The UNLV Alumni Association’s board of directors for 2018 is:
• President Mark Wiley (2001)—real estate professional, Vegas Dream Homes
• Vice President Gina Bongiovi (’01, ’07)—managing partner, Bongiovi Law Firm
• Secretary Julie Samuelson (’95)—account manager, Ray Morgan Co.
• Treasurer Deanna Burgess (’97)—executive director of Citywide, MGM Resorts International
• Immediate Past President Patrick Smith (’97, ’01)—president, Patrick Smith LLC, and executive director, Nevada Economic Development Coalition
New board members will include:
• Michael Amato-von Hemert (’10)—general manager, Bridger Inn
• Sarah Bussmann (’14)—vice president of Clinical Program Integration, P3 Health Partners; president, School of Community Health Sciences Alumni Chapter
• Justin Harrison (’11)—director of government affairs, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce; president, College of Liberal Arts Alumni Chapter
• Dr. Maxwell Johnson (’13)—Oracle Family Dental; president, School of Dental Medicine Alumni Chapter
• Michael Klein (’08)—executive director of revenue optimization, MGM Resorts International
• Holly Mae Lindsay (’99)—business manager, Delmonico Steakhouse/Emeril’s Homebase LV
• Leslie Mujica (’09), MPA—executive director, Las Vegas Power Professionals
• Jennifer Oshiro Rivers (’05, ’08)—senior sales manager, Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division and Blue Man Group Las Vegas; representative, College of Hospitality Alumni Chapter
• Paul N. Pippin III (’08)—vice president and assistant general manager, Station Casinos
• Mike Plinski (’95)—safety system oversight representative, U.S. Department of Energy; president, College of Engineering Alumni Chapter
• Stacey Purcell (’90)—assistant director of sales, Caesars Entertainment
• Stacy Swim (’98)—actor; co-editor, MiGNation Telegraph; president, College of Fine Arts
• Patty Rosales (’97, ’00)—human capital management director, Clark County School District
Elected officers of HomeAid Southern Nevada, the official outreach partner of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, include president Amy Thill, Warmington Residential; vice president Carlos Zuluaga, Pardee Homes; treasurer Scott Donnelly, Cooper Roofing & Solar; secretary Stephenie Heagerty, Boral Roofing; immediate past president Trent Scarlett, Wells Cargo; and board member Lonette Nagy, Pinnacle Homes.
Tasha Woodfall is director of business development for Black Dog Venture Partners, which provides venture capital consulting, corporate finance, business development, digital marketing and publicity.
Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media is the agency of record for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation. The agency also recently began public relations and social media efforts for freestyle skier and Olympic Champion David Wise as well as managing social media for LV Real Estate Radio on KDWN AM 720.
Inspirada was the eighth top-selling community in the United States in 2017, according to the end-of-year report released by RCLCO, a real estate consulting firm. Home sales came in at 837 for 2017, a 48 percent increase from the 564 home sales during the previous year. This is the third consecutive year the community has been included in the Top 10 list for best master-planned communities in the country.
Urology Specialists of Nevada opened an office at 6190 Fort Apache Road, Suite 200, Las Vegas. It is staffed by Drs. Sarah Ryan and Jeffrey Wilson.
Kacey KC is the Nevada State Forester and Firewarden.
Daniel Hamilton and Renee Yackira joined the Nevada Public Radio board of directors. Hamilton is the fourth dean of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Yackira is a licensed attorney who retired as special adviser to the chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Sean Christie is president of events and nightlife at MGM Resorts International.
Maverick Helicopters plans to expand its operations to Kauai, Hawaii’s northernmost island. The expansion comes after nearly three years of operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location.
Aristocrat Technologies’ “Being Safe with Coach Jesse” safety training won a silver medal in the “Best Advance in Online Coaching Tools” category of the 2017 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards. “Being Safe with Coach Jesse” is a proprietary safety training class designed for Aristocrat’s Class II and Class III Field Service technicians. The training was created by Christiana Houck, Aristocrat’s director of learning solutions.
Mamma Olivia Restaurant & Bar and ChiAm are open at the Boulevard Mall.
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada reopened the Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park facility for the fifth consecutive year to Clark County Junior Achievement students in grades 8-12. Finance Park teaches students about finances through visiting a small-scale mock city.
Philip Knott is general manager of Tivoli Village.
The South Point replaced its Daktronics video display in the property’s arena and equestrian center. The new, 4-millimeter line spacing video displays replace the previous Daktronics center-hung technology installed in 2006 and nearly triples its size.
PunchCode, a coding school, is open at 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. The school is part of Tech Impact, a nonprofit company providing workforce development programs.
The Public Education Foundation in Clark County was ranked in the top 10 percent among K-12 education foundations in the United States in 2017 in an annual study conducted by the Caruthers Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank. In addition to ranking 13th in the nation in the end-of-year study, the Public Education Foundation is one of five K-12 education foundations that have ranked in the top 25 for four consecutive years in the study.
Henderson Hospital is using the LOCalizer, a breast lesion localization system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in spring 2017. The LOCalizer uses a small, nonradioactive radio frequency identification tag system to identify the precise location of a lesion (or lump) before breast surgery. It does not use wires or radioactive seeds.
Dr. Constantine George, chief medical officer of Epitomedical, launched the Vedius app, which grants patients direct access to concierge medical care from a network of board-certified physicians.
MountainView Hospital earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for chest pain certification.