The Notes: Aug. 3, 2020

StartUpNV, a nonprofit business incubator for scalable startups, announced that entrepreneur, real estate investor and former Miss Nevada Lisa Song Sutton joined its advisory board. Sutton has served as a sales, retail and real estate mentor to startup founders participating in the StartUpNV program. As a member of the board, she will continue to mentor member companies while providing expertise to the StartUpNV management team, acting as a sounding board on programmatic decisions and building professional network connections.

The Lown Institute, a Brookline, Mass.-based nonpartisan think tank, used never-before-considered measures for its Lown Institute Hospitals Index to help hospitals better serve and support their communities. Based on these new measures, four Southern Nevada hospitals were listed in the top 10 hospitals in Nevada, including North Vista Hospital, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Rose De Lima Campus, MountainView Hospital and Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center. The Index shows how nearly 3,300 hospitals nationwide compare on 42 performance indicators. The measures fall under three categories: civic leadership, value of care and patient outcomes.

Marianna Hunnicutt, a civil engineer at Kimley-Horn and Associates, received the NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals. The program is designed to prepare a pipeline of women and minorities for development and operations positions in commercial real estate. Hunnicutt is one of 20 recipients in the United States.

Boulder City Fire Department hired Greg Chesser as its new deputy fire chief. Chesser has more than 34 years of experience in fire service, with more than two decades in management. He has served as a firefighter, training officer, assistant fire chief in prevention, assistant operations chief and as a fire chief for the U.S. Air Force.

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, the state agency that connects Nevadans to qualified health plans through Nevada Health Link, announced the licensed brokers/agents, navigators and in-person assisters selected as part of its plan year 2021 grant program. The Southern Nevada brokers/agents awarded grants are Brian Douglas, Protect Health; Brent Leavitt, Battle Born; Chris Carothers, Carothers Insurance Agency; and Alberto Ochoa, Smart Buy Insurance. In addition, seven in-person assister and navigator grantees from Southern Nevada have been issued awards: Asian Community Development Council, Asian Community Resource Center, Access to Healthcare Network, Nevada Health Centers, Nevada Outreach Training Organization, Office of Consumer Health Assistance and St. Rose Dominican Hospital Dignity Health. These grantees will receive funds to help them with marketing, outreach and enrollment efforts during the exchange’s upcoming open enrollment period for plan year 2021, which starts November 1.

United Way of Southern Nevada appointed Janet Quintero as director of community and government affairs. Quintero coordinates advocacy efforts, supervises the Public Policy Committee, enhances community relations and manages community impact programs that help students from diverse backgrounds succeed, graduate from high school and obtain a degree or certification. Quintero has previously served in a variety of leadership roles, including as secretary for the Latino Youth Leadership Foundation and Immunize Nevada outreach committee chair. 

Summerlin, a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation, earned the No. 4 spot on RCLCO’s national list of the country’s best-selling master-planned communities. RCLCO, a national real estate consultant, has been tracking home sales at master-planned communities since 1994.

Salvation Army Southern Nevada appointed captains Anthony and Lisa Barnes to Clark County Commanders/Citadel Corps Officers. The captains come to Las Vegas from their previous four-year appointment in Seattle and five years in Phoenix at the southwest divisional headquarters.

Wynn Las Vegas was ranked the No. 1 hotel in Las Vegas on the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards list honoring the top hotels, travel destinations and companies worldwide, as rated by its readers. This is the first time that Las Vegas has received its own city-specific list in the award’s 25-year history.

Colliers International Las Vegas announced Lauren Willmore as its newest associate specializing in industrial brokerage services on the Willmore team. Formerly a client service specialist, Willmore will assist in securing land and industrial transactions across Southern Nevada.