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Chuck Layosa

January 23, 2015 — 

Chuck Layosa has joined CVirtual Executive Recruiters as its’ business development manager.

Layosa previously worked for Apollo Education Group where he served as national account manager for more than six years.

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Anje de Knijf

January 23, 2015 — 

Anje de Knijf, an agent with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, has been named director of the Douglas County region of the Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS.

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Sandy and John Raffealli

January 23, 2015 — 

Sandy and John Raffealli, owners of Bill Pearce Courtesy Honda and Bill Pearce Motors, have been honored by the Washoe County School board for their contributions for the district’s Fit For Perfect Attendance program.

The Raffeallis were recognized for giving away a brand new Honda Fit for the last six years to a high school senior with perfect attendance in their senior year.

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HSCA awards

January 23, 2015 — 

Bob Katausky, corporate executive chef at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, was named Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation High Sierra Chefs Association.

Kayline Amos, executive pastry chef at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, was named Pastry Chef of the Year.

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Eldorado staff

January 23, 2015 — 

Named as employees of the quarter for the Eldorado Resort Casino were: Josie Onto, games; William Logan, slots; Georgeann King and Alexis Garcia, Roxy’s Bar; Anthony Khan, room service; Maria Solorzano, The Buffet; Idis Flores, convention set up; Susi Durand, Gold Room; Arsenio Duigan, accounting; and Andrea Rodriguez, benefits.

Named as managers and supervisors of the quarter were: Corey Gosar, games; Nhan Chung, Keno; Oliverio Nuñez, convention set up; Casey Campbell front desk; and Christine Sexton, HR.

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Chris Brett

January 21, 2015 — 

Chris Brett has joined RE/MAX Professionals.

Brett will specialize in residential real estate. She has 17 years experience as a Realtor in northern Nevada.

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Kirsten Gardner

January 21, 2015 — 

Kirsten Gardner have joined RE/MAX Professionals.

Gardner willwork in the Drakulich-Kane Real Estate Group as a buyer’s specialist.

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Mary Donnell

January 21, 2015 — 

Mary Donnell has joined The Food Bank of Northern Nevada as executive director.

Donnell was one of the founding entrepreneurs, CEO and president of Green City Growers Cooperative in Cleveland from 2010 to 2014. She also was director of the Ohio State University Extension Agricultural Business Enhancement Center and co-creator and director of the Ohio Hydroponic Vegetable Program and the Ohio Good Agricultural Practices Program.

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Steven L. Phillips, M.D.

January 21, 2015 — 

Steven L. Phillips, M.D. has been named medical director of the new geriatric assessment and care management clinic at the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Phillips has worked in the long-term care industry for 25 years as a clinician, researcher and administrator. He is the founder and CEO/president of Geriatric Specialty Care in Reno. He also serves as medical director for HealthInsight Nevada Enhanced Care Coordination Program awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D.

January 21, 2015 — 

Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of physiology and cell biology and researcher at University of Nevada School of Medicine, lead a team that discovered a condition that causes male infertility.

Yan and his team’s findings were published online in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences on Jan. 19.

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Kristie Prantil

January 19, 2015 — 

Kristie Prantil has been hired as director of marketing for Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Prantil previously worked as senior marketing manager for Marriott International Inc. in Washington, D.C., managing 11 of company’s properties, including the opening of the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC. She also managed the marketing department for The Greenbrier Resort, helping to launch its Casino Club.

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Jason Champagne

January 19, 2015 — 

Jason Champagne, managing member of Champagne Family Dentistry in Sparks, has joined the Entrepreneurs Organization Reno-Tahoe Chapter.

Champagne is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Champagne is the past president of the Northern Nevada Dental Society and the Nevada Academy of General Dentistry and is on the board for the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners.

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Jennifer O’Harra

January 19, 2015 — 

Jennifer O’Harra has been promoted partner and vice president of the newly renamed Minor O’Harra Advertising.

O’Harra previously served as the firm’s director of media services for the past 10 years. She is the daughter of the firm’s president and partner, Jim Minor.

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Linda Danaher

January 19, 2015 — 

Linda Danaher has joined the Reno Philharmonic Association as marketing director.

Danaher has owned her own company, Danaher Design, LLC, since 2003. She also worked as senior art director at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in New York, as well as serving for Avis, American Parkinson Disease Association and Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

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Michael Herder

January 16, 2015 — 

Michael Herder has been promoted Bureau of Land Management’s Ely district manager.

