Curtis Reed is market manager for Middle Market Banking in Nevada and Arizona for Chase. He has nearly 20 years of commercial banking experience and has been with Chase and its predecessor companies since 1996.
Michael Pierotti Jr. is general manager at Double Helix Wine and Whiskey Lounge at Town Square.
Dr. Paul Emery joined Dignity Health Medical Group, affiliated with the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospital system. He is a board-certified internal medicine physician and is formerly with K | E Medical Group. Emery will practice at the primary care clinic at 8285 W. Arby Ave., Suite 231, Las Vegas.
Darryl Seibel is associate athletic director of external relations at UNLV. He oversees the athletic department’s marketing, media relations and community relations efforts along with working with ticketing and development. He worked nine Olympic Games and numerous other international events as a communications executive. He served as director of communications and Olympic media strategy for the British Olympic Association through this year’s Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Mark Cunningham is director of marketing and customer experience at Sundance Helicopters, a tour operator. He has more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience and was most recently director of sales and marketing for Task Force One, a hotel consulting company.
Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations and Government Affairs welcomed eight new people to the firm: Karen Griffin, public affairs director; Amy Maier, senior public relations account executive; Lisa Robinson, senior public relations account executive; Adrienne Augustus, senior public relations account executive; Aisha Kasmir, social media associate; Daniella Cortez Alvarez, public relations coordinator; Claudia Magana, social media coordinator; and Katie McCarthy Finnerty, receptionist/account coordinator.
Marla Hudgens is an associate at Lewis Roca Rothgerber. She joined the firm’s litigation practice group and focuses her practice on civil, commercial and appellate litigation at the federal and state levels. Hudgens previously was an associate at Lionel Sawyer & Collins.
The Las Vegas Hospitality Association added 15 members, including: Shelly Gray, director of housing, venues and travel, Advanstar Communications; Robert Urichuk, vice president of sales, Angel Management Group; Jamie Hastings, owner, Churchill House Events; Laurie DiGrandi, national sales manager, and Joyce Grayson, executive director of hotel sales and catering, Circus Circus; Jason Umphlett, general manager, Current Events; Rick Loska, sales director, Grand Lux Café and the Cheesecake Factory; Shannon DeBoer, regional manager of tourism marketing and development, Macy’s; Brandon Loska, co-owner, and Brett Kanda, co-owner, Perfect Shot Productions; Jane Villafuerte, director of operations, Poker Royalty; Brandon Busche, CEO, Premier Party Tours; Dean Taylor, president, Pro Expo; Michael Pavicich, associate director of hotel sales, SLS Las Vegas; and Jocelyn Loska, sales manager, Tavistock Restaurants.
Victoria Coley is Nevada and Arizona market vice president and Jean Higginbotham is Nevada and Arizona sales director for Humana. Coley has been with Humana for 14 years, while Higginbotham has been with the company for 12 years.
Robert Ulmer is next dean of the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at UNLV, effective July 1. He is currently professor and chairman of the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and he holds two secondary appointments with the College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.
Florence Rogers was promoted to president and CEO at Nevada Public Radio. She joined NVPR in 2001 as program director and became general manager in 2007.
Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, was reappointed to the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. It serves as the advisory body to the secretary of commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry in the U.S.
Benjamin Baumann is chief financial officer at MountainView Hospital. He previously was the CFO at Southern Hills Hospital.
Alexander Schnoeller is vice president of food and beverage at the Palms. He has more than 15 years of industry experience and most recently served in the same role at Mandarin Oriental.
Dr. Michael Edwards, a Las Vegas plastic surgeon, is president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also president-elect of the Clark County Medical Society. Edwards is a partner in Anson, Edwards and Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates.
Colleen McCarty, an associate at Gordon Silver, was appointed to the advisory commission on the Administration of Justice’s Victims of Crime subcommittee. She practices in general and commercial litigation, business crimes and government investigation matters. McCarty previously worked at KLAS-TV.
Christina Wilson is the executive chef at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood. Wilson won Season 10 of TV show “Hell’s Kitchen.”
Former restructuring and turnaround consultant Charles Schultz Jr. has opened an office of the Interface Financial Group in Las Vegas. The company offers small businesses an alternative source for working capital.
Natalie Sivertsen is a junior account executive at one7 communications. Her responsibilities include media relations, charity involvement and developing public relations strategy.
Mark Andelbradt is the executive chef at Postrio at Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian. He has more than 18 years of culinary experience in Asia, Europe and North America. He has worked at restaurants such as Brasserie T and Tru in Chicago, Daniel in New York, Morimoto in both Philadelphia and New York and Tao Las Vegas.
Magann Jordan of the Clark County District Attorney Victim Services Unit and Lt. Loren Napier of Metro Police are new members of the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. The council meets quarterly in either Reno or Las Vegas and includes community members, educators, business and health care professionals, service providers, law enforcement, judiciary, prosecutors and advocates, as well as domestic violence victims and survivors.