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Chamber Boards, Councils and Committees

Executive Committee

John Guedry

Bank of Nevada

Bob Brown
Immediate Past Chairman

President & CEO,
Opportunity Village

Bill Noonan

Senior Vice President of Industry & Governmental Affairs
Boyd Gaming Corporation

Jay Barrett
Vice Chairman - Finance

The JABarrett Company

Hugh Anderson
Vice Chairman - Govt Affairs

Managing Director, Partner
HighTower Las Vegas

Mike Bolognini

Market Vice President
Cox Communications, Las Vegas

Terry Shirey

President & Chief Operating Officer
Nevada State Bank

Bruce Spotleson

Director of Corporate Partnerships
Vegas PBS

Ryan A. Woodward

Area Manager/SVP
JP Morgan Chase

Board of Trustees

Joseph Asher

William Hill US

Lisa Beckley

The Beckley Group

Kevin Bethel

Senior Vice President & CFO
NV Energy

Michael Bonner

Greenberg Traurig

Richard Bryan

Fennemore Craig

Tom Burns

Cragin & Pike Insurance

Andrew Citores

Founder & CEO
JusTours, Inc.

Tyler Corder

Chief Financial Officer
Findlay Automotive

Allan Creel Jr.

Creel Printing

John Delikanakis

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Jeff Grace


John Hester

President & CEO
Southwest Gas

Lisa Howfield

Vice President & General Manager

Len Jessup

President, UNLV

Gregory Lee

Chairman & CEO
Eureka Casino Resort

Rex Liu, D.D.S.

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Guy Martin

Senior Vice President
Martin Harris Construction

Bill Nelson

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern

Lori Nelson

Vice President, Corporate Communications
Station Casinos, LLC

Kevin Orrock

President - Summerlin
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Karla Perez

Regional Vice President
Valley Health System

Jim Prather

Executive Vice President, VP/GM KTNV-TV Las Vegas
KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News

Ellen Schulhofer

Co-Managing Partner
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Larry Singer

Senior Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Dan Tafoya

Vice Chairman

Latin Chamber of Commerce

Vicky Van Meetren

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

Past Chairmen

E. W. Griffith (Deceased) 1913-14, 1916-18
Dr. Roy Martin (Deceased) 1915, 1923-28
Henry Lillis (Deceased) 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 2013
Bruce Spotleson 2014
Bob Brown 2015

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

  • Tanya Murray -President - ERA Brokers Consolidated
  • William Paccione - Vice President - Dot Xero Online Marketing
  • Mark Olson- Immediate Past President

Business Council members

  • Bernard Bermudez
  • Danielle Bisterfeldt
  • Brenda Bogue
  • Gina Bongiovi
  • Annette Bubak
  • Brendan Bussmann
  • Joseph Caldera
  • Cynthia Cameron
  • Kay Collis
  • L. Joe Coppedge
  • Sallie Doebler
  • Kim Forbes
  • Douglas Geinzer
  • Anthony Golden
  • Bill Houghton
  • Patrick Hughes
  • Mario Joyner
  • Chad Kaercher
  • Heather Kinder
  • Adrian Matanza
  • Jerrie Merritt
  • Tanya Murray
  • Shaundell Newsome
  • Will Paccione
  • Dale Redden
  • Brian Rice
  • Holly Silvestri
  • Joyce Smith
  • Debra Solt
  • Torry Somers
  • Charles Whitby
  • Angel Williams

Expo Committee members

  • Danielle Bisterfeldt (Co-Chairman)
  • Gina Bongiovi
  • Brendan Bussmann
  • Joe Coppedge
  • Tanya Murray
  • Shaundell Newsome (Co-Chairman)
  • Chad Kaercher
  • Will Paccione
  • Charles Whitby
  • Sallie Doebler

Business Excellence Awards Committee members

  • Jerrie Merritt (Co-Chairman)
  • Holly Silvestri (Co-Chairman)
  • Bernard Bermudez
  • Brenda Bogue
  • Annette Bubak
  • Kim Forbes
  • Bill Houghton
  • Heather Kinder
  • Torry Somers
  • Debra Solt

