The Notes: Oct. 11, 2021

Mon, Oct 11, 2021 (2 a.m.)

Jason Peterson joined Exit Realty Number One as its marketing coordinator. He has worked in publishing as an art director, graphic designer, researcher, writer and editor. He also worked as senior media designer at a medium-sized California casino for six years.

Sarah Thomas, partner at Mead Law Group, was recognized in Super Lawyers Mountain States Rising Stars for construction litigation. The annual list compiles a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top 5% of outstanding attorneys in each state. Thomas also received the 2022 Best Lawyers award and One to Watch in Best Lawyers 2021.

Gaming Laboratories International’s director of systems and audit, Joseph Marchetti, was named to the ELG 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 by Emerging Leaders of Gaming and Global Gaming Business magazine. Marchetti has been with GLI for more than 15 years, previously serving as technical group manager.

HopeLink of Southern Nevada announced its new members to the 2021-2022 board of directors in addition to a new chair. Enhancing the breadth of leadership and experience of the governing body, the new board members include Rosaelena Taranto, owner of Coffee for Compassion; Ray Edwards, CEO of Purtec Inc.; Christina Thomas, owner of Living Free Souls; and Kimberly MacClafferty, VP Business Banker for Bank of Nevada. Additionally, Scot Rutledge with Argentum Partners, will serve as the 2021 board chair.

Eric Cramer accepted the role of associate at Sun Commercial Real Estate with the investment services group led by CEO Cathy Jones. Cramer previously served as an intern/agent, working with multiple teams within Sun’s portfolio of services.

Judge Douglas Hedger retired from the Henderson Municipal Court bench after more than 18 years of service. He plans to stay active in the legal community, practicing law at Clear Counsel Law Group, serving as an instructor for the National Drug Court Institute and continuing as the American Bar Association’s judicial outreach liaison for Nevada, focusing on improving the safety of roads through proactive impaired-driving education.

The Baller Dream Foundation, a nonprofit that supports children and young adults battling cancer, announced that celebrated politician, business leader and social activist Jan Jones Blackhurst has joined the foundation as its newest board member.

The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority announced that Cynthia Kiser Murphey joined the San Manuel team as general manager for the Palms. Since 2020, Kiser Murphey has served as CEO for a large benefits fund. In 2008, she was named president and chief operating officer of New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

Chef/owner Brian Howard named Travis Schultz executive chef of Sparrow + Wolf, the first time the restaurant has had a chef in that position. Schultz previously served as executive sous chef and will lead the team day-to-day. Howard will continue to play an active role in menu development and maintaining creativity and quality.

Coreprime, a Nevada-based commercial insurance brokerage specializing in the design and management of employee benefit programs for companies, hired Lily Tran as an account executive. She will assist in managing the day-to-day servicing and benefits strategy for Coreprime’s commercial clients across the region. Tran has nine years of luxury hospitality experience, most recently serving in high-level customer service and marketing positions at two of the largest luxury resorts on the Strip.

Barry’s Downtown Prime, located at Circa resort, has been named the official steakhouse of the Vegas Golden Knights in a sponsorship deal that will run through 2024. Barry’s sponsorship of the Golden Knights includes a $1,000 chef’s table experience giveaway during 21 regular-season home games. Winners will receive an all-expenses paid dinner for up to 12 guests in a private dining area.

Zumpano Patricios announced its expansion into Nevada with the appointment of litigator Amanda Brookhyser as partner-in-charge of the firm’s newly opened Las Vegas office. Brookhyser brings nearly 12 years of litigation experience to the role and is the first woman attorney to be named partner-in-charge of one of the firm’s offices.

TSK Architects announced the promotions of project architects Robert Hersh and Jeffrey Sarmiento to associates within the Henderson-based firm. Hersh has experience with K-12, higher education, retail, mixed-use, religious structures and large-scale hospitality projects. Sarmiento’s expertise includes K-12, higher education, federal government and hospitality facility projects.

United Way of Southern Nevada appointed Dana Boldizsar as individual giving manager. With 25 years of experience in team development, Boldizsar will unite local women and bring together the passion, expertise and resources needed to help Southern Nevadans succeed.

MountainView Hospital announced that Carl H. James joined the hospital as its new chief financial officer. He joins MountainView from HCA Healthcare’s Regional Medical Center, where he served as CFO since 2019.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognized Wells Fargo as its 2021 Corporation of the Year for its efforts to foster an inclusive economic recovery from the pandemic.

Southwest Medical, part of Optum Care, welcomed Dr. Chihiro Hirai-Adachi to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community. Hirai-Adachi joins Southwest Medical’s Nellis Healthcare Center and specializes in OB/GYN care.

Dr. Lanette Rickborn joined Urology Specialists of Nevada at its 2010 Wellness Way, 3150 Tenaya Way #165 and 8410 W. Warm Springs Road #10 locations.

This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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