Humane Society board
Robin Mercer, Ben Kieckhefer and Chris Howard have been named to the board of directors of the Nevada Humane Society.
Kieckhefer, a Nevada state senator representing the Washoe 4 District, is the communications director for the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP.
Mercer, former owner of the Heart of Reno and Starlite wedding chapels, is a consultant and former fundraiser for Gov. Jim Gibbons and Sen. John Ensign.
Howard is chief executive officer and principal of NorthStar Investors in Reno.
Heather Ashbridge, who started with Nevada State Development Corporation in 2008, previously served in several roles with the organization, including assistant vice president and loan officer. She is based in NSDC’s Reno office.