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People on the Move

Cheryl Sillings, a South Lake Tahoe whiz in financial management, is branching out.

Sillings recently returned from Las Vegas with the credentials to perform personal property appraisals from the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.

The guild is the largest trainer of personal property appraisers. Training includes lectures and workshops featuring prominent appraisers from throughout America. The appraisal of antiques, farms, livestock and business properties represent a sampling of subjects. The course also includes the requirements for valuing estates, bankruptcy, insurance, divorce and expert court testimony.



Sillings, a South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce board member, runs Brookstreet Securities Corporation on the South Shore.

John Wagnon and Gary Selesner have stepped up to the plate to fill two positions on the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Board of Directors.




Wagnon, vice president of sales and marketing for Heavenly Ski Resort, filled the member-at-large slot vacated by Dennis Harmon.

Selesner, general manager for Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, was appointed to take on the gaming alliance position previously held by Jim Rafferty, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Harveys Resort Hotel.

LTVA Executive Director Terry LeBan extended a hats-off thank you to Rafferty and Harmon for their contributions on the board as well as outreach to incoming members Wagnon and Selesner.

The LTVA is a cooperative marketing organization formed in 1986 to promote tourism to the South Shore.

Michael Houghton was recently appointed to the Washoe County Airport Authority Board by the county commissioners.

Houghton has served as the president and chief executive officer of the Reno Air Racing Association, which stages the National Champion Air Race held at Reno Stead Airport. Prior to his two-year stint in the air-racing association, he was the vice president of marketing and sales for the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority.

Steve Smith was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at the Resort Sports Network, an outdoor-life network based in Portland, Maine, with offices in Lake Tahoe, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among other cities.

Before joining RSN in 1997, Smith was a group marketing director at AT&T. His background also includes tenures at Kodak, Warner-Lambert, Bell Atlantic Mobile, Unilever and Van den Bergh Foods.


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