Jim Annis, owner of The Applied Companies Applied Staffing Solutions and Applied Business Solutions in Reno, attended the convention of the Professional Administrative Co-Employers, an association of companies involved in human resource outsourcing.
Annis launched The Applied Companies in 2002.
Ty Kirkpatrick, owner of the home inspection firm TEK Inspections LLC in Reno, has completed the national radon proficiency program developed by the National Environmental Health Association.
S. Paul Edwards
S. Paul Edwards, an associate with the law firm of Lewis and Roca LLP in Reno, has been named treasurer of the Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar Association. Edwards has been an associate with Lewis and Roca for six months.
Bar exam successes
Northern Nevadans who passed the state bar examination administered in February include Erik M. Aanestad of Reno, Todd R. Alexander of Reno, Aaron M. Bushur of Sparks, Kerry S. Campbell of Reno, Roger S. Doyle of Reno, Patricia A. Hadfield of Reno, Leonard E. Mackedon of Fallon, Gregory D. Ott of Zephyr Cove, Carrie L. Parker of Reno, Daniel Peinado of Carson City, Kathyrn E. Peterson of Dayton, Graeme A. Reid of Reno, Michael P. Roew of Dayton, J. Robert Smith of Sparks, Crystal R. Willis of Sparks, Nia L. Woolliscroft of Fernley and Carolyn E. Wright of Glenbrook.
NNHRA officers, directors
Cindy Davis of REMSA has been selected as 2008 president of the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association.
Other officers include Rebecca Bruch of Erickson, Thorpe and Swainston, president-elect; Teddi Cannellos of Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center, secretary; Mark Martens of RenoHelpWanted.com, treasurer; and Dena Strotman of International Game Technology, vice president for membership.
Directors include Mindi Brenner of United Construction Company (college relations); Erich Schmitt of Ray Morgan Co. (publicity director) Pat McAlinden, of Neighborhood Mediation Center (diversity director); Jim Nelson of the Nevada Association of Employers (government affairs/legislative director); Teresa Finn of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (certification director); Celeste Peterson of Applied Staffing (program director); Marie Soucie-Donovan of MCSS Ltd (workforce readiness director); Alicia Nyland of Sierra Nevada Cardiology Associates (SHRM Foundation director), Sue Henderson of John Ascuaga’s Nugget (NNHRA past president); Bob Lathrop of Hire Dynamics, (community relations chair; Sandra Ketner of Littler Mendelson (newsletter chair) and Tim McFarling of the University of Nevada, Reno, (professional development chair).
J. Scott Hauger
J. Scott Hauger of the Desert Research Institute has been elected to a two-year term as executive director of The Global Collaboratory for Drylands and the City, a joint venture of six research institutions worldwide concerned with sustainable living on drylands.
Hauger is a research professor for science, technology and policy in DRI’s division of hydrologic sciences.
Jennifer Boettcher was promoted from server to daytime manager of Dragonfly restaurant in Truckee. Boettcher formerly worked in upscale Bay Area eateries such as Bridges in Danville and Prima in Walnut Creek. She moved to Truckee in August 2007.
“The thing that I like most about entrepreneurship is I can work toward something that I’m passionate about and be at the forefront of the change that I want to see happen,” said Priyanka Senthil, a senior at Davidson Academy in Reno and co-founder of startup company AUesome.