Herder previously worked as BLM’s associate district manager in Ely for the past eight years, as well as acting Elko district manager in 2012 and as a field manager in the Ely District in 2008. He also served in other leadership positions including wildlife biologist with the BLM Arizona Strip District, as well as acting deputy Nevada state director for minerals and acting branch chief for renewable resources.

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Lorina Daviton

January 16, 2015 — 

Lorina Daviton has been hired as the telecommunication equipment distribution specialist for the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living.

Daviton, who has worked with the deaf and hard of hearing since 2007, previously served as a client support specialist and case manager/victim advocate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center. She is also an American sign language instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College.

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Chris Jones

January 16, 2015 — 

Chris Jones has been hired as an HR Coordinator for Strategic HR Partners, LLC.

Jones previously worked at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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David Sirna Jr.

January 15, 2015 — 

David Sirna Jr. has been appointed area manager for Umpqua Bank’s Nevada Region.

Sirna previously was vice at Umpqua and has worked for the bank for more than three years. He has served in the banking industry for 21 years.

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Deb de Lancey

January 13, 2015 — 

Deb de Lancey, an agent with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, has been elected 2015 president of the Sierra Nevada Council of Residential Specialists Chapter.

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John P. Copoulos

January 13, 2015 — 

John P. Copoulos, who owns J.P. Copoulos, Architect in Carson City, was named 2015 president of the Nevada Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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The Chamber executive board

January 13, 2015 — 

Len Stevens was re-elected 2015 executive director for The Chamber’s board of directors.

Other elected officers were: Sarah Sommers, Solutions at Work, chair; Danny DeLaRosa, United Federal Credit Union, chair-elect; and Mike Hix, First Independent Bank, treasurer.

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Guy Hyder

January 12, 2015 — 

Guy Hyder has joined the Silver Legacy Resort Casino as director of security.

Hyder has more than 26 years experience in security and surveillance industry, including working for Harrah’s in Reno and Lake Tahoe. He was a two-time recipient of the Chairman’s Award from Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. for exceptional service and significant contributions to the organization.

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Lisa M. Carlon

January 12, 2015 — 

Lisa M. Carlon has joined Evans, Nelson & Company, CPAs as a senior manager.

Carlon, who has practiced as a CPA for 10 years, previously worked at The Bosma Group as well as MTK Limited, LLC and Grant Thornton Reno.

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Laura Davis

January 9, 2015 — 

Laura Davis has been hired as account coordinator for The Abbi Agency.

Davis previously wrote for the Las Vegas Weekly, covering arts and entertainment, as well as serving in corporate marketing at EMPLOYERS, a workers’ compensation insurance company. She also worked as a copywriter for local PR firms and various freelance publications including the Reno News and Review.

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C. Thomas Burton Jr.

January 8, 2015 — 

C. Thomas Burton Jr. has joined the Reno law office of Snell & Wilmer as counsel.

Burton previously was a stockholder of Burton, Bartlett & Glogovac, a firm he helped found in 1995. He has practiced law in Nevada for more than 25 years.

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United Way officers, board

January 7, 2015 — 

Karen Barsell has been named 2015 chief executive officer and president of the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

Greg Boyer, chief executive officer of Renown Regional Medical Center has been appointed 2015 chair of UWNNS’ board of directors.

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Glenn Cademartori

January 7, 2015 — 

Glenn Cademartori has been named resort marketing director for Northstar California Resort.

Cademartori previously served as regional vice president of corporate marketing for Caesars Entertainment Corp. He also worked as senior vice president of marketing at Armstrong Partnership, a multi-national marketing agency, and as director of marketing and development for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

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Jana Schellin Foster

January 7, 2015 — 

Jana Schellin Foster has been appointed agency manager for Nevada Insurance Agency Company’s Carson City office.

Schellin Foster has worked for NIAC off and on since 2002.

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Kate Sedinger

January 7, 2015 — 

Kate Sedinger has been promoted to marketing director for Center for Hope of the Sierras, a specialty eating disorder treatment facility in Reno.

Sedinger previously served as continuing care coordinator at the center. She also worked with outpatient groups for adults living with chronic mental illness and at an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

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Melissa Molyneaux

January 6, 2015 — 

Melissa Molyneaux

Melissa Molyneaux has been promoted to co-managing director of Colliers International Reno.

She will work side-by-side with Tim Ruffin.

Molyneaux has worked for Colliers for nine years. She served as vice president of office properties, a position she will continue to occupy along with her new role.

She is the past president of CREW in Northern Nevada and the College of Business Alumni Association. She is currently serving as vice president of programs for Western Industrial Nevada and served on the board for Renown Regional Medical Center.

Molyneaux earned her CCIM designation in 2009.

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