People on the Move: April 1, 2024

Mon, Apr 1, 2024 (2 a.m.)

Twelve new firefighters from Henderson Fire Academy 54 were sworn in. The graduating class endured 20 weeks of intense training that covered education in hazardous chemicals, emergency medical procedures, firefighting skills, and more. The graduates will now move into full-time firefighting positions throughout the department’s 12 fire stations.

Aristocrat Leisure appointed Matthew Primmer to chief product officer. He will join Aristocrat’s executive steering committee, and remain based at the company’s offices in Las Vegas. Primmer comes to the role with over 20 years’ experience in the global gaming industry, including 10 years at Aristocrat in a range of senior product strategy, insights and leadership roles in Australia and the United States. He previously held marketing and sales roles at Ainsworth Game Technology and Shuffle Master.

The City of Henderson has garnered two workplace awards, as it was named a 2024 Best Workplace for Commuters and earned a designation as a Best Place for Working Parents for 2024. The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida honored the city with a Best Workplace for Commuters award for providing a robust employee commuter benefits program to their employees, helping reduce traffic congestion and improve the overall quality of life for those who live and work in the region. To be named a Best Workplace for Working Parents, the city was recognized by the Children’s Cabinet for its family-friendly policies and practices it offers to support employees, specifically working parents.

Southern Land Company, a national developer of master-planned communities and mixed-use developments, celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of 3rd Street Assemblage, an apartment community in the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas. The project will include three seven-story, mid-rise apartment buildings totaling 531,982 square feet, offering a combined 337 rental residences and 8,500 square feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space. KTGY designed the project, and Burke Construction Group serves as general contractor.

Pisanelli Bice, a Las Vegas-based law firm, hired Alexandra Mateo as a commercial litigation associate. Prior to joining the firm, Mateo worked with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. She also served as an extern for former Nevada Supreme Court Justice Abbi Silver, and worked with the education advocacy department at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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