Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn specializes in obstetrics/gynecology at Southwest Medical’s Flamingo Health Center, 5580 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas. Dr. Christina Henry specializes in adult medicine and Dr. Ronny Jiji specializes in cardiology at Southwest’s Eastern Health Center, 4475 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas. Dr. Jae Wook Kwon specializes in urgent care at Southwest’s Charleston/Rancho Health Center, 888. S. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas. Dr. Bibi Wasila Omar specializes in urgent care at Southwest Medical’s Tenaya Health Center, 2704 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas.
Nevada State College President Bart Patterson is board chairman of Dress For Success Southern Nevada.
Bonnie Grant of Henderson was named a Topper Club agent by Farmers Insurance for outstanding achievement and customer service.
Niche Media Holdings changed its name to GreenGale Publishing. GreenGale is owned by Jeff and Jane Gale, sister of VEGAS INC CEO, Publisher and Editor Brian Greenspun.
Angela Go, an audit manager at Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern, obtained information systems auditor certification.
Jeff Ferrari is a senior account executive in advertising at B&P Advertising, Media and Public Relations.
Amy Liu is vice president of the Brookings Institution’s Metro Program. Bruce Katz is the centennial scholar.
Michelle Beck is director of development at Three Square Food Bank.
Melissa Zimbelman is president of the national Women’s Council of Realtors. Zimbelman is the broker-owner and a property manager at Luxe International Realty and Property Management.
Jeff Youngs is vice president of production and operations in the corporate events division of Global Experience Specialists.
Matt Engle of Cragin & Pike Insurance received the Achievement in Service Award from the UNLV Alumni Association. An eight-year board member and former president of the Alumni Association, Engle established the Rebel Business Network in 2012 and oversaw the implementation of a mobile app for the alumni association.
Monica Almaguer and Mary Ann Valdez are member services representatives at the Clark County Credit Union. Missy Daniels is branch manager of the 9311 W. Sunset Road, Las Vegas, location.
Michael Hall is executive director of the National Atomic Testing Museum. He was executive director of the Roswell, N.M., Museum and Art Center.
Jeanne Frederick is the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s director of development.
Maggie Arias-Petrel is a member of the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican board of directors. She is the Nevada representative on the White House Committee on Aging, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Summits, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber Summits and the Latino Coalition. She also is chairwoman of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Linda Rheinberger is the My Realtor Party community-engagement liaison for the National Association of Realtors. She works at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-Nevada Properties.
Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell is professional vice chairman for the PBS Board, made up of 27 members who govern and set policy for public television. Axtell has been general manager of Vegas PBS since 1994.
New member companies of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association include Big Bus Tours, B’anka Neder, marketing and sales manager; Discovery Children’s Museum, Jacinta Jose, special events manager; Earth Water Sky, John Humphries, owner; I-Mag Video, Doug Green, vice president; Las Vegas Summit Adventures, Charles Packard, director of operations; LUX Lounge EFR, Jenny Patterson, director of sales Las Vegas; Refine Catering, Nathan Addison, chef; Seat’s Taken Concierge, Magen Johnston, owner; Spin-Spun LLC, Seth Bankier, founder; and Twin Peaks Las Vegas, Melanie Dunne, marketing manager.
Winners of Henderson’s 16th annual Economic Development Awards were: Economic Development Project of the Year Award, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospital; Expansion Project of the Year Award, Galleria at Sunset; Redevelopment Project of the Year Award, Cadence; Private Sector Person of the Year Award, John Ramous, senior vice president and Las Vegas regional manager, Harsch Investment Properties; and O’Callaghan Public Sector Person of the Year Award, city of Henderson Development Services Center. Winners of Henderson Chamber of Commerce Small Business awards were: All in the Family Award, Design Builders; Business on the RISE Award, Dg Realty; Customer Service Award, Success City Online; Green Award (presented by Republic Services), Blue Heron; Innovation Award, the Juice Standard; Outstanding Community Service Award, Crazy Pita; Outstanding Nonprofit Award, HopeLink of Southern Nevada; Noble Award (presented by Laird Noble Sanders), Alex Raffi of Imagine Communications; Ambassador of the Year Award, Kevin and Laura Fairchild of Storage West; and Board Member of the Year Award, Chris Larsen of PGAL.
John Guedry, CEO of Bank of Nevada, is chairman of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce board.