UNR Science Advisory Council
Business leaders named to the College of Science Advisory Council at the University of Nevada, Reno, include:
Ron Bath, owner of The RJ Bath Group; Roger and Gayle Block, owners of Thunder Canyon Golf & Country Club; John Burrows, president and chief executive of Cyanco Holding Corp.; Ann Carpenter, president of Remote Energy Solutions; Stephan Durham, corporate senior vice president of Charles River Laboratories Inc.; Ed Epperson, president and CEO of Carson-Tahoe Regional Healthcare; Steve Frank, retired chair, president and CEO of Southern California Edison; John Gibson, chair of American Pacific Corp.; Bill Honjas, president and CEO of Optim; Jim Johnson, a retired banker; Hawley MacLean, managing partner of MacLean Financial Group; Gene McClelland, president of McClelland Laboratories Inc.; Jim Megquier, a retired maxillofacial surgeon; Sandra Miller of Take Time to Teach; Tina Sammerwhite, associate director of laboratory screening at Charles River Laboratories; and John Trijonis, who is self-employed.
Academic members include Char Hagemann, director of development in the UNR College of Science; Charles Liotta, chair of the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology; Bob Mead, emeritus dean of arts and sciences at UNR; Jeff Thompson, dean of the UNR College of Science; and David Westfall, emeritus dean of the College of Science and vice president of academic affairs at UNR.
The unanimous approvals Wednesday came despite state leaders promising to tighten up requirements for Nevada’s tax abatements and incentives for future companies.