Patricia Lee was nominated to the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada’s board of directors. Lee is a partner in the law firm Hutchison & Steffen.
Transactional and real estate attorney Mark Goldstein is of counsel with Bailey Kennedy.
Matthew Smith, Kristine O’Quinn, Logan Pratt, Candace Herling, Sarah Yance, Edward Silverman and John Newton joined Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders as associate attorneys.
Former Nevada Attorney General and Gov. Robert List was named chairman of the transition team for Nevada Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt. List is a senior partner at the law firm Kolesar & Leatham.
Sharath Chandra is Nevada Housing Division deputy administrator. Chandra will oversee daily operations in the Las Vegas office.
Soozi Jones Walker, president of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services, was appointed as a presidential liaison to Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute President Mark Macek. She will be an adviser on the institute’s governance and membership initiatives and be the primary liaison between the leadership team and the institute’s related committees and task forces.
Reid Kaiser is Nevada Department of Transportation assistant director of operations and Sondra Rosenberg is assistant director of planning. Kaiser will oversee NDOT’s construction and construction materials testing programs, as well as equipment, maintenance and traffic operations initiatives. Rosenberg will oversee safety, planning, research, traffic information, road systems and performance analysis groups.
Rodney Chaney is vice president, relationship manager at Bank of Nevada. Chaney has 32 years of banking experience in Las Vegas, most recently with Bank of Las Vegas.
Anthony Schettler is an administrative assistant at Colliers International – Las Vegas. He works in the land division.
Adam Sperling is executive director of Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Sperling was tournament director for six years.
Tonia Chafetz is general manager of the Linq Promenade. She was general manager of Tivoli Village.
Eric Hession will be chief financial officer at Caesars Entertainment, subject to regulatory approval. He replaces Donald Colvin, who is retiring.
Breast surgeon Dr. Souzan El-Eid of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada was honored among the 2014 “Distinguished Women in Nevada” for making a lasting mark on her community.
Dr. Fadi Braiteh will serve as a community oncology representative on the National Cancer Institute’s pancreas task force of the Gastrointestinal Steering Committee. The GISC is a nationwide group of community oncologists, biostatisticians and patient advocates who collaborate on studies and trials in gastrointestinal cancer.
Kevin Bagger and Scott Russell of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority are senior advisers for the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They will advise on flow of international travelers and analyze arrivals and connections.
Martin-Harris Construction owner Frank Martin is selling his company’s assets to Big-D Construction Corp. Martin, president and CEO, will remain at the helm through 2016, then his son, Frank “Guy” Martin, and other executives will assume day-to-day responsibilities. The younger Martin recently was promoted to senior vice president, and Paul Toplak was promoted to vice president of operations.
Jeannie Baldwin is vice president, business development officer; Scott Herbstman is courier with central operations; and Nancy Alexander is imaging document clerk with loan operations at Meadows Bank.
Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership in Southern Nevada) appointed its board of directors. The executive committee is: Ann Lynch, chairman and president; Doug Geinzer, CEO; Bob Cooper, founder; Chris Vito, secretary/treasurer; Charles Perry, legislative task force chairman; Brendan Bussmann, communications task force chairman. Members of the board are Larry Barnard, Brian Brannman, Renee Coffman, Dr. Mike Edwards, Vance Farrow, Dr. Joe Hardy, Dr. Joe Iser, Daline Janiuk, Sam Kaufman, James Kilber, Daniel Mathis, Jonas Peterson, Stacy Scheer, Justin Schmiedel, Todd Sklamberg, Cheryl Smith, Col. Willie Tellez, Dr. Marcia Turner and Carolyn Yucha.
Lindsey A. Williams joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate. She is a member of the Corporate and Business Department and advises clients on intellectual property rights and technology transactions.
Henderson and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 15th annual Economic Development and Small Business Awards. Honorees were: Barclaycard, Economic Development Project of the Year; VadaTech, Expansion Project of the Year; Cowabunga Bay, Redevelopment Project of the Year; Windom Kimsey, Private Sector Person of the Year; and Terry Culp, O’Callaghan Public Sector Person of the Year.
A number of people joined the staff of Matt Smith Physical Therapy. Physical therapist Junwyn Agustin will treat patients at the company’s Charleston/Rancho location. Physical therapy assistant Niurky Miralles will treat patients at the Nellis location. Physical therapy assistant Jesse Sherrod will treat patients at the Seven Hills location. Physical therapy assistant Asia Hunwick will treat patients at the Windmill location. In addition, physical therapist Patrick Thurman brings more than 20 years of orthopedic experience to the company.