On the Move, Dec. 1, 2014


U.S. Bank named Clark Wood market president in Las Vegas, leading the company’s middle market commercial banking team and the gaming business nationally. Wood will lead U.S. Bank’s Las Vegas market leadership committee, comprising all lines of business serving the Las Vegas market.


The Las Vegas HEALS executive committee, Ann Lynch, chairman and president; Doug Geinzer, CEO, Bob Cooper, ­founder; Chris Vito, ­secretary/treasurer; Charles Perry, chair, legislative task force, and Brendan Bussmann, chair, ­ communications task force, appointed key local health care leaders to its board of directors including: Larry Barnard, CEO, University Medical Center; Brian Brannman, CEO, Dignity Health/St. Rose Dominican Hospitals; Renee Coffman, CEO, Roseman University; Dr. Mike Edwards, president of Clark County Medical Society;

Vance Farrow, health care industry specialist, Governor¹s Office of Economic Development; Dr. Joe Hardy, Nevada state senator; Dr. Joe Iser, chief health officer of Southern Nevada Health District; Daline Janiuk, president of Bank of Nevada; Sam Kaufman, CEO, Desert Springs &Valley Hospitals; James Kilber, CEO, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada; Daniel Mathis, CEO, Nevada Health Care Association; Jonas Peterson, chief operating officer, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance; Stacy Scheer, senior associate, Colliers International; Justin Schmiedel, administration director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health; Todd Sklamberg, ­ CEO, Sunrise &Sunrise Children’s Hospital; Cheryl Smith, medical and wellness tourism manager, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Col. Willie Tellez, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center; Dr. Marcia Turner, vice chancellor Nevada System of Higher Education; Dr. Carolyn Yucha, dean, UNLV Colleges of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.

Matt Smith Physical Therapy expanded its clinical services team with several new hires

■ Physical therapist Junwyn Agustin will treat patients at the company’s Charleston/Rancho location. Agustin received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Philippine College of Health Sciences in Manila.

■ Physical therapist Patrick Thurman brings more than 20 years of orthopedic experience to Matt Smith Physical Therapy.

■ Physical therapy assistant Niurky Miralles will treat patients at the Nellis location. Miralles received an occupational associate degree from Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas.

■ Physical therapy assistant Jesse Sherrod will treat patients at the Seven Hills location. Sherrod received an associate of applied science degree from Carrington College in Las Vegas.

■ Physical therapy assistant Asia Hunwick will be treating patients at the Windmill location. Hunwick received an associate of applied science degree from Carrington College in Las Vegas.


Robert List, a former Nevada attorney general and governor, has been named chairman of Nevada Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt’s transition team. List serves as senior partner at the Las Vegas law firm Kolesar &Leatham.

Lindsey A. Williams joined the Las Vegas office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate. She is a member of the corporate and business department and advises clients on the development, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, technology transactions and drafting and negotiation of intellectual property agreements.


Kalco Lighting named Libby Hartman marketing manager. Her duties include media planning, branding and creative direction. Hartman’s experience ranges from luxury construction to online retail with a focus on emerging business and branding.


Caruso Affiliated, known for building retail projects such as The Grove in Los Angeles, appointed Tonia Chafetz to general manager of The Linq Promenade. Chafetz previously served as general manager of Tivoli Village. While with General Growth Properties, Chafetz worked to develop the strategic partnership program of the Las Vegas General Growth Properties portfolio including Fashion Show, the Shoppes at Palazzo, Meadows Mall and Boulevard Mall.

