Friday, July 9, 2010 | 3 a.m.
Ed Farmer is general manager and Eric Vargas is sales director of the Big League Dreams Sports Park. Before coming to Las Vegas, Farmer served as general manager of the company’s sports parks in Cathedral City, Calif.; Gilbert, Ariz.; Manteca, Calif.; and League City, Texas. He has been with Big League Dreams since 1998.
City National Bank Nevada Regional Executive Larry Charlton was appointed to the Early Childhood Advisory Council by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
Shelley Stepanek of Stagedreams is president, Mel Carter of the Greenspun Media Group is vice president, Monica Broglia of 33 Group is new membership director, Jan Johnson of WOW Marketing/LV Catering is treasurer, Dianna Arnson of CityWide Entertainment is website director, Harriet Bernard of Ladies Day Out is secretary and Brenda Turner of Andrea’s VIP Production is speakers director of the Destination Services Association.
Hector Vega and Kevin Schuman are sales professionals with Exclusive Realty of Las Vegas. Both have the certified distressed property expert as well as the short sale and foreclosure resource designations.
Jerry Adler is general manager of the Shoppes at Palazzo and the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian for General Growth Properties. Adler is responsible for daily operations and management of the two shopping centers, public safety, as well as tenant relations.
Halee Harczynski is entertainment and special events manager for the two properties. Before joining General Growth, Harczynski was special events coordinator for the Venetian and Palazzo.
Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard & Shapiro Senior Litigation Partner Mark Krum has joined the Las Vegas office from Los Angeles. He will work in the areas of securities litigation and corporate governance litigation as well as complex business disputes. Krum has been a partner with the firm since 1992.
Andrew Sedlock joined the firm from Snell & Wilmer. He has experience in many areas of commercial litigation including intellectual property matters.
Jennifer Sanders joined the firm from Santoro, Driggs, Walch, Kearney, Holley & Thompson. Her experience is in the areas of civil litigation including breach of contract and partnership agreements, insurance compliance matters and real property disputes in state and federal courts.
Hutchison & Steffen attorney Erin Lee Truman has been appointed to the Nevada panel of pro tempore judges and will be assigned cases in the Short Trial Program in the 8th Judicial Court.
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Las Vegas 2010 Class consists of: Dulcinea Almazan of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas; Jocelyn Bluitt-Fisher of MGM Resorts International; Cheryl Bradford of Martin & Allison; Julie Brown of Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas-Dennis & Carol Pessin; Nancy Brune of Sandia National Laboratories; Adam Bult of Jones Vargas; Joseph Caldera of Caldera Wealth Management; Edgar Carranza of Backus Carranza; Scott Chamberlain of UBS; Jason Cheney of Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort; Michael Coleman of UnitedHealthcare; Elisabeth Daniels of the Nevada Business & Industry Department; Ryder Donohue of BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Dean Elyacoubi of Merrill Lynch; Carmen Gigar of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Theodore Giza of New-Com; Joshua Haldeman of Bank of Nevada; Doreen Hartwell of Lionel Sawyer & Collins; Chad Henry of American Medical Response; Ann Hoff of New York-New York; Tierra Jones of Clark County; Scott Kerestesi of Cragin & Pike Insurance; Donna Lauger of Wyndham Consumer Finance; Laura Lee and Joshua Swissman of Mirage; Jessica Lewis, Mark Shank and Jenny Venter of NV Energy; L. Brian McAnallen of CenturyLink; Joan McGee and Mahima Singh of the College of Southern Nevada; Elizabeth Mercier of Lentz & Mercier; Curt Miller of Anexeon; Timothy Mullin of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth; Debra Nutton of MGM Grand; Angela Otto of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Amanda Penn of UnitedHealthcare; John Repetti of Doroshow Insurance; Fuilala Riley of HELP of Southern Nevada; Kelly Schick of ScripNet; Wendy Sexton of Entity Services; Jennifer Taylor of Robertson & Vick; Rebecca Theim of Tipitina Communications; Lauri Thompson of Greenberg Traurig; Robin Vanderberry of Nellis Air Force Base; Jamie Walters of Olson Precast Co.; Paul Washeba of Urban Environmental Research; and Michele Weith of American Family.
Fiona Smith is a customer service representative in the West Las Vegas office and Emily Neill is a customer service representative in the Henderson office of Liberty Mutual.
David J. Simard is senior vice president of Marnell Properties. Simard will be responsible for real estate development, acquisition and sales, entitlement and management of the corporate real estate portfolio.
Mark Phillips is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Nevada Commerce Bank. He joins the bank from Phillips Loan Support Service, a company providing lending and credit administration consulting services to financial institutions in Nevada and California.
