ON THE MOVE: Lexicon Bank announces new VP


• Lexicon Bank announced the appointment of Nabor Torres as vice president, business intelligence and marketing manager. He joins us with an impressive 18-year tenure at Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, where he demonstrated unparalleled dedication and expertise in banking operations, sales and strategic initiatives. A virtually native Las Vegan, having moved to the city at the tender age of 6, Torres’ deep-rooted connection to the community and understanding of the local market dynamics will be invaluable in driving our business strategies forward.

Throughout his career, Torres has excelled in his professional capacity and made significant contributions to the community through his involvement in various organizations and achievements. He has served as a board member of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Committee, showcasing his commitment to combating heart disease and stroke. His passion for nurturing future generations is evident through his volunteer work with Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success. Additionally, his work with Three Square and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission reflects his efforts to combat hunger and provide relief to those in need. His dedication to making a difference extends to his involvement with the National MS Society, where he has supported research and advocacy efforts to fight multiple sclerosis. Finally, he has participated in the Latin Chamber of Commerce leadership program, where he deepened his relationship with our community through positive business, cultural and educational activities.

Torres and his wife, Sarah, live in Centennial Hills with their daughter, Ella, and their dog, Royce Rolls.


• Golden Entertainment, Inc. announced that effective March 20, Blake Sartini II, Golden’s executive vice president of operations, became the company’s chief operating officer.

“Blake has worked in every capacity throughout our organization since he started at Golden almost 17 years ago,” said Blake Sartini, chairman and CEO of Golden. “His unique knowledge of our company’s culture, commitment to operational excellence, and strong leadership skills make him the ideal individual to be given responsibility for all our Nevada casino resorts, locals properties, tavern operations and related corporate functions.”

Blake Sartini II initially joined Golden in June 2007, working with Golden’s tavern operations and building what is now the largest branded tavern portfolio in Nevada with 69 locations. Currently, as executive vice president of operations, in addition to oversight of Golden’s taverns, he has direct responsibility for the company’s five local casinos in Las Vegas and Pahrump.

Steve Arcana, Golden’s current chief operating officer, became the company’s chief development officer also effective March 20. In this newly created role, Arcana will be responsible for all new tavern development, finding new third-party food and beverage concepts for the company’s casino resorts, and exploring opportunities to unlock value in the company’s excess real estate in Las Vegas, Laughlin and Pahrump. Arcana initially joined Golden in 2003 and has overseen the company’s operations as it has grown from a privately held, 900-slot machine route operation to a publicly traded gaming company with casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin and Pahrump in addition to its significant tavern portfolio.


• JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide, announced the Hon. Nancy L. Allf (Ret.) has joined its panel. Judge Allf joins JAMS after serving for 13 years as a district court judge for the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court. She served as a business court judge for most of her time as a jurist, handling a wide range of disputes.

As one of four judges on the business court for 10 years, Judge Allf handled one-quarter of all business court cases in Clark County. She was involved in the formation of the business court, with the Nevada Supreme Court appointing her in 2000 to the Business Court Task Force, which proposed the program’s creation. While on the business court, she handled cases involving business tort, business divorce, breach of fiduciary duty and relationships, business judgment rule, derivative causes of actions and the purchase or sale of a business’ stocks, assets and commercial real estate.

Based in the Las Vegas Resolution Center, Judge Allf will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator, handling business/commercial, personal injury/tort, construction, employment, probate and estate, professional and product liability, bankruptcy and cannabis cases. She is available to conduct sessions in person, as well as virtually, for clients across the country.

“Judge Allf is known for her aptitude for handling complex cases and navigating disputes on a wide range of issues. She is a leader within the Las Vegas legal community and a distinguished jurist, and we are pleased that she has decided to join our panel,” said Chris Poole, JAMS CEO.

The Nevada Supreme Court appointed Judge Allf as a settlement judge from 1998 to 2007. She was also appointed to the Pro Bono Compliance Committee in 2002. In 2005, she was appointed to be a judge in the Short Trial Program of the Eighth Judicial District. She served as the presiding judge of the Civil Division of the Eighth Judicial Court from 2021 to 2022. Prior to the bench, Judge Allf had a private practice, where she focused primarily on commercial litigation, bankruptcy law and Chapter 11.

Judge Allf earned her B.A. from Transylvania University and her J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.


• Shadow Montalto, a manager for Palm Mortuaries and Cemeteries, was recognized with the Community Kindness Award recently at this year’s annual Extraordinary Breakfast for Candlelighters of Southern Nevada.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada provides emotional support, quality of life programs and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. The annual Extraordinary Breakfast connects business and community leaders, allowing them to network with like-minded professionals as they dive deeper into the impact that Candlelighters has on the community.

Montalto has supported this organization personally and has pioneered Palm’s partnership with Candlelighters over the last 10 years. He was connected with this foundation through a family friend, who helped him forge the initial partnership.

“Shadow is a kind-hearted and genuine individual, and he demonstrates what our profession feels and the passion that we have in serving our community,” said Palm Mortuaries and Cemeteries President Celena DiLullo. “The dedication he has shown to the children of Candlelighters is more than commendable. We are proud of his work and honored by this recognition.


• SVN | THE EQUITY GROUP announced David Livingston as the newest member of its Las Vegas team. Taking on the role of vice president, Livingston will focus on medical and professional office investments, sales and leasing.

Livingston obtained his Nevada Real Estate license in 2010, just as the dust was beginning to settle from The Great Recession. This set the stage for his impactful entry into the market. Starting at Homestead Realty, Livingston successfully navigated the acquisition of bank-owned and distressed properties for domestic and international investors, converting them into profitable long-term investments.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in real estate and urban economics from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in December 2013, Livingston joined Cushman and Wakefield Commerce as a research specialist, where he acquired a unique and thorough understanding of the commercial real estate market. By summer 2015, he transitioned to Sun Commercial Real Estate’s Investment Services Group (ISG), where he played a key role in several significant Commercial Real Estate transactions. This enhanced his knowledge and experience as a commercial broker.

Nolan Julseth-White, CCIM, managing director SVN | The Equity Group, said: “Livingston has proven himself to be among the top young office brokers in our market. We are excited to have him join the SVN family, confident in the value he will bring to our team as we aim to expand our presence in the market.”

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