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December 2017


Coral_Academy_LV.pngCoral Academy of Science Las Vegas Announces New Campus in Henderson

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV), a state-sponsored public charter school, announced the opening its fourth campus in Henderson for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

Formerly a University of Phoenix campus, the 40,000-square-foot building is located at 7777 Eastgate Road and will be the new CASLV campus. With plans for tenant improvements, the building will be ready to open by the first day of school in August 2018. The new campus will serve students in kindergarten through 7th grade and help fulfill the current high demand from Henderson families and prospective students.

“We’re thrilled to open this new campus and look forward to continuing to serve the Henderson community,” said CASLV Executive Director Ercan Aydogdu. “There is a huge demand for another Science Technology Engineering and Math, also known as STEM, charter school in the area. Our goal is to continue our growth to meet these demands and offer the best education possible to our local youths.”

For more than 10 years CASLV has provided quality STEM-focused education to students across the Las Vegas valley. CASLV started its operation in 2007 at the Tamarus campus. During the first two years, CASLV built a stellar reputation that resulted in growing wait lists of 3,200 students to enroll. CASLV is currently taking applications for the Eastgate campus for the 2018-2019 school year online at http://www.caslv.org/admission/.

nevada-state-bank.png Nevada State Bank helping 98.5 KLUC Toy Drive

As a sponsor of the 19th annual 98.5 KLUC Toy Drive, Nevada State Bank is collecting new, unwrapped children’s toys and bikes from Nov. 20 to Dec. 6 to support the CBS radio station’s efforts. Toys can be dropped off at any Nevada State Bank branch location in the Las Vegas Valley and will be delivered to KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo in early December.

“Our colleagues love to share in the holiday spirit and promote the KLUC Toy Drive,” said Sandi Milton, senior vice president of marketing communications for Nevada State Bank. “Each year, more and more toys are collected which truly speaks to the dedication of the community. It’s always a fantastic experience for everyone, and we hope our clients can join us in donating a toy, a gift card, or a bike, and know that they are taking part in making the holidays special for local children.”

With 28 branches throughout the valley, Nevada State Bank hopes to make donating easy for everyone.


Henderson West Proposed Development Plan Unanimously Approved by Henderson City Council

On Tuesday night, the Henderson City Council unanimously voted in favor of the proposed Regional Mixed-Use zone change for the 103-acre Henderson West proposed development plan. Henderson West, located along both sides of St. Rose Parkway in the West Henderson Planning Area, is envisioned as a new live-work-play community and western gateway to the City.

“We have been holding onto this site for a number of years,” said Alan Sauvage of Las Vegas-based Sauvage Real Estate, LLC. “We think it’s the best development parcel of this size left in the Valley, and the best opportunity to create new lifestyle options for a changing Henderson and all of Las Vegas.”


CCCU.jpgCCCU Reports Record Growth Numbers for 2017
Highest assets in 65 years

Numbers continue to climb this year for Clark County Credit Union (CCCU), hitting a record $700 million in assets for the first time in its more than 65-year history. With six branches throughout the Las Vegas valley and an aggressive advertising campaign designed to increased awareness of the credit union’s unique benefits, more and more new members are joining CCCU each month.

This year’s asset growth rate is running at 10.9%, with membership growth at 9.62%. The credit union’s loan growth rate, 11.63%, is the strongest of all the numbers and each statistic is an indicator that CCCU’s services are hitting the mark with its member base.

Mark Andrews, CCCU’S Chief Marketing Officer, attributes the record growth to a number of factors. “Adding commercial accounts and commercial lending has helped many more of our members with their business needs, and helped our own ratios to improve,” said Andrews.

“We’ve also been able to reach a lot of new members through our marketing efforts. Plus, it has been a great economy lately. That also goes for our members, those working in the medical industry, first responders and other government sector employees.”

CCCU promotes Julie Goe to Marketing Manager

Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) recently promoted Julie Goe from Marketing Coordinator to Marketing Manager, a position that works with and promotes all six of the credit union’s full-service branches.

Goe has been with CCCU since 2004 when she started as a teller, later gaining experience in the loan department and Members Auto, the credit union-owned auto broker. She joined the marketing department in 2015 where she has become an integral part of the team.

Goe says she is passionate about her job in marketing and loves that there is always something new and challenging to work on. “I am constantly learning and getting out of my comfort zone,” said Goe. “Whether it’s designing a new marketing campaign or finding a way to help new members learn about our products, services and the annual dividend, I enjoy stretching my skills.”

Her current goals are to finish grad school and run a full marathon. With her dedication to her career, desire to help others and her focus on these goals; she’s well on her way.

RTC 2017RTC celebrates 25 years as transit agency for Southern Nevada

On Tuesday, December 5, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) celebrated its 25th anniversary as the transit agency for the Las Vegas Valley. To mark the occasion, RTC staff spent the day traveling to various locations throughout the transit system in branded community outreach vehicles to thank customers for riding.

A total of ten surprise celebrations were held featuring donated giveaways, complimentary transit passes and the opportunity to win one of several grand prizes including one year of free transit. In addition, McDonald’s provided complimentary breakfast items to riders traveling through the Bonneville Transit Center, the RTC’s largest transit center.


