Monique Daniels is a retention sales manager at Cox Business. The Las Vegas native joined Cox as a call center representative on public assistance in May 2004 and has since climbed the ladder of success, now managing a team of Inside and Outside Retention Sales Representatives: Her team ranked second best among all Cox markets in 2014. She is not only dedicated to her career and three children, but also involved in her community, where she hopes to serve as an inspiration for young women.
Tara Cadena, middle school math teacher at Henderson International School, spearheaded a successful recycling program at the school. Encouraging student involvement by inviting them to bring used chip bags and juice boxes to class, Cadena sent these items to TerraCycle, an organization that uses waste to create affordable, green products such as backpacks, pencil cases and playgrounds. This experience helped her students take a hands-on approach to learning while also giving back.
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Stephanie Sivertson is the new chief financial officer for Lee’s Discount Liquor. Her responsibilities include providing leadership and continuous evaluation of strategic financial objectives for the 17 retail locations and corporation. She moved to Las Vegas in 1988 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. She has worked 15 years in the industry, most recently coming from a leading national wholesale distributor for wine, spirits and beer.
Lelia Friedlander owns Las Vegas Window Tinting and TuffSkin Surface Protection. Las Vegas Window Tinting is WBENC certified (a national certification for woman-owned businesses), and Friedlander is in the process of getting TuffSkin Surface Protection WBENC certified. She is also active in the Southern Nevada chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners on the membership and corporate partners’ teams and donates to the ASPCA.
Kimberly Miles, founder of TPC/HR Payroll, is celebrating 20 years. She has over 25 years’ expertise managing company growth, from startups to national brands with multi-million dollar revenue streams. Miles has partnered with her husband, G Eric Miles, on their first business venture, Miles 2 Go Vegas, a radio show on CBS Las Vegas KXNT 100.5 FM. They are producing a docu-series on her life, “Boss Lady Vegas.”
Tonya Ruby is the director of sales for Cox Business, where she is responsible for driving continued sales development while leading an organization of mid-market sales professionals. A mother of two, the University of California, Los Angeles graduate is also a member of the board of directors for the YMCA of Southern Nevada and an active member in Women in Cable and Telecommunications as well as a number of national and local volunteer programs.
Gulten Dye has opened GultenDye Jewelry & Accessories with locations to make your own jewelry individually as well as hold parties to make jewelry. She also designs and sells one-of-a-kind pieces for purchase. Other gift items for sale include greeting cards with matching jewelry and the Something Blue, Something New, Something Old jewelry pieces for brides. Dye’s books of poetry are also available for purchase.
Over 30 Bank of America employees participated in Three Square’s Saturday Sort-A-Thon, packing 3,375 pounds of apples to be distributed to those in need. The event was sponsored by the bank’s Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement employee network group. Bank of America employees collectively volunteered more than 10,000 hours in Southern Nevada in 2014.
Calanit Atia, president and founder of A to Z Events and Convention Models Directory, has received two awards in Beauty in Beauty Out and Distinguished Women in Nevada. Her company was selected as the preferred vendor for the recent National Association of Broadcasters convention. She is an Air Force Gulf War veteran and Golden Key Society Member. Atia also volunteers with a number of charities.
The Korte Company welcomes Sallie Doebler to its Las Vegas office. Doebler is a seasoned business development professional with an extensive background in marketing. She has 10 years of experience in business development for construction companies in the Las Vegas market. In addition to overseeing all business development and marketing efforts for commercial contractors, Doebler also established and managed her own construction business development firm in Southern Nevada.
Ava Mucikyan is the founder of Salt Room LV, which recently opened to create a drug-free, holistic experience. Salt Room LV recreates the microclimate of a salt cave, and the spa-like environment in the room creates an area of Zen to depart from the stresses of everyday life while enjoying the health benefits of salt.
