Sonia McTaggart-Anderson is out to increase the bottom line for all of our community. Her nonprofit organization, Andson Inc., teaches financial literacy to children and young adults throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
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Cavin Fung is the founder of the nonprofit community resource group Asian Culture Alliance. The organization, formed in 2014, officially opens its new Asian Culture Center on April 13 at 333 S. Sixth St. in conjunction with the launch of the social media network platform for Asian Culture TV.
Nick Hetzel is one of a dozen individuals in Las Vegas that have achieved the title of master sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. The general manager of food and beverage at the Sage restaurant at Aria earned his designation in 2013.
In early March, Liz Ortenburger took the reins as executive director of the Las Vegas-based charity Safe Nest, which provides support and resources regarding domestic abuse issues. She replaces retiring founder Estelle Murphy, who had served in the role since 1979.
As a young boy, native Las Vegan Ken Goodrich often was by his father’s side when he made calls for his air-conditioning business.
Former NFL safety Gerome Sapp completed an Executive Master of Business Administration degree program while playing pro ball. He played for the Baltimore Ravens (twice) and Indianapolis Colts and served as a captain of both teams.
Cathy Sheehy, a veteran in the retail banking industry of more than two decades, is getting used to life in the public sector. Sheehy was appointed commissioner in November of the Nevada Division of Mortgage Lending—an agency that regulates non-depository lending industry in the state.
Tina Quigley has served for five years as general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission. The Northern California native majored in Airport Planning and Management and began her career at McCarran International Airport before joining the RTC in 2005.
UNLV Executive Director of Housing, Residential Life and Card Services Richard Clark wants to give every individual a voice; especially those who are under-represented.
Larry Close, general manager of The Palm Restaurant of Las Vegas, inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, has seen the famed label through a large part of its 23-year existence on the Strip and is leading the brand into the next phase of its evolution.
Chieh Huang is the co-founder and CEO of Boxed Wholesale. The New York-based fulfillment company ships wholesale purchases to homes and businesses and has raised $150 million in funding to date. Boxed has more than 100 employees and opened a distribution center in North Las Vegas in 2013.
Las Vegas corporate broker/owner of Summerlin-based Urban Nest Realty David J. Tina is now at the helm of the central organization for Realtors in the valley: the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.
Mark Eberwein, general manager of the new W Las Vegas, is leading the way in bringing the well-known hotel brand’s specialized luxury to the Las Vegas Strip.
In 1966, there was a famous men’s store that opened when Caesars Palace was new, called Cuzzens. I lived in Houston and had the reputation of being a creative guy. They were looking for someone to run their Houston operation. So I joined them in 1969 and I stayed with them for 26 years. We were the only store of its kind. We did ensembles for Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. Also Mr. (Kirk) Kerkorian, I made his Brioni clothing for 10 years.
For more than 12 years, Stephanie Hill has served as the multiple listing service (MLS) director, as well as in other executive-level roles, at the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Hill’s efforts and knowledge of the industry are recognized in Southern Nevada and on the national stage.
Entrepreneur Mark Black owns and operates four businesses — one of which is Provenance Healthcare in Las Vegas — plus a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, which also is based in Las Vegas.
Since opening in the fall of 2014, Downtown Summerlin has proven to be a vibrant addition to one of the city’s most upscale and fastest-growing communities, and Andrew Ciarrocchi has had a guiding hand in its success.
Chief Justice William “Bill” Maupin, retired, has spent his entire 45-year career in the legal field. He is an attorney with Maupin • Naylor • Braster and his primary practice area involves appellate and trial consulting.
Dan Stewart, vice president of Development for Salt Lake City-based Gardner Co., is serving as point man for the company’s first Southern Nevada project. Construction is expected to soon begin on the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park on a site near Durango Drive and Sunset Road. The land was procured for the project nearly a decade ago. The facility is affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Stewart is a longtime valley resident who holds a civil engineering degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in construction engineering and management from Stanford University.
Jared Smith, chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), arrived in Southern Nevada a few months ago ready to take charge of helping economic growth.
Jennifer Ott, an executive vice president in ROI Commercial Real Estate’s retail division, will take the helm of one of the largest commercial real estate organizations in Las Vegas in 2017.
Jay Hill is the new director of operations at Railroad Pass, the oldest casino operating in Nevada. Hill is a New Jersey native who attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on a baseball scholarship and graduated in 1969.
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