Bellagio, MGM Resorts International’s luxury hotel turns 20
The more than 3,000-room Bellagio hotel is situated on the site of the former Dunes Hotel. The Dunes was imploded in 1993, and construction of the Bellagio started in 1996. It cost $1.6 billion to build, making it the most expensive hotel in the world at the time. The Bellagio was former Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn’s second major casino on the Strip after The Mirage. MGM Resorts International acquired the property from Steve Wynn in 2000. (Tara Mack/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Facial recognition software at G2E – Todd Prince
Shing Tao, CEO of Las Vegas-based Remark Holdings, talks about his facial recognition product. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal, speaks about his new Las Vegas chicken restaurant
Former NBA player, Shaquille O'Neal, speaks about his new Las Vegas chicken restaurant. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Bobby Baldwin to leave MGM
MGM Resorts International executive and professional poker player Bobby Baldwin is set to leave MGM.
Caesars has new armed emergency response teams
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has created armed emergency response teams. They are composed of former military and law enforcement officials. "These teams provide valuable additional security capabilities,” Caesars spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish said. Caesars is hiring Security Saturation Team supervisors, managers and officers, according to LinkedIn. The company did not say how many people it plans to hire for the units. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas, airlines prepare for CES
CES in January is expected to attract more than 180,000 attendees. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
AGS partners with Vegas Golden Knights
AGS is the nation’s second-largest manufacturer of Class II slot machines used primarily in tribal jurisdictions. It announced a marketing partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights NHL team. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Lehman Brothers bet big on Las Vegas
Lehman Brothers collapsed 10 years ago, helping send the country into the Great Recession.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Ross & Snow launches in Las Vegas
Luxury shoe brand Ross & Snow has opened in Las Vegas, featuring "functional luxury" with premium shearling footwear. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Remote Identification and Drones
DJI vice president of policy and public affairs discusses using remote identification on drones. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Drones and public safety in Nevada
Two representatives in the drone industry discuss UAV's impact on public safety. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Frontier Airlines to launch flights from Las Vegas to Mexico
Frontier, a Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier, will become the first airline in more than a decade to offer international service to Canada and Mexico from Las Vegas when flights to Cancun and Los Cabos begin Dec. 15. (Rick Velotta/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren addresses Oct. 1 lawsuits
MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren addresses criticism his company has received for filing a lawsuit against the survivors of the Oct. 1 shooting. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
MGM Resorts International opens the doors on MGM Springfield
Massachusetts’ first hotel-casino opens in downtown Springfield. The $960 million MGM Springfield has 252 rooms and 125,000-square-feet of casino. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
MGM Resorts International prepares to open MGM Springfield
Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International gave news media and invited guests a preview of the $960 million MGM Springfield casino in Massachusetts. The commonwealth's first resort casino will open Friday, Aug. 24. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A Walk Through Circus Circus
It only takes a short walk through Circus Circus to realize it attracts a demographic like no other casino on the Strip: families with young children. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Morphy Auctions, a vintage slot machines seller, wants gaming license
Vice president Don Grimmer talks about Morphy Auctions at the company's warehouse located at 4520 Arville Street in Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Rick Velotta/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada's venture capital money doesn't stay in state
Zach Miles, associate vice president for economic development for UNLV, said there’s venture money in Southern Nevada, “but trying to find the right groups to tap into for that money is different.” According to a 2017 report from the Kauffman Foundation, Las Vegas ranked number 34 out of 40 metropolitan areas for growth entrepreneurship, a metric of how much startups grow. With a lack of growing startups in Las Vegas, investment money is being sent outside of state borders. The southwest region of the U.S. received $386 million in funding in the second quarter, with about $25.2 million in Nevada. The San Francisco area alone received about $5.6 billion. (source: CB Insights)
Neon wraps can light up the night for advertising
Vinyl wrap company 5150 Wraps talks about neon wraps, a new technology that the company believes can boost advertising at night. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nevada on the forefront of drone safety
Dr. Chris Walach, senior director of Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, talks to a reporter at NIAS's new Nevada Drone Center for Excellence of Public Safety, located inside the Switch Innevation Center in Las Vegas. K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @KMCannonPhoto
Motel 8 on south Strip will become site of hotel-casino
Israeli hoteliers Asher Gabay and Benny Zerah bought Motel 8 on the south Strip for $7.4 million, records show. They plan to bulldoze the property and build a hotel-casino. Motel 8 was built in the 1960s and used to be one of several roadside inns on what's now the south Strip. But it looks out of place today, dwarfed by the towering Mandalay Bay right across the street.
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