Southern Nevada Strong summit touts successes, regional focus

With a focus on working regionally, Southern Nevada Strong (SNS) partners outlined progress over the last year at their annual half-day summit, which began with an inspiring “big ideas” keynote address from Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, known for his city’s “pay as you go” infrastructure planning and execution.

The event, attended by 160 leaders and stakeholders in the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, highlighted SNS collaborative efforts to plan, create and sustain neighborhoods by advancing important regional projects. A notable accomplishment is the launch of the UNLV School of Medicine, considered an economic driver that regional partners advanced together. The medical school will contribute to economic prosperity on several fronts and will impact the region for generations to come.



Eaton and Wong Earn CPA Credentials

Las Vegas Lights Announce Head Coach

November 2017


1-Dignity-Health-St-Rose.jpgDignity Health-St. Rose Dominican to Offer Stop the Bleed Trainings to Train Public on Critical Care Response

In partnership with University Medical Center and the City of Henderson, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospital will be offering “Stop the Bleed” trainings for the public to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

The trainings are centered on providing the public with quick lifesaving skills to quickly stop a heavy bleed while awaiting the arrival of emergency responders. The American College of Surgeons, the governing body for trauma centers nationally, is the main driver of prevention education such as the “Stop the Bleed” campaign.


COHLogo.jpgCity of Henderson Looking For Parade Entries

This year's theme for the City of Henderson's WinterFest is Dazzling Desert Holiday and includes a variety of family-friendly activities.

For those who are interested, the Parade Application deadline has been extended to Monday, November 27 and the Call for Artists application deadline has been extended to Friday, November 17.

You can download the applications here: http://www.cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events/special-events/winterfest


Vegas PBS Unveils New Children’s Area at Its Free-Loan Library with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

United Way Launched First-Ever Comprehensive Digital Tool for Las Vegas Community Data and Statistical Information

Vegas PBS Adds Four New Online Spanish-language Career Certification Programs

October 2017


Touro.jpgTouro University Nevada and Nevada State College Announce New Partnership to Promote Medical Health Sciences for Future Healthcare Students

Touro University Nevada (TUN) and Nevada State College (NSC) have entered into an agreement that will provide a pathway for students interested in pursuing careers in health care to participate in an accelerated double degree program which will allow them to receive a dual bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Following their junior year at NSC, selected students will matriculate into TUN as full-time Medical Health Sciences students. Before they begin their academic journeys at Touro, students will participate in a Summer Learning Enhancement Program that includes sessions on study skills, time management, medical terminology, the medical curriculum and basic science review. At the conclusion of their fourth year of study, students will graduate with a dual degree of Bachelor of Science from NSC and a Master of Health Sciences from TUN.


RTC 2017One Year Going on Two Wheels: RTC Bike Share celebrates first birthday in style

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) launched RTC Bike Share last year and is celebrating the first birthday with major milestones.

With 21 stations and 180 bikes located throughout downtown Las Vegas, RTC Bike Share has been a popular transportation option with more than 9,000 passes sold in its inaugural year of operation. In the first year alone, riders completed over 18,000 rides, spanning nearly 60,000 miles while burning more than 2.3 million calories. As a result, users were able to eliminate over 56,000 lbs. of carbon monoxide from the valley.


COHLogo.jpgCity of Henderson Ward II Councilman Dan Shaw Wins Award from Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association

Dan Shaw, City of Henderson Ward II councilman, was awarded the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association’s DeBoer Award for Distinguished Leadership as a Citizen Planner at the annual State Planning Conference in Carson City, Nev. The Citizen Planner Award is given to an individual who has advanced or promoted the cause of planning in the public arena.

With nearly 30 years of volunteer service as a citizen planner on the Planning Commission for the City of Henderson and Clark County, as well as a City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Board member, Councilman Shaw has been instrumental in shaping the built environment and raising the bar on the quality of life in southern Nevada



September 2017


CCCU.jpgCCCU hits record number of members in its 65+ year history

Clark County Credit Union’s member base rose this summer as quickly as the Las Vegas temperatures, hitting a record high of just over 40,000 members and 50,000 accounts. This is the most accounts CCCU has ever had in its 66 years of operation.

CCCU attributes much of this growth to a robust marketing campaign that introduced many new Clark County residents to the benefits of working with the credit union and a steadily strengthening economy.

“The public is responding well to our advertising messages and the public has found out about our ‘secret society’ of personal service and financial benefits,” said Mark Andrews, Chief Marketing Officer for CCCU. “We are averaging more than 350 net new accounts per month. Our branches and phone center are very busy!”


RTC 2017

RTC hits the road with customized bus to engage residents about Southern Nevada’s future transit plan – On Board

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is hitting the road with a retrofitted 40-foot bus that has been meticulously designed to get the Southern Nevada community engaged and excited to talk about their future transit plan – On Board.

Officially introduced at the September RTC Board of Commissioners meeting at the Clark County Government Center, the air-conditioned bus includes a kids zone play area, seating and countertops to accommodate iPad  workstations for residents to take a short survey (in English and Spanish) and two wide-screen monitors for presentations.



CSN Announces Nevada Promise Scholarship Program Open for Applicants

The College of Southern Nevada is urging this year’s high school seniors to apply for a Nevada Promise Scholarship. It could mean an entirely tuition-free college degree. Nevada Promise is a state-funded program that will pay all tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by other forms of financial aid for those who are eligible. Students must apply no later than Oct. 31, 2017.



