Television Stations.
Elliot, a senior partner in the government affairs firm of Forte LLP, began a three-year on the association’s board of trustees.
Sande, who served two terms on the national organization’s board, received the APTS Advocacy Award.
Bryan DagermanFebruary 26, 2014 —
Bryan Dagerman has been hired by PK Electrical where he will work in the power, lighting and electrical design field.
He has experience in designing airports, transportation, commercial, municipal and military facilities.
Dagerman earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Timothy ArnoldFebruary 26, 2014 —
Timothy Arnold, vice president operations for Nevada Copper, has been named by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration nominating committee as its candidate for President-elect designate.
Subject to ratification in February of 2015, Mr. Arnold would serve as president of the Society from February 2016 to February 2017.
Randy JewettFebruary 25, 2014 —
Randy Jewett has been appointed chief administrative officer of the Division of Industrial Relations’ Mechanical Section (previously a part of OSHA).
Jewett who has more than 35 years experience in the elevator industry, previously was construction and modernization manager at ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company in Salt Lake City. He also was mechanic-in-charge at ThyssenKrupp in Las Vegas and mechanic at Dover Elevator in Salt Lake City.
He completed his apprenticeship training in Salt Lake City.