People on the Move: June 3, 2024

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Platinum Contracting of Nevada is expanding its team with the addition of three industry veterans. The firm named Robby Jay as co-owner and president, Bill Gettman as co-owner and chief operating officer and Tom Bixby as project manager. They combine for nearly 100 years of experience, having worked on or contributed to projects including the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Allegiant Stadium, the 215 Beltway and the Harry Reid International Airport Connector, among others. Jay will play a role in overseeing team management, financial efficiency and development strategies. Gettman will support the firm’s daily operations and drive growth initiatives. Bixby will contribute to the delivery of projects, leading teams in the field and optimizing internal processes.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV bestowed endowed chair honors upon two faculty members during its first investiture ceremony. Dr. David Jackson, professor and chair of the Department of Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, was conferred as the Intermountain Healthcare of Nevada Endowed Chair in Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics. Dr. Erik Kubiak, professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, was conferred as the Optum and Dr. Tony and Renee Marlon Endowed Chair in the Department of Orthopaedics. 

Gov. Joe Lombardo and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology announced the creation of the Nevada Middle Mile Network, a 2,500-mile open access, fiber optic network that will reach many unserved communities in Nevada. The dollars will fund one-time construction costs of the network. Part of the High Speed Nevada Initiative, construction of network will enable better connectivity to hundreds of unserved K-12 schools, libraries, state and local government facilities, and community anchor institutions in the coming years. 

Elizabeth Shipman has been promoted to vice president of organ operations at Nevada Donor Network. She is responsible for overseeing, directing and managing hospital relationships, organ operations, family support and the clinical laboratory for the nonprofit organization. She has been leading Nevada Donor Network’s organ services team since 2021 as senior director of organ services. 

Adam’s Place, a nonprofit children’s bereavement resource, welcomes Nathan Adelson Hospice and Candlelighters as Camp Cope partners. Staff at both organizations completed nine hours of training to earn certification to facilitate the program. Camp Cope is an Adam’s Place program that offers education for those coping with grief and loss. 

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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