Customer Service Excellence Committee members

  • Kay Collis (Co-Chairman)
  • Cynthia Cameron
  • Anthony Golden
  • Adrian Matanza
  • Debra Solt
  • Brian Rice
  • Dale Redden
  • Patrick Hughes

We Care Committee members

  • Doug Geinzer (Co-Chairman)
  • Mario Joyner
  • Joyce Smith
  • Angel Williams
  • Joe Caldera

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, Chairman - HighTower Las Vegas
  • Curt Anderson - Fair, Anderson and Langerman
  • 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
  • Lisa de Marigny - Showtime Tours
  • Craig S. Galati- LGA, Inc.
  • Debra Gallo - Southwest Gas
  • Valerie Glenn- The Glenn Group
  • Dave Howell -Wells Fargo
  • Todd Mason -Wynn Resorts
  • Karlos LaSane -Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • John Lopez -Cox Communications
  • Randy Robison- 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
  • Judy Stokey- NV Energy
  • 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


  • Gordon Absher ‘09
    MGM Resorts International

Leadership Institute Council Chair

  • Dulcinea Rongavilla ‘10
    Cragin & Pike Insurance

Selection Chair

  • Alan Diskin ‘03
    CSN Foundation

Co-Selection Chair

  • Mark Hinueber ‘05
    Las Vegas Review-Journal/Stephens Media, LLC

Curriculum Chair

  • Jonathan Ullman ‘13
    The Mob Museum

Co-Curriculum Chair

  • Jennifer Mayon ‘14
    Clark County School District

Alumni Activities Chair

  • Nicole Wolf '11
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Tonya Carpenter '14
    Caesars Entertainment

Focus Las Vegas Chair

  • Sherri McKenzie ‘07

PR Chair

  • Kate Whiteley ‘13
    Kirvin Doak Communications

Chairs at Large

  • Debbie Kent ‘05
  • Alaina Cowley ‘12
  • Justin Anderson ‘14
    Terra Contracting LLC
  • Brian Rice ‘09
    Acuity Solutions, LLC

Executive Director

  • Cara Clarke
    Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Leadership Advance 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 Advance Council Members

  • Chair
    DeAndre Esteen ‘13
    Barclaycard US
  • Curriculum Chair
    Priscilla Raudenbush ‘12
    NV Energy
  • Curriculum Co-Chair
    Shawn Arnold ‘14
    NV Energy
  • Alumni Chair
    Jarron Gray ‘13
    Mountain America Credit Union
  • Chairs at Large
    Greg Blackburn ‘14
    City of North Las Vegas
  • Cheryl Marshall ‘14
    Nevada State Bank
  • Ron Spratt ‘14
    City National Bank
  • Randy Robison ‘14
  • Shaundell Newsome ‘09
    Sumnu Marketing
  • Sonny Vinuya ‘12
    Nevada State Bank
  • Executive Director
    Cara Clarke
    Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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


    • Wm. Allen Kaercher - President, Prospector Committee - Kaercher Campbell & Associates
    • Joe Coppedge - Past President, Prospector Committee - L. Joe Coppedge
    • Bob Beers - Seale and Beers, CPA's
    • Bob Linden
    • Bob Werner - Furniture Market
    • Brian Rice
    • Carl Rowe - CLARITY Advisors to Management
    • Denny Weddle - Denny Weddle & Associates
    • Douglas Geinzer - Las Vegas HEALS
    • Fafie Moore - ERA Brokers Consolidated
    • George Ross - The McMullen Strategic Group
    • George Togliatti - Mandalay Bay
    • Gina Bongiovi - Bongiovi Law Firm, LLC
    • Howard Skolnik - Howard Skolnik LLC
    • Jim Marsh - Jim Marsh Automotive
    • John O'Reilly - O'Reilly Law Group LLC
    • Kristin McMillan - Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
    • Larry Singer - Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
    • Mark Olson
    • Michael Sexton - Wells Fargo Bank
    • Sammie Kasprzyk
    • Sidra Kain - Managed Pay
    • Tanya Murray - ERA Brokers Consolidated
    • Ted Wiens Jr. - Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Centers

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: J.D. Daniels - National Security Technologies