Nicole Berwager and Russ Ristine have been elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology.
Berwager, elected as vice president of membership and event services for lunches, works as sales and event manager at Official ASM Global, the company that manages the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the Reno Events Center, the National Bowling Stadium and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.
She previously held sales and management positions with Vail Resorts and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and has worked for artist-management companies
Berwager earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Santa Barbara City College and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and media studies from Arizona State University.
Ristine, elected as vice president of event services for Tech Wednesday, recently retired from a career of nearly 40 years in the implementation of central-system technology in the gaming industry.
He also worked extensively as a consultant on gaming technology for the Gaming Standards Association.
Ristine earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Delaware.
“With their track record of professional success and enthusiasm for the mission of NCET, Nicole and Russ are valuable additions to our board,” said Dave Archer, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “Our members appreciate their commitment to NCET.”
NCET, Northern Nevada’s largest educational and networking organization, is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. NCET’s award-winning programs include the annual NCET Small Business Expo and NCET Tech Showcase and Awards, the monthly Biz Bite and Special Event luncheons, and the Tech Wednesday and Biz Café events. NCET is funded by memberships, sponsorships and program revenues, and receives no state or Federal funding. NCET is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada. For more information, visit www.NCET.org