The People: Oct. 29, 2012
29 October 2012
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Commercial Alliance Las Vegas has named commercial real estate broker Connie Gamble its 2012 CALV Member of the Year. Gamble was honored for her volunteer work. A member of CALV’s board of directors, she works for Vista Realty in Henderson.
Virgen Inc., a marketing, public relations and creative arts firm, has announced a new hire and two promotions. Dan Leszczynski was hired as art director and will oversee design work. Dawn Ritzo Arbelaez, who has been with the company for six years, was promoted to director of accounts. Taylor Gardner, who joined Virgen last year, was promoted to account executive.
Brooke R. Thompson, a 12-year veteran of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, has been appointed complex director for the Nevada Boise Complex in Las Vegas. Thompson will oversee 98 financial advisers in Nevada and Idaho who offer wealth management assistance to high net worth people and businesses. She previously was an associate director with Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, N.C.
Brian Fike has been hired in the Equity Group’s brokerage division. Fike has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience and will focus on land sales and development.
Kirsten Clark has been promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer of Asia for Gaming Partners International, a provider of casino currency and table game equipment. She previously served as the company’s vice president of global marketing and product management.
Paul Cornbleth has been named senior audit manager at Gaming Laboratories International, a gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy. Cornbleth previously was the company’s gaming audit and compliance expert.
Marcos Tolentino has been appointed life enrichment director at Emeritus at Las Vegas. He will oversee activities and outings for residents of the retirement and assisted-living facility. Tolentino previously was activities director at Palms at Siena Memory Care in Henderson.
Brittany Prager has joined Spread the Word Nevada as the Books and Buddies coordinator. She is responsible for recruiting, organizing and training volunteers with the goal of improving the reading proficiency and comprehension skills of at-risk children in elementary schools. She previously worked at Clark County READS, the Public Education Foundation’s literacy initiative.
Attorney Marianne Denton has joined the firm of Craig P. Kenny and Associates. Denton is a third-generation Nevada lawyer who graduated from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law in 2011. Denton will focus on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.
Kristine Leavitt has been hired as a nurse practitioner for the neurosurgery practice of Dr. Aury Nagy. Leavitt is a board certified family nurse practitioner and holds a master’s of science degree in nursing. She previously served as transplant services program coordinator for University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. She also worked as a nurse for both St. Rose Dominican Hospital and University Medical Center.
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