People on the Move: Sept. 25, 2023

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Airgas, a local gas, welding and safety distributor, was one of four branches among more than 900 to be selected for the National Branch of the Year award from its company, Air Liquide.

The Las Vegas Raiders announced two appointments and two promotions to its executive leadership team. They are: Kristen Banks, senior vice president, marketing; Heather DeSanto, senior vice president of human resources; Mike Newquist, senior vice president, chief operating officer; and Piper Overstreet-White, senior vice president of government and community relations. Banks served as vice president, digital products at the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was manager, consumer brand marketing at Universal Orlando Resort. DeSanto has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and was senior vice president of HR for the Venetian. Newquist served as president, touring shows division at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and was senior vice president, event development at the Ultimate Fighting Championship Overstreet-White will continue to lead the club’s legislative efforts at the local, state, and federal levels while advancing initiatives that engage stakeholders around the Raiders’ strategic business priorities.

The Nevada Mining Association announced the recipients of its 2023 Mine Operator Safety Awards, given to the top mines in designated categories based on their annual safety performance. This year, 33 operators received an award. In addition to the awards, the association also recognized 47 individuals for their commitment to workplace safety through its Individual Safety Awards.

The Debra March Center of Excellence, an advanced manufacturing training center, opened in Henderson. The College of Southern Nevada will operate the facility to develop, train and graduate skilled workers. The center has been sustainably designed to earn two Green Globes certifications through the utilization of an energy-efficient system, water-efficient fixtures and landscaping, desert landscaping, and sustainable building materials and construction practices.

Jackson McAlindon has joined American Nevada Company as director of construction. He has worked in project management, cost management, preconstruction/design and development estimating and quality assurance/quality control for Fortune 500 clients such as Lend Lease, AECOM, Jacobs and EMCOR Group, as well as Engineering News Record (ENR) top-rated construction companies such as Bechtel, Yates, Mortenson, Tutor Perini and Balfour Beatty.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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