What is your personal philosophy regarding working with people?

Six Nevada executives share their personal philosophy regarding working with people.

“To always be aware of what people say they want and need. Then work together with integrity and all parties will achieve the desired results.” Jane Anthony | Sales Executive, LP Insurance Services, Inc. – “My philosophy is to have immediate connectivity with your customers. Do anything to help them. Talk a little, listen a lot,… [More...]

What is your most prized possession?

Six Nevada executives share what they consider to be their most prized possession.

“My first answer would be my family, but after that I would have to say my bed.  My mattress, sheets and pillows are so wonderful that even when I don’t get my eight hours (due to our hectic schedules) I still feel refreshed.” Stephanie Angold | Founder/Owner, The Find in Reno – “My most prized possession… [More...]

What do you enjoy most about being a business owner and/or executive?

Six Nevada executives share what the enjoy the most about being a business owner.

“Each day presents opportunities to serve others and to find new and innovative ways to make my clients’ visions become realities.” Alicia R. Ashcraft | Managing Partner, Ashcraft & Barr | LLP – “The MDL Group supports every owner, executive and employee in giving back to the community. For example, I’m serving as CALV president,… [More...]

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Six Nevada executives share their New Year's resolutions for 2014.

“New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken!  Instead, I like to establish a New Year’s “theme” to help me refocus my priorities each year.  I have declared 2014 the “Year of Breaking Boundaries!” Kelley Goldberg | Shareholder, Intellectual Property Group Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP “The goal I have for 2014 is to step… [More...]

Should judges be elected or appointed?

Should judges be elected or appointed? - Nevada Business Magazine

“Ever-growing judicial campaign finance coffers, endorsements from political groups and low voter turn-out in judicial elections all contribute to citizens’ lower confidence in the judiciary. Selecting our judges based on merit through a bipartisan commission and appointment process is crucial to a fair and impartial judiciary, and necessary to maintain our democratic ideals.” Tamara Beatty… [More...]

What are you most thankful for?

Six Nevada executives share what they are most thankful for.

“I’m thankful for our employees and their dedication to the community. They’ve donated more than $1 million to local charities in their communities as part of this year’s Fuel For Life giving campaign and it’s an honor to work with such caring people.” Laura Lopez Hobbs • Senior Vice President/Human Resources and Administration, Southwest Gas Corporation… [More...]

Is Nevada’s Recession Over?

Is Nevada's Recession Over?

“Yes. The pendulum is swinging back in a positive direction. Get ready… good things are happening now and it’s about to get fun again!” Mike Mixer • Managing Partner, Colliers International – Las Vegas – “We see promising signs that the recession is over and the economy is on a sustainable upswing.  Certainly, there are… [More...]

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Nevada business professionals answer the question: What is your biggest pet peeve?

“A press release is not the Holy Grail of a communications plan. There are many tools, especially online, to really make a public relations campaign a success and often times a traditional, long, boring press release is not the answer.” Solveig Raftery • President & CEO, The Firm Public Relations & Marketing “Top pet peeves… [More...]

What is your greatest concern regarding the Affordable Care Act?

Six Nevada decision makers share their greatest concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act.

“My main concern is insurance rates.  The goal of ObamaCare was to get more people covered at affordable costs. However, with mandates, rating changes, etc going into effect next year it does not appear insurance rates will be going down anytime soon – especially for the younger, healthy population who we need in the risk… [More...]

How has social media impacted your daily life?

How has social media impacted your daily life?

“Social media is a constant part of my day. It’s the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep at night.” Nicole Rose Dion • Digital Communications, The Abbi Agency – “Social media has impacted my daily life by allowing… [More...]

What is your favorite place in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives answer the question: What is your favorite place in Nevada?

“My favorite place in Nevada is Red Rock Canyon. It is absolutely gorgeous and a great place to hike. Getting to enjoy some fresh air and nature’s beauty is a perfect way to spend any weekend.” Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow – “My favorite place is Lake Tahoe.  I love the quietness, natural… [More...]

What was the first thing you bought with money you had earned yourself?

Six Nevada business executives answer: What was the first thing you bought with money you had earned yourself?

Six executives share their answers:

Scott Meier • Co-Owner, Right Now Air; Andrew Economon • General Manager House of Blues Las Vegas; Morris Jackson • Northwest Las Vegas District Manager, Wells Fargo Community Banking; Stephanie Forte • Founder, Forte Creative Media PR; Boris Sapone • Owner, Colosseum Training Center; Darby Neagle • Co-Owner, Guns and Ammo Garage [More...]

What do you hope the legislators will accomplish this session?