Luana DeVol is the general director for Opera Las Vegas and has been appointed as executive director to lead the American Wagner Project, a program partnered with the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. She also works with the Richard Wagner Society in Washington, D.C. The recently retired international soprano was a principal soloist first in German opera and a guest soloist featured in the operas of Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. She has also served on faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The Howard Hughes Corporation announced that Jeanie Haddox has been hired as specialty leasing manager for Downtown Summerlin. Haddox joins the leadership team responsible for managing the 106-acre, 1.6 million-square-foot development, which represents the first phase of Downtown Summerlin. In her role as specialty leasing manager, Haddox is responsible for managing all common areas and short-term leasing initiatives.
Chelsea Davis is a laser technician and master esthetician with Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center, where she performs laser dermatology treatments such as chemical peels, skin tag removal, facial rejuvenation treatments, tattoo removal and acne scar treatments. Davis received training through the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics and is NCEA certified. She is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.
Project 150, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in Southern Nevada and Reno, has hired Debbie Harpster as executive director. Harpster brings 12 years of experience working with the local youth nonprofit organizations providing diversity training and anti-bullying programs along with strong relationship building, fund development and program administration skills. She is also a member of the Nevada Homeless Alliance.
Terry Barnes is the CPE, LEED Green associate for Grand Canyon Development Partners, a construction and real estate development management company. As a civil engineer and environmental engineer, Barnes works with the company’s projects in real estate development, construction, project and program management services and LEED Certification studies. With over 15 years of experience in residential, commercial and LEED projects, Barnes leads the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino project for the company. Her project experience includes LINQ High Roller, The Quad, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced that Erin R. Barnett has joined the firm as a real estate associate. In her capacity, Barnett will advise on a wide variety of contract and business operating agreements and facilitate commercial real estate transactions, business acquisitions and asset purchases.
Katie Mulryan, a project manager with Grand Canyon Development Partners, has 10 years of experience in the construction industry; she has worked on the Grand Bazaar project. With her strong background in architecture, she works closely with designers, engineers, municipalities and the general contractor, coordinating the efforts to complete a successful project.
Ann Richard Farinha is the current president of Junior League of Las Vegas as well as an associate attorney at Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog. The practice consists of constructional defect insurance defense for builders and developers and some general liability insurance defense. June will mark the beginning of Farinha’s involvement with Junior League.
Sprinkles Cupcakes celebrated its one-year anniversary in its Las Vegas location at the LINQ and its 10-year anniversary of the opening of its first bakery in Beverly Hills, Calif. Founded by Candace and Charles Nelson, Sprinkles has become a favorite with celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Katie Holmes, Ryan Seacrest and Las Vegas’ own Britney Spears.
Las Vegas native Cyndi Martin has been elected president of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association. She is also business development manager for the Las Vegas Freeman Branch overseeing sales in the Las Vegas market, regionally and nationally. Martin has over 25 years of experience in the corporate event, convention and trade show industry. Martin has earned the Certified in Exhibition Management designation from the International Association of Exhibitions and Events.
Lindy Frye is the assistant brand manager at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, with over 10 years of experience in the live entertainment industry. Her duties include managing day-to-day marketing activities, development and execution of promotional plans to facilitate ticket sales, brand awareness, visitation, development and implementation of marketing, public relations, social media, advertising, special events and sales strategies. She is also the park’s media spokesperson.
Jonelle Vance, IIDA, LEED AP, is the executive vice president and interiors principal at EV&A Architects. Vance spearheads the Interiors Division, where she and her team work with owners and developers to create and implement concepts that focus on design that creates value with sustainable longevity. With more than 30 years of experience, Vance’s projects have included The Howard Hughes Corporation-One Summerlin, Nevada Title corporate offices and Westcor corporate offices.
Connie Yeh is the founder of the 9th Bridge School located downtown, a new preschool focused on entrepreneurship and creativity as part of the Education Initiative for Downtown Project. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is her cousin. A former financial derivatives trader at Citigroup in New York, one of Yeh’s goals for the school is to train young children on the entrepreneurial traits required to start a business.
Kayleigh Schwartz, Katerina Schoenegger and Alex Penano are members of West Tech’s DECA club, which teaches students about business, marketing, public speaking and creating a product and plan. The team won first place in the Entrepreneurship Written category out of 16 teams at the DECA State of Nevada conference. Approximately 1,000 high school students from all over the state participated.