The Firm hired Sarah Harper as assistant public relations specialist and promoted Annie Waggoner to public relations specialist. The agency also promoted Lindsey Stull to senior public relations specialist. In addition, senior public relations specialist Jesse Scott was selected by PR News as one of its Rising PR Stars 30 and Under.
Karen Panzer, Mandy-Lynn Suyat and Kevin Amodt are member services representatives at the Clark County Credit Union. Richie Smith is an auto buyer/broker.
The Valley Health System is adding eight residency programs among four hospitals. The programs are in emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry and the transitional/internship year. Dr. Andrew Eisen, chief academic officer of the Valley Health System, will oversee the programs. The residents will be based at Centennial Hills, Desert Springs, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals. In addition, Five pharmacies opened at Valley Health System hospitals: Centennial Hills, Desert Springs, Spring Valley, Summerlin and Valley.
The National League of Cities reappointed Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen to its finance, administration and intergovernmental relations committee. Councilwoman Gerri Schroder was named vice chairwoman of the community and economic development committee and vice chairwoman of the Western Municipal Association.
Dave Otto is head brewmaster at PT’s Brewing Company.
New member companies of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association include Artisan Hotel, Jeff Ermilio, outside sales manager; Bell Trans, Laura Villafana and Tannia Valenzuela, program managers; Canyon Ranch Spa, Janine Coughlin, sales manager; Champagne Life, Danielle Heyman, owner and CEO; Cut and Taste, Alex Barnett, partner and chief marketing officer; Events With A Twist, Jennifer Colacion, owner; Killer Shrimp Las Vegas, Alicia Rowan, general manager; Meetings.com, Ed Gillis, vice president; Renaissance Las Vegas, Shannah Gribben, catering sales manager; and Sjodin Photography, Camilla Sjodin, owner/photographer.
Sight & Sound Events CEO Jodi Harris was awarded “Member of the Year 2015” by the Las Vegas Chapter of NACE (National Association for Catering and Events).
Michael Quartieri is executive vice president, chief financial officer and secretary of Scientific Games.
Richard Yao is Nevada State College dean of students. He has been a faculty member for 10 years.
Lynn Myers is tax director at Houldsworth, Russo and Co.
Nikki Neu is public relations manager and Alyssa Egeskov is account coordinator at Vox Solid Communications.
Tiffany James is marketing director at homebuilder Touchstone Living.
Nina Radetich is director of marketing and communications at the Animal Foundation.
Amy Jensen will manage the Ikea scheduled to open this summer.
Shawn Willis is Las Vegas director of the Jewish National Fund.
Amber Stidham is director of government affairs at the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.
Crescent Technology Solutions, a technical and IT staffing service, changed its name to Taurean Consulting Group.
Henderson broke ground on a $16.8 million project that includes widening Volunteer Boulevard to four lanes from Executive Airport Drive to Las Vegas Boulevard. The project will add bike lanes, include drainage improvements to help prevent flooding and standing water and resurface Executive Airport Drive to St. Rose Parkway. The project is expected to create about 91 jobs.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Moapa Band of Paiutes $365,000 for vocational rehabilitation services that will help Paiutes with disabilities get jobs.
Lumas opened a flagship store and gallery at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian and the Palazzo.
Hong Kong Café opened at the Palazzo.
South Point Arena and Equestrian Center is partnering with Triple Crown Nutrition and Stotz Equipment. Triple Crown Nutrition will sponsor the arena’s VIP stalls; Stotz Equipment will sponsor the facility’s barn equipment.
The Eighth Judicial District Court received $325,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for adult drug court.
Western Governors University launched a masters of science in integrated health care management. The degree focuses on policy areas including affordable care, patient protection and quality assurance. In collaboration with the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, WGU Nevada is offering more than $30,000 in scholarships to chamber members. The WGU Nevada Otto Merida Scholarship was created in honor of the founder and long-serving CEO of the Latin Chamber.
GameCo, Inc., partnered with engineering and manufacturing firm Suzo-Happ to design and develop controllers for its video game gambling machines.