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Dave Mathewson

June 28, 2016 — 

Dave Mathewson has joined Dataram Corp., as vice president, lead geologist and head of exploration for the company’s Keystone Project.

Mathewson, who has 35 years experience as a geologist, previously worked for Newmont Mining, Gold Standard Ventures, and Tone Resources, which was acquired by McEwen Mining.

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Karin Hilgersom, Ph.D.

June 28, 2016 — 

Karin Hilgersom, Ph.D., has been named the 10th president of Truckee Meadows Community College.

Dr. Hilgersom most recently served as the president of Sullivan County Community College, SUNY Sullivan, in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. She began her community college career in 1986 at Spokane Community College as a faculty member and chair in the communication studies department. She also served as dean of arts and sciences at the school.

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Mary Lammers

June 28, 2016 — 

Mary Lammers has been hired as project manager for the Reno office of Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction and real estate development and construction management company.

Lammers previously worked as a senior design manager at The Sands Corp., and has more than 15 years experience with working for companies such as The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wynn Design and Development and Sandhurst Development, LLC.

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Chris L. Maples

June 28, 2016 — 

Chris L. Maples has been appointed fire chief for the City of Sparks.

Maples started his career with the Sparks Fire Department as a firefighter in 1995. He has since been promoted to operator, captain, battalion chief, and division chief. He also served in the United States Navy and the Nevada Air National Guard.

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Nancy M. Saitta

June 28, 2016 — 

Nancy M. Saitta, has announced her retirement as a Nevada Supreme Court Justice.

Saitta served nearly 20 years as a judicial judge.

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Bob LaRiviere

June 28, 2016 — 

Bob LaRiviere, a professional land surveyor for CFA, Inc., has been reappointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to an additional three-year term for the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

LaRiviere has been working as a surveyor in the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe area for more than 35 years.

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Lisa McHale

June 24, 2016 — 

Lisa McHale has been hired as mortgage funding manager for Greater Nevada Mortgage.

McHale began her career in banking in 1981 and for the past three decades has worked in the mortgage industry. Her experience includes loan originations, processing, documentation, funding, training, and management.

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Mark Keesee

June 24, 2016 — 

Mark Keesee has been promoted to parts manager at Silver State International, a truck dealership with a location in Sparks.

Keesee, who has worked for Silver State since 2006, most recently served as parts counter leadman. He has more than 10 years of experience in the heavy-duty truck parts industry.

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Brian Cushing

June 24, 2016 — 

Brian Cushing, a loan officer at Guild Mortgage Company’s Reno office at Lakeside Drive and South McCarran Boulevard, has been named to the company’s President’s Club.

The designation places Cushing in the top 4.1 percent of all Guild Mortgage loan officers in the United States. Cushing closed 186 loans totaling $43,623,033 million in 2015.

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Tanya Crew

June 24, 2016 — 

Tanya Crew, owner of Motorcycle Works in Carson City, has been selected as a finalist for eBay’s new SHINE Awards for Small Business in the woman-owned business category.

Crew was among 15 nominees from over 1,500 entries. The public chooses which business owners win ‘Best in Class’ through online voting.

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Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys

June 24, 2016 — 

Jim B. Butler, Rew R. Goodenow and Michael R. Kealy, attorneys in the Reno law office of Parsons Behle & Latimer, have been named to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.

Butler is a shareholder in the firm’s environmental, energy and natural resources practice group and practices in the natural resources and environmental areas.

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Mike Micone

June 24, 2016 — 

Mike Micone, president and CEO of Micone Staffing Resources, has been named to the board of directors for Western Industrial Nevada (WIN), an organization that informs local businesses of the growing opportunities in the region.

Micone started his staffing career in 1996 and launched Accountants Inc., in 1998 and has since developed three staffing agencies.

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Jeni Chavez

June 24, 2016 — 

Jeni Chavez, director of rental and housing programs for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, has been appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to Nevada’s Interagency Council on Homelessness.

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NCET board

June 24, 2016 — 

Nicole Duxbury, Molly Livingston and Russell Smithson have been elected to the board of directors of the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (NCET), while Dan Brewster, Tom Clark, and Nancy Getsi have been re-elected to one-year terms on NCET’s board.

Duxbury, who works as social content executive at The Abbi Agency in Reno, was elected vice president of social media.

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BBBSNN board

June 24, 2016 — 

Nelia Anisio-Heller, Dr. Barbara Buchanan, Mark Krasner, and Rob McFadden were elected to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada (BBBSNN) board of directors.

Anisio-Heller is the senior compliance analyst at Eaglemark Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson Credit Corp.

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Preston Becker

June 22, 2016 — 

Preston Becker has been appointed chief executive officer at Carson Valley Medical Center.

Becker previously served as chief financial officer at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. He also served as chief financial officer at Kewanee Hospital in Illinois, Vibra Specialty Hospital in Portland, Ore., and Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho.

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Rodney Turlan

June 22, 2016 — 

Rodney Turlan has been named director of operations for Circus Circus Reno.

