The Nevada Bankers Association (NBA) has announced its newly elected 2021-22 board of directors at its annual meeting last month.
Nevada State Bank has named Mario Ramirez as branch manager for the bank’s Craig and Jones branch, 5840 W. Craig Road. Ramirez is a 25-year banking veteran, with 20 years of branch manager experience. Originally from Carson City, Ramirez also lived in Hawaii before moving to Las Vegas, where he looks forward to serving clients.
On June 1, Andrew Woods joined UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research as the center’s new director. Stephen M. Miller, who has held the position for six years will continue to teach economics within Lee Business School and manage research for the center.
Katelyn Brinkerhoff , the new state coordinator for University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Master Gardeners of Nevada, is bringing plant-growing education and training online to ensure consistency and broader accessibility for the program.
Bank of Nevada welcomes Travis Tartamella as vice president, business banking. Based at the Hualapai location, Tartamella will focus on new and existing clients, offering a variety of banking products, financial tools, and customized solutions that help business owners attain their personal and business financial goals.
Dina Mitchell, acclaimed driving force behind a food and smoothie chain that grew to over 900 stores nationwide, will debut a unique quick-service restaurant project: PowerSoul Cafe. The chain is set to be the world’s first 100 percent gluten-free fast-food restaurant chain, offering both vegan and keto options, no GMOs and real fruit blended smoothies.
Caleb Dawkins joined J.P. Morgan as vice president and founding member of its new Las Vegas Private Bank business. In this role, Caleb works closely with entertainers, athletes and tech entrepreneurs, advising them on financial strategies designed to grow, manage and preserve their wealth for the generations to come. As a banker, Caleb delivers guidance across the entirety of his clients’ balance sheet — investing, banking, strategic borrowing and effective estate planning to address philanthropic and family goals.
North Las Vegas Fire Department’s newest crime fighter has four legs and a keen sense of smell giving her a nose-up on arsonists. K9 Jersey , a 2-year old female yellow labrador retriever originally raised to be disability assistance canine, is the department’s first accelerant detection specialist. Jersey and Fire Investigator/K9 handler Capt. Darcy Loewen recently graduated from the State Farm Arson Dog Training Program in New Hampshire and bring a valuable set of skills to the Nevada fire service.
Meadows Bank announced the retirement of Selma Bartlett. She ended her 67-year career as a bank officer in Las Vegas on April 30.