People: Peter Fishburn, Bruce Robertson elected to NCET board

Bruce Robertson, left, and Peter Fishburn.

Bruce Robertson, left, and Peter Fishburn. Courtesy Photos

Peter Fishburn and Bruce Robertson were elected this month to the board of directors of NCET.

Fishburn, elected as vice president of Tech Wednesdays, has worked nearly 27 years as a regional representative in Northern Nevada for Brown & Bigelow, a promotional products company, according to a March 9 press release.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure services from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in business from Golden Gate University. Fishburn has been active in numerous regional organizations, including Chambers of Commerce in Carson City and Reno, the Northern Nevada Development Authority, and Rotary.

Robertson, elected vice president of finance and Web services for NCET, is a retired captain with Mountain Lion Aviation of Truckee who lives in Reno, according to the release.

He worked more than 40 years in information technology — beginning with his discovery of Internet predecessor Arpanet in the late 1970s — and was founder and president of Great Basin Internet Services in Reno.

Also on March 9, NCET announced Jon Edmondo, Andy Jorgensen, Henry Merschel and Dave Zybert were re-elected to the board.

Edmondo, co-vice president of Tech Wednesdays, works as director of sales for industrial labels at iGraphics Precision Printing.

Jorgensen, vice president of creative services, is currently the IT Lead at Flirtey.

Merschel, vice president of metrics and analytics, is a digital strategist for The Abbi Agency.
Zybert, vice president of creative services, recently retired as special events coordinator at the Nugget Casino Resort.

“The combination of experienced business leaders with enthusiastic young executives on our board is one of the cornerstones of NCET’s strength,” Dave Archer, president and CEO of the nonprofit NCET, said in a statement. “Peter, Bruce, Jon, Andy, Henry and Dave each bring important skills to our board, and we are grateful for their willingness to serve.”


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