Turlan began his 30-year career in gaming at Circus Circus Reno and later transferred to Silver Legacy Resort Casino, a joint venture property of Circus Circus, for its grand opening.

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Craig Macy

June 22, 2016 — 

Craig Macy has joined the Reno law office of Fennemore Craig as of counsel.

Macy has more than twenty years experience serving in a variety of legal, managerial, and advisory roles as well as that of a principal, throughout the high technology sector. He founder and CPO of Onstream in Reno.

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Bo Bernhard

June 22, 2016 — 

Bo Bernhard, the executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was named to the Philip G. Satre chair in gaming studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Bernhard replaces the late Bill Eadington, the pioneer of commercial gaming studies, last held the Satre Chair position until his death in 2013. Bernhard will continue his post at UNLV.

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Woodburn & Wedge attorneys

June 22, 2016 — 

Gregg Barnard, Shawn Meador and John Murtha, attorneys in the Reno law office of Woodburn & Wedge, have been named to the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.

Barnard practices business and corporate law; Meador practices family law; and Murtha practices business bankruptcy law.

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Derrick Martin

June 22, 2016 — 

Derrick Martin has been named head coach of the Reno Bighorns basketball club, a member of the NBA Development League.

Martin spent the 2015-2016 season as a radio analyst for the University of California, Los Angeles men’s basketball team. Prior to that, he spent three seasons as an assistant coach at St. John’s University.

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Steve Chmiel

June 21, 2016 — 

Steve Chmiel has been hired as fixed operation director for Dolan Auto Group.

Chmiel most recently worked at Findlay Toyota in Las Vegas for eight years. He has 36 years experience in the automotive industry.

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Morgahn Grey

June 21, 2016 — 

Morgahn Grey has opened Grey Blue Realty in Tahoe City.

Grey launched her career in real estate five years ago and previously worked with the Hurst Tahoe Associates. Her family also owned a real estate brokerage and her father was a longtime broker.

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Ann Morgan

June 21, 2016 — 

Ann Morgan, an attorney and director in the Reno law firm office of Fennemore Craig, has been elected for a third term to the Nevada Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

Constance Aguilar

June 21, 2016 — 

Constance Aguilar, one of the co-founders of The Abbi Agency in Reno, attended the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

Aguilar will be one of approximately 700 participants in the Summit, a gathering of some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world chosen from more than 5,000 applicants. Only 100 participants were selected from the United States. President Barack Obama is the host and featured speaker at the Summit.

Kim Baxter, Bernadette Longo

June 21, 2016 — 

Kim Baxter and Bernadette Longo, faculty members at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Orvis School of Nursing, have been selected for national honors.

Baxter will attend the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership in Academic Nursing Program, a national program that encompasses an assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, opportunities for strategic networking and case study development, consultation to achieve long-term goals, and identification of key partnerships.

Longo has been selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and will be inducted at the AAN national meeting in Washington, D.C. in October.

Rick Trachok

June 21, 2016 — 

Rick Trachok, an attorney in the Reno office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, has been re-elected as chairman of the Nevada Board of Regents, the state’s 13-member higher education governing body.

Trachok begins his second one-year term July 1.

Christina Klenke

June 21, 2016 — 

Christina Klenke, earth science and map librarian at the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, has been invited to attend this year’s National Makers Fair in Washington, D.C. as the representative for Nevada.

The fair, which will be held June 17, hosts makers from around the country in addition to a variety of federal agencies in order to foster learning and creativity in the rapidly evolving field of making technologies. Last year’s event saw presentations from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, and NASA.

ESGR honorees

June 21, 2016 — 

Nevada Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve honored 27 Reno-Sparks businesses and business leaders at the organization’s annual awards banquet June 10 at the Tamarack Junction in Reno.

Businesses recognized at the banquet were: Charter Communications, Nevada State Bank, ESI Security Systems, IQ Technology Solutions, Renown Regional Medical Center, 1864 Tavern, EDAWN, El Dorado Resort Casino, Haws Corporation, Nevada National Guard Association, Reno Aces Baseball Club, and Tamarack Junction.

Individual business leaders awarded for their support of ESGR included: Valerie Cotta (EDAWN), Pam Duxberry (Nevada Builders Alliance), Roger Edwards (Sparks Outback Steakhouse), Eddie Floyd (America Matters Media), Kellie George (United Federal Credit Union), John Morrey (Morrey Distributing), Kevin Spiares (Koch Business Industries), Len Stevens (The Chamber), Nevada National Guard Brig. Gen. William Burks, Major Christy Hales and 1st Lt. Michael Colyer (both with the Nevada Army National Guard), Tammy Richardson, Bill Sexton and David Cantrell (affiliated with ESGR).

Bill Cottrill

June 15, 2016 — 

Bill Cottrill has been promoted to general manager of Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Cottrill, who has worked for the resort property for 18 years, previously served as chief managing officer. He has also worked as a sales manager, assistant director of sales and director of sales and marketing.

Cottrill graduated from the University of Utah in 1985.

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