Southern Nevada’s Largest Medical School Announces Increase To Class Size

The American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Touro University Nevada unanimous board approval on August 26 to substantially expand its class size, thus the institution will continue leading the state of Nevada as its largest medical school.  

“Touro’s presentation to the COCA board to expand and welcome additional students was met with resounding approval. This change in class size will increase the medical education pipeline and will have a positive impact on providing future health care providers for the entire state,” said Dr. John Dougherty, Dean of Touro’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Touro’s program has longstanding success in curriculum development, community partnerships, national board scores, and residency placement which played a key role in the expansion approval from the board.”


Touro University Nevada Holds Annual White Coat Ceremony for New Students

Nearly 300 students from Touro University Nevada were presented with their white coats as a symbol of their commitment to becoming quality healthcare professionals during a special ceremony with their friends and family in attendance.

“The White Coat ceremony is a symbolic event where our students begin their journey to become lifelong learners and empathetic, evidence-based practitioners,” said Dr. Ray Alden, Provost of Touro University Nevada.

Though the tradition of the White Coat ceremony began in the mid-1990’s, it has since been adopted by most medical schools across the country.


DeSimoneFirstFederal.jpgNew Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino General Manager is Announced

Joseph DeSimone Jr., owner of the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino and Henderson based real estate firm, First Federal Realty DeSimone announced today the appointment of the property’s new General Manager, Joe Wilcock. 

Mr. Wilcock brings over 35 years of experience working in the casino industry at properties including Caesars Palace, Caesars Tahoe, Sands, Dunes, Golden Nugget, Mirage and Treasure Island. He grew up in the restaurant business under the tutelage of his father, a chef. He attended Washburne Culinary School in Chicago and cooked in such prestigious kitchens as The Drake Hotel and The Standard Club of Chicago. He owned a successful restaurant and catering service in Las Vegas. While studying at the College of Hotel Administration at UNLV, he worked at the Tropicana and Frontier Hotels. Joe has a B.S. degree in Hotel Administration and an MBA in finance from UNLV. He teaches Casino Management classes at The William F. Harrah College at UNLV and also serves on the Executive Board of the PLuS Center at The International Gaming Institute. 



August 2017



12th Annual Healthcare Heroes Event Honors Southern Nevada's Outstanding Medical Professionals on August 30th
Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and hosted by Nevada Business Magazine, the 12th annual Healthcare Heroes Awards will be held on Wednesday, August 30th at Red Rock Resort in Summerlin. The event will honor 11 individuals, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, for making an impact on healthcare in the Southern Nevada community.

All proceeds from this event are donated to a scholarship fund benefiting students pursuing degrees in medical fields. Tickets for the awards gala are now available online at www.nevadabusiness.com/hch.



US News and World Report Names Siena Campus High-Performing

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus has been recognized as a “High-Performing Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of best hospitals for 2017-2018. This is the second year in a row that Siena hospital has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its performance.

Siena’s High-Performing status was based on its scores in the following procedures:

• Colon Cancer Surgery
• Hip Replacement

“We are committed to ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care, and this is especially important with our aging population,” said Eugene Bassett, Senior Vice President of Operations in Nevada and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus. “For all procedures, giving patients back their quality of life is a top priority and we are proud that we have been recognized for our high-performance in two procedures that are doing just that. Thank you to the efforts of our medical staff and employees who have worked diligently to care for each patient on an individual basis – human kindness is contagious.”


Houldsworth, Russo & Co. Named a 'Best Accounting Firm to Work For'

Updates from Houldsworth, Russo & Company

July 2017



Johnson Advisors Announces Promotions

Johnson Advisors is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Russell Oberhelman Tax Manager
Russell started with the firm as an intern while pursuing his Master of Science degree in accounting. He was offered a full time position after the completion of this internship and has been with the firm for 6 years. Russell is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in accounting.

Anthony AguilaSenior Staff Accountant
Formerly a small business analyst at a local bank, Anthony has been with the firm for 3.5 years. His interests in understanding the fundamentals of taxes and accounting steered him into becoming a CPA. He is committed to serving the Las Vegas community through volunteerism at his son’s school and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Anthony received his undergraduate degree and his masters from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Kellee PigeonSenior Staff Accountant
Kellee is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidate that has been with the firm for 2.5 years. She is an animal rescue advocate and is the Las Vegas representative for the Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Horizon Community Bank Opens Henderson Loan Office, First To Enter The Las Vegas Market In Nine Years

Transmosis and State of Nevada’s Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology Unveil New Cybersecurity Training Bootcamp

Paul Kuhn Attends Connect2017tm, HD Vest’s Leading National Industry Conference For Independent Financial Advisors

June 2017


GordonLawlogoV02.jpgLocal Attorney Selected to National Ratings List

Local attorney Aviva Gordon, Esq., principal at Gordon Law LLC, was selected as a “Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada” by Super Lawyers, the Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service.

The States Super Lawyers list comprises outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process: peer nominations, independent research validated with third-party research across 12 key categories, and evaluation by a highly credentialed panel of attorneys. Of the attorneys who begin the process, only 5 percent are selected as Super Lawyers.

The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.

“It’s an honor to be selected to this list of highly accomplished attorneys,” Gordon said. “I know and admire many of the attorneys on this list and am humbled to be among them.”

