The People: Jan. 17, 2013

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    • Pete La Chapelle, an associate professor of history at Nevada State College, contributed to “Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection,” a three-CD box set released by Smithsonian Folkway Recordings to celebrate folk singer Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. The set was nominated for Grammy Awards in two categories: best historical album and best packaging for a boxed set.

    • Quality Care IPA, a local physician association, added to its network Timothy Eichenlaub, D.O.; Mario Pineiro, M.D.; Paul McHugh, D.O.; and Thomas Hess, M.D. Eichenlaub is a family practice physician with CIMA Medical Centers, 1321 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 101. Pineiro is an internal medicine physician with Advanced Medical Care, 3663 E. Sunset Road, Suite 302. McHugh is a family practice physician with Doyne Medical Clinic, 1706 W. Bonanza Road. Hess is an internal medicine physician with Diagnostic Center of Medicine, 3012 S. Durango Dr., Suite 1.

    • Christina Clyde, RN, BSN, has been named assistant director of nursing at Las Ventanas, a continuing care retirement community. Clyde has more than a decade of experience in emergency services. Most recently, she served as director of nursing operations and on-site administrator for North Colorado Long-Term Acute Hospital.

    • Dr. B. Kevin Shamloo, an oncologist, has joined 21st Century Oncology, a local cancer treatment network and radiation therapy provider.

    • Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed two Las Vegans to state boards: Brian Ayala, president of Ayala’s Concession Group, an airport retail concession business, was appointed to the Nevada Commission on Tourism to succeed Charles Bowling, whose term expired. Victor Chaltiel, founder and chairman of Redhills Ventures, was named to the Governor’s Board of Economic Development to replace William Wiedner, who resigned.

    • Anne Genseal has been promoted to group media director and Kevin Brigman to junior interactive campaign manager in the media division of the marketing communications agency SK+G. Genseal has been with the agency for seven years, beginning in 2005 as a media supervisor. Brigman has been with the agency since September 2011 as a media coordinator.

    • Ed Coffey has been named vice president of business development at LASxpress, an airport transportation service. Coffey is responsible for the overall management of the company’s business development organization.

    • Eric Eberhart was hired as general manager of Caesars Entertainment’s High Roller observation wheel. The 550-foot attraction will be the centerpiece of the Linq open-air retail, dining and entertainment district set to open this year on the Strip. Eberhart will assist with developing the pre- and post-ride experience, as well as oversee staff and day-to-day operations.

    • The Las Vegas Audi Dealers Association will sponsor the first speaker series at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The Audi Speaker Series is designed to supplement the Smith Center’s theater, dance and music offerings with discussions and lectures by leading thinkers and visionaries. The first event takes place Jan. 27 when futurist Ray Kurzweil, Google’s new director of engineering, takes the stage. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by visiting or calling 749-2000.

    • Gaming Laboratories International, a gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, received a state Certificate of Recognition from Gov. Brian Sandoval for its “innovation and entrepreneurship, which has helped drive economic growth and job creation in Nevada.”