People: Wes McQuillen, Alana Ridge, Kyle Robertson reelected to NCET board

From left, Wes McQuillen, Kyle Robertson and Alana Ridge.

From left, Wes McQuillen, Kyle Robertson and Alana Ridge. Courtesy Photos

Wes McQuillen, Alana Ridge and Kyle Robertson have been reelected to the board of directors of NCET, according to an April 7 press release.

McQuillen, reelected as vice president of email services for Tech Wednesday, is principal at ALTER Strategies in Reno and is a recent recipient of two 2021 American Advertising Awards. He previously served as director of marketing for a vertically integrated cannabis company and was an award-winning creative director for a digital marketing company, among other jobs. McQuillen earned a bachelor’s degree in music from James Madison University.

Ridge, elected as NCET’s vice president of communications for Tech Wednesday (formerly serving as NCET’s vice president of public relations), most recently worked in public relations for The Abbi Agency and grant-writing and content creation for the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. She is starting a new role, effective April 19, as Marketing and Communications Manager for United Construction Company. Ridge earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno; she also holds a Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida Atlantic University.

Robertson, reelected as vice president of speaker management, works as a mortgage consultant with New American Funding. He is an experienced mortgage lender, originating home loans for purchases as well as refinances. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, on a football scholarship, where he met his wife. They have two young boys, Vincent and Thomas.

“The fresh outlook and cutting-edge skills that Wes, Alana and Kyle bring to NCET’s board ensure that the organization meets the needs of a wide range of the region’s leaders,”  Dave Archer, president and CEO of the nonprofit NCET, said in a statement. “We are grateful for their service.”


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