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Fri, May 21, 2010 (3 a.m.)


Kris Bauer is senior vice president of operations and Scott Sheldon is chief financial officer and senior vice president at Allegiant Travel Co. Bauer had been at Northwest/Delta Air Lines, serving as senior vice president of technical operations since October 2004. Sheldon has served as Allegiant’s vice president and principal accounting officer since 2007.

Corey J. Adcock, a longtime executive at American West Homes Inc. of Las Vegas, is a board member at Iconosys Inc., a California developer of mobile technology applications.

Kathleen Strukoff is senior vice president and key account manager for Aon Consulting.

Mark El-Tawil is regional CEO for Humana’s West region commercial operations. The region includes Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. Humana commercial products include medical plans and specialty benefits in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. El-Tawil joined Humana in July 2008 as president of the company’s commercial market operations in Arizona, and recently began work for Humana in Nevada, including overseeing the spring 2010 launch of Humana’s commercial HMO products in Las Vegas. Also, M. Curt Howell is president of Humana’s Arizona and Utah commercial market operations.

Robert Caldwell, an attorney with Kolesar & Leatham, was elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Stephanie LaBorde is account manager with MassMedia Corporate Communications

Minerva Mortel is loan administration officer for Nevada Commerce Bank.

Connie Williams and Mary Everson of the Employee Training and Rehabilitation Department received the Excellent Service for Nevada’s Manufacturers award from Nevada Industry Excellence.

Dean Welsh is director of client development for Q ad | pr.

Ray C. Jones of Snell & Wilmer was named to the Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Board of Trustees and Marek P. Bute of Snell & Wilmer as named to the Southern Nevada Advertising Committee for the State Bar of Nevada.

Linda Johnson is president of Southwest Medical Asssociates.

Adam Malan is vice president of the brokerage department of the Equity Group.

Glenn Gavin and Patrick Jordan are senior vice presidents and financial consultants, Jason Swobe is registered operations and sales associate and Pamela Halaburda is administrative assistant for Tricor Financial.

Neil Rupp is hospital services director for United Blood Services Southern Nevada.

Donald Snyder is interim dean of the UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

Corporate giving

City National Bank donated $5,000 and the Public Education Foundation $3,000 to enhance the Lincoln-Edison Elementary School library through Clark County READS Library Enhancement.

More than a dozen former WTA (women’s professional tennis) pros and Division 1 tennis players participated May 15 in the fifth annual LIVESTRONG Day World Team Tennis Exhibition and Community Barbecue at Spanish Trail Tennis Center. The event, organized by Snell & Wilmer law firm partner Rob Kinas, included exhibition matches and events that helped raise approximately $90,000 for Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Marie Callender’s raised more than $1,000 to the benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation by donating 15 percent of proceeds from dinners held at two of its locations.

Basic High School students, funded by the Stern Family Foundation, gave $2,000 to Family Promise of Las Vegas, $2,000 to Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and $1,000 to Paws with a Cause; Northwest Career and Technical Center students, funded by NV Energy, gave $2,000 to Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, $2,000 to Break the Chain and $1,000 to Speedway Children’s Charities; Green Valley High School students, funded by the DeVore Family Fund, gave $2,000 to Positively Kids, $1,500 to HopeLink, $1,000 to Family and Child Treatment and $500 to Area Health Education Center; Desert Oasis High School students, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, gave $1,000 to Operation Bridge/Bridge Counseling, $1,000 to Street Teens, $1,000 to the Rape Crisis Center, $1,000 to Safe House, $500 to Foundation For Recovery and $500 to Family and Child Treatment; Valley High School students, funded by USAA Savings Bank, gave $3,000 to Three Square, and $2,000 to Shade Tree; Las Vegas High School students, funded by the Stern Family Foundation, gave $3,500 to the Rape Crisis Center and $1,500 Safe House; Mojave High School students, funded by USAA Savings Bank, gave $2,000 to Shade Tree, $2,000 to the Rape Crisis Center and $1,000 to Family and Child Treatment; Sierra Vista High School students, funded by State Farm, gave $2,150 to Child Focus, $2,000 to Shade Tree and $850 to Family and Child Treatment; and Cimarron-Memorial High School students, funded by UnitedHealthcare, gave $3,500 to Solutions Foundation and $1,500 to Foundation For Recovery through the We R Community program. As part of We R Community, students create a mission statement, conduct a needs assessment, research nonprofit organizations, review grant applications, fund grants and incorporate this program into classroom learning and their daily lives. Students are also asked to volunteer two to four hours each month with nonprofit organizations of their choice. We R Community students have volunteered approximately 2,500 hours this year. Each We R Community class receives $5,000 donated by sponsors, and the students decide which nonprofit groups to fund with the money.

Wells Fargo donated $10,000 to the State of Nevada Trust Fund for the Education of Dependent Children. The fund, established by the Nevada Legislature in 1995, provides financial support for children of Nevada police officers, firefighters, officers of the Nevada Highway Patrol officers and volunteer ambulance drivers or attendants who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Nevada System of Higher Education distributes the funds to institutions at which the students are enrolled. The fund helps pay for registration, school labs and textbooks.


Capgemini Government Solutions LLC, a member of the Paris-based Capgemini Group, provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, was awarded a three-year, $27.9 million contract for unemployment insurance modernization services for Nevada’s Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Department. The contract is to replace existing systems and technologies. The new system includes Oracle’s Enterprise Taxation Management software that can enable revenue management authorities to improve the revenue collection and billing processes and respond to federal regulatory changes.

The Nevada Cancer Institute, with the Vons Foundation’s support, will open a Cancer Rehabilitation & Exercise Lab on the NVCI campus.

The Nevada State Contractors Board Business Assistance Program, established to provide guidance with the license application process, is accepting reservations for a free workshop on May 26 at the Henderson Board office, 2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Applicants for a contractor’s license receive information to complete the application process quickly and accurately. In addition to the workshop, applicants — upon completion of their application — are given the opportunity to have their applications reviewed by staff before submitting them for approval. Information in locating source documents for the application is also provided, as well as a checklist of state and local agencies and other resources.

For information, contact Lisa Bedsole, licensing consultant, at 486-1100, ext. 1120; or by e-mail at: lbedsole@nscb.state.nv.us.

New location

Challenger School is opening its Los Prados campus at 5150 N. Jones Blvd. and is taking applications for summer and fall 2010 enrollment.

Savers celebrated the grand opening of a new thrift store in southwest Las Vegas at 2620 S. Decatur Blvd. with “Walk the Walk,” a VIP fashion show preview event and fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.

The newest Sweet Tomatoes, at 9460 West Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, partnered for its grand opening with a fundraiser for the Nevada Cancer Institute.

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