Favil West, co-founder and president of the Foundation Assisting Seniors, joined the Association of Mature American Citizens Foundation board.
SilverSummit Healthplan’s Nevada executive leadership team includes President and CEO Garrett Leaf, Chief Medical Director Tanya Phares and Vice President of Operations Tina Alicea-Drago.
Rita Vaswani is serving a one-year term on the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Community board. Vaswani is vice president and private banking relationship manager at Nevada State Bank.
UNLV Lee Business School Class of 2017 accounting students, led by professor Danny Siciliano, took top honors at the annual Institute of Management Accountants National Case Competition. The team, which included Marion Canestrier, Kevin Curry, Annie Bellorin, Andrea DeBrino, and Daniel Dinev, garnered $5,000 for its win. It was UNLV’s first time participating in the competition.
Matthew Wadsworth is vice president of clinical affairs at Nevada Donor Network.
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s 2017-18 board of directors executive committee is made up of Robert Anderson, Snell & Wilmer (chairman); Dr. John Hawk, Nevada State High School (treasurer); Craig Kirkland, Nevada State Bank (at-large member); Teressa Conley, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals (chair-elect); Stan Olsen, Olsen Strategic Group (at-large member); John Ramous, Harsch Investment Properties (at-large member) and Scott Muelrath, Henderson Chamber of Commerce (president/CEO/secretary). New members of the executive board are Dave Beason, owner of The Muffler Shop; Sarah Brown, franchise consultant with FranNet of Las Vegas; Mary Beth Harleb, CEO of PRISM Management Group; and Cody Winterton, senior vice president of Raintree Investment Corp. and an exclusive agent of Paulson and Co. Inc. They join Shelley Berkley, CEO and senior provost of Touro University Western Division; Dr. Renee Coffman, Roseman University of Health Sciences; Aviva Gordon, Gordon Law; Bryan Lindsey, Red Rock Resort; Henderson Mayor Debra March; Dr. Carolyn Matzinger, Matzinger Institute of Healing; Trish Nash, Trish Nash Signature Gallery of Homes; Chet Opheikens, R&O Construction; Bart Patterson, president of Nevada State College; Lester Romero, Wells Fargo Bank; Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak; and Jady West, Cox Business.
Christina Hernandez is Nevada Donor Network’s community services coordinator.
Russell Oberhelman is tax manager and Anthony Aguila and Kellee Pigeon are senior staff accountants with Johnson Advisors.
Alana Mounce is executive director of the Nevada State Democratic Party.
Michael Shohet is executive vice president of real estate development at Nevada HAND (Housing And Neighborhood Development).
Lisa Chao is the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of membership.
Denette Suddeth is the senior vice president and regional manager of Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking.
Erin Keller is associate vice president of institutional advancement at Nevada State College.
The Foundation for Recovery announced the honorees for the 2017 Gala for Recovery Awards. The Bob Gray Community Partner award went to Judge Cynthia Cruz and Steve Altig, Esq. The Steve Sigman Addiction Recovery Awareness award went to State Sen. Joseph Hardy and former Las Vegas City Councilman Steven Ross. The Excellence In Addiction Research and Education award went to Leah Brooks and Gregory Walls. The Robert Rehmar Addiction Professional award went to Jennifer Gratzke and Jeffrey Horn. The Brick award went to Don Kuhl. The Friend Of Recovery award went to Attorney General Adam Laxalt. The Volunteer of the Year award went to Kareem Abdul.
DC Building Group completed a classroom expansion at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The 13,181 square-foot addition was was designed by KGA Architecture.
Meadows Bank was recognized by S&P Global Market Intelligence as the sixth-best performing community bank, out of roughly 5,400 banks with under $1 billion in assets for 2016.
Las Vegas launched an online retail store developed in partnership with Eagle Promotions. The store is at vegasstore.vegas.
Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and UnitedHealth Group are among the companies with a Southern Nevada connection who appear on the Civic 50 list by Points of Light. The list celebrates community engagement.
Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina is open at 325 Hughes Center Dr., Suite 100, Las Vegas.
MountainView Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement award for implementing quality-improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The hospital also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Blackout Dining in the Dark is open at 3871 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 8, Las Vegas. The restaurant serves meals in complete darkness.
Shake Shack is open at 2225 Village Walk Drive, Henderson.
AMR Air Ambulance acquired Life Guard International, the only fully accredited fixed-wing air ambulance service based in Las Vegas.
Calamity Jane Photography is open at 1025 S. First St., Suite 135, Las Vegas.
Investment firm Blackstone, in partnership with Fireside Investments, acquired International Market Centers Inc., owner-operator of World Market Center in downtown Las Vegas, from Bain Capital Private Equity and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management.