People on the Move: Oct. 30, 2023

Mon, Oct 30, 2023 (2 a.m.)

Amanda Hilton was named president of the Nevada Mining Association. She has been general manager for the Robinson Mine, one of Nevada’s largest and oldest operating mines, for the past six years and was a member of the association’s board of directors during that time, serving as chair in 2021-22.

Justin Brandwein was appointed as senior management executive at Longevinex, an international supplement company based in Las Vegas. Brandwein has been with the company since 2012.

Favian Perez was appointed interim CEO of KNPR following the retirement of Mark Vogelzang. Perez, who has been with Nevada Public Radio for 10 years, served as chief operating officer since 2022. Vogelzang, who enjoyed a nearly 40-year career in broadcast management at stations across the country and as a national public broadcasting nonprofit leader, joined KNPR in early 2022 after being lured from his longtime public broadcasting position in Maine just as he was preparing to retire.

Southwest Medical added three new hospitalists: Dr. Christian Beau Hicken, Dr. Chee Lim and Dr. Xiaoyin Qiao.

WBF Management, one the largest McDonald’s franchise owner/operators on the West Coast, opened its 47th restaurant, this one at 1180 E. Craig Road in North Las Vegas. The newest location employs more than 80 people. To commemorate the occasion, WBF presented a $200,000 check to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas in support of its second Ronald McDonald House location, currently under construction.

The Nevada Forward Initiative, a teacher prep program housed within UNLV’s College of Education, was approved by the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner’s Apprenticeship Council as the state’s first teacher training apprenticeship program. It provides career readiness and workforce training for future education professionals and includes an accelerated master’s level teacher licensure program for professionals with degrees in non-teaching fields, as well as a licensure program for existing school support staff who want to make the transition to teaching.

Gov. Joe Lombardo appointed Randy Brown to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. A licensed certified public accountant, Brown has worked in public utility accounting, tax and regulatory affairs for over 26 years. He previously led regulatory operations for AT&T in Nevada and has served on the Nevada Tax Commission since 2017.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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