People on the Move: Jan. 25, 2021

Dr. Michael Daubs was named director-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also serves as professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine and medical director of OptumCare Orthopaedics & Spine.

Jewish Nevada announced that president and CEO Stefanie Tuzman has been accepted to participate in the prestigious Executive Leadership Program hosted by the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. This 16-month program consists of seminars and learning opportunities for leaders of Jewish nonprofit organizations across the country. 

Jhone Ebert, state superintendent of public instruction, was named a 2020 recipient of the International Society for Technology in Education Impact Award. The award recognizes educators and organizations who improve learning for all students and have a major impact as an example to the field of education. Ebert’s career in public education spans more than three decades. Prior to her appointment as superintendent, Ebert served as senior deputy commissioner of education for the state of New York.

Jennifer Shydler, CFP, a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, was named to Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s 2020 “Top Wealth Advisor Moms” list and to the Forbes “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” list. In addition, Nadine Faulis, CRPC, CPFA, a senior financial adviser and managing director, was named to the Forbes “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” list, Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list for the thrid year and to Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list for the ninth consecutive year.

Gina Bongiovi, managing partner of Bongiovi Law Firm, was sworn in as the 2021 chair of the Vegas Chamber board of trustees.

Imagine Communications received a pinnacle award and was named best of show in campaigns for its work with the Clark County Medical Society Bulletin in the Public Relations Society of America Las Vegas Chapter 2020 Pinnacle Awards. Imagine also received an award of excellence for its part in the Focus on Funds magazine along with its partners International Training Institute, National Energy Management Institute Committee and Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust.

Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing promoted its chief financial officer Kim Miramontes to chief operations officer. Miramontes’ experience will be an asset to Goettl’s predominately female executive team, a rarity in the HVAC and plumbing industry.

Henderson Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, for the fifth consecutive time. The national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe health care. Henderson Hospital also was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. 

America First Credit Union welcomed Brett Christensen to its leadership team as executive vice president chief lending officer. Christensen assumed this role previously held by Randy Halley, who retired after more than 43 years at America First. Pulling from more than 28 years of credit union experience, Christensen will now oversee indirect lending, mortgages, consumer lending, business lending, home equity and sales.

Loving Hearts Adoption Services promoted Alexandra Hoops to director of adoption services. Formerly serving as a social worker for the agency, Hoops works to develop and implement adoption plans for all members of the adoption triad, including birth families and parents, adoptive parents and adoptees.


This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.