The Guinn Center, a non-partisan research and policy center has named Dana Bennett as its interim executive director. Bennett succeeds Dale Erquiaga, who was named acting chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education by the Nevada board of regents.
The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology has announced the election of two new board members.
Erick Jones has been named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering. Jones is an internationally recognized researcher in industrial manufacturing and systems engineering. His career over the past 25 years has spanned industry, government, and academia. Jones begins his appointment on Sept. 1. He succeeds Manos Maragakis, who earlier this year announced his retirement as dean of the College of Engineering after 13 years.
District 14 of the American Advertising Federation has announced Kurt Thigpen, chief executive officer at Reno-based Ace Studios, will serve as the governor of AAF District 14 for the 2022-23 term. Annie Switzer of Reno print company Dynagraphics will serve alongside Thigpen as the lieutenant governor.
Michelle Sherven, president of Western Environmental Testing Laboratory has announced the promotion of Mckenna Oh to project manager.
Design on Edge, a Reno-based design studio and communications agency has announced Bailey Allen will be joining the company as a marketing assistant and social media coordinator.
KPS3, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm, has hired Joshua Bartlett and Olive Giner as account coordinators and Alexis Hernandez as public relations coordinator.
Krch Realty is proud to announce Mary Gurczynski as their new business development specialist for the Reno brokerage.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has appointed Public Utilities Commission of Nevada chair Hayley Williamson to its board of directors.
One of the new physicians helping to form the newly established Nevada Surgical Associates is Thomas Rembetski, a board certified general and vascular surgeon well regarded for his vascular and thoracic work.
Frame Architecture has named Paige McFadden as an interior designer at the firm.
Independent brand studio and communications agency Design on Edge announced they have expanded design operations to the Pacific northwest, growing their team with the advancement of Jackal Reyes to lead designer for the agency’s new virtual location.
Eren Ozmen, chairwomen and owner of Sierra Nevada Corporation has been named among America’s Top 10 Most Successful Self-Made Women by Forbes.
After a national, five-month recruitment process, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority board of directors approved John Zimmerman as the utility company’s next general manager.
Kidder Matthews has recruited Heidi Ray as senior vice president and director of engineering and sustainability asset services across the firm’s 21 West Coast locations.