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February 2017



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. 


PBTK Hires First Director of Human Resources – Sonya Mayfield

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK), a full‐service accounting firm, 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. 



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

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