People To Watch

People To Watch

Linda Smith, most well known for her role as senior executive vice president at Opportunity Village, has made her mark in the world of charitable organizations, having raised almost half a billion dollars in her time there and millions more for nonprofits

Find what you love to do and you will never work a day in your life,” describes both the business and passion of Roger Bennett.

James Lutz
As an agent for New York and Registered Representative for NYLIFE Securities LLC, James works with clients with services including retirement planning and asset protection strategies using annuities, life insurance, long-term care insurance and employee benefits for small businesses.

An inspiration to those who know him, Roger Owens moved to Las Vegas to have fun while working in the hospitality industry. A part of the community since 1984, there were some personal obstacles, but Owens overcame them and today is the director for catering and events sales for SpringHill Suites as well as a well-respected real estate agent for Signature Real Estate Group.

These People To Watch in 2017 are all very passionate about their professions. Some always knew what they were going to do with their lives and others have made changes and transitions throughout the years.

Desiree Reed-Francois will become the new University of Nevada, Las Vegas athletics director on June 1 and is the first Hispanic female athletics director at the FBS level.

For Dr. Eva Liang, improving eyesight for Southern Nevadans drives her work at Center For Sight, a leading eye care practice with multiple offices in the area.

People TO Watch
Through hard work, innovation and a drive to make a difference, next year’s People to Watch are leading their industries and leaving a lasting mark within our community.

These People To Watch in 2017 have all faced challenges, found a way and will continue to shine in the coming years. With different career paths and life experiences, these People To Watch demonstrate their passion, determination and fortitude as well as a desire to help others and their community.

Never give up on your dreams. There is a time for everything and we must enjoy and learn from every stage in our life.” - Mericia Achaval
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