The Notes: Jan. 27, 2020

Colliers International Las Vegas was recognized as Accredited Management Organization Firm of the Year at the 2019 Shooting Star awards for the Institute of Real Estate Management Las Vegas chapter. Multiple Colliers team members were also recognized, including Angelina Scarcelli, CPM, as CPM of the Year and Professional Achievement Award, and Erica Aulino, ACoM, Associate Member of the Year.

Maximilien Fetaz was promoted to shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. His practice is in the firm’s litigation department, where he represents his clients in state and federal court in complex commercial litigation disputes, with a focus on securities and M&A litigation. The firm also expanded its government relations team with the addition of Neal Tomlinson, shareholder; Kristina Kleist, policy adviser and associate; and Denise Freeman, senior policy assistant. This team will work primarily out of the firm’s Las Vegas and Carson City offices, as well as in the firm’s new Cheyenne, Wyo., office.

The Nevada State Apartment Association announced its 2020 board of directors, led by incoming President Phyllis Garcia, a regional manager for Ovation Property Management. Additional officers include Troy Perkins, vice president, with MG Properties in Northern Nevada; Lisa Lynes, treasurer, with Cornerstone Residential; Debra Peterson, primary vendor executive officer, with Apartments.com; Beckie Shudinis, secondary vendor executive officer, with Burns Pest Elimination; Bret Homes, immediate past president, with Advanced Management Group; and Eric Newmark, legal counsel with Karsaz Law.

Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed Geoconda Argüello-Kline and reappointed Steve Hill as chair to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board of directors. Argüello-Kline has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years and serves as secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226. Hill also serves as president and COO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Desert Radiology expanded its Palomino Lane corporate office in the Las Vegas Medical District to include two new radiologists, Dr. Roberto Martinez and Dr. Amir Paydar. Martinez will primarily focus on providing interpretations for mammography exams and performing breast biopsies at Desert Radiology’s Palomino imaging center. Paydar will serve as a teleradiologist providing imaging interpretations and results.

Byrd Insurance Inc., a resource for trucking insurance and contractor’s insurance, expanded its profile with the acquisition of its company headquarters in North Las Vegas at 3840 W. Ann Road. Nevada State Development Corporation assisted with financing with a low-interest SBA 504 loan. Nevada State Bank partnered on the financing package.

Kaktuslife, the luxury lifestyle residential apartment community by TRU Development Co., was named Best New Community of the Year at the 13th annual Las Vegas Jewel Awards. The Jewel Awards are hosted by the Nevada State Apartment Association and recognize exemplary achievements in the multifamily housing industry.

A. Collins Hunsaker was promoted to director of estate planning at the Law Firm of Jeffrey Burr. Hunsaker will manage the entirety of the estate planning practice in both Jeffrey Burr offices, as well as the overall management of the Jeffrey Burr brand. Hunsaker will remain the managing attorney of the Las Vegas office in addition to his new role.

Las Vegas native Monique Hafen Adams was cast in San Jose Stage Company’s first 2020 production, the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago. She will play the part of Roxie Hart.

Easter Seals Nevada, a health care and human services nonprofit serving families and children with developmental delays and adults with physical and intellectual limitations, has rebranded to Capability Health & Human Services. The organization offers services from birth, oftentimes accepting patients upon discharge from the NICU, through seniors.

Henderson Hospital was named a Top General Hospital nationally for its achievements in patient safety and quality for the second consecutive year. The designation was awarded by the Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.

The City of Henderson was honored with Southwest Alliance for Excellence’s 2019 Pioneer Award for Excellence. The alliance is a nonprofit that advances the improvement and excellence in organizations, communities and individuals in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Henderson is the only Nevada municipality to receive the award and was previously recognized with it in 2014. The city was evaluated on seven categories: leadership, strategy, customers, measurement, workforce, operations and results.

WaFd Bank opened its Nevada regional headquarters at 10100 W. Charleston Blvd. The new office will house the Nevada commercial banking team, community banking, wholesale lending team and Nevada corporate administration.

Touro University opened its new OptumCare ultrasound training facility inside the school’s Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation. The facility was constructed and equipped by OptumCare to provide students with access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology to enhance their educational experience.

Dale Erquiaga, president and CEO of Communities In Schools, and former Nevada state superintendent of public instruction and key adviser to then-Gov. Brian Sandoval, joined the Guinn Center’s board of directors.

Konami Gaming Inc. received first-place honors for its Synkros casino-management system in the Data Quadrant Awards by SoftwareReviews, a division of Info-Tech Research Group. Synkros was selected to receive the gold medal through reviews submitted by verified industry operators.