Executives Weigh in on 2013 Nevada Legislature

Six executives share their thoughts:

Anne Calarco CMCA,AMS, PCAM, • President & Managing Partner, Level Property Management; Jamie Cogburn • Co-Founder, Cogburn Law Offices; Stephanie Shirit • CEO/Founder, Resource Associates of Nevada, Inc.; Kirk Jacobson, CPA/CFF/CITP, CFE • Shareholder, Johnson Jacobson Wilcox CPAs; Tara H. Popova • Vice Chair, Immigration Department, Marquis Aurbach Coffing Law Firm; Ronna Timpa • Founder & Chief Motivator, Workplace ESL Solutions [More...]

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

Six executives share their answers:

Daren Libonati • President/COO, Justice Entertainment Group; Lynn Rosenbach • Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Medical Associates; Dr. Andrew M. Cash • Orthopedic Surgeon, Desert Institute of Spine Care; Kimball S. Anderson • CEO, Southern Hills Hospital; Kirk Boylston • President, NAIOP Southern Nevada; Pat Taylor, CMCA • Board of Directors Secretary, Community Association Institute [More...]

What has the greatest potential to improve Nevada’s economy?

What has the greatest potential to improve Nevada’s economy?

Six decision makers share their thoughts:

Joselyn Cousins • Vice President, Community Development, United Way of Southern Nevada; Bill Spohrer, SPHR, CLM • Director of Administration, Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Attorneys at Law; Matthew Saltzman • Shareholder, Kolesar & Leatham; Buster Neel • Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, Nevada State College; Jon Goldberg • Owner, CJ’s Italian Ice and Custard; Elizabeth Trosper • Principal, Trosper Communications, LLC [More...]

What is your hope for 2013?

Nevada Business Magazine - The Last Word - January 2013

Six executives share thoughts on what their hopes are for 2013:

Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow; Barry Meyer • President, Tuff-N-Uff Productions, Inc.; Lexy Capp • Owner and Founder, Nannies & Housekeepers U.S.A; Brian Burton • President and CEO, Three Square Food Bank; Patty Kelley • 2013 President, Nevada Association of Realtors; Gene Galloway • President and CEO, Plaza Bank [More...]

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

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Thoughts from:

Mary Musso • Corporate Broker and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Distinctive Homes; Tommi Bryan • Human Resources Representative, Tronox Henderson Plant; Jeffrey Lowden • MBA, Broker, President, SkyWest and Companies; Philip Patent • President and Chief Operating Officer, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Nevada; Michael D. Bosma • CPA, The Bosma Group; Stephanie Kirby • Executive Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada [More...]

What has the most potential to improve education in Nevada?

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Six executives share their thoughts:

Dwight D. Jones • Superintendent, Clark County School District; Thomas L. Schwenk, MD • Vice-President of Medical Sciences and Dean, University of Nevada School of Medicine; Ron Knecht • Member, Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education; Pedro Martinez • Superintendent, Washoe County School District; Kevin C. Melcher • Member, Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education; Bart Patterson • President, Nevada State College [More...]

What was your very first job?

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Six executives share their answers:

Richard Bird • Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap; Cale Ramaker • Morning News Anchor, 8 News NOW; Suzanne Domoracki • Program Director, Nevada Drug Card; Mary Arnold-Ronish • President & CEO, Tattoo Vanish Inc.; Cass Palmer • CEO, United Way of Southern Nevada;Stephen James • General Manager, Park Place Infiniti [More...]

Will Nevada’s economy be better this time next year?

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Six decision makers share their answers:

Brian D. Lawenda, M.D. • Clinical Director and Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology; Jamie Cooke • Financial Advisor and Partner, MC2 Wealth Solutions, LLC; Blane Johnson • President, Nevada Association of Realtors; P. Scott Voltz, MAI, MBA • Voltz Commercial Realty Advisors; Don Hamrick • General Manager, Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram; Frank Woodbeck • Director, Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation [More...]

What is the greatest lesson you learned from your parents?

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Six decision makers share their answers:

Sarah E. Harmon, Esq. • Partner, Bailey Kennedy;Jewell Creigh • President /CEO, Ute Construction; Joe DeHart • Owner and Operator, Leone Café and Yo Scream at Tivoli Village; Tim Quillin • President and CEO, Q ad | pr; Robert J. Caldwell, Esq. • Shareholder, Kolesar & Leatham; Christel K. Hall, APR CBC • Owner and President, PRowrite Public Relations [More...]

What does the “American Dream” mean to you?

July 2012: What does the "American Dream" mean to you? Nevada Business Magazine

Six executives share their answers:

Blane Johnson • President, Nevada Association of REALTORS; Justin Woolard • Founding Partner and Interactive Creative Director, 1010 Collective; Patricia Taylor, CMCA • President, Taylor Association Management, Vice President, Community Associations Institute; Jody Walker Belsick • President, Walker Engineering; Michael D. Bosma, CPA • Managing Shareholder, The Bosma Group, P.C.; Scott Stolberg • President and CEO, A&A Midwest, North Las Vegas [More...]