Liz Ortenburger was appointed the CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. Her goal is to make Girl Scouts more accessible with her Super Troops initiative which allows parents to lead troops with the assistance of the Girl Scouts council but allows them to limit their time commitment. Super Troops are designed to be self-sustaining and are housed in strategically-selected Las Vegas elementary schools which allow enough space to serve up to four times as many girl members at one location. Ortenburger is also reinforcing the mission and values of the Girl Scouts by introducing and immersing girls in the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program by creating summer-long day camps.
First time author, Heidi Loeb Hegerich recently published her debut novel, “Love Target,” a fictional memoir detailing her actual experiences working as a Las Vegas showgirl in the 1960s as well as her real life relationships with famous headliners and high rollers including Elvis Presley and Harry Belafonte. “Love Target” brings to life the story of Ingrid Liebschreiber, a young German native trying to make it on her own in America during the swinging ‘60s.
MassMedia, a full-service public relations, advertising and marketing firm announced the agency has hired Tiffany Hauck as an account supervisor. In her new role, Hauck is tasked with overseeing a diverse roster of MassMedia’s public relations clients. Her responsibilities include developing communication strategies, maintaining budgets for clients and ensuring the organization’s internal processes are followed. Hauck brings over seven years of public relations experience.
The board of directors of the Nevada Broadcasters Association has named Mary Beth Sewald president of the organization. Sewald is a longtime member of the media and the Las Vegas and Reno business community. She is only the second full-time director of the state trade association, succeeding Bob Fisher. Sewald brings to the NVBA more than 20 years of broadcasting experience. Established in 1961, the Nevada Broadcasters Association is dedicated to protecting, promoting, enhancing and strengthening Nevada’s broadcast industry to more effectively serve the public.
Jennifer Renzelman was recently promoted to Director of Digital Marketing at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. In this role, Renzelman oversees the property’s social media, e-mail marketing and websites. She began working at Treasure Island in 2011 as the Internet Marketing Manager.
Sarah Ryan, M.D. has joined Urology Specialists of Nevada, where she will practice in all aspects of urology and in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ryan has published three articles in professional journals and delivered more than 17 presentations. Dr. Ryan received her degree in medicine from the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine and completed her urologic residency at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Arlette Ledbetter, Tourism Director of Pahrump, recently earned her Certified Destination Management Executive Designation. The CDME program is recognized as the highest educational achievement for destination management professionals. Ledbetter has been the Tourism Director for the past eight years and is responsible for marketing the town of Pahrump to attract more tourists.
Bank of America employees pose before they teach classes about financial literacy for Kindergarten through 5th grade classes at Diskin Elementary School. The interactive program was part of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada’s “JA in A Day” program. The lessons focused on earning, spending, sharing and saving money as well as the basics of business.
Gracie Martinez recently opened the new location of The Pilates Studio, Las Vegas—the only studio in Nevada offering Megaformer, an apparatus-based workout using resistance and counter-resistance to target muscles while reducing joint impact. The Studio also offers Pilates Reformer, pre-natal Pilates, mixed equipment and stretch classes. Martinez is a master trainer with over 30 years of teaching experience and working in a physical therapy setting using Pilates for rehabilitation.
Paula Pettit was recently promoted to Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Three Square Food Bank. In this role, she oversees communications, public relations, marketing, social media and event fundraising efforts for the nonprofit working closely with other staff members. Bringing nearly 20 years of experience in the communications industry, she began working at Three Square in 2012 as Director of Marketing and Communications.
U.S. Bank Wealth Management, announced that Ena Licina has been named vice president, trust relationship manager for The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Las Vegas. As a trust relationship manager for The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, Licina provides personalized service and day-to-day management of trusts and estates to individuals and families, corporations and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining The Reserve, Licina worked as a trust officer with Wells Fargo Wealth Management.
Stephanie Kruse has opened KPS3 Marketing in Las Vegas, a full-service marketing and digital communications firm. Founded by Kruse in 1991 in Reno, Nev., KPS3 assists clients in industries such as health care, real estate and development, higher education and professional services. It provides a full range of services, from market research and brand analysis and strategy, to crisis communications and community outreach, to website and mobile application design and development.
