North Italia is open at 1069 S. Rampart Blvd.
Samantha Virdin-Smetana is a trust officer for City National Bank.
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2018 Leadership Henderson class participants include: Seth Ahlborn, headmaster at Henderson International; Regis Allen, retail sales manager for CenturyLink; Cynthia Alejandre, government strategy adviser for NV Energy; Paul Block, pastor at New Song Lutheran Church; Kenneth Chapa, economic development officer for the City of Henderson; Wendi Damian, inspection sales for Statewide Fire Protection; Kelly DeGuzman, director of operations for Junior Achievement; Evangelina Duke-Petroni, broker for Shapiro and Sher; Jennifer Fennema, director of human resources for the City of Henderson; Joseph Gherardi, project manager for Whiting Turner Contracting; Carol Gibson, branch manager for SCE Federal Credit Union; Dan Howland, director of paratransit for the Regional Transportation Commission; Jeremy Hume, wealth director for BNY Mellon; Damon Hunter, foundation manager, Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Capt. Michael Johnston, Henderson Police Department; Paul Kuhn, financial adviser, JD’s Wealth Management; Rena McDonald, attorney with McDonald Law Group; Kade Miller, attorney with Snell and Wilmer; Christina Parker, development manager, Panattoni Development; John Pierce, director of operations, Rakuten Super Logistics; Chaya Platt, vice president of underwriting supervisor with Nevada State Bank; Katrina Printup, manager of organizational development, NV Energy; Kevin Scanlon, adult services, Henderson Libraries; Kristen Scribner, system design engineer, CenturyLink; Kim Shaw, CEO, Dignity Health – Siena Campus; Susie Smith, owner, Legalshield; Albert Stidham, accounting manager, Tronox; Vjollca Tarjan, vice president and relationship manager, Wells Fargo; Christina Terriquez, teen services librarian, Henderson Libraries; Kendal Weisenmiller, attorney with the Law Offices of Jeffrey Burr; Rich Woodford, commercial sales manager, Mercedes Benz; Brian Wooster-Leyva, major accounts executive, NV Energy; and Sgt. Kenneth Youngblood, Henderson Police Department. The 2018 class members chose a nonprofit as a community service recipient: BE A SHERO (Boldly Elevating Awareness, Supporting Humanity Equality Rights Oneness), a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation with the mission to provide resources needed to support, sustain and empower young girls and women younger than age 25 who have been abused, abandoned and exploited.
Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas is opening its fourth campus in Henderson at 7777 Eastgate Road. The new campus will serve students in kindergarten through seventh grade.
In the Nevada State Development Corp. Las Vegas office, Paola Gonzalez was promoted to senior vice president/senior credit officer. Carla Jewell is vice president/business development officer. Yolie Kelley was promoted to assistant vice president/loan officer.
The MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV’s initial list of advisory board members will be chaired by former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and former House Speaker John Boehner. Other board members include Frank Fahrenkopf, Jane Harman, Ron Kirk, Kris Engelstad McGarry, Sig Rogich, Ken Salazar and Rich Verma. The institute’s mission is to develop solutions to economic, education and workforce challenges.
Dan Solow is lieutenant colonel of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Desert Radiology has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Allstate Insurance Co. opened eight new offices in Las Vegas and Henderson. They are independently owned and operated by Frank Beninati, Pledger Solomon, Bryan Gregorich, Loan Ngo, Susie Draney, Joseph McDonough, Weston Prince and Janet Lewandowski.
World Wide Safety launched three divisions. Its medical team provides on-site safety, first-aid response and workplace training. The security division provides personal protection specialists in private and public spaces as well as training services. The WWS store—under the safety supplies and equipment division—provides safety supplies and equipment with online purchasing and in-house printing and distribution.
Poet’s Walk Henderson was selected as one of the 2018 Best of Senior Living Award Winners on senioradvisor.com.
Karmella Bognot is an occupational therapist at Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Shayna Moreno is client and media relations specialist at Trosper Communications.
New co-chairs of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ Fanfare! affinity group for emerging leaders for the arts include Kady Casullo, Travis Turner, Alan Walker and Sean Walker. Casullo serves as director of firm relations for the Powell Law Firm. Turner works as director of administration and oversees community and philanthropic initiatives for a Las Vegas FinTech organization. Walker is corporate senior marketing manager for Hakkasan Group. Walker serves as co-manager of R&R Partners Foundation, as well as manager of culture and communications with the organization.
Stewart Boss is the communications director for Rep. Jacky Rosen’s Senate campaign.
Rick Ketchledge is senior manager of engineering for Gaming Laboratories International’s Las Vegas laboratory.
The Nevada Restaurant Association appointed Bhushan Arolkar, owner of Urban Turban, to its board of directors.
Steve Mikkelson is race and sports director at Rampart Casino.
Natalia Harris opened Glam Parlor Lash, Brow & Beauty Lounge at 10660 Southern Highlands Parkway, Suite 103, Las Vegas.
Michelle Salazar of Litigation and Valuation Consultants, Inc., earned the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
Adam Brikman, Houldsworth, Russo & Co. staff accountant, was awarded his Nevada CPA license.
Morgan Kaminsky is operations manager at ESP Gaming.
In partnership with New Tradition, Westgate Resorts completed a digital upgrade for its Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino sign. The updated sign’s LED video displays cover a combined 15,000 square feet, with 16mm LED display areas of nearly 5,600,000 pixels.
Joel Schwarz is a member attorney with Dickinson Wright. He practices in complex commercial litigation, including landlord-tenant litigation, intellectual property litigation, and civil appeals.
Nurse practitioner Karissa Tan specializes in oncology at Nevada Cancer Specialists, 4750 W. Oakey Blvd., 6190 S. Fort Apache Road and 3150 N. Tenaya Way.
Russ White is the executive director of the Lambda Business Association, the Las Vegas LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.
Ross O’Hanley is Aristocrat’s vice president of sales - games for the Western Region, and Brian Pierce its vice president of sales - games for the Eastern Region in North America.