Steven Gill has been elected vice president of membership administration for NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Rachel Felix, Matt Fisher, Toni Quiruz, Bill Saylor, Chuck Sweeney and Irene Voronel have been re-elected to the board.
Gill is a partner in B2B CFO, a firm that provides strategic CFO and business transition services to privately held companies. He previously held management positions in accounting with Unwired Planet Inc., Allied Nevada Gold Corp., Meridian Gold Corp and United Components Inc. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the Harry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa and also attended the University of Iowa School of Law.
Felix, re-elected vice president of public relations, works as an account coordinator at The Abbi Agency. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communications.
Fisher, re-elected as vice president for special projects, works as a product visionary fro Trakker Design Research, an industrial design studio in Reno where he manifests the zen of timeless design for consumer-product and industrial clients across the country. He has worked nearly 32 years as a product designer and holds eight patents. Fisher earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree from San Jose State University.
Quiruz, re-elected as vice president of membership, has worked 11 years as marketing and sales director for Digiprint Corp. in Reno. She previously held a position in graphic design and pre-press operations at Sierra Packaging and Converting Corp. Quiruz has been recognized as Northern Nevada Professional Saleswoman of the Year and as one of Plum Magazine’s 100 Influential people in Northern Nevada, as well as Diplomat and Company of the Year by The Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce.
Saylor, re-elected as vice-president of finance, is the tax manager at Kohn & Company where he primarily focuses on tax, audit, and consulting services for charter schools, other nonprofits, and for-profit entities in a wide variety of industries. He is a UNR alumnus and has more than 20 years of public and private accounting and management experience.
Sweeney, re-elected as co-vice president of special projects, serves as a business and performance coach who helps leaders of organizations develop a stronger vision for their companies. He previously worked as a senior executive with 30 years of administrative, marketing, and field operations management experience with the New York Life Insurance Co. His background includes responsibilities for both national and regional marketing strategies as well as business development, sales, and special promotions. Sweeney earned a bachelor’s degree in operations management from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.
Voronel, re-elected as vice president of communications, owns and operates ILoveReno.com and is the broker/owner of Home NV Real Estate. She also teaches at UNR. She immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe during the Cold War, speaks multiple languages and holds two undergraduate degrees from California State University Fullerton and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. Voronel worked for The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register before moving to Reno.
“The variety of skills and backgrounds among NCET board members contributes to the rich variety of our programming and our ability to serve our members in many ways,” said Dave Archer, NCET’s president and chief executive officer. “We are grateful for the willingness of these business leaders to devote time to NCET.”
NCET, Northern Nevada’s largest 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 Awards, and the monthly Tech Bite, Tech Café and Tech Wednesday 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.