The full list of this year’s Super Lawyers can be found at superlawyers.com.

Aviva Y. Gordon, Esq. established Gordon Law in 2015 to provide small- and medium-sized businesses with a boutique law firm that could address all of their business law needs. Aiming to deliver the right balance of personal attention, aggressive representation and business expertise, Gordon Law provides litigation, guidance, advocacy and other legal services, with a focus on helping clients solve small problems before they become big problems.

Gordon has more than 20 years of experience practicing business law in Southern Nevada. She has successfully argued before the Nevada Supreme Court and has several reported cases. 

The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.


Red Rock Elementary Celebrates Diversity in America

Las Vegas-based business consulting and CPA firm Johnson Advisors visited Red Rock Elementary School on June 7 to announce the winner of the firm’s annual Fourth of July art contest during the school’s end-of-the-year assembly. Johnson Advisors annually celebrates the birth of our great country and supports the youth in our community by partnering with an under-served elementary school in Clark Country to participate in its annual Fourth of July Card Program.The winning artwork will grace the front cover of the firm’s Fourth of July card that is sent to clients, friends of the firm, and other members of the community.

“Our firm values the importance, and responsibility, of giving back to our community. As many of us were once students in the Clark County School District, we feel one of the best ways to give back is through education,” Johnson Advisors Tax Manager Russell Oberhelman said.

The 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders at Red Rock Elementary were asked to portray why America is a great country to live in and what being an American means to them. Hundreds of artistically creative entries were submitted, but it was 5th grader Gabriella Holmes’ artwork that captured this year’s theme – Diversity. Gabriella drew the Statue of Liberty that was embraced by the words “Peace”, “Freedom”, “Democracy”, and “Harmony” to represent her thoughts on why America is great. As a token of the firm’s appreciation, Gabriella was awarded a basket of art supplies and a $5,000 cash contribution was made to the school’s general fund.

CCCU.jpgCCCU Promotes Christina Aguirre to Henderson Branch Manager

Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) promoted Christina Aguirre to Henderson Branch Manager.

Aguirre started in 2012 as a loan operations specialist and was quickly promoted to Financial Services Representative and later Assistant Branch Manager. Her responsibilities as Branch Manager include making sure the branch runs smoothly while focusing on growing the membership base in Henderson amongst the many healthcare and government employees.

Aguirre believes people should be treated like family – with respect and loyalty. “I always encourage people to become CCCU members because our members are owners, not customers,” she said.

Touro.jpgTouro University Nevada Medical Students Pave Way for Improved Marijuana DUI Testing

In mid-May, Nevada lawmakers passed bill AB135 and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed, creating a new law that will change the standard for DUI testing for marijuana impairment thanks to the dedication and hard work of two medical students.

Graham Lambert and Charles Cullison, Touro University Nevada medical students, provided integral research and information to lawmakers to change from urine testing to blood testing as the primary assessment for those thought to be driving under the influence of marijuana. Lambert, a former Petty Officer and Avionics Specialist in the United States Navy and Cullison, a native Nevadan, recently completed their second year of medical school and will soon begin clinical rotations as third-year students. Both are pursuing their medical education as part of the military’s Health Professions Scholarship Program and will be commissioned as active duty officers at the end of their medical training.


Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies Has Partnered with Veterans Village 2 to Provide Healthcare Assistance to Underserved Community

Touro University Nevada (TUN) has partnered with non-profit Veterans Village 2 to provide free healthcare, via the university’s Physician Assistant Studies mobile healthcare clinic, for those veterans living in the community.

“The mobile healthcare clinic provides access to medical care that our veterans are not getting,” said Arnold Stalk, co-founder of Veterans Village Las Vegas. “This type of medical care solves a myriad of problems that our veterans have. It’s a wonderful program; creative, beautiful and innovative, that gets basic services to our veterans who desperately need them.”

Under the supervision of TUN faculty, students working on the Touro Mobile Healthcare Clinic have the opportunity to provide medical care to those living in the Las Vegas Valley’s most underserved communities. The clinic provides a variety of services to Southern Nevada’s homeless population, including physical examinations, wellness checks, wound care, and more.

“We are excited to form this tremendous partnership with Veterans Village 2 as we work together to solve the veteran homelessness problem within our community,” said Dr. Phil Tobin, Director of Touro’s Physician Assistant Program. “Our goal is to better prepare our students for their future as healthcare providers while offering quality care to those who need it most.”

In 2014, Touro established its first mobile healthcare clinic through the generous support of private donors. Currently, the university operates two mobile healthcare units that serve Opportunity Village, The Shade Tree, Veterans Village 2, Catholic Charities and other organizations.

May 2017


PBTK Manager Angela Go Receives COBIT 5 Certification

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK), a full-service accounting firm based in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce that Audit Manager, Angela Go, CPA, CISA has received her Certificate of Completion for the COBIT 5 Foundation Course. This certification complements her previous designations in accounting and information systems, and was the logical next step in her progression towards becoming an information systems audit and control professional.



CCCU Awards Local Nurse and UNLV Nursing Student with
Nurses Week Grand Prize 

Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) celebrated National Nurses Week by awarding more than 25 local nurses with prizes including free spa days, gift cards and travel. This year’s grand prize of $1,000 in travel vouchers went to Florecita Martinez, a registered nurse with University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC).  Every local nurse and nursing student was eligible to enter, CCCU member or not.  

