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Elizabeth High

October 20, 2014 — 

Elizabeth High has joined the Reno law office of Cecilia Lee, Ltd. As a primary attorney.

High previously served in the Reno office of Lionel Sawyer & Collins. She also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Valerie P. Cooke in the United States District Court, District of Nevada and then at Arnold & Porter law firm in Washington, D.C.

High completed her law degree summa cum laude at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in 2002.

APWA officers

October 20, 2014 — 

Garth Oksol of Washoe County was elected 2015 president of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

Other APWA elected officials were: Joy Guinn, NCE of Reno, vice president; Don Pawlowski, Atkins of Reno, secretary; Kim Belt, Carson City Finance, director II; and Mike Brown, NCE of Reno, director I.

Darren Schulz, Carson City Public Works; was appointed as chapter alternate delegate.

Reno Bighorns staff

October 20, 2014 — 

David Arseneault Jr. has been named head coach of the Reno Bighorns basketball club.

Arseneault Jr. previously spent four seasons as an associate head coach for Grinnell College.

He attended Grinnell where he was a three-time Bob Cousy Award finalist and was NCAA Division III leader in assist average at 9.4.

Ben McDonald has also joined the Bighorns as an assistant coach.

McDonald previously was an assistant for the Erie Bayhawks. He played professionally in the NBA and overseas. He also had assistant coaching stints at University of California, Dominguez and Indiana University.

Scott Schroeder was promoted to director of basketball operations.

He previously served as assistant /video coordinator. He also served two seasons in similar capacities with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Jervae Odom will also return for his fourth season as the Bighorns’ lead trainer and equipment manager.

RSAR awards

October 17, 2014 — 

Members of the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors who have received the Realtor Emeritus Award presented by the National Association of Realtors were: Marti Allison, Chase International; Robert “Rocky” Eisan, Dickson Realty; Tom Fountain, Fountain Realty; Marylen Staaleson, RE/MAX Complete Real Estate; and Nick Colonna, Mountain West Realty.

Recipients were honored for their 40 years of service to state, local or National Association of Realtors organizations.

Lonnie Johnson

October 16, 2014 — 

Lonnie Johnson has been promoted to director of engineering at CFA Inc. in Reno.

Johnson, a professional engineer, joined CFA in 2006 and became a principal in 2013. He has 13 years of civil engineering experience.

He earned a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University.

Girl Scout honorees

October 16, 2014 — 

Dee Frewert, Lynell Garfield-Qualls, Estela Gutierrez, Season Lopiccolo and Heather Reimer will be recognized by the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada at its Triumphant: Celebrating Women In Leadership Awards event on Nov. 20.

Frewert, managing principal of Gryphon Education & Associates LLC, will be honored for her work in developing education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Garfield-Qualls, a hydrologist with the City of Reno and author of the children’s book “The Secret Life of Streams, will be recognized for environmental leadership and responsibility.

Gutierrez, a trustee for the Washoe County School District and dean of student services at Truckee Meadows Community College, will be recognized for community service.

Lopiccolo, chief operating officer of Noble Studios, will be recognized for her support of financial literacy.

Reimer, founder of Each One. Tell One and sales manager for Hometown Health, will be recognized for healthy living.

Bill Cottrill, Lorraine Turner, John Steinbach

October 15, 2014 — 

Bill Cottrill, Lorraine Turner and John Steinbach have been promoted by Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

Cottrill was named the resort’s new chief managing officer.

He previously was the resort’s director of sales and marketing.

Turner was named chief administrative officer.

She previously was director of human resources.

Steinbach was named vice president.

He previously worked as the resort’s general manager.

Britton Griffith-Douglass

October 15, 2014 — 

Britton Griffith-Douglass has been promoted to vice-president of operations for Reno Engineering Corp.

Griffith-Douglass joined Reno Engineering in 2012 working in the accounting department. She has also worked in marketing, leasing property sales and negotiations. She also worked as an agent for FOX 11 Television and as a lead instructor at Kidscape Productions.

Griffith-Douglass earned a degree in international business from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Kathryn Bryant

October 15, 2014 — 

Kathryn Bryant has joined Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Ion Drive location in Spanish Springs as a family advanced nurse practitioner.

Bryant has been a nurse since 2003 and was previously served as an ICU nurse at NNMC.

