On the move


Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has hired Kristin Maxwell as communications and policy director. Maxwell will develop strategic policy agendas for the alliance’s established priorities while advancing legislative agendas to promote community and economic development. Maxwell previously worked for multiple elected officials in both Washington, D.C., and Carson City.


Fisher &Phillips LLP named Steve Mauro chief operating officer. Mauro previously worked as a chief operating officer at Drinker Biddle &Reath LLP in Philadelphia, executive director at Day Pitney LLP in New York City, and chief operating officer at Thompson Hine LLP in Cleveland. During Mauro’s 14 years with law firms, he has been instrumental in leading a client service initiative for lawyers and staff, improving client satisfaction scores, increasing the “win rate” for responses to requests for proposals, introducing a professional development program and increasing staff satisfaction, and upgrading technology.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck hired Peter H. Ajemian for its Intellectual Property department. Ajemian joins the firm as a shareholder and will be based in the Las Vegas office. His practice focuses on trademark, copyright and entertainment law. Previously, he was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in the intellectual property and technology department.


Southwest Medical hired three doctors — Dr. Javier Garduño, Dr. Clemma Nash and Dr. Aileen Tan — and two physician assistants — Robert Nydam and Cody Pulsipher.

Dr. Garduño will join Oakey and Decatur Health Center, specializing in pain management. Dr. Nash will join Siena Health Center, specializing in adult medicine. Dr. Aileen Tan will join Tenaya Health Center, specializing in adult medicine.

Physician assistants Nydam and Pulsipher will join South Rancho Urgent Care, specializing in urgent care.


Opportunity Village hired Brad Stith as philanthropy and campaigns director, a position that serves as the lead for the Christopher’s Crossing Capital Campaign and Opportunity Village’s annual giving campaign. Stith will work with the major gifts and leadership staff to coordinate, facilitate and shape the implementation of the organization’s campaign strategy. Stith has served more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector, beginning in 1990 as a development consultant with the fundraising consulting firm, Ketchum Inc., later serving as a vice president. He then served as executive director of the Nevada Ballet Theatre, managing the capital, endowment and construction efforts which resulted in the opening of the Donald W. Reynolds Cultural Center.


Quertle LLC named Sam Vukelich chief sales officer. Vukelich brings to the company more than 25 years of technology sales experience. Previously, Vukelich served as vice president of Mhealth for SourceRaven, a full-service mobile engagement agency providing technology solutions for a group of industries. Before that, he owned and managed Plexus Learning Designs Inc., a medical education corporation based in Boston.


Stantec has hired Brian Norris as vice president and regional business leader for its transportation practice. Norris has nearly 30 years of experience leading large-scale workforce management and project oversight. In his new role, Norris will lead the company’s transportation practice teams in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, and will guide regional transportation teams.

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