Martinez joined CCCU in 1997 and has never been to any other bank. She currently works as an On Duty Administrator with UMC in the Patient Placement Center. "I'm so excited! I'm jumping for joy and I'm 60!” Martinez exclaimed, once she learned she won the grand prize. “I was already planning to go to Europe this October. I've never been before and it is my dream vacation! Thank you for this wonderful gift!" 


CCCU Promotes Jessica Gafeney to Assistant Vice President

Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) announces it has promoted long-time employee Jessica Gafeney to Assistant Vice President responsible for branch sales and service.

Since 2005, Gafeney has held many positions at CCCU beginning as a teller. Her knowledge of the company and ability to connect with people is invaluable as she oversees the six CCCU branches and Loan Contact Center.

“Jessica’s previous positions working directly with our members, combined with her leadership experience, makes her uniquely qualified for the position of AVP,” said Matt Kershaw, CEO of CCCU. “We believe this new position will help CCCU be proactive and stay ahead of any customer service trends.”

In her career, Gafeney is motivated to not only succeed herself, but to help CCCU members have healthy finances. She enjoys being part of a company that offers great service and employees who genuinely care about the members and help them accomplish their dreams.

“I am excited to take this next step in my career with CCCU,” said Gafeney. “Having a new position solely dedicated to the in-branch experience will help us find new ways to improve our member service and help CCCU members manage their finances efficiently.”


Barrick Supports Mammoth Academic Achievements of Future Geologists at UNLV Geosymposium

Barrick employees played an active role recognizing student winners of a poster competition about dinosaur fossil excavations at the 12th annual University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) GeoSymposium on April 28 and 29. 

Chief Geologist Paul Dobak and Project Geologist, Nathan Eck, presented Rebecca Humphrey, a senior expected to graduate this semester, with the undergraduate student academic achievement award. 

“This is an exciting way to help identify and shape the talent of future geologists,” said Paul Dobak, Barrick chief geologist. 

“As an alumni of the UNLV Geoscience Department I’m thrilled to work with up and coming geologists,” said Nathan Eck, Barrick project geologist. 



Nathan Adelson Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from NV Energy

Leadership Training Company Partners with Horse Sanctuary to Deliver Unique Learning Opportunity

April 2017



US News & World Report has named Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) one of the top high schools in Nevada

US News reviewed 28,496 public high schools across the United States. In Nevada, 32 schools received national gold, silver and bronze medals. Of those schools, 10 were awarded a gold or silver medal, making them eligible for a state ranking. In this ranking, CASLV won sixth place, making CASLV the only charter school in Nevada to receive a silver medal. 

CASLV is a K-12 state sponsored, tuition-free public charter school where students are selected by a lottery system. The school’s curriculum focuses on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The school’s mission is to provide a safe, rigorous college preparatory environment, promoting social responsibility and a culturally-diverse community dedicated to becoming lifelong learners bound for success. Since its founding in 2007, the school has won a multitude of prestigious awards, honors and accolades. Most recently, Washington Post listed CASLV as one of the top schools in Nevada and the nation in its list of "America’s Most Challenging High Schools." For the 2016-17 school year, CASLV opened two new campuses in the Centennial Hills area and Nellis Air Force Base.  


#CCCULovesNurses during National Nurses Week

For the fourth year in a row, Clark County’s only state-chartered credit union for medical professionals is supporting local nursing professionals and students during National Nurse’s Week on May 6-12, 2017. Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) is honoring all nurses and nursing students by offering a free drawing for prizes like gift cards and travel vouchers.

“As the community’s credit union for the medical community, nurses are a big part of our credit union family,” said Matt Kershaw, CCCU’s Chief Operating Officer. “In celebrating Nurses Week we thank nurses for their acts of selfless service. Our prize drawing is a small token of our appreciation for the huge impact nurses make on the well-being of all Clark County residents.”

From now through midnight, May 12, 2017, nurses may enter to win one of several prizes at www.CCCULV.org/nurses.  There is no purchase necessary and CCCU membership is not required to win. CCCU will provide one extra entry for the drawing for nurses who post a photo using the special CCCU Nurses Week Snapchat filter, tagging the photo with #ccculovesnurses. The Snapchat filter is only accessible within the walls of a CCCU branch between May 6-12.The prize drawings will begin on Monday, May 8, with 5 prizes per day leading up to the grand prize, a $1,000 travel voucher. Nursing students are also encouraged to enter a separate drawing at the same location for which there will be one grand prize $500 gift certificate.


Emerald Island Casino Announces New Gaming Enterprise Management System from Konami Gaming

The Emerald Island Casino is proud to announce that in the coming weeks it will install SNYKROS, a comprehensive gaming enterprise management system from Konami Gaming.

The Emerald Island Casino is a family owned casino located in the heart of the Water Street district in Downtown Henderson, Nevada.  Nevada's only all penny casino, the Emerald Island Casino is a true locals' casino that offers all of its video reel slot machines and video poker games for play at a one cent denomination.  

Tim Brooks, General Manager and  co-owner along with his twin brother Mike Brooks, stated in a prepared statement that, "SNYNKROS will help our team to manage all aspects of our business in real time, so that we can continue to provide outstanding customer service to our guests. We pride ourselves on providing traditional, personalized customer service coupled with cutting edge technology."  

