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Advanced Management Group
Bret Holmes
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Advanced Management Group

Bret Holmes
President
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Advanced Management Group Nevada, LLC is a full-service real estate management company. With more than ten years of experience, including conventional, hotel, and weekly property management, Bret Holmes works with property owners to achieve optimal results. Holmes is president of the Nevada State Apartment Association and is a delegate for the National