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January 2017



Burke Construction Group, Inc. Announces the Promotion of Thad Lawrence to Vice President of Preconstruction Services

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Thad Lawrence to Vice President of Preconstruction Services. 

Since joining Burke in 2008, Thad distinguished himself early-on. During his tenure, he worked in the capacity of Project Manager and joined the Estimating and Preconstruction team, where he combined his years of experience in Operations. Since that time, he was promoted to a Senior Estimator and Director of Preconstruction Services, where his leadership has been instrumental in delivering numerous successful projects, and, in particular, directing our Federal Projects with our Strategic Partners and the Pirch National Store Roll-out - as both a Development Manager as well as the Project Executive. 



Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino Begins Work on Travel Center 

The Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino , the Nation’s Longest Running Casino, located at 2800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, Nevada 89002 has commenced construction for the Railroad Pass Travel Center, which will serve Southern Nevada and travelers on the new Interstate 11. The travel center will consist of a truck stop, Chevron-branded auto fueling facility, an 8,000 sq ft convenience store with truckers’ facilities and Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, a truck scale, and propane. The project will be built on approximately 16 acres of land adjoining the 85 year old Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. 

“We are thrilled to be building the Railroad Pass Travel Center,” said Joe DeSimone, Railroad Hotel & Casino owner. “With very easy on-and-off access from the new Interstate 11, our travel center is destined to become THE natural stopping point for all who travel to or from Las Vegas from the southeast. We will carry the products and offer the services that our clients want: from competitively priced fuel, to good food that travels well, to truckers’ merchandise, to the things that recreationists, such as cyclists and boaters, need.” 

Construction began on Wednesday, January 11th, and the project is scheduled for completion in the 3rd quarter of 2017.


Amber Beason named new Partner at Johnson Advisors

Johnson Advisors is pleased to announce that Amber Beason has been elected a Partner of the firm, effective January 01, 2017. Amber is a Las Vegan that attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Accounting.  She began her public accounting career at the firm in 2005, making her the firm’s first “homegrown” partner.

Amber specializes in accounting and tax planning for closely held-business involved in retail petroleum, manufacturing, real estate development, construction, and gaming. She is responsible for all aspects of client services and engagement management including income tax compliance, income tax planning, transaction consulting, strategic planning, and management consulting. She is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  

Known for her ability to get things done, Amber enjoys the diversity of her role as a working mother. She enjoys encouraging other working mothers on how to balance their careers while raising young children.


CCCU Ramps Up Tech Focus with Hire of First Chief Technology Officer

Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) announces it has hired its first Chief Technology Officer, Fred Howard, as a direct response to its strategic decision to increase and improve online and mobile capabilities for its members.

Howard is a hands-on, business focused technical manager with significant experience in managing technology solutions for both new and mature companies. Howard will be responsible for IT strategic planning, IT audits, and software quality assurance at CCCU.

"We were looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering IT projects and systems on time and on budget," said Matt Kershaw, CEO of CCCU. "We are highly sensitive to the administrative costs of running the credit union – the more efficient we are, the more money we can give back to our members in the annual dividend each year. Fred will help the credit union use technology to provide the best user experience for our members."



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