The Notes: June 4, 2018

Corrine Clement is vice president of Wynn Resorts’ new culture and community department, which supports diversity and inclusion, gender equality, fair treatment in the workplace, and employee charitable efforts.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers hired medical oncologist and hematologists Dr. Vikas Gupta and Dr. Restituto Tibayan, and nurse practitioner for medical oncology Christy Hess.

Alex Meruelo acquired ownership of SLS Las Vegas, naming Paul Hobson as the property’s senior vice president and general manager.

Merlin Contracting was named the 2017 National Custom Home Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.

Colliers International—Las Vegas was named a 2017 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group. In addition, four brokers were named top commercial brokers in office and industrial leasing: Taber Thill, Top Office Leasing Broker; Chris Lane, Top Industrial Leasing Broker; Dean Willmore, Top Industrial Leasing Broker; and Jerry Doty, Top Industrial Leasing Broker.

Dr. John Nunes is MountainView Hospital’s chief medical officer.

Leslee Rogers has resumed her position as the Salvation Army Southern Nevada’s donor and public relations director.

Energy Inspectors Corporation, a part of Ei Companies servicing the construction industry, was named a 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner.

Lisa Ferrari is Humana’s regional vice president of provider experience for the California/Nevada and Pacific regions.

Suzanne Fitts joined Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders as an associate attorney in the firm’s transactional law department.

Flower Child is open at 1007 S. Rampart Blvd. The restaurant is founder Sam Fox’s third in Las Vegas, joining Culinary Dropout and North Italia. Sean Rainaldi is executive chef.

Johan Jonsson-Granberg is a client services manager for Gaming Laboratories International. He will be based out of GLI’s London office.

Work has begun on the Bella Vista Estates. The community of 25 homes is being developed by Vegas Valley Views and is located south of West Horizon Ridge Parkway at Pancho Via Drive between South Stephanie Street and South Gibson Road.

Global rating agency Standard & Poor’s upgraded North Las Vegas’ credit rating by two notches to investment-grade BBB with a stable outlook. The investment-grade rating will enable the city to refinance loans and save millions of dollars a year in interest.

Jonathan Leleu joined Fennemore Craig’s government affairs practice in Las Vegas.

Lisa de Marigny is president and CEO of Omni Limousine.

Dawson Her Many Horses is leading Wells Fargo & Company’s services to American Indian/Alaska Native governments and tribally owned enterprises.

Morris Jackson is City National Bank’s vice president and group manager for its personal and business banking division in Southern Nevada.

The Aging Service Directors Organization elected its 2018-19 officers. Michael DiAsio, co-owner and director of Visiting Angels Las Vegas, was elected chairman with Cassandra Cotton, community outreach manager for Nathan Adelson Hospice, as vice chairwoman; Kim Harney-Moore, Nevada Senior Medicare patrol director for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, as secretary; and Cory Lutz, Respite Care, as treasurer. DiAsio takes over the position from Herb Randall, Ed.D., who was named immediate past chairman.

Henley USA is partnering with Tower 16 Capital Partners to co-create Altura, a brand of multifamily apartment communities. The brand’s initial property will feature 228 apartment homes and is called Altura on Duneville.

McKenzie Clemens is an assistant account executive at Trosper Communications.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. signed a definitive agreement with the Buena Vista Gaming Authority, an entity of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, to develop a 71,000-square-foot casino in Northern California. Caesars will provide brand licensing and consulting services for the casino, to be named Harrah’s Northern California Casino. It will be developed, owned and operated by the Buena Vista Gaming Authority near Sacramento. The property is expected to open in 2019.

Casino Journal’s Most Innovative Gaming Technology Products Awards for 2017 include:


• Ainsworth Game Technology—AnyBet

• Aristocrat Technologies—Drinks on Tap; Game of Thrones: Fire and Blood Slot Game; RELM XL

• Duetto—PlayMaker

• Easy Jack LLC—Easy Jack

• Engaged Nation—REACH 30

• Everi—Everi Bet 2.0; Everi Cares Giving Module

• Gaming Analytics Inc.—Gaming

• IGT—Lucky’s Quest

• Imagine This Inc.—Continuity Program

• Incredible Technologies—Infinity V55

• iovation—SureScore

• JACK Entertainment—GT Connect

• Konami Gaming—Fortune Cup; Tap-On/Tap-Off

• Scientific Games—Lightning Launch Roulette; TwinStar V75

• Wilkin Marketing—Zero Rings

Dr. Scott Slavis is a urologist with Urology Specialists of Nevada.

Las Vegas music therapist Judith Pinkerton was awarded the AFLAC ACM Lifting Lives Honor. As a music therapist for Desert Hope Treatment Center and Solutions Recovery, Pinkerton provides music to more than 150 patients every week who are in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction.

Erica Benson Suciu is vice president and private banking officer with the Private Bank by Nevada State Bank.

For the 19th consecutive year, the Clark County School District’s Music Education Program has been honored by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of the Best Communities for Music Education.

Dr. Avi Weiss of Urology Specialists of Nevada and his wife, Devra, were awarded the 2018 Solomon Schechter Day School Champions Award at the school’s L’Dor V’Dor Gala, which benefits the school scholarship fund.

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This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.