Alicia Isham is loan operations supervisor for Clark County Credit Union. She is responsible for management of the loan operations staff and will oversee the development of best practices for loan processes. Dennae Peoples is a CCCU executive assistant.
Brandon Saliba is a private client adviser and team lead for City National Bank’s Private Client Services group in Las Vegas. Kenia Hui is a business banking relationship associate in City’s Core Banking group in Nevada. Heather Pearce is vice president and relationship manager for its Green Valley banking office. Bernadette Guinn is vice president and private client manager for its Private Client Services team.
Ethan Kent is director at Stewart Archibald & Barney. Kent is responsible for overseeing certain audit and attest engagements, and for the training of accounting professionals in performing attest and audit procedures.
Bank of Nevada promoted Sarah Guindy to corporate banking manager and hired Josh Osborn as vice president loan officer and Mega Rose Cruz as commercial loan officer.
Maryellen Mackenzie is branch manager of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty’s Green Valley campus.
Jessica Sayles, CPA and principal at Houldsworth, Russo & Co., was named Accounting Alumnus of the Year by UNLV’s Lee Business School. Award recipients are selected for personal achievements, professional success, community involvement and bringing acclaim to Lee Business School.
Dr. Nirav Gandhi, Dr. Victor Muro, Dr. Guillermo Fraga and certified physician assistant Branden Mossman work at Optum Medical Partners’ Henderson location at 2610 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. Dr. Kevin Bay and advanced practice registered nurse Linda Sue Van Roeyen work at Optum’s Las Vegas location at 8526 Del Webb Blvd.
Alex De Castroverde, managing partner of the De Castroverde Law Group, completed an intensive six-week course from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program. De Castroverde was hand-selected by the Latino Business Action Network as one of the nation’s Latino entrepreneurs for this program.
Chief Deputy Public Defender Dan Silverstein is in charge of Clark County’s Conviction Review Unit. The unit’s primary goal is to review factual claims of innocence, often when new evidence is brought to the attention of prosecutors. It’s the first of its kind in Nevada.
Devan Wyson is a Nevada State Bank wealth adviser. He will provide clients with financial planning, insurance needs and investment portfolio management.
Marcela Custer is assistant vice president/assistant compliance officer in Meadows Bank’s Las Vegas Division. James Balfour is assistant vice president/underwriter in the Las Vegas Lending Division. Charity Sanders is a teller I in the Las Vegas Spanish Ridge Branch Division.
Jacquelyn Leleu is special counsel with a focus in employment law and commercial litigation at the law firm Duane Morris.
Kaela J. Joyner joined Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC. She concentrates her practice in intellectual property with a focus on trademarks.
Sandra Douglass Morgan is AT&T Nevada’s director of external affairs for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.
The Las Vegas Business Academy honored Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of government relations and corporate responsibility for Caesars Entertainment Corp., with the Griffin Award at the academy’s fifth annual fundraiser, “Square Dancing on the Strip.”
Pop music icon Tony Orlando was named Casino Entertainer of the Year this evening at the fourth annual Casino Entertainment Awards. Presented by Global Gaming Expo, the Casino Entertainment Awards honor artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. Three Dog Night was named Musical Artist of the Year and Gabriel Iglesias won Comedian of the Year. Grammy Hall of Famer Brenda Lee and Tom Cantone, senior vice president of entertainment and sports at Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority, were presented with Casino Entertainment Legend awards, which recognize lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry. The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino was named Showroom of the Year. Thunder Valley Amphitheatre at Thunder Valley Casino Resort won Amphitheatre of the Year. Other winners included Angela Gozzi, entertainment manager at Resorts World Casino New York City, named Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year; Billy Brill, president of Billy Alan Productions, named Independent Talent Buyer of the Year; and Seth Shomes, vice president and head of the casino division at United Talent Agency, named Casino Booking Agent of the Year.