“We needed a system that could manage the gaming and non-gaming aspects of our business seamlessly,” Brooks added. “We believe that SNYKROS will do that and more and will offer our management team marketing tools that will allow us to best serve our diverse and growing market." 


First Federal Realty DeSimone Announces Newest RV, Boat and Storage Facility Breaks Ground

Henderson-based commercial and residential real estate and development company, First Federal Realty DeSimone announced today the ground breaking of the valley’s newest RV, Boat and Storage facility located in Henderson, Nevada. Just off East Lake Mead Parkway, this 4-acre project will consist of 40,000 square feet of mini-storage, with both covered and enclosed boat, vehicle and RV parking spaces. Named Atlas Storage, the facility under construction is strategically located across from the Cadence master-planned community. It is a few miles from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  

“With the high demand for retirement amenities in Southern Nevada, storage for RV’s and boats has never been more needed,” stated Joe DeSimone Jr., the Broker and Owner of First Federal Realty DeSimone. “Small lot sizes and HOA restrictions can make owning one of these vehicles problematic. This facility will provide a worry-free place where Henderson homeowners can access their boat or RV whenever they want, knowing it is secure the rest of the time.” 



Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Rose de Lima Campus Named Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Rose de Lima campus announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades  2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of  serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places the Rose de Lima campus among the top 15% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The Rose de Lima campus is the only hospital in southern Nevada to receive this distinction, and one of only four throughout Nevada.

During the 2013-2015 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:

 - 40.0% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

 - 44.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

 - 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.

 - 50.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.[1]

On average, 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2013 to 2015, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.



RTC Bike Share users burn 1 million calories in first six months
Riders embracing program with healthy and eco-friendly results

Residents, commuters and visitors are embracing bike sharing and rolling up impressive numbers for a program the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) introduced only six months ago. 

The RTC Bike Share program, with 180 bikes at 21 strategically placed stations in downtown Las Vegas, provides a convenient, healthy and affordable transportation option. Since launching last October, users have:

 - Burned more than 1 million calories pedaling their way on short trips.
 - Logged more than 25,000 miles in more than 8,000 trips over 4,000 hours of time.
 - Eliminated more than 12 tons of carbon gases from the environment while reducing traffic congestion.
 - Bought nearly 4,000 passes with the majority being single-ride passes.


March 2017



Tina Rice Rejoins CCCU as Mortgage Administration
and Intelligence Officer

Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) recently hired a familiar face: former credit union Controller Tina Rice has rejoined the management team.  She will be responsible for creating efficiencies within the mortgage department, from maximizing software utilization to identifying

breakdowns in processes and implementing improvements.
“We are very pleased that Tina has come back to Clark County Credit Union after completing her goal of earning a Master’s degree in accounting, “ said Matt Kershaw, CCCU’s Chief Executive Officer. “While she was away, Tina picked up additional industry experience and several new skills such as portfolio analysis that will be beneficial to our members.”  

Rice was previously with CCCU for 14 years. Since then she has not only added a degree to her resume but she  has gained experience in the gaming, hospitality and technology industries.



Touro University Nevada Accepting Applications for Summer Research Fellowship

Touro University Nevada (TUN) is pleased to announce its annual Research Fellowship program for summer 2017, open to Nevada undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college program.

Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend for participating in the program.The program aims to expose those students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care professions to the importance of research topics, including biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and educational. Preference will be given to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or a related field with good academic standing in their junior and senior years. In order to be accepted into the program, applicants must have their own housing and should have their own health insurance coverage during this fellowship.


Touro University Nevada, Health District Team Up For New Clinic

Touro University Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health District celebrates the opening of its newest facility in Henderson at 874 American Pacific Drive on the Touro campus. The Health District clinic is open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, and provides immunization services, including vaccines for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to immunizations for the general public, the clinic provides student health services for Touro University Nevada. For additional information, visit the Health District’s website, www.SNHD.info or the Touro University site at www.TUN.touro.edu.



Johnson Advisors Intern Promoted to Staff Accountant

Johnson Advisors is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Thornley from Accounting Intern to Staff Accountant. 

Justin joined the firm as an intern in January of 2017. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a member of UNLV’s Competitive Tax Team and the international accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi. 
When Justin is not aggressively pursuing his accounting career, he enjoys training for triathlons.  He has earned a Spartan Race Triple Trifecta and is qualified to run in the Boston Marathon. 

Announcing Launch of New Website

We are excited to announce that our new and interactive website, www.johnson-advisors.com, is live. We’ve been working with Vegas Web Designs to create a new and improved website with you in mind.  

The primary objectives of our site development were focused on aesthetics, ease of navigation, and an easier way to get to know us. We have improved the structure of our content to better align with our mission of building relationships with our clients and tailoring business solutions based on their needs.  The website is designed to facilitate connection through our new interactive business transition planning evaluation, which helps business owners determine their financial and mental readiness for transitioning from of their business. Among the new features on the site are integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to foster improved communication with our colleagues and clients. The responsive design offers a smooth user experience regardless of the devices used to view the site. 


RTC’s Club Ride program marks another record year in 2016

Record performance continued in 2016 for Club Ride Commuter Services, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC) free eco-friendly program that incentivizes employers and commuters for using alternative transportation modes.

