Renee Guglielmetti handles sales, marketing and public relations for Ivory Star Productions. She previously was community events and marketing director for Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.
Riviera illusionist Jan Rouven won the Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society. It has been called the equivalent of an Academy Award.
Dr. Lauren Traveller is a nurse practitioner at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a dual practice specialty as a family nurse practitioner and advanced forensic nurse.
Armstrong Teasdale partner Tracy DiFillippo will serve on the board of trustees for Explore Knowledge Academy, a K-10 charter school in Las Vegas.
Estela Castro-Garcia is digital media manager, Marta Nguyen is media planner and buyer and Nate Lantz is a web developer at SK+G, a marketing and communications agency. Castro-Garcia previously worked at Telus International, Nguyen was a media planner and buyer for Unilever, and Lantz worked for West Coast Marketing.
Amy Wiles is vice president of development for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. She most recently served as director of development for the Alexander Dawson School in Summerlin.
Susan Lednicky is an honorary life member of the ACF Chefs Las Vegas program.
Chris Brooks is executive vice president of energy services at Valley Electric Association. He previously was director of Bombard Renewable Energy in Las Vegas, managing the company’s solar projects.
Roxanna Doyle, vice president of payment and check operations technology at Citibank, and Lainie Castle, director of operational finance and gaming compliance at the Cosmopolitan, joined Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s board of directors.
Dr. Michael Edwards, a surgeon at Anson, Edwards, Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates, is president of the Clark County Medical Society.
Bruce Alverson, managing partner at Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen and Sanders, was re-appointed chairman of the Amicus Curiae Committee by the American Board of Trial Attorneys. LeAnn Sanders, a partner at the firm, was appointed co-chair of the International Issues Committee.
Raul Espiritu is senior job captain at EV&A Architects. He has more than 15 years of industry experience.
Brigette Kirvin is executive director of the local chapter of Girls on the Run Las Vegas. She previously was a marketing director for Levy Restaurants and Coca-Cola Co.
Mike Sexton is vice president of the business-banking group at Wells Fargo. He has 25 years of banking experience and previously was a senior private banker with Wells Fargo.
Mark Olson is vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Empowered Products. He has more than 30 years of experience and has been with the company since 2012.
Bryan Allison is vice president of revenue and sales at
AlertID, an online neighborhood safety network. He has more than 20 years of experience in online revenue, marketing, media and operations. Allison previously served as chief operating officer and chief marketing officer at Vegas.com.
Sharon Silverberg is a senior commercial escrow officer at Ticor Commercial Las Vegas.
Mark Andlebradt is executive chef at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio in the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes.
Sami Ladeki, of the Ladeki Hospitality Group, was named “Restaurateur of the Year” by the California Restaurant Association’s San Diego chapter. Ladeki has opened more than 35 restaurants around the world, including locations in Henderson and Las Vegas.
Hektor Esparza is a youth resource specialist at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. He previously created a cultural skateboarding program at the Winchester Cultural Center and developed the nonprofit Push Forward.
Pam Eversole and Sam Kim joined GHI Solutions, a gaming and hospitality information technology company. Eversole previously was director of technical services at Agilysys, while Kim was senior director of the program management office at Caesars Entertainment.
Todd Kobrin is chief marketing officer at Ultimate Gaming, operator of Ultimate Poker and Ultimate Casino. He has more than 18 years of online gaming and sports marketing experience. He most recently was vice president of 888.com for its United States and Asia Pacific regions.
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance added five people to its board of directors: John Delikanakis, partner, Snell & Wilmer; John Guedry, president and chief operating officer, Bank of Nevada; Michael Richards, president and CEO, College of Southern Nevada; Donald Snyder, acting president, UNLV; and Frank Woodbeck, executive director, Nevada College Collaborative.
MGM Resorts International was named Sustainable Workforce of the Year and its senior vice president of human resources, Michelle DiTondo, was named Chief Human Resource Officer of the Year by Human Resource Officer Today magazine.
Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen and Sanders partner Seetal Tejura was appointed Nevada representative for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada honored several community members: Volunteers of the Year, David Heckman and Rob Haggard; Community Group of the Year, Las Vegas Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee; Person of the Year, Diana Bennett of Paragon Gaming; Ally of the Year, Fred Keeton of Caesars Entertainment; and Corporation of the Year, Wynn Resorts.
Mark Bowers is director of human resources at the Desert Research Institute. He previously was director of organizational development and human resources strategy at Sierra Nevada Corp.