She earned associate of science degree in nursing from Truckee Meadows Community College and her bachelor’s of science and master’s of science degrees in nursing from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Orvis School of Nursing.

Chase International hires

October 15, 2014 — 

Kelly McVay, Dave Huffner, Kit Harrington and Paul Windt recently joined Chase

International as Realtors.

McVay is a third-generation real estate agent.

Huffner previously worked as a Realtor’s associate.

McVay and Huffner will be based in Chase’s Reno office.

Harrington previously worked in the dental industry.

Windt previously worked at Clear Creek Tahoe Golf Course.

Harrington and Windt will based in Chase’s Zephyr Cove office.

Victoria Baskett

October 15, 2014 — 

Victoria Baskett was named manager of Talent Framework’s new finance and accounting division, TF Financial.

Baskett previously worked for Accountants International. She has eight years experience in staffing, recruitment, training and development and client services management.

Mark Danninger

October 15, 2014 — 

Mark Danninger has been named General Manager of Operations and Sales of CarWil, LLC.

Danninger previously worked six years as manager-process, safety and risk management and asset maintenance advisor-technology and innovation with Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper and Rio Tinto Technology & Innovation in Salt Lake City. He also spent 10 years with REC Silicon in Butte, Mont; serving as corporate maintenance reliability process leader, maintenance manager, senior project engineer and maintenance engineer.

He earned bachelor of science degrees in mining engineering and welding engineering and master of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Montana Tech.

Erin Jones, Julie Rich

October 15, 2014 — 

Erin Jones and Julie Rich have joined The Bosma Group as shareholders after the firm’s merger with Belle Business Services, LLC.

Jones, who was named an audit shareholder, co-founded Belle Business Services after serving as manager at another CPA firm.

Jones graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was the President of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honors society.

Rich, who was named a bookkeeping and administrative shareholder, also Belle Business Services. He also served for the State of Nevada and the University of Nevada, Reno.

Larry Rice

October 14, 2014 — 

Larry Rice, owner of Sierra Gourmet Grill and Wine Bar, has joined the National Retail Federation’s Small Business Retail Council.

Seth J. Adams

October 14, 2014 — 

Seth J. Adams has joined the Reno law office of Woodburn and Wedge as an associate attorney.

Adams previously worked for several large financial institutions and represented creditors of all sizes in various proceedings throughout Nevada.

He earned his juris doctorate and masters of business administration degrees from Gonzaga University where he also worked in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Moot Court Honors Council and served as the university’s representative at the 2007 ABA Client Counseling Competition.

ITS National hires

October 10, 2014 — 

Jordan Lewis, Thomas Perkins, Lindsay Parks and Randy Perkins have joined the staff in the Sparks office of ITS National, Inc., a transportation management firm.

Lewis and Thomas Perkins were hired as carrier specialists while Parks and Randy Perkins were hired as account executives.

Lewis has previous experience as a loader/unloader for UPS.

He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in liberal arts degree from University of Nevada, Reno with

Thomas Perkins previously was a laborer at Smith Power Products in Sparks.

He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree business administration from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Parks has five years experience in sales.

Parks earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Randy Perkins previously worked as an assistant fitness director, case worker and after school program supervisor.

He earned an associates of arts degree in social studies from Truckee Meadows Community College.

Laura Granier

October 9, 2014 — 

Laura Granier joined the new Reno law office of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP as a partner in the natural resources department.

Granier previously was a partner at a large Nevada law firm.

She earned juris doctorate from the University of California, Davis School of Law and her bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Shannon Pierce

October 9, 2014 — 

Shannon Pierce, an attorney in the Reno office of Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas, a has been elected to the executive committee for the litigation section of the State Bar of Nevada.

Stephanie Kruse

October 9, 2014 — 

Stephanie Kruse, founder and president of KPS3 Marketing in Reno, is a finalist for the Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award for business services with 10-2,500 employees in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

She was selected as a finalist for the national award from more than 1,200 nominations. Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners will be announced in New York City on Nov. 14.

David Lockwood

October 9, 2014 — 

David Lockwood won’t stand for re-election to the board of Reno-based Unwired Planet at its annual meeting on Nov. 3.

Lockwood, the resident and chief executive officer of EnergySolutions Inc. in Salt Lake City, has served on the board of publicly held Unwired Planet since January 2013.

RE/MAX Professionals additions

October 8, 2014 — 

Josh Fink and his team of Sigrid Spilger and Angel Kluck have joined RE/MAX Professionals, specializing in residential real estate.

