Nevada Builders Alliance CEO Aaron West was elected as the next president of the Governor’s Commission on Professional Standards in Education. A sector of Nevada’s Department of Education, the commission focuses on governing and regulating the licensure of educational personnel.
The statewide Nevada Dental Association welcomed Ed De Andrade as its new president. De Andrade specializes in periodontics and dental implantology and takes great pride in providing his patients the best dental care possible at Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants in Henderson.
Alan Hedrick joined Sun Commercial Real Estate with an emphasis on multifamily. With over 10 years of experience, Hedrick brings client relations skills and a grasp of the real estate industry as well as multiple investor relationships to Sun.
Lexicon Bank president and CEO Stacy Watkins accepted membership into the Nevada Forum of the International Women’s Forum, where she joins a roster of just over 100 women in Nevada. Chartered in 1999, IWF Nevada is committed to championing equality and cultivating the women leaders of tomorrow.
The nonprofit CORE welcomed long-time juvenile justice professional Jeff Jones to serve the organization on the CORE 2021 board of trustees. A Las Vegas native, Jones brings nearly three decades of experience in working with local youth and families to CORE.
The Nevada Bankers Association announced its newly elected 2021-22 board of directors, including Craig Kirkland, senior vice president of retail banking at Nevada State Bank, as chairman. In addition, 2021-22 NBA officers include: Ken Mundt, chair-elect, Town & Country Bank; BJ North, vice chair, Plumas Bank; Joyce Smith, treasurer, Bank of Nevada; and H. Scott Johnson, secretary, Valley Bank of Nevada. The directors include: Brian Cook, Charles Schwab Trust Company; Brian Formisano, Well Fargo Bank; David Navarro, Enterprise Bank and Trust; and Al Welch, Bank of America.
Sahara Las Vegas appointed Elani Gardner as assistant general manager of the property’s Bazaar Meat by José Andrés. Gardner joins the restaurant’s leadership team with 10 years of experience within the restaurant and hospitality industry and seven years on the Strip. Additionally, Sahara appointed Stacy King as vice president of human resources. A veteran of the gaming industry and casino landscape, King brings 30 years of experience to the role.
Dr. Amanda Gracia joined Activate Healthcare as a family medicine practitioner. Gracia recently completed her residency in family medicine and attained board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine. While at the UNLV Family Medicine program, Gracia served as chief resident, rotating through various areas including UMC, Veterans Memorial and other clinics. Gracia is also a member of the Clark County Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
With an 80 score on the 2021 Disability Equality Index, Caesars Entertainment was named a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” and, for the seventh consecutive year, was named one of “50 Most Community-Minded Companies” in 2021 by The Civic 50.
Sightline Payments co-founder and executive vice president Omer Sattar was named to Business Insider’s list of 2021 Power Players in Sports Betting. Sattar was recognized for his work to advance cashless payments for the gaming and sports betting industries.
Prime Trust named Mike Smith as chief operating officer and appointed several former officials of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to its regulatory and compliance team, including Jeff Tsai, Dana Dobi and Liz Teifer. The new hires reflect the company’s investment to stay on top of regulatory requirements in the evolving crypto space.
This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.