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People on the Move: Feb. 11, 2019

Chris Morganelli acquired Therapy restaurant, 518 E. Fremont St., from the Sig Rogich family and Motion Corp Real Estate.

Beth Ransel is deputy superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. She succeeds Patrick Gubbins, who retired.

The Atlanta-based architecture firm TVSDesign was selected to design phase 3 of the renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s existing campus. Phase 2, which the firm is also involved with, is under construction.

Kathi Whalen is senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, and Phil Billington is senior vice president of internal audit services, at HCA Healthcare.

Terry Shirey, Nevada State Bank president and CEO, was installed as 2019 chairman of the board for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Angela Hamilton from George E. Harris Elementary School is a PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion. The program recognizes committed educators who work with infants through second-graders, and offers community building, leadership and professional learning opportunities provided by PBS and member stations.

Ayesha Mehdi, principal at Frontier Health Law and of counsel at Frier Levitt, joined the board of directors for the Clark County Medical Society Alliance.

Sun Commercial Real Estate’s Cathy Jones, CPA, SIOR, CCIM, was named the Society of Industrial and Office Realtor’s “2018 Top Producer, Office Specialist-Independent Brokerage” based on her total production throughout the year.

Robert Sanchez is vice president of corporate alliances at Miracle Flights.

Jacquelyn Warn is the Nevada Donor Network vice president of quality and regulatory affairs. Sarah Harris is manager of organ services.

Caesars Entertainment committed to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children by signing ECPAT’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct and joined a premier consortium of hospitality leaders in the International Tourism Partnership, which provides a platform for companies to share best practices to end human trafficking. launched in Las Vegas. The service is an online marketplace offering off-the-menu dishes that consumers pre-purchase before they sell out.

Robert Mergell is administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks.

Aristocrat installed its first Tribal Lottery System games in the state of Washington at the Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino. The new games—Birds of Pay, Buffalo Gold Collection, Wild Lepre’Coins and Wild Panda Gold—are the first in a series of titles Aristocrat plans to bring to Washington.

Dr. Michael Albring is a hospitalist with Southwest Medical Associates, part of OptumCare. Dr. Cornell Clark specializes in urgent care at Southwest’s Rancho Health Care Center, 888 S. Rancho Drive. Amanda Dickerson is an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in adult medicine at Southwest’s Eastern Health Care Center, 4475 S. Eastern Ave. Dr. Pei-Chi Fu specializes in adult medicine at Southwest’s Siena Heights Health Care Center, 2845 Siena Heights Drive. Diane Johnson is a certified physician assistant who specializes in adult medicine at Southwest’s Lake Mead Parkway Health Care Center, 270 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Kevin Refahiyat is a certified physician assistant who specializes in urgent care at Southwest’s Durango Convenient Care, 7150 S. Durango Drive. Dr. Hae Ran “Helen” Rhim-Kim specializes in rheumatology at Southwest’s Oakey Health Care Center, 4750 W. Oakey Blvd. Dr. Sandra Vega is an OB/GYN at Southwest’s Montecito Health Care Center, 7061 Grand Montecito Parkway.

Jason Guilbeau is executive director of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Zen Coffee Bar is open at 10960 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 103, Henderson.

The Downtown Grand is adding 250,000 square feet via a new tower that will have 495 rooms. Work is expected to be complete in 2020.

Desert Radiology opened diagnostic imaging facilities at 2611 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson and 3025 S. Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas.

Sun Country Airlines announced plans for nonstop flights from Las Vegas to Anchorage, Alaska, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

AT&T and streetlight company Ubicquia are working with Las Vegas to pilot a smart lighting program in highly populated areas of the Las Vegas Innovation District. The solution uses existing streetlight infrastructure to help improve safety, reduce energy use and improve efficiency. As part of the six-month pilot, AT&T will replace existing photocells with Ubicquia’s Ubicell streetlight routers. This will create a smart lighting network in selected locations on Main Street, Las Vegas Boulevard, near University Medical Center and in residential areas.

Sadelle’s, a restaurant from Major Food Group, is open at Bellagio. Jonah Resnick is executive chef.

Smoked Burgers & BBQ at the Forum Shops at Caesars is open. The restaurant is designed and operated by Hospitality Boulevard.

BauerFinancial Inc., a bank and credit union rating firm, awarded 5-Star ratings for financial strength and stability to the following financial institutions based out of Southern Nevada: Credit One Bank, First Security Bank Nevada, Kirkwood Bank of Nevada, Meadows Bank, Town & Country Bank, Toyota Financial Savings Bank, USAA Savings Bank, Valley Bank of Nevada and Wells Fargo Financial National Bank.

Jesse Scott is an account director at the Firm Public Relations & Marketing.

Ground was broken on a new women’s residence at the Salvation Army’s Las Vegas adult rehabilitation center at 2035 Yale St., North Las Vegas. This facility will allow up to 30 women to live on the campus. Currently, about 85 men live on campus, and women reside on another property and are transported daily.

WeWork, a company that offers coworking spaces, is opening at the Two Summerlin office building at 10845 Griffith Peak Drive.

Nine attorneys were named shareholders at Howard & Howard. They are:

Daniel Chojnowski, who focuses on intellectual property 

• Jonathan Fountain, who concentrates his practice in intellectual property litigation, entertainment law and commercial litigation 

• Timothy Gronewold, who concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and municipal law 

• Jonathan Karmo, who concentrates his practice in commercial and corporate litigation in the federal and state courts in Michigan 

• Alexander Leonowicz, who concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, health care and cannabis law, as well as business transactions 

• Paul Mazzola, who concentrates his practice in all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution in the electromechanical arts 

• Laurie Perez, who focuses her practice on labor and employment, financial services, and general commercial litigation matters

Jason Weiland, who concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and business and corporate law 

• Evonne Xu, who concentrates her practice in the areas of automotive, manufacturing, technology, and international law


This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.