Chris Boline, Kevin Brunet, Gabbi Hall, Bryan Haskin and David Zybert 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.
Boline, elected as NCET’s vice president of social media and image management, works as a lead-generation specialist with The Applied Companies in Reno. He previously held account-management positions with KTVN Channel 2 News and the Reno Bighorns, worked as a freelance sportswriter for the Reno Gazette-Journal and worked as a match observer for the United Soccer Leagues.
Boline earned a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Nevada, Reno. He now is pursuing a master’s degrees in business at UNR.
Brunet, elected as NCET’s vice president of audio-visual, is a Reno native who works as Business Development Manager at Synap.io, a developer of web-based software for industrial-scientific and engineering businesses. Brunet enjoys backpacking, skiing and playing bass with local singer-songwriters.
Hall, elected as NCET’s vice president of blog content, works as a senior copywriter at Noble Studios of Reno. She also sings in a local band, “Subtle Lovers,” and writes about the Reno lifestyle on her blog, “Here Goes Gabbi.” Hall previously covered the FIS Alpine World Cup Tour for Ski Racing Media and worked in social media management and TV production for Southern New Hampshire University.
Haskin, elected as NCET’s vice president of UI/UX, is a partner and lead developer at Maslow Creative, a Reno-based web development and marketing strategy firm. A native of Santa Cruz, Calif. he has worked more 10 years building Web sites, Web applications and online tools. He also owns four sailboats and hopes to someday sail around the world.
Zybert, elected as NCET’s vice president of creative services, recently retired as special events coordinator at the Nugget Casino Resort. He held management positions with marketing and media companies in northern Nevada for nearly 25 years and is the president of D-Zine Services, a marketing and social-media company in Reno.
Zybert also has served as an actor, director and producer with theater groups throughout northern Nevada and has served as public information chair and communications chair with Rotary International District 5190.
“NCET’s board is strong because of its blend of enthusiastic and creative young executives with experienced and wise business veterans,” said Dave Archer, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “We are grateful that Chris, Kevin, Gabbi, Bryan and David bring their skills to build a solid organization that serves our members well.”
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.