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Chamber Boards, Councils and Committees

Executive Committee

Bob Brown

Opportunity Village

John Guedry
Bank of Nevada

Bruce Spotleson
Immediate Past Chairman

Director of Corporate Partnerships
Vegas PBS

Jay Barrett
Vice Chairman - Finance

The JABarrett Company

Mike Bolognini
Market Vice President
Cox Communications, Las Vegas

Hugh Anderson
Vice Chairman - Govt Affairs
Managing Director, Partner
HighTower Las Vegas

Bill Noonan
Senior Vice President of Administration
Boyd Gaming Corporation

Tom Skancke

President & CEO
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Beth Campbell
Principal/Managing Director

Board of Trustees

Bob Ansara
Ricardo's of Las Vegas, Inc.

Joseph Asher
William Hill US

Lisa Beckley
The Beckley Group

Kevin Bethel
Vice President & CFO
NV Energy

Michael Bonner
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Senator Richard Bryan
Fennemore Craig

Andrew Citores
Founder & CEO
JusCollege Inc.

Alexandra Epstein-Gudai
Executive Vice President and Partner
El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Jeff Grace

John Hester
Southwest Gas

Bart Jones
Chief Financial Officer
Merlin Contracting & Developing

Greg Lee
Eureka Casino Resort

Rex Liu, D.D.S.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Rob McCoy
Associate VP, Government Affairs & Community Development

Lori Nelson
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Station Casinos, LLC

Bill Nelson
Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern

Kevin Orrock
Vice Chairman - Finance
President - Summerlin
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Karla Perez
Group Vice President
Valley Health System

Jim Prather
Executive VP/GM
Journal Broadcast Group

Terry Shirey
President & Chief Operating Officer
Nevada State Bank

Larry Singer
Senior Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Vicky VanMeetren
Special Advisor to the Founding Dean for Community Engagement
Roseman University of Health Sciences

Ryan A. Woodward
Area Manager/SVP
JP Morgan Chase

Nancy Wong
Executive Vice President
Arcata Associates, Inc.

Past Chairmen

Name Year(s) Served
E. W. Griffith 1913-14, 1916-18
Dr. Roy Martin 1915, 1923-28
Henry Lillis 1919-22
A.W. Ham 1929
S.R. Whitehead 1930
O.W. Yates 1931
James Down, Sr. 1932
A.C. Grant 1933-34
S. J. Lawson 1934
A. S. Henderson 1935
Harvey Luce 1936
O. A. Kimball 1937
Robert Griffith 1938
C. D. Baker 1939
Bob Kaltenborn 1940
Marion Earl 1941
Rev. Charles Sloan 1942
Harve Perry 1943
Maxwell Kelch 1944-45
Bill Moore 1946
Paul McDermott 1947
James Down, Jr. 1948
Spencer Butterfield 1949
Vern Willis 1950
Dick Ronzone 1951
A. C. Grant 1952
Edmund Converse 1953
M. J. Christensen 1954
Howard Cannon 1955
James Young 1956
Hames Henderson 1956
Grant Stewart 1958
Tom Underhill 1959
Dr. R. E. Robinson 1960
Sam A. Boyd 1961
Bob Jones 1962
Ray Curley 1963
Walt Casey 1964
Robb L. Johnson 1965
Frank Scott 1966
Gaylord Prather 1967
W. Bruce Beckley 1968-1969
George Boman 1970
James Cashman, Jr. (deceased) 1971-72
Herb Stout 1973-74
Zack Taylor (deceased) 1975
Harley Harmon (deceased) 1976
Charles Ruthe (deceased) 1977
Mark Smith (deceased) 1978
Berlyn Miller 1979
Frank Johnson (deceased) 1980
Tom Wiesner (deceased) 1981
Fred Lewis (deceased) 1982
Bill Heinrich (deceased) 1983
Phil Arce 1984
Elaina Blake 1985
Dave Vlaming 1986
James Cashman, III (deceased) 1987
Jeffrey A. Silver 1988
Peter Thomas 1989
Claudine Williams (deceased) 1990
Bill Martin 1991
Bob Maxey 1992
Denney Weddle 1993
David Smith 1994
Ted Wiens, Jr. 1995
John O'Reilly 1996
Diane Dickerson 1997
E. Edward Crispell 1998
Robert Forbuss (deceased) 1999-2000
Bill Wells 2001
Jay Kornmeyer 2002
Lou Emmert 2003
Tim Cashman 2004
Hugh Anderson 2005
John Wilcox 2006
Larry Kifer (deceased) 2007
Fafie Moore 2008
Steve Hill 2009
Kristin McMillan 2010
Michael Bonner 2011
Kevin Orrock 2012
Jay Barrett


Bruce Spotleson 2014

The Business Council provides oversight for some of the Chamber's most established and popular events. These programs include Business Expo, The Small Business Excellence Awards and Customer Service Excellence. For more information on these programs and the Business Council, contact the Events team at 702.641.5822.

