The People: Feb. 7, 2013
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The Las Vegas Green Chamber of Commerce announced four new members: Becky Palmer, of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA; Farrow J. Smith, of Applied Renewable Technology; Brian Rakvica, of McGinley and Associates; and Nicole Bell, of KME Architects.
Tony Cabot, a partner at Lewis and Roca LLP, has been appointed an academic committee member for the Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies. Cabot helps clients with gaming law, Internet gambling, sweepstakes and contests.
The United Way of Southern Nevada has added three board members: Elliot B. Karp, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas; Dean Elyacoubi, a financial adviser and insurance agent portfolio adviser at Merrill Lynch; and Diana Villanueva, managing director at Citi Global Strategic Execution.
Aurelian Marketing Group, a marketing strategy company that developed the Life is Beautiful festival, has named several new staff members: Rakhi Gupta, chief marketing officer; Ashley Goodhue, chief operating officer; Valerie Pro, production manager; Craig Asher Nyman, head of music and live performances; and Jolene Mannina, head of food and beverage.
Four companies have joined the Las Vegas Hospitality Association. The companies and their representatives are: Stephanie Echeverry and Rod Fiorito, Continental Interpreting Services; Ed Fioriavante, Gray Line Tours; Jeri Laughlin, LVI Travel; and Jerry Dixon, Visual Art Images. Membership to the LVHA now numbers more than 450.
Meridias Realty Group has relocated its office to 10795 W. Twain Ave., Suite 104, off Town Center Drive at the 215 Beltway. The company signed a five year lease with Laus Abdo, of AGP Capital.
Bruce Hiller, executive vice president of administrative services for Nevada State Bank, has been appointed to the executive board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America Las Vegas Area Council. Hiller has more than 30 years of banking experience and in addition to overseeing administrative services for Nevada State Bank serves as the security and information technology liaison for the bank’s parent company Zions Bancorporation. Nevada State Bank also will sponsor the local Boy Scouts group’s “Scouters’ Cup Ski/Snowboard Challenge” at Mt. Charleston.
Melanie Bash has been hired as events director for Easter Seals Nevada. She has served as a member of the International Special Events Society, the Convention Services Association, the American Marketing Association and the Las Vegas Hospitality Association. Bash will direct all fundraising events for the nonprofit organization. Easter Seals, which serves more than 8,000 Nevadans with disabilities annually, also received two grants recently from Cox Charities and the EZCORP Foundation totaling $9,000.