People on the Move: March 25, 2024

Mon, Mar 25, 2024 (2 a.m.)

The Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada hired B&P Advertising, Media and Public Relations to handle its public relations needs.

Wineaux, the wine bar from James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain, sommelier Nick Hetzel and restaurateurs Richard and Sarah Camarota, opened its doors February 24 at UnCommons.

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved the renewal of Kumud Acharya’s four-year contract as president of Desert Research Institute. Acharya’s first term was marked by notable achievements and leadership, particularly in navigating challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and financial constraints. His strategic priorities focusing on optimizing performance, elevating awareness, and cultivating engagement have helped drive the institution forward. The board also renewed the four-year contract for UNLV President Keith Whitfield. During his time as president, graduation rates have increased and Whitfield has focused on removing unnecessary roadblocks in student services, optimizing financial aid, and enhancing the enrollment process. In addition, the board unanimously voted to posthumously grant the Distinguished Nevadan Award to Regent Emeritus Jason Geddes. The board approved the naming of the Regents’ Rising Researcher Award after Geddes, who died in January after serving on the board from 2006 to 2022.

Aristocrat Gaming was awarded “Best Overall Supplier of Slot Content” for the sixth consecutive year at the annual EKG Slot Awards. The company also earned multiple other distinctions, including “Top Performing NEW Core Video” for Coin Trio: Fortune Trails; “Top Performing Game-EMEA” for Mo’ Mummy: Valley of Riches; “Most Innovative Land-Based Game” for NFL Super Bowl Jackpots. Additionally, Anaxi, a division within Aristocrat Leisure Limited, took home “Top Performing Omni-Channel Slot” for Buffalo. The EKG Slot Awards are produced by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming and recognize excellence in slot game development in the casino gaming industry.

Bank of Nevada announced that division CEO Bob Cerminaro has joined the Vegas Chamber’s board of trustees. He will serve a two-year term. Cerminaro oversees the operations of Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank, divisions of Western Alliance Bank. Cerminaro is a veteran of the banking industry and has held senior-level commercial, corporate and investment banking leadership roles over the past 25 years.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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