Philip Crapo is vice president of active adult and large-scale communities for RMI Management. Crapo was community manager for Sun City Aliante.
The State Bar of Nevada officers are: Cam Ferenbach of Lionel Sawyer & Collins, president; Constance L. Ackridge of Jones Vargas, president-elect; Francis C. Flaherty of Dywer Lawrence Law Firm, vice president; and Kathleen J. England of England Law Office, immediate past president.
Bill Granda of Paradigm Associates is president and Michael Mazur of Lawrence Nathan Associates is vice president of the Turnaround Management Association of Nevada.
Doug Bradford is center director of the United Service Organizations center at McCarran International Airport. Bradford will be responsible for the construction, staffing and management of the center, which is scheduled to open Veteran’s Day weekend.
Greenberg Traurig won a Chambers USA 2010 Award for Excellence in real estate. In addition, the following law firms were listed in the 2010 Chambers USA Guide. Corporate/commercial: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Holland & Hart and Lionel Sawyer & Collins-band 1; Greenberg Traurig, Snell & Wilmer and Woodbury and Wedge-band 2. Environment: Parsons Behle & Latimer-band 1; Lionel Sawyer & Collins, McDonald Carano Wilson, Santoro Driggs Walch Kearney Holley & Thompson, Woodbury and Wedge-band 2. Gaming and licensing: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Lionel Sawyer & Collins-band 1; Jones Vargas and Lewis and Roca-band 2; Gordon Silver and McDonald Carano Wilson-band 3. Labor and employment: Kamer Zucker Abbott-band 1; Jackson Lewis and Littler Mendelson-band 2; Fisher & Phillips and Lionel Sawyer & Collins-band 3. Litigation: Campbell & Williams, Kemp Jones & Coulthard, Jones Vargas and Lionel Sawyer & Collins-band 1; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Holland & Hart, Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish, Lewis and Roca and Morris Peterson-band 2; Greenberg Traurig, McDonald Carano Wilson, Parson Behle & Latimer, Robinson Belaustegui Sharp & Low and Santoro Driggs Walch Kearnery Holley & Thompson-band 3. Real estate: Jones Vargas, Kaempfer Crowell Renshaw Gronauer & Fiorentino and Lionel Sawyer & Collins-band 1; Goold Patterson Ales & Day, Holland & Hart, McDonald Carano Wilson, Rice Sibley Reuther & Sullivan and Snell & Wilmer-band 2; Ballard Spahr, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Santoro Driggs Walch Kearney Holley & Thompson-band 3.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield 2010 Healthcare Heroes winners are: administrator-Karla Perez of Universal Health Services; care provider-Michael S. Levy of the Center for Addiction Medicine; educator-Mike Harter of Touro University; community partner-Hyla Winters of the College of Southern Nevada; humanitarian-Ernie Devald of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals; entrepreneur-Susan Chandler of Twin Physician Services; innovator-Florence Jameson of Volunteers in Medicine Southern Nevada; nonprofit-Nicole Rainey of the National MS Society; technology/research-John Gosche of the University of Nevada School of Medicine; lifetime achievement-Charles Perry of the Nevada Health Care Association.
Roberts Roof & Floor was named a 2010 Firestone Partner in Quality by Firestone Building Products Co. for demonstrating excellence in commercial roofing installations during the last year.
Numerous local lawyers were included in the 2010 Mountain States Super Lawyers directory. For a complete listing go to http://www.superlawyers.com/nevada.
CORE Construction kicked off it’s Christmas in July food drive to benefit Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada on June 22. The food drive continues through July 28 at the company’s offices at 7150 Cascade Valley Court, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
J.W. Zunino & Associates participated in the National Park Service Callville Bay Beach cleanup and eco drive at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in celebration of Earth Day and Landscape Architecture Month.
SuperPawn employees helped to make-over the store inside the Stella Fleming Senior Assisted Living Center operated by Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. Employees provided labor and the company donated new inventory. In addition, SuperPawn is working with Three Square to help maximize food programs for those who live in the center.
The estate planning and probate law firm of Jeffrey Burr Ltd. and the elder law firm of James M. O’Reilly LLC will merge. The merger will create a new elder law services division within Jeffrey Burr to compliment the firm’s estate and tax planning practices. The firm will be known as the Law Firm of Jeffrey Burr and will maintain offices at 2600 Paseo Verde Parkway in Henderson and 7881 W. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop retained the Glenn Group for its 2010 brand development campaigns.
Nathan Adelson Hospice has launched a new website at www.nah.org.