ON THE MOVE: Bank of Nevada’s Bob Cerminaro joins Vegas Chamber board


• Bank of Nevada announced Bob Cerminaro, division CEO of Bank of Nevada, has joined the Vegas Chamber’s board of trustees. Cerminaro was officially recognized during the chamber’s annual State of the Chamber and Installation Luncheon held at the Wynn Resort on Feb. 28. He will serve a two-year term.

As division CEO, Cerminaro oversees the operations of Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank, divisions of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC. 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. He joined Bank of Nevada in 2022.

“We are excited to have Bob Cerminaro join the Vegas Chamber’s board of trustees. Bob brings invaluable financial expertise to help guide the chamber as it cultivates growth and prosperity throughout Nevada,” said Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO of the Vegas Chamber.

As a Vegas Chamber board trustee, Cerminaro will join other trustee members to help guide the strategic direction of the Vegas Chamber, providing support and valuable resources to businesses in Nevada.

Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, Bank of Nevada is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director.


• Pisanelli Bice PLLC, a Las Vegas-based law firm, announced the addition of Alexandra Mateo as a new commercial litigation associate.

Mateo earned her juris doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, after completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine.

Prior to joining the firm, Mateo worked with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. She also served as an extern for former Nevada Supreme Court Justice Abbi Silver, and further worked with the education advocacy department at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. During law school, she served as the vice president of the auction for the Public Interest Law Association, and as the symposium editor for the Nevada Law Journal.

“Alexandra’s wide-ranging experience with highly respected legal entities demonstrates an acumen for a variety of legal topics, which will directly benefit our clients’ interests,” said Debra L. Spinelli, managing partner of Pisanelli Bice. “Commercial litigation remains a key focus of our firm, and we make it a priority to continue building our high-quality team in this complex legal area.”

Pisanelli Bice is a Las Vegas-based firm focused primarily on commercial litigation. The firm, founded by attorneys James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, represents clients ranging from single-entity developers and entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, public agencies as well as some of Nevada’s largest gaming companies.


• HopeLink of Southern Nevada, the nonprofit focused on preventing homelessness, has announced Aaron Sheets as its new chief executive officer. Sheets previously held the position of chief operating officer where he focused on HopeLink’s various programs and services, as well as their development and execution while providing leadership and direction for the HopeLink case managers.

Sheets has been with the nonprofit for more than 10 years and will lead the nonprofit through an ambitious growth and capital campaign.

“Southern Nevada still continues to struggle with housing insecurity as a community, making the work we do, unfortunately, more important than ever,” said Scot Rutledge, chairman of the board for HopeLink of Southern Nevada. “Our focus remains on providing services and programs that will help families and individuals remain whole. But we also have ambitious growth plans to reach and serve even more of our friends and neighbors in crisis. Aaron has been a driving force behind HopeLink’s greatest achievements, and we know his leadership will be invaluable as we embark on this new, arduous chapter of work.”

During his tenure at HopeLink, Sheets’ leadership helped guide the organization through tremendous growth periods including the use of more than $20 million in direct client services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sheets was previously the president of a local contracting company for 24 years where he successfully managed a staff of over 200 with a $20 million annual budget. He moved into social services out of a deep desire to serve his community.

When he’s not leading the nonprofit and its dedicated staff of 60, Sheets enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, their five children and nine grandchildren. He serves on the board of directors for Foresight Development, a low-income housing developer, and volunteers with local churches to help them develop their operational teams and maximize their community impact.

An alumnus of Arizona State University, Sheets earned degrees in marketing, management and business administration.


• NetEffect, aN award-winning IT service company in Las Vegas, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named it a part of its Managed Service Provider 500 list in the IT Service Providers category for 2024.

The MSP 500 list compiled by CRN serves as a comprehensive guide to identifying and recognizing the top managed service providers in North America. MSPs play a crucial role in supporting businesses by offering managed services that enhance efficiency, simplify IT solutions and optimize return on investment.

“We have a very qualified team at NetEffect and are thrilled to be named on this Managed Service Providers List,” said NetEffect CEO David Rounds. “We work diligently to help our business clients achieve the utmost in IT security and efficiencies in their workspaces. Being on this list is a great achievement for us.”

The annual MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on- and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and cloud-based security services.

NetEffect’s selection for the MSP 500 list was based off of its known reputation as a premier provider of IT services and high customer satisfaction rates. As businesses continue to navigate the complexities of the digital age, NetEffect stands ready to deliver innovative solutions.

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