Fink is ranked as a 30 Top Producing agents in Reno/Sparks.

He attended the University of Nevada, Reno.

Spilger is a buyers specialist and Kluck is an escrow coordinator.

Eileen Craig and Paul Dunham have also joined RE/MAX Professionals residential real estate salespersons.

Craig has more than 20 years experience as a Realtor.

Craig is the founder of The Craig Team, along with Dunham and Cassie Craig.

Dunham has experience in sales and marketing.

He graduated from Portland State University with a degree in finance.

AJ Jackson

October 8, 2014 — 

AJ Jackson has joined the staff at CVirtual, Inc., a Reno-based executive and technical recruiting firm.

Jackson has a decade of experience in the recruiting industry. He also served as a medic in the U.S. Army.

He graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College.

Cindy Locker, Colleen Locker, Kelly O’Connor

October 7, 2014 — 

Cindy Locker and Colleen Locker has have joined the Reno main office of Western Title Co., as escrow officers.

Cindy Locker has more than 20 years experience in the title and escrow industry.

Colleen Locker has more than 12 years experience in the title and escrow industry.

Kelly O’Connor has also joined Western Title as Cindy Locker’s assistant.

Shaun Smith

October 7, 2014 — 

Shaun Smith has been hired as vice president of Black Eagle Consulting, Inc., a geotechnical and construction services firm.

Smith has more than 18 years experience in civil engineering in Nevada and California.

He was recognized as Young Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Truckee Meadows Branch.

Smith graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering science from the Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

Aaron Atkins

October 7, 2014 — 

Aaron Atkins has been appointed as the new ski and snowboard teams director for Northstar California Resort.

Atkins has worked in the ski industry for 16 years, most recently as a head coach for Tahoe Racing. He is also the former director of the Sugar Bowl race team, where he created a race arena and physical training space and headmaster at the Sports Academy in Utah.

He graduated from the University of Utah, where he was the former head alpine coach leading his team to win an NCAA championship.

Joshua Kreiss, M.D.

October 7, 2014 — 

Joshua Kreiss, M.D. has joined the staff of physicians at Saint Mary’s Center for Neurovascular and Stroke Care.

Dr. Kreiss previously served as an adult neurologist at Atherton Neurology Medical Office in Menlo Park, Calif. He also owned a private neurology practice in Menlo Park, Calif. and Redwood City, Calif.

Dr. Kreiss attended medical school at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I. He completed his medical internship at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Mass. and his neurology residency at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Steve Maynard

October 6, 2014 — 

Steve Maynard has been promoted to CAD manager/senior designer for Christy Corporation LTD.

Maynard has more than 18 years experience in civil engineering. He previously worked for Clouse Engineering in Phoenix as a CAD operator and the Reno office of Lumos & Associates as a project designer.

Maynard recently became the first Autodesk Civil 3D 2014 certified professional in Northern Nevada.

Danny Hart, Nathan Kryszak

October 6, 2014 — 

Nathan Kryszak has joined the staff at PDL BioPharma, Inc. and Danny Hart has been promoted by the company.

Kryszak was named senior counsel.

He previously spent four years at international law firm White & Case LLP and six years at Cahill Gordon and Reindel, LLP and also one year as a judicial clerk for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

He received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Washington School of Law and his master of laws and bachelor’s of arts degrees from Georgetown University.

Hart has been appointed vice president, business development at PDL.

He previously served as deputy general counsel, assistant secretary and corporate counsel for the company from 2010 to September 2014.

Tammy Lancaster

October 6, 2014 — 

Tammy Lancaster has been appointed director of finance for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

Lancaster previously served as corporate controller for Rite of Passage, an operator of residential treatment facilities, qualifying houses and schools for at-risk youth. She was also a former college accounting professor. She has experience in financial management including non-profit and government, education, hospitality, manufacturing and real estate development.

Lancaster earned bachelor’s of science and master’s of business administration degrees from California State University, San Bernardino.

Christy Kuzmik, Kim Szanto

October 3, 2014 — 

Christy Kuzmik and Kim Szanto have joined the staff of Chase International as agents.

Kuzmik joins Chase’s Reno office.

She previously worked in the service industry.

Kim Szanto was hired in Chase’s Zephyr Cove office.

She has previous experience in property management.

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