The People: Nov. 15, 2012
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Marc Lebanoff and Chris Richardson of the Equity Group have earned Certified Commercial Investment Member designations.
Quality Care IPA, a local independent physicians association, has added four local doctors to its provider network. They are: Dr. Bikas Sharma, Dr. Williams Jacks, Dr. Dana Forte and Dr. Harry Pepe. Sharma is an internal medicine physician at Trails Family Medical, 6787 W. Tropicana Ave.; Jacks is an internal medicine physician at Premium Family Care, 2031 McDaniel St., North Las Vegas; Forte is an internal medicine physician at Forte Family Practice, 9010 W. Cheyenne Ave.; and Pepe is a family practice physician at 550 California Ave. in Boulder City. Quality Care IPA’s network now includes about 135 primary care and 350 specialist physicians in Southern Nevada.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada named Robin Kelley and Kelly Webb development coordinators. Kelley previously worked as a volunteer center director at United Way of Southern Nevada, while Webb was development coordinator at Nevada Health Centers.
Christopher K. Lezak has been hired as an attorney at Aldrich Law Firm. Lezak, who has practiced law for more than 10 years, has experience in bankruptcy and litigation work and is licensed in Nevada and California.
Las Vegas-based Meadows Bank announced it will open its first branch in Reno. Howard Bennett Jr. will manage it, and six full-time employees will staff it. Meadows Regional President Dennis “Denny” Williams will oversee banking operations in Northern Nevada.
Shawmut Design and Construction has promoted Eric Geisler to senior project manager and hired Catherine Black as director of business development. Geisler joined Shawmut in 2005 and has worked in Las Vegas since 2008. He oversees Las Vegas operations and manages pre-construction and construction for restaurant, retail and gaming projects. Black joined Shawmut this year after owning her own business development consultancy for 14 years. She has more than 20 years of hospitality experience.
Rose Davis, supplier diversity program manager for NV Energy, received the Corporate Advocate of the Year award from the Women Business Enterprise Council-West. The award is given to a person dedicated to promoting women-owned businesses. Davis started at NV Energy more than 16 years ago and is responsible for implementing initiatives that promote opportunities for minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned businesses.
Voit Real Estate Services recently marked its 10th year in Las Vegas. Over the past decade, the commercial real estate firm’s local office has completed more than 900 transactions involving almost 19 million square feet worth $1.8 billion, according to CEO and founder Robert D. Voit.
Sarah Sheehan opened a Las Vegas office of Go West Creative Group. The agency is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in New York City.