The Notes: Feb. 24, 2020

Adam’s Place founder and executive director Kelly Thomas-Boyers joined the 2020 Jameson Fellowship Leadership Cohort Program. Thomas-Boyers was selected out of 53 applicants.

Acoustic Design Systems, a commercial and residential automation and security solutions company, launched an acoustic panel division to accommodate client and consumer demand, and expanded its executive team with the hiring of Amanda Crigar as director of marketing.

Las Vegas became the 100th partner to join the acclaimed National Fitness Campaign with the unveiling of the city’s first Fitness Court at Bill Briare Family Park. The installation marks a major milestone as part of a nationwide movement to shape healthy outdoor infrastructure and support healthy lifestyles in cities across the U.S.

Wet ’n’ Wild appointed industry veteran Patrick White as the water park’s director of food, beverage and retail. White has been working in the food and beverage industry locally for 12 years, most recently at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Nevada State College promoted Edith Fernández to vice president of college and community engagement. She previously served as the associate vice president of community engagement and diversity initiatives for the college. In her new position, Fernández will oversee the Career Services Center, campus police and safety, Gear Up and the Office of Marketing and Events in addition to community engagement and diversity initiatives.

UNR Extension welcomed Sheila Bray to the Extension office in Clark County as the community partnerships coordinator. Bray has an extensive background in engagement and outreach for higher education in Nevada, having spent the past 10 years with UNLV. Bray’s new role will involve organizing outreach efforts to inform the community of the educational resources and services the Extension provides, as well as working with the Nevada Legislature to increase awareness of the Extension’s activity and impact in Clark County and beyond.

Steak ’n Shake at South Point received the 2019 Franchise of the Year Award from Steak ’n Shake Corporate. The award is a result of the restaurant’s ongoing dedication to ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience for its guests.

Greg Brower, a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was named to the International Association of Gaming Advisors board of trustees and will serve a three-year term.

Patricia Krenos, a financial advisor in Sun City Summerlin, was selected to attend Edward Jones’ fifth-annual Women’s Conference in St. Louis. The conference recognizes top female Edward Jones financial advisers.

Caesars Entertainment was named among the “Most Responsible” companies in America by Newsweek. Caesars ranked No. 146 on the 300-member list and was the only gaming entity to make the cut. To land on its top 300, the magazine looked at the 2,000 largest U.S. companies (based on revenues), analyzing publicly available data spanning the environmental, social and corporate governance categories.

The Las Vegas City Council ratified Tammy Malich as the city’s new youth development and social innovation director. Malich is a native Las Vegan who comes to the city with more than 20 years of experience in educational leadership and 29 years of experience in the Clark County School District.

Spring Valley Hospital has been reaccredited by the Joint Commission for its Gold Seal of Approval for total hip and total knee replacement. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organizations’ commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The program was reaccredited after earning its core certification in December 2017.

Maverick Helicopters received the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2019 Diamond Award of Excellence. The honor is a result of Maverick’s dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick’s ninth consecutive Diamond Award.

SR Construction achieved platinum in the Associated Builders and Contractors’ STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance. With safety at top of mind, SR Construction strives to equip each staff member with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure a safe work environment. In the past five years, SR Construction has been the recipient of eight safety awards.


This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.