People: Maria Ippolito promoted to VP role at Reno's CFA, Inc.

In her new role, Ippolito will expand responsibilities to work directly with firm president Kevin German to assist in managing overall company operations.

People: Samantha LaRussa joins PBS Reno as marketing assistant

LaRussa is a 2020 graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada.

People: Reno's Neena Colón, Kyla Kwan earn CPPR designations

Neena Colón, a 2020 UNR graduate, and Kyla Kwan, a current senior, both recently earned the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations (CPPR).

People: Richard James named president of Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation

James has previously worked at world-renowned companies including SAFECO, Boeing, Nintendo and Microsoft and has volunteered for years with the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Barracuda Championship.

People: Stacy Kendall elected as board chair of The Discovery

Stacy Kendall, vice president of client engagement at Plumas Bank, will serve as 2021 board chair at The Discovery.

People: Kimberly Rossiter promoted to director at Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties recently announced that Kimberly Rossiter has been promoted to Director of Property Management, West.

People: Debra Stieglitz joins Woodburn and Wedge

Stieglitz will be an associate attorney practicing litigation and business and commercial law.

People: Rose McKinney-James appointed to ioneer's board of directors

McKinney-James has over two decades of service as a public company director and has been a board member of MGM Resorts International since 2005, where she currently chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

People: Gayle Halminiak, Jennie Parker promoted to leadership roles at UNR Med

Gayle Halminiak and Jennie Parker recently accepted leadership positions with University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and University Health.

People: UNR Med's Stephanie McCurry-Tenney elected local NAACP president

“As manufacturing has transformed Northern Nevada’s territories and economic landscape from a singular viewpoint of gambling revenue, in the same way the Reno-Sparks NAACP will advocate for change..." McCurry-Tenney said.

People: John Murtha retires after 40 years with Woodburn and Wedge

John Murtha had been with the Woodburn and Wedge for 40 years and was managing shareholder for 20 years.

People: Kevin Sigstad elected to serve on National Association of Realtors board

Sigstad, president of RE/MAX Premier Properties in Reno, is a former president of the statewide Nevada Realtors and Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors.

People: Dave Archer reelected as NCET President/CEO

“It is deeply satisfying to continue to work with a team that is making a difference in our region," Archer said.

People: Mara Langer new outreach coordinator at Jewish Nevada

Prior to joining Jewish Nevada, Langer held several positions in community outreach, serving as a community relations professional, a project manager and community relations manager.

People: EDAWN appoints 9 new board members for 2021

New members for 2021 include: Stephen Ascuaga, Julie Kozich, Helen Lidholm and Chad Martinson (MOBE and ACOVA Health) as board members; and Kristopher Dahir, Austin Osborne, Vaughn Hartung, Kristen McNeill and Brian Sandoval as ex-officio board members.