The People: Jan. 31, 2013
31 January 2013
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Aynalem Workneh received an ATHENA Award for “Young Professional Leadership” from the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. Workneh is president of Angels of Las Vegas, a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults battling cancer.
Dr. Souzan El-Eid, a surgeon with the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and breast center director at Summerlin Hospital, received a 2012 Patients’ Choice Award. In 2012, only 5 percent of the country’s 830,000 doctors received the honor. Recognition is based on monthly feedback from more than 200,000 patients nationwide.
Patti Hart, CEO of International Game Technology, will serve as chairwoman of the American Heart Association’s 2013 Go Red for Women initiative and luncheon. Hart has volunteered for the cause since it began in 2004. Go Red for Women aims to raise awareness about heart disease and educate people about risk factors.
Laura Ellen Browning, an attorney in the Las Vegas office of Snell & Wilmer, was appointed to the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Panel. Members of the panel mediate disagreements between clients and attorneys about costs paid.
Deborah L. Danielson, of Danielson Financial Group, recently attended the seventh annual Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit, which promotes best industry practices. Danielson was named one of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors in the United States in the June 4 issue of Barron’s. The list is composed of advisors from major security firms and independent operations.
Amelia Gulling, the Desert Research Institute’s GreenPower program administrator, was recognized by the Nevada Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for her dedication to promoting sustainability in Nevada. Gulling won a “2012 Amazing Individual” award for her work encouraging teachers to educate their students about how to be environmentally conscience.
John Lynch has joined Sunbelt Controls, a building automation controls contractor. Lynch has more than 16 years of HVAC project management, engineering and sales experience.
Steven Eklund and Bill Marcus have joined the board of directors at Respect Your Universe Inc. Eklund retired as the chief financial officer for RYU and joined the board immediately. Marcus is senior managing director at Hedgeharber and president of Evolution Trading Partners. He has 28 years of experience building and managing institutional trading firms in financial derivative markets. Aaron Loreth will succeed Eklund as vice president of finance. In addition, Director Emmanuel “Kofi” Brown will leave the board to pursue his job as chief marketing officer, and Kristian Andresen will retire from the board.
Keith Kudrewicz and Valery Jeffries have joined Rampart Casino as casino hosts.
Chef Angelo Sosa opened his first Las Vegas restaurant, Poppy Den, inside Tivoli Village. It is a 5,400-square-foot Asian gastropub.
Balloons With A Twist, owned by Michele Rothstein, was named a Las Vegas party and event planning “Best of 2012” winner on Kudzu, on online guide to service providers. More than 5 million businesses competed in 30 categories. Winners were chosen by online vote.
Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth has been appointed medical director of the Paradise clinic for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada. VMSN, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, provides health care services to uninsured people in Southern Nevada. Edgeworth previously served as a volunteer physician, then staff physician for VMSN.
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