People on the Move: Aug. 21, 2023

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Interblock announced a strategic acquisition of specific assets from Aruze Gaming America Inc. Through this acquisition, Interblock plans to integrate Aruze’s Electronic Table Games product line into its portfolio and expand its workforce to more than 700 employees worldwide.

Gov. Joe Lombardo announced several new board and commission appointments, including Dallas Haun to the Nevada Athletic Commission; John T. Moran III and Stanley Olsen to the Nevada Commission on Ethics; Kenneth Goodrich to the Workforce Development Board; Yolanda King to the Board of Economic Development; Jesse Haw to the State Infrastructure Bank; and Hayley Williamson as chair of the Public Utilities Commission.

The Source’s cannabis brands CAMP and High Heads won 11 awards in various categories at the fifth annual Nevada Cannabis Awards Music Festival. The solventless brand CAMP was bestowed nine individual honors, including a Grower award for Director of Cultivation Operations Irene Villenueva.

Durango Casino & Resort announced three culinary and beverage appointments: Ryan Hink, director of food and beverage; David Bonatesta, lead mixologist; and Aaron Losch, assistant resort executive chef. Hink served as director of food & beverage at New York-New York, Park MGM and NoMad, MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Aria Resort & Casino, among others. Bonatesta had previous roles at NoMad Las Vegas, barmini and minibar by José Andrés and Lev Group. Losch previously served as director of culinary operations at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and corporate executive chef at Alex Stratta Restaurant Group.

Station Casinos promoted Lydia Pierce to executive director of events and Renee Di Liddo to director of sales and catering at Durango Casino & Resort. Pierce will help lead the various catering teams, drive revenue, deliver guest satisfaction and oversee the high-touch bookings from contract to completion. Di Liddo brings over 12 years of expertise in the sales and hospitality industry and will lead sales, catering and banquet operations.

Dr. Joseph Wineman is 2023-24 president of the Nevada Dental Association. Wineman has served as president of the Southern Nevada Dental Society, chairperson of the Southern Nevada Peer Review Committee, and is the continuing education chair for the Nevada Academy of General Dentistry. The association also elected the following slate of officers to its executive committee: Dr. Patrick Silvaroli, president-elect; Dr. Sheronda Strider-Barazza, vice president; Dr. Perry Francis, treasurer; Dr. Aimee Abittan, secretary; and Dr. Jason Doucette, as past-president.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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