Multiple Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices teams and one individual real estate sales executive were recognized among the leading professionals in American real estate, according to Real Trends’ “The Thousand.” Real Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, recently published “The Thousand” list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams. Avi Dan-Goor was No. 21 on the “Individuals by Sides” list. Landing on the “Teams by Sides” list, which is ranked by number of transactions, were the Tonnesen Team, Shapiro & Sher Group, the Napoli Group, the Carver Team, the Brian Wedewer Team, the Mullin Group, Brown Blankfield Group, Gunning Team, Team Egbert and the Crampton Team. Landing on the “Teams by Volume” list, which is ranked by dollar amount, were Shapiro & Sher Group, the Tonnesen Team, the Napoli Group, the Mullin Group, the Carver Team, the Brian Wedewer Team and Brown Blankfield Group.
Rob Schweizer is the general manager of Park Place Infiniti.
Three Realtors — including the top agent for volume — and three agent teams at Coldwell Banker Premier Realty were named America’s most productive sales associates for 2015 as part of Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents. No individual agent in Nevada sold more real estate than Diane Varney, who closed almost $65 million in transactions. Other Coldwell Banker honorees were Hanna Dam, No. 18 agent for transaction sides; Kameron Kildea, No. 25 for transaction sides; the Kiefer-Lester Team, No. 7 team for sales volume and No. 21 team for transaction sides; Kaori Guerra Team, No. 27 for transaction sides; and the Stan Hicks Team, No. 32 for transaction sides.
Casey Floyd is vice president of integrated marketing at MassMedia.
Dorian Stonebarger is program director after serving as program manager at Three Square Food Bank. Alice Gonzalez is benefit services outreach director. Maurice Johnson is the director of operations and Rob Santwer is the director of marketing and communications.
Las Vegas BikeFest, in partnership with performer and motorcycle enthusiast Branscombe Richmond, formed the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The 2016 inductees are Keith Ball, Lorenzo Lamas, Evel Knievel and Robbie Knievel.
Dr. Aaron Ritter is a neuropsychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Ritter joins the center after a two-year fellowship with the center’s neurology and neuropsychiatry programs and specializes in neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Ritter will lead the center’s clinical trials program.
Mike Yoder was promoted to CEO of WinTech. He co-founded the company in 2011 and served as chief technology officer.
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis presented the 2015 National Wildfire Coordinating Group Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Award to the Grand Canyon Helitack Crew. The crew was recognized for consistently maintaining a high level of wildfire EMS support at the local, regional and national levels. During the 2015 wildfire season, the crew spent 149 days away from the station as the primary medical and short-haul helicopter for large wildfires.
Latoya Bembry is the director of public relations for the Ferraro Group.
The TMG Entertainment Network’s 14th annual Silver State Awards recognize excellence and achievement in Clark County. Included in the ceremony were honorary awards: Excellence in Journalism was presented to Paula Francis, the Jim Rogers - Spirit of Education Award was presented to Bart Patterson, the Humanitarian Award was presented to Chet Buchanan and the Entertainment Pioneer Award was presented to Jeff Kutash. Other award recipients included KLAS – CBS 8, which won three awards, including Best Evening/Mid-Day News Anchors (team) and Best Local Television Station (shared with KTNV – ABC 13), the Best Jeweler was presented to MJ Christensen, the Best Real Estate Agent went to Mahsheed Barghisavar, the Best Casino and Best Hotel Pool went to the Cosmopolitan.
Favian Perez is the corporate support manager at Nevada Public Radio. He develops and implements sales strategies, and manages a staff of seven handling corporate support, including advertising sales, underwriting, sponsorships and special events for News 88.9 KNPR-FM Classical 89.7 KCNV-FM and Desert Companion magazine.
Panattoni Development Co. and Hillwood Investment Properties broke ground on an approximately 482,000-square-foot speculative warehouse distribution facility as Phase II of the 150 acre South 15 Airport Center in Henderson.
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The Clark County Association of Health Underwriters, an organization of health insurance agents, brokers and professionals, installed its 2016-17 board of directors:
• President: Heidi Sterner, Leavitt Group Benefits Services
• President-elect and treasurer: Jeremy Shugarman, All Kinds of Insurance
• Immediate past president and communications chair: Deborah Makiri, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Secretary: Tara Jacquet, Branch Benefits Consultants
• Awards chair: Vickie Mayville, Mayville Inc.
• Communications vice chair: Grace Taylor, Capstone Brokerage
• HUPAC chair: Ken Garner, Distinctive Insurance
• Legislative chair: Susan Bauman, Amnet
• Legislative vice chair: Kirstine Sorenson, the MultiCare Group
• Media relations chair: Brian McEvilly, GLB Insurance Group of Nevada
• Media relations vice chair: T’Sharra Wright-Conner, Comprehensive Insurance Solutions
• Medicare chair: Len Barend, The Barend Agency
• Membership chair: Jo Ann Vernon, Freshbenies
• Membership vice chair: Jaime Welding, Balsiger Insurance
• Professional development chair – Lydia Boske Heater, Distinctive Insurance
• Public service chair – Luis Maceira, Rogers Benefits