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Class Notes

Gabriela Everett

Gabriela Everett, '22 MPA, has been the director of advocacy and research at Three Square since April 2023. Everett enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Bonnie Taylor

Bonnie Taylor, '03 BA Criminal Justice and '06 MA Public Administration, works at Talent Resources, a leading full-service marketing, and creative strategy agency. The company has named Taylor partner and chief communications and strategy officer in recognition of her outstanding achievements. A former TR client on the agency side for Dunkin’, Taylor joined Talent Resources in 2020 and created the agency’s highly successful communications team, which comprises industry veterans in key locations across the country. Taylor is responsible for bringing in high-profile clients such as The Athlete’s Foot, Jordan’s Skinny Mixes, Ohza, and was instrumental in the Ben Affleck and Dunkin’ collaboration. In her new role, Taylor will continue to lead the development and execution of communications and strategic initiatives across Talent Resources’ diverse portfolio of clients including the UK expansion. Her extensive experience in public relations and marketing has been an invaluable asset in growing all divisions while elevating Talent Resources’ overall profile. Taylor currently resides outside of Boston with her husband and two sons.

Matty Adrianzen

Matty Adrianzen, '17 MA Urban Leadership, is an assistant principal at Clark County School District. She is a mom of three and "glamma" of three. Adrianzen enjoys traveling.

Aaron S. Manfredi

Aaron S. Manfredi, ’05 BA Criminal Justice and ’14 MPA, has had a successful private and public-sector career in education, law enforcement, nonprofits, real estate, and gaming, including being a small business owner. He is a graduate of the City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue/LVMPD Leadership Academy, president of the UNLV Veterans Alumni Club, and a candidate for Nevada Board of Regents-District 8. He is a Desert Storm veteran and earned a Southwest Asia Service Medal with a Bronze Star. His hobbies include mountain biking, pilates, and mentoring and helping other small business owners be successful.

Enrique Mazon Jr.

Enrique Mazon Jr., '11 BS Public Administration and '14 MPA, is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He currently is serving as the deputy director of the Agricultural Trade Office in Toky

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien, '93 MPA Public Administration, '05 PhD  Environmental Science, is retired from his job as emergency management director for Clark County.

Aaron Manfredi

Aaron S. Manfredi, '05 BA Criminal Justice, '14 Master of Public Administration, is  a nonprofit founder/executive board member and actively advocates on a variety of subjects, including human trafficking, autism, veterans, ex-felons, and at risk-youth. A former educator and law enforcement officer, he is the father of a 21-year-old son, Bailey. Mountain biking, acting, and volunteering are his hobbies.     

Holly Balmer

Holly Balmer, '13 Master of Public Administration, serves as chief of staff to the dean of the The City College of New York School of Medicine, which is part of the City University of New York system. She lives in the Bronx.

Beatriz Martinez

Beatriz Martinez, ’15 Master of Public Administration, joined the Clark County Regional Flood Control District in August 2015 as its public information coordinator. Running and volunteering are her hobbies.

Christopher Blinzinger

Christopher Blinzinger, ’13 MS Public Administration, has been the emergency manager for the city of Provo, Utah, since 2010. He served as chairman of the Utah County Local Emergency Planning Committee in 2014. This year he was elected president of the Utah Emergency Management Association. His hobbies include bicycle touring of the West, backpacking in the Rocky Mountains, fishing, and reading history. He and his wife have a blended family of eight children. They live in Pleasant Grove.