In its year-end report, Club Ride, which customizes commute programs for more than 350 area employers, registered nearly 10,000 new members who commute by carpooling, walking,  bicycling, motorcycling, transit, telecommuting and working  a compressed workweek, such as four 10-hour shifts. 

Overall, members saved nearly $2.25 million on vehicle costs such as fuel and maintenance costs and eliminated over 7.2 million vehicle miles from the valley’s roadways. That is a tremendous increase from the $1.9 million in savings and 6.9 million vehicle miles eliminated in 2015. 



Barrick Expanding Henderson Office

On the heels of Barrick’s recently announced digital transformation, the Canadian-based gold mining company plans to expand its Henderson office both in terms of workforce and space.

The company is seeking to expand its office near the intersection of I-215 and Green Valley Parkway by an additional 7,000 square feet, bringing the total square footage to 19,685 and plans to recruit an additional 25 employees.  

The majority of the new jobs being filled will support Barrick’s digital transformation and the global shared services teams.



Nathan Adelson Hospice Receives $100,000 Donation from William T. and Susan Walters for 22nd Annual ‘Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert’ Event

WGU Nevada Announces Nevada Leadership Scholarships in Honor of National Women’s History Month

February 2017



Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Awards More Than $300,000 in Grants to Community Organizations

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, has made $319,635 in grant awards to five nonprofit collaborations in Henderson and Las Vegas. St. Rose has awarded grants to community programs for more than 20 years.

“St. Rose has been committed to providing quality healthcare and supporting the communities of Henderson and Las Vegas for almost 70 years,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “There were multiple needs in southern Nevada this year. Awarding these grants in this fashion will enable us all to continue working toward improving the health and wellbeing of this community.”

Community organization recipients included:

·         $100,000 for Medical Care for the Homeless – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada;

·         $100,000 for Healthcare and Navigation ServicesSouthern NV CHIPs, Clark County Fire, Henderson Fire & Police, Las Vegas Fire, North Las Vegas Fire;

·         $20,000 for Transportation for Home-Bound Seniors – Boulder City Lend a Hand;

·         $45,000 for Expansion of Evidence-Based Programs for Seniors – UNLV OLLI;

·         $54,635 for Implementing Promotoras Program in Nevada – Visión y Compromiso.


To be selected for a grant, an organization or program must meet one or more of the following criteria:

·         Address the greatest health needs of the community;

·         Emphasize prevention to address the underlying cause of health problems;

·         Contribute to a seamless continuum of care;

·         Build upon and mobilize existing services in the community; and

·         Engage diverse community stakeholders in implementation and oversight.


Nicholas Rutherford, CPA Joins Johnson Advisors as Audit Manager 

Johnson Advisors is pleased to announce the addition of Nicholas Rutherford as its newest Audit Manager.

Nicholas joins the firm with over 13 years of public accounting experience. He was an Honor graduate from the University of Manitoba where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance. His affinity for numbers as child and his grandfather’s accounting designation is what sparked his interest in becoming an accountant.  He has extensive experience in providing services in a variety of industries such as credit unions, government entities, not-for-profit, healthcare, gaming, real estate, investment companies, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.  Prior to joining Johnson Advisors, Nicholas worked with international CPA firms in Canada and the United States.

Nicholas is actively involved in the accounting profession as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada (CPA).  He is also committed to serving the Las Vegas community through volunteerism with St. Jude’s Ranch, March of Dimes and National Organization for Rare Diseases. 


Randy Donald, President of Design Builders, Recently Elected to the HDA Board of Trustees

Design Builders, Ltd., a Henderson based full service general contracting company, recently announced that their President, Randy Donald, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Henderson Development Association. 

The Henderson Development Association (HDA) serves as the economic development arm of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce while protecting the growing Henderson Economy. The HDA is committed to growing the primary job base in Henderson by encouraging the attraction, retention, expansion and diversification of the business community. The HDA supports the efforts of the City of Henderson’s Economic Development Department, focusing on workforce development and retention by proactively identifying and servicing business clusters within the community. 

“Being a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce has been an absolute pleasure. It has afforded me the opportunity to assert myself as an integral member of the Henderson community. The mission, values and commitment of the Henderson Development Association aligns with the beliefs here at Design Builders and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to give back by serving on the Board of Trustees for them.” – Randy Donald, President of Design Builders, Ltd. 


Mike Rosten Promoted to PBTK Shareholder

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK) is pleased to announce that Michael Rosten, CPA, CFE has been promoted from Principal to Shareholder. Rosten is the first shareholder in the firm’s 26-year-history to come from outside the traditional tax and audit departments.

“Mike is an integral part of our forensic accounting and litigation support practice,” said Tom Donohue, PBTK President. “He has been with PBTK for 12 years, and has been a consistently solid performer. He is a team player that has earned the respect of staff and his peers alike.”

Outside of work, Rosten is an avid mountain climber who excels at pushing himself to surpass personal records and summit times. Just like his accomplishments in hiking, he set his sights on becoming a shareholder and he surpassed his new business goals to make it happen.

Rosten is often called upon by attorneys or the courts to be an expert witness in cases involving employee fraud investigations, loss profit analysis, damages calculations, and divorce proceedings. He can be reached at mrosten@pbtk.com.