Katie Lever serves as General Counsel for Scientific Games. Lever is responsible for all legal matters related to Scientific Games’ multi-faced operations including management of its legal and intellectual property and providing legal advice for the Company’s international and iGaming business. In addition to her professional endeavors, Lever is an avid supporter of the American Heart Association, recently serving as the chair for the nonprofit’s 2015 Go Red For Women Luncheon.
The Nevada International Women’s Forum has selected Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, to receive the Carolyn M. Sparks Founders Award. The NVIWF is the local chapter of the International Women’s Forum that advances leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. With nearly 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, Quigley has served as the RTC general manager since 2012.
Michelle Sanders was named grant and scholarship director for The Rogers Foundation. She will lead, administer and supervise the distribution of millions in funding for students and arts programs throughout Southern Nevada. Additionally, Sanders will serve as the foundation’s liaison in supporting the development of strategic partnerships with educational and arts institutions, and community-based agencies, while leading partnership development activities on behalf of the foundation.
Aliya Farmanali is a senior at The Meadows School, a National Merit Semifinalist and Coca-Cola Scholars Program semifinalist. Boasting a 4.89 GPA, she is actively dedicated to Alzheimer’s awareness as the president and founder of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Club at The Meadows. Through her work with Alzheimer’s, Farmanali was able to bring an alternate reality Alzheimer’s simulation to school and is on the advisory board for the first Alzheimer’s Foundation chapter in Nevada.
Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), 1st Congressional District, is the only female federal representative of Nevada. Rep. Titus is actively working to help the next generation of women leaders by advocating for pay equity, paid sick leave, affordable child care and increased training and educational opportunities for women. In December, she participated in Politico’s Women Rule Summit to discuss these issues.
SK+G announced the addition of Estela Castro-Garcia to the digital media team and Marta Nguyen as media planner/buyer.
In her role as digital media manager, Castro-Garcia will oversee digital content for the Allegiant Air account. Originally from Mexico, Castro-Garcia is a graduate of Western New Mexico University and joins SK+G from Telus International as part of the Google DFA/DCM team.
Lia Yulianti is an esthetician for Belia Skin and Beauty Studio offering services dedicated to improving the overall texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of small lines and wrinkles along with acne issues. She offers eyelash extensions, facials and other services as well as specializing in cancer oncology facials to help patients feel good while undergoing chemotherapy and post-chemotherapy treatments.
Zelma Hulet, along with two partners, recently celebrated the third anniversary of POPPED and opened a new POPPED popcorn shop location. POPPED is in the process of setting up franchises in nearby states. Their frozen popcorn features a snack that changes its texture and taste with the use of nitrogen. Hulet used her culinary backgrounds to design custom flavors with all-natural ingredients, such as freeze-dried raspberries for the PinkAdelic and real cheese and spice blends for the nacho flavor.
Clark County Credit Union has announced new staff members.
Christine Tassone is a new mortgage loan originator and will be assisting borrowers in determining the best loan choice for their needs, and then working with them to qualify for the loan.
Tami Belt, Owner/CEO of Blue Cube Marketing Solutions contributed to the recently released “Selling On The Green: The art of building trusted relationships and growing your business on the golf course.” In addition to the written contribution, the book includes a podcast link offering additional insight into building relationships by playing in charity golf tournaments. Belt, a Las Vegas native, founded Blue Cube Marketing Solutions to transform the way companies approach communication strategy and community engagement.
The law firm of Jeffrey Burr has announced the hiring of Rebecca J. Haines as associate attorney. Haines graduated from Brigham Young University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She then went on to pursue her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law, cum laude, while simultaneously earning a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University. During her time at California Western School of Law, she received Academic Achievement Awards for writing and business planning, and maintained a position on the Dean’s Honor list. She also served as President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.
Hutchison & Steffen announced that Amanda L. Ireland has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ireland practices primarily in business law and commercial litigation. Originally from England and New Zealand, Ireland graduated from Massey University New Zealand with a Bachelor of Business Studies. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ireland worked as a journalist and public relations executive and then obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, summa cum laude and with the Nevada Centennial Medallion for the highest GPA. Ireland received her Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law where she was a member of the Nevada Law Journal, President of the Boyd Chapter of the American Constitution Society and co-founded the Health Law Society. She also published her Student Note on labor law and administrative rulemaking in the Nevada law Journal and earned CALI awards for Advanced Legal Analysis & Writing and Energy Law.
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