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September 1, 2014

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Tineka Knight transferred to the Las Vegas office of CB Richard Ellis from Ontario, Calif., as research coordinator, and Ashley Wood is a graphic designer for the company. Wood is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Las Vegas.

Sharon Traver is a marketing manager for the Las Vegas office of Colliers International. Traver was a client services specialist in the Washington, D.C., office of CB Richard Ellis.

Howard Francois is a muscoloskeletal imaging specialist with Desert Radiologists. Francois recently completed his fellowship in muscoloskeletal imaging at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and received his board certification from the American College of Radiology.

John Clancy, president of Dorwin Systems, earned his architectural openings consultant designation from the Door and Hardware Institute.

Rick Berry, Lorraine Dowd, Gloria Hawkesworth, Lori Sahagun and Tracy Terreri are Realtors with Exclusive Realty of Las Vegas.

Mary Lou Hanna is a property accountant for Gatski Commercial Real Estate Services. Before joining Gatski, Hanna was an office manager with Tiberti Construction Co.

The 2010-12 Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada board members are: Carolyn Wassell of Wassell Academy, president; Michele Shafe of the Clark County assessor’s office, executive vice president; Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini, vice president of volunteer relations; Assemblywoman Marily Kirkpatrick, vice president of community relations; Bryce Clutts of Danoski Clutts Building Group, treasurer; Kay Godbey of North Las Vegas government, secretary. Senior Girl Scout members-at-large are: Emily Ahlin and Cara Fava. Members-at-large are Nancy Becker, Roger Beuhrer, Deborah Conway, Morgan Lea Dabney, Debi Gallo, John Lescenski, Debbie Levy, LuAnn Kutch, Nora Luna, Susan Pucciarelli, Christine Smith, Debbi Svab, Sharry Quillin, Soozi Jones Walker and Carolyn Weaver.

2011 board members of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors are: Paul Bell of Prudential Americana Group, president; Kolleen Keley of Realty Executives of Nevada, president-elect; Bob Lamonte of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Desert Properties, vice president; Kathryn Bovard of Prudential Americana Group, treasurer; Christopher Bishop, Janet Carpenter, Noah Herrera, Heidi Kasama and Mary Greenspan, directors.

Frank LaForge is an attorney focusing on commercial, intellectual property and securities litigation in the litigation practice group of Holland & Hart. Before joining Holland & Hart, LaForge was an associate with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabin in San Francisco.

The International Association of Business Communicators Las Vegas chapter’s 2010-11 executive board consists of: Megan Lane of Imagine Marketing, president; Victor Rodriguez of Eurie Creative, executive vice president; Art Greene of Vertical Media, senior delegate; Paula Cano of Zappos, secretary; Lauren Dubsky of BannerView.com, treasurer; Charlene Mariano of Monarch Public Relations, vice president of membership; Christa McGraw of UNLV Men’s basketball, vice president of education; Jackie Anderson of Q ad | pr, vice president of communication; Vicki Soares of Metzger & Associates, vice president of programming; Morgan Doyle, UNLV student, student representative; Donna McAleer of UNLV publications and reprographics, director at large; and Beau Young of Young Media, director of interactive media.

Erica Lee is sales manager and John Slattery is director of sales and marketing for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Before joining JTSHCO, Lee was corporate partnership executive for ISP Sports. Slattery was with the New England Sports Network.

Matthew Saltzman, a shareholder at Kolesar & Leatham, was appointed to the Nevada State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

Elaine Karl of Manpower of Southern Nevada, Toni Hart of Hartland Mansion and David McElwain of the Clark County School District are directors of the Las Vegas Railroad Society.

Melanie Tomlin is a customer service representative and Denis Saia is a sales representative in the Henderson office of Liberty Mutual.

Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ Chris Mathews was admitted to the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court as a master of the bench.

Melanie Bash is director of special events for Lolita’s Cantina & Tequila Bar. Before joining Lolita’s, Bash was director of events, sales and marketing for ElevenSpa.

Lori Inness is a tax specialist and Victor Franco is a sales associate for ManagedPAY. Inness’ responsibilities include researching and resolving tax issues for payroll clients, and Franco is responsible for selling Aflac life and health insurance.

Margi Grein, executive director of the Nevada State Contactors Board, was appointed to the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies board of directors.

Kate Gilman of Ellswoth Wilman Johnson & Stout and Carolyn Glaser of the Assistance League of Las Vegas are members of the board of NevadaGIVES

Tori Patrick has launched Progressive Strategies Financial Group at 10120 S. Eastern Ave., an independent financial advising company. Before launching her own company, Patrick was with the Budin Group.

Cynthia Cameron, vice president of human resources at Hooters Hotel, and Ann Simmons, president at the Simmons Group, were named Symetra Community Champions for their volunteer work with the I Have a Dream Foundation of Las Vegas.

Donnell Bayot, director of academic affairs at the International School of Hospitality, was named to the National Association of Catering Executives President’s List.

Clay Archey is controller for TriCor Financial. Before joining TriCor, Archey was president and CEO of Archey & Co., a brokerage dealer in Durant, Okla.

The Turnaround Management Association of Nevada has named David Taketa to its board of directors. Taketa is a managing director at the consulting firm DTT & Associates.

Rebecca Thomas was promoted to senior project manager and Jeffrey Nelson was promoted to research analyst for Urban Environmental Research.

Corporate giving

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is challenging law firms to participate in its Law for Laces Shoe Drive by donating five or more pairs of new, boxed and tagged sneakers of any size by Sept. 1. Participating firms will be entered to win an office lunch for up to 25 people. To schedule a delivery or arrange for a pickup of collected shoes at any time during the drive, please contact GTSF at 617-4027.

Pardee Homes donated furniture valued at approximately $10,000 to Opportunity Village to help with rebuilding the organization’s thrift store in downtown Las Vegas.

Terry Fator and MGM Resorts International donated $350,000 and the proceeds from the Aug. 1 special performance of “Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert” to the Public Education Foundation.

More than 80 Las Vegas restaurants are offering special prix fix menus during restaurant week, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, with a portion of the proceeds going to Three Square Food Bank.

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