PBTK Hires First Director of Human Resources – Sonya Mayfield

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK) announces it has hired Sonya Mayfield, SHRM‐SCP, as the firm’s first Director of Human Resources.

After opening its third office, PBTK needed a skilled HR professional with expertise in managing recruitment and planned employee growth in addition to compliance and employee relations.

With more than 15 years of experience, Mayfield possesses a strong background in change management and implementing benefits and compensation initiatives. Mayfield has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management. Most recently she was Human Resources Manager for an international telecommunications company, where she created and executed strategies to support the company’s strategic HR objectives.

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Burke Construction Group welcomes Tim Bennett to their Operations Team

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Bennett as Senior Project Manager. 

A graduate of the Del Web School of Construction at Arizona State University, Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree in construction and business management. Tim also attended Boise State University and holds certification as an OSHA 500, and American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Trainer.

With a career spanning over 20 years in the construction industry, Tim has managed some of the largest and most notable projects in southern Nevada - including the McCarron Airport Terminal 3 Expansion, the Mandalay Bay/Delano Hotel Re-Branding, and the Clark High School Renovation.



Southwest Medical Associates donates $145,000 to enhance training of Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant students

Southwest Medical Associates, part of OptumCare, donated
$145,000 to the Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Studies Program to fund the purchase of new equipment and training materials.
The donation enabled the Touro Physician Assistant Program to purchase three ultrasound machines and models. Students will use these tools to learn about and practice performing joint injections, and will allow the institution to enhance the curriculum to include joint injections and bedside procedures like venous access and FAST scans. The added advanced-care training will enhance graduates’ ability to perform at the top of their licensure in any clinical setting, including acute care medicine. 



Foundation Assisting Seniors to Host 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Nevada Donor Network Leads the Nation in Number of Lives Saved per Capita Through Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Local Nonprofit Scores Big Bucks as February Recipient of the News 3’s 3 Degree Guarantee

January 2017



Barrick Earns Award for Wildlife Support

he non-profit Friends of Nevada Wilderness has awarded Barrick with the 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year. The company earned the recognition for its support of some of the organization’s key initiatives, including an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program that allows university students to learn more about Nevada’s wild lands and participate in stewardship projects. 

“A program like Alternative Spring Break allows us to engage with young people who will be making decisions about our public lands in the very near future,” said Jose Witt, Southern Nevada Director at Friends of Nevada Wilderness. “It’s also a great avenue to strengthen three of the pillars of our organization: conducting conservation work on the ground, fostering advocacy and educating the public about the importance of our wild lands.”



Johnson Advisors Increases Accounting Staff

Johnson Advisors is pleased to announce the following additions to its staff:

Kevin Diec – Kevin is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in accounting. Kevin began his accounting career with a major hotel/casino in Las Vegas as an intern in their Casino Accounting group while working on his graduate degree. Upon graduation, he was offered a full time position with the company as an audit accountant and was promoted to Senior Accountant after a year. His areas of expertise are casino operations, gaming audits, and revenue journal entries and analysis.

Yousif Muradian - Yousif earned his Bachelor of Science degree at California State University, Long Beach where he majored in finance. Yousif then earned his Master of Accountancy degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His calling to be an accountant came while preparing tax returns at a small accounting firm while he was pursuing his undergraduate degree. He formerly was a tax associate at a national accounting firm in Las Vegas.

Justin Thornley - Justin is currently pursuing his Masters of Science degree in accounting at UNLV. He is a member of the UNLV’s Competitive Tax Team and the international accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi. 


Las Vegas Credit Union Gives Back Millions to its Members’ Accounts

In an age where financial institutions are all-too-often in the news for inflated salaries, golden parachutes and misappropriated funds, Clark County Credit Union is doing the opposite: taking profits and giving them back to its member-owners as an annual dividend. As a long-standing tradition in the credit union’s history, the non-profit is distributing earnings back to its members.

This year’s dividend payment is $3,002,536.08, creating a grand total of $56 million pumped back into the pockets of CCCU members, and ultimately, into the Southern Nevada economy since 2001. All 40,000 CCCU members will receive at least $20 deposited into their accounts this month, though the average dividend payment this year is $73.74. Hundreds of members received $500 or more, with the highest single distribution coming in over $20,000.



Burke Construction Group Appoints Shana Jackson to their Operations Team

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the addition of Shana Jackson as Assistant Project Manager.  Shana earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from California State University, Chico.  Her career in the construction industry spans over seven years, where she has been involved in some of Southern Nevada’s most notable projects including the Remodel for Zappos Headquarters at the Old LV Metro Chamber of Commerce, Silverton Timeshares, and the North Las Vegas Readiness Center. 


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. 



St. Rose Dominican Takes Great Kindness Challenge

At Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican, humankindness drives every interaction with the people we serve and is the foundation of the policies we champion. During the week of January 26-30, St. Rose will encourage employees to take part in The Great Kindness Challenge, which includes a suggested 50-item Acts of Kindness checklist to complete by January 30. 

Locally, St. Rose is working in partnership with the Josh Stevens Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps schools, businesses and youth organizations across the nation to recognize and celebrate heartfelt acts of kindness. With their help, more than 100 Nevada schools are participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. Participating schools will also give out the 50-item checklist and encourage their students to complete that checklist by January 30. Students who complete the checklist will receive a gift from the Josh Stevens Foundation.



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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