People on the Move: Oct. 4, 2021

Credit One Bank added new hires Puneet Rawal, chief information officer, Jason Mariasis, vice president of digital product management, Jessica Worthy, vice president of credit card product management, and Blake Gertz, vice president of risk management, to its expanding corporate leadership team. 

Dickinson Wright announced that Jeffrey Silver, gaming and administrative law of counsel, will be inducted into the American Gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Fame at the Global Gaming Expo on October 5. Silver is one of three inductees in the 2020 class. He is being recognized for his 50-year legal career that has reached every aspect of the gaming industry, from regulatory to casino operations to legal and liquor licensing.

Dr. Jasmin Kohli joined Southwest Medical, part of Optum Care, at its Horizon Ridge Healthcare Center at 1736 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson. Kohli specializes in adult medicine.

Amalgamated Life Insurance Company announced the appointment of Jeff Sammons as sales executive. Sammons, who is based in Las Vegas, will be marketing Amalgamated Life’s full product line to businesses, unions, associations and other organizations across the Western Region. He has over 19 years of experience selling insurance products and employee benefits.

Exit Realty welcomed its newest agent, Monica Bejarano. Bejarano is a Realtor, property manager and notary who specializes in residential homes, including single-family, condos, townhomes and multifamily homes.

Newmark announced that Angela Bates was promoted to managing director. Bates specializes in the acquisition and disposition of income-producing multihousing properties. Bates has worked in the real estate industry for over 16 years. In the last five years, Bates has executed 62 deals with a total consideration in excess of $2.417 billion.

Optum Care Orthopaedics and Spine welcomed Dr. John DeVries, an oncology orthopedic surgeon, to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community. DeVries joins the medical practice at 750 W. Oakey Blvd. Suite 2B .

Grand Canyon Development Partners hired Andrea Pineda as manager of project development.Pineda brings more than 20 years of experience to her new position, with a diverse background spanning several industries. Pineda is responsible for establishing and developing relationships with customers, suppliers and other partners as well as coordinating project development activities for the company.

Project 150, a local nonprofit that provides homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students with basic necessities, appointed Chet Buchanan to its board of directors. Buchanan is the host and creator of 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchanan Show.” Many Las Vegans know him from his work as the game day host at UNLV basketball and football games, and as the “Voice of NASCAR” for Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Paragon Pools executives Joseph Michael Vassallo, president, and Joseph Anthony Vassallo, vice president, were named Masters of Design 2021 by Pool and Spa News for their custom spa project “Once in a Blue Moon.” The award-winning design features a 360-degree elevated, perimeter-overflow spa, enlarged wet deck, plunge pool and accent wall with fire and water features.


This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.