The People: April 9, 2012

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    • Sean Stewart

      The Las Vegas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and the Nevada Contractors Association will share staff, finances, leadership and resources under a recently announced partnership agreement. The new group will represent more than 700 union and nonunion general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and affiliated firms.

      Sean Stewart has been named executive vice president of the new entity. He previously was general counsel and vice president for the southwest region of Aggregate Industries. “This alliance gives us the resources needed to continue serving the hard-hit construction industry, ensuring its recovery and future prosperity,” Stewart said in a news release. The newly aligned associations will be headquartered at 150 N. Durango Dr., Suite 100, in Las Vegas. The new structure will consolidate political lobbying efforts, but allow the two groups to retain their brand identities and their own board of directors. Both boards will add new positions for representatives from the other group.

      The Las Vegas chapter of AGC was chartered in 1988 as a subsidiary of the Associated General Contractors of America, which represents more than 35,000 firms and 100 chapters. NCA was created in 1995 to support the local construction industry. The group works closely with building trades leadership and various government agencies to ensure a level playing field for union contractors.

    • Maria NeSmith

      Maria NeSmith, a manager with Community Management Group, is an Association Management Specialist, a professional certification.

    • The Las Vegas Hospitality Association added five members in February. Alicia Jividen is director of sales gaming in North America for IBAHN; Ted Ladomersky is senior account manager with Living Social; Sabrina Villa is marketing manager for P.J. Clarke’s at the Forum Shops at Caesars. Linda Ness is principal of Evolution Event Services; and Jennifer Wieder is corporate event service manager for the Light Group;

    • Soozi Jones Walker

      Soozi Jones Walker is 2012 president of the Southern Nevada chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, a professional association. She previously was president-elect. Other executive committee members are: Tom Naseef, president-elect; Xavier Wasiak, secretary/treasurer; Mike Hillis, admissions chairman; Kevin Higgins, education chairman; Dan Doherty, programs chairman; Donna Alderson, sponsorship chairwoman; Mike Dunn, marketing chairman; and Chuck Witters, membership chairman.

    • Jennifer Bradley

      Jennifer Bradley is a public relations account executive for SK+G, a marketing agency. She has more than eight years of public relations, marketing and administrative experience. Bradley was recognized as Humanitarian of the Year in 2009 by VEGAS INC and named to its “Forty Under 40” list in 2008.

    • Lindsay Terrett

      Lindsay Terrett is eligibility/outreach coordinator for Foundation for Positively Kids. She has extensive nonprofit profit experience.

    • Randolph Watkins is chairman of Nevada’s Commission for Common Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels. He is vice president of Nevada management at Professional Community Management of California. The commission works with N.R.S. 116, the section of law that governs homeowners associations, and establishes regulations, interprets statutes and conducts hearings on alleged violations. All commissioners are appointed by the Nevada governor.