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People: Dana Bennett named interim executive director at The Guinn Center

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.

People: Dana Kilroy and Sarita Delgado elected to Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology board

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology has announced the election of two new board members.

People: Erick Jones named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering

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.

People: Kurt Thigpen to serve as governor of AAF District 14

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.

People: Mckenna Oh promoted by Western Environmental Testing Laboratory

Michelle Sherven, president of Western Environmental Testing Laboratory has announced the promotion of Mckenna Oh to project manager.

People: Bailey Allen joins Design on Edge

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.

People: Joshua Bartlett, Olive Giner, and Alexis Hernandez join KPS3

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.

People: Mary Gurczynski named business development specialist at Krch Realty

Krch Realty is proud to announce Mary Gurczynski as their new business development specialist for the Reno brokerage.

People: Hayley Williamson appointed to National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners board of directors

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has appointed Public Utilities Commission of Nevada chair Hayley Williamson to its board of directors.

People: Thomas Rembetski and Alexander Ayzengart join Nevada Surgical Associates

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.

People: Paige McFadden joins Frame Architecture as a interior designer

Frame Architecture has named Paige McFadden as an interior designer at the firm.

People: Jackal Reyes named lead designer at Design on Edge

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.

People: Eren Ozmen among America’s Top 10 Most Successful Self-Made Women by Forbes

Eren Ozmen, chairwomen and owner of Sierra Nevada Corporation has been named among America’s Top 10 Most Successful Self-Made Women by Forbes.

People: John Zimmerman named general manager Truckee Meadows Water Authority

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.

People: Heidi Ray and Mark Butcher to lead asset services for Kidder Matthews

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.