Business Council Executive Board

  • Mark Olson- President Elect - Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Debra Solt – Immediate Past President – Vegas PBS
  • Tanya Murray -President Elect - Realty Executives of Nevada
  • William Paccione - Vice President - Dot Xero Online Marketing

Business Council members

  • Danielle Bisterfeldt
  • Annette Bubak
  • Gina Bongiovi
  • Brendan Bussmann
  • Cynthia Cameron
  • Joseph Caldera
  • Kay Collis
  • L. Joe Coppedge
  • Sallie Doebler
  • Matt Engle
  • Kim Forbes
  • Douglas Geinzer
  • Anthony Golden
  • Jeff Grace
  • Mr. Bill Houghton
  • Patrick Hughes
  • Mario Joyner
  • Dawn Merritt
  • Jerrie Merritt
  • Tanya Murray
  • Shaundell Newsome
  • Mark Olson
  • Will Paccione
  • Dale Redden
  • Brian Rice
  • Holly Silvestri
  • Debra Solt
  • Torry Somers
  • Angel Williams

Expo Committee members

  • Danielle Bisterfeldt- (Co-Chairman)
  • Gina Bongiovi
  • Sallie Doebler
  • Patrick Hughes
  • Mario Joyner
  • Tanya Murray
  • Shaundell Newsome- (Co-Chairman)
  • Michele Tell Woodrow

Business Excellence Awards Committee members

  • Annette Bubak
  • Gina Bongiovi
  • L. Joe Coppedge
  • Matt Engle
  • Kim Forbes
  • Jeff Grace- (Co-Chairman)
  • Bill Houghton
  • Mario Joyner
  • Dawn Merritt
  • Jerrie Merritt - (Co-Chairman)
  • Will Paccione
  • Holly Silvestri
  • Debra Solt
  • Torry Somers
  • Angel Williams

Customer Service Excellence Committee members

  • Anthony Golden - (Chairman)
  • Brendan Bussmann
  • Joeseph Caldera
  • Cynthia Cameron
  • Kay Collis
  • Doug Geinzer
  • Rosalee Hedrick
  • Mark Olson
  • Dale Redden
  • Brian Rice

We Care Committee members

  • Joseph Caldera - (Co-Chairman)
  • Cynthia Cameron
  • Dawn Merritt
  • Douglas Geinzer - (Co-Chairman)
  • Brian Rice
  • Debra Solt
  • Torry Somers

The Chamber's legislative and policy priorities are developed by its Government Affairs Committee. This is a group of Chamber members who analyze issues and make determinations that guide the Chamber's positioning on matters to promote fiscal responsibility at the state and local government levels, improve our education system, and strengthen the business environment and economy in Southern Nevada. The committee also makes decisions regarding endorsements of candidates and political contributions.

Government Affairs Committee Members

  • Hugh Anderson- HighTower Las Vegas
  • Jay Barrett- The JABarrett Company
  • Bob Brown- Opportunity Village Foundation
  • Thomas J. (Tom) Burns- Cragin & Pike, Inc.
  • MaryKaye Cashman- Cashman Equipment Co.
  • Tim Cashman- Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
  • Robert "Bob" Coyle- Republic Services
  • Craig S. Galati- LGA, Inc.
  • Valerie Glenn- The Glenn Group
  • Jay Kornmayer- Wells Fargo Bank
  • Karlos LaSane -Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • Rob McCoy- CenturyLink
  • Denice Miller -MGM Resorts International
  • Bill Noonan- Boyd Gaming Corporation
  • George F. Ogilvie III, Esq.- McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
  • John O'Reilly- O'Reilly Law Group
  • Kevin Orrock- The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Todd Sklamberg- Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
  • Bruce Spotleson -Vegas PBS
  • Ted Wiens, Jr.- Ted Wiens Tire & Auto

For policy committee meetings

The Leadership Las Vegas Council maintains the recruitment and selection process for incoming classes, as well as oversees individual committees to determine curriculum, day planning and alumni activities.

Leadership Las Vegas Council Members

  • Council Chair
    Gordon Absher
    MGM Resorts International
  • Immediate Past Chair
    Dulcinea Rongavilla '10
    Cragin & Pike
  • Selection Chair
    Alan Diskin ‘03
    CSN Foundation
  • Co-Selection Chair
    Mark Hinueber '05
    Stephens Media, LLC
  • Curriculum Chair
    Alaina Cowley '12
  • Co-Curriculum Chair
    Jonathan Ullman '13
    The Mob Museum
  • Co-Curriculum Chair  (2016)
    Jennifer Mayon '14
    Clark County School District
  • Focus Las Vegas Chair
    Sherrie McKenzie '07
  • Alumni Activities Chair
    Brian Rice '09
    Acuity Solutions, LLC
  • Alumni Activities Co-Chair
    Anna Brown '13
    National Security Technologies
  • Public Relations Chair
    Kate Whiteley '13
    Kirvin Doak Communications
  • Chair at Large
    Debbie Kent '05
  • Chair at Large
    Justin Anderson '14
    Terra Contracting LLC
  • Executive Director
    John Osborn '08
    Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

The Prospectors are comprised of 30 long-standing Metro Chamber member volunteers comprised of past Chairmen, council members and committee officers. They serve as hosts for many Chamber events including the New Member Breakfast and the Morning Mingle, bringing with them a strong foundation of volunteerism as well as Chamber and community knowledge.


  • Joanna Wares- President, Prospector Committee - Nevada Mediation Group
  • Joe Coppedge-Vice President, Prospector Committee -Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Larry Singer- Past President, Prospector Committee - Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Bob Beers- Seal and Beers, CPA's
  • Joanne Blystone
  • Ed Crispell- Custom Teleconnect, Inc.
  • Gina Bongiovi -Bongiovi Law Firm
  • Doug Geinzer- Las Vegas HEALS
  • Robert Inman- McCarthy Kaster CPA's, Ltd.
  • Allen Kaercher- Kaercher Campbell & Associates
  • Sidra Kain- Denny Weddle & Associates
  • Jay Kornmayer- Wells Fargo Bank
  • Bob Linden- Shred-It Las Vegas
  • Steve Linder
  • Jim Marsh- Jim Marsh Automotive
  • Kristin McMillan -Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Fafie Moore- Realty Executives of Nevada
  • John O'Reilly- O'Reilly Law Group, LLC
  • Mark Olson -Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Robert Orgill- Southern Nevada Golf Association
  • Brian Rice- Acuity Solutions, LLC
  • George Ross- Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • Carl Rowe -CLARITY Advisors to Management
  • Mike Sexton -Wells Fargo
  • Howard Skolnik- Criminal Justice Advisor
  • George Togliatti- Mandalay Bay
  • Robert Werner- Retired
  • Denny Weddle- Denny Weddle & Associates
  • Ted Weins, Jr.- Ted Weins Tire & Auto Center
  • John Wilcox- City National Bank

Honorary Prospectors

  • Dr. Bob Bailey*
  • Sue Brandt
  • Jenny DesVaux Oakes
  • Lou Emmert
  • Lou Gamage
  • Jeanne Hood*
  • James Kropid
  • Dennis Morgan
  • Bob O'Connell*
  • Dawn Oaks
  • Barry Perea
  • Joseph A. Ryan
  • Bruce Spotleson



The Military Affairs Committee provides recognition to our local military community, which is comprised of active duty personnel, reserve personnel, veterans and their respective spouses and families; helps members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce conduct more business with Nellis, Creech and the Nevada National Security Site; and encourages businesses to hire veterans.


  • Committee Chair: Doug Bradford- B/W Cre8ive Communications and Resource Development
  • Co-Chair: Marilyn Rinaldi- Sam’s Club
  • Bernadette Anthony- Aliante Casino
  • Annie Baca -Operation Homefront
  • Lou Bautista- Sam's Club
  • Lisa Beckley- The Beckley Group
  • Roy Brown- DETR
  • Krystal Cotton -US Vets Las Vegas
  • Robert Dawson- Army National Guard
  • Andrew Dionne- Realtor/Unmanned Autonomous Systems Subject Matter Expert
  • Pamela Dittmar -City of North Las Vegas
  • David A. Dwyer, P.E.- Dwer Engineering, Inc
  • Kathleen Frantz- National Atomic Testing
  • Melissa Harkavy- Las Vegas 51's
  • Mamta Kapoor- Credit One
  • Sydney Knott- Horses 4 Heroes
  • John McMillan- Flangas McMillian Law
  • Vincent Miller- Goodwill
  • Marisa Munoz- Lowes
  • Randy Nance- Nevada Job Connect/DETR
  • Denise Nicholl- America First Credit Union
  • Karen Rubel- Nathan Adelson Hospice
  • Ray Sarbacker- Vegas Voice
  • Mark Spiegel- Citibank
  • Mike Strozza- SCORE