Jeff Friesen has been named president of Enterprise Bank Trust’s Southwest Region. Friesen oversees current clients’ business and personal banking needs in Arizona, Albuquerque and Las Vegas markets. Friesen leads the commercial and industrial and commercial real estate lending groups, as well as all tax credit finance, including new markets tax credit and historical tax credits.
Henderson International School, a private preschool, — eighth grade college preparatory school that is comprised of students from more than 30 countries — recently hired a new lower school principal, Carmen Benedict .
Shanice Stevens has been promoted to education director for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, which provides needed financial education to K-12 students through age-appropriate interactive, interesting and fun programs. The nonprofit’s organization’s goal is helping students become financially stable adults, thereby eliminating generational and situational poverty.
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.