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Loyal Contributor | Rick Remington

Rick-RemingtonRick Remington wholly embodies the very characteristics that many people seek, especially as they set sights on healthy thoughts in the New Year. Active? Check. Dedicated? Check. Healthy, happy family? Check. Hard worker? Check.

Rick is the embodiment of longevity, passion and loyalty. Having been married to the same “wonderful” lady for 41 years, with 4 children and 14 grandchildren, Rick spends lots of time with his entire family who live in close proximity to him in the Pahrump area.

A Native Oregonian, Rick moved to Pahrump in 1984 and spends his free time, when he is not at work as a General Superintendent at National Security Technologies, LLC, outdoors in the fresh air.

A golfer, fisherman, and consummate grandfather, Rick can be seen reeling one in or cheering on one of his grandchildren at one of their games.

Rick has worked at NSTEC for 31 years, with a typical 16 hour work day supervising other Superintendents and the crafts from the local trade unions on construction projects. Rick occasionally treats himself to a good steak at the Outback Steakhouse.

A loyal contributor, Rick has supported United Way for 18 years through his contributions and community activities. Rick established the Pahrump chapter for Rebuilding Together Pahrump Valley (formally Christmas in April) in 1996. With the support of United Way, he and other volunteers renovated 22 homes in the Pahrump Valley for elderly and low income households. Rick told us that “the incredible change that it has made in these people’s lives is remarkable. Some of them had just about lost all faith that things were ever going to get better in their lives. These renovations have given them hope for a better future and an appreciation for the support from others who care about their wellbeing.” Rick has had the supreme opportunity to see the power of communities giving back and transforming lives.

Every year, Rick stewards his annual workplace campaign by co-sponsoring a Barbeque for the National Securities Technologies employees. He challenges every craft shop to have 100% participation in supporting United Way with their contributions. Those that achieve 100% participation get a free BBQ cooked and served by management. Rick has seen that engagement is a powerful tool. “We have been very successful with this program and have seen a positive impact on contributions to United Way.”

Rick Remington LIVES UNITED in everything he does. A family man, an outdoorsmen, a philanthropist and community advocate, as well as a dedicated employee, this Loyal Contributor seems to have life pretty well figured out. Thank you Rick Remington for all you do!

Loyal Contributor | Tony Raimondo

Tony Raimondo grew up in North Massapequa, Long Island as the middle child of two immigrants that migrated to America in the late 1940s. With a heart of gold, Tony volunteers his time to build homes for those in need and serve the homeless. He attended Farmingdale High School and was involved in DECA, which prepares high…More

Loyal Contributor | Jeff Rodefer

For Jeff Rodefer public service has been a way of life from an early age. His father was a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent in Northern Nevada, his mother also served with the FBI and Jeff served with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office for 13 years. His parents met in Portland, Oregon while…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Jeffrey Ortwein

Being an active contributor to the Las Vegas community is very important to Jeff Ortwein of Deloitte & Touche LLP.  As a Vegas native and a part of Deloitte’s Las Vegas office for over 25 years, Jeff has seen the consistent support that United Way provides to the Valley. His parents, Dennis and Betty, moved…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Susana McCurdy

Susana McCurdy grew up as an Air Force brat, traveling to different states following her father’s career. Her last destination was Las Vegas, where she settled and graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in human resources management. “I feel blessed to have an amazing husband, stepson, parents, sister, godchildren, in-laws, close friends and last but…More

Loyal Contributor | Francine Mazza, PHR

Francine Mazza, PHR is originally from Southern California and moved to Southern Nevada in 1996. She has two daughters; Shelby (17) and Sophia (16), who have grown up in Southern Nevada. “This is a great community and we really love living here,” said Francine. Francine has worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car since graduating from California State University,…More

Loyal Contributor | Pat Janjetovic

Her story would inspire anyone. Though challenging life circumstances, Pat Janjetovic became homeless and then overcoming the odds, she got a job at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) where she eventually became a supervisor in the Records Bureau. Pat has four children but it is her disabled son Brian who motivates her to support…More

Loyal Contributor | Steve Linder

Steve Linder was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, moved around the country, and graduated from high school in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was selected for and graduated from, the United States Naval Academy in 1969 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. “I flew the A-4 Skyhawk light attack aircraft and…More

Loyal Contributor | Bruce Hendricks

A native of Las Vegas, Bruce Hendricks began his banking career in 1969 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Nevada. He and his wife, Judi, have two children and five grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and hiking. As the CEO for Bank of Nevada he is faced with new…More

Loyal Contributor | Fred Hipwell

Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Fred Hipwell enjoys bicycling, hiking and spending time with his family. He met his wife at UCLA and began his career in public accounting with PwC in 1985.  The couple has two sons, Nick (21), a senior studying sociology at UC Santa Cruz and Vince (19), a sophomore…More

Loyal Contributor | Robbie Graham

With a rich career of over 30 years in the title and escrow industry, Robbie Graham now serves as President of NTC Global Holdings. Robbie is deeply committed to the community and has supported United Way throughout her career. “The one organization that I personally have been consistently involved with is United Way,” said Robbie.…More

Loyal Contributor | Jim Gianoulakis

A proud native of Las Vegas, Jim Gianoulakis has three sons ages 26, 24 and 23 who also live in the Valley. Jim graduated from Western High School and from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in business and a computer science emphasis. In his 30th year at Southwest Gas Corporation, Jim can’t imagine…More