Kim Sonerholm is vice president of sales and marketing at UnitedHealthcare. She has been with the company for 23 years and most recently served as vice president of key accounts.
Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority was appointed to the Brand USA board of directors. Brand USA is the destination marketing organization for the United States.
Henderson Mayor Pro-Tem Debra March won the 2015 LIFRES Award from the UNLV Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies. The award is presented to people who contribute considerably to the growth and sustainability of the Lied Institute. March was a founding board member of the institute and later served as executive director.
Retired Clark County Credit Union President and CEO Wayne Tew won the Distinguished Service Award at the California and Nevada Credit Union League’s Reach Conference. Brandi Stankovic, human resources executive at Boulder Dam Credit Union and senior partner at Mitchell Stankovic and Associates, won the Tomorrow’s Star Award. Wally Murray, president and CEO of the Greater Nevada Credit Union, was named board chairman of the league. Eric Estes, president and CEO of Boulder Dam Credit Union, is vice chairman. Rounding out the executive committee are secretary/treasurer Dennis Flannigan, president and CEO of Great Basin Federal Credit Union; Rick Schmidt, president and CEO of WestStar Credit Union; and Matt Kershaw, president and CEO of Clark County Credit Union.
Evelyn Connors is the lifestyle director for DK Las Vegas, LLC, owner of five condominium developments in Las Vegas: The Ogden, One Las Vegas, Juhl, Loft5 and Spanish Palms. Connors oversees social programming, activities and events for residents of all DK Las Vegas properties with special focus on the Ogden and One Las Vegas.
Dan Eckles is the communications, marketing and publishing specialist for the Nevada Association of Realtors.
MountainView Hospital is the first in Nevada to offer bronchial thermoplasty to help alleviate symptoms of severe asthma in adults. A portion of the surgery was performed by Dr. Arnold Chung, a cardiothoracic surgeon at MountainView’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates. Prior to bronchial thermoplasty, doctors had only medications to offer severe asthma patients temporary relief from symptoms.
Stacy Lewis is an aesthetician and laser technician at SurgiSpa Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Nnamdi Otuwa specializes in anesthesiology at Southwest Medical’s Rancho/Charleston Health Center, 2450 W. Charleston Blvd. Amy Pfeiffer is a nurse practioner in Southwest Medical’s Care Plus division. Dr. Julie Lynn Swanson specializes in adult medicine and Monique Turner is a nurse practioner who specializes in adult medicine at Southwest’s Medical’s Nellis Health Center, 540 N. Nellis Blvd. Monique Turner. Sherry Cobb is an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in inpatient/skilled nursing care with Southwest Medical.
Jamie Lamphere is the marketing manager for Town Square Las Vegas.
Michael Kenny joined commercial real estate brokerage firm NAI Vegas. He’s working with Eric Larkin.
Wendy Gibson is executive vice president of global marketing at Global Experience Specialists.
Nicole Stuart is the director of marketing for Eastside Cannery.
Mark LaVoie, vice president of food and beverage for Boyd Gaming, joined the Las Vegas Business Academy board of directors.
Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison received an award from the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association for his work to strengthen Nevada’s economy.
Nevada Volunteers and the Governor’s Commission on Service recognized Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada medical oncologist Mary Ann K. Allison, as a Governor’s Point of Light Awards finalist. Dr. Allison was honored in the “Individual Volunteer: Southern Nevada” category for her work with clinical trials, community involvement and her co-founding The Caring Place – a local nonprofit organization and program of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation that provides no-cost adjunctive therapies, programs and services to support, educate and empower those impacted by cancer. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce honored CCCN with a 2015 Business Excellence Award. CCCN was distinguished as a “Trailblazer” for its engagement and support of the local community as well as improving the quality of life for Southern Nevadans. On October 9, Southern Nevada Society for Human Resource Management named CCCN as one of its Best Places to Work in Southern Nevada. CCCN placed second in the medium-sized business category. Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership of Southern Nevada) celebrated CCCN medical oncologist Dr. Oscar Goodman, Jr., with its Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Award. Dr. Goodman was recognized for his dedication to treating patients with cancer, his commitment to research pertaining to prostate cancer as well as his ongoing work with Roseman University of Health Sciences. Goodman is an associate professor of internal medicine at Roseman and is part of its Cancer Research Program. The UNLV College of Sciences honored CCCN radiation oncologist Matthew Schwartz as its Alumnus of the Year. A 1996 graduate of UNLV, Schwartz currently serves as a member of the Radiation Executive Committee of The US Oncology Network and the Clinical Pathways Committee. He also serves as chairman of the board of managers of Las Vegas Cyberknife at Summerlin.
Amber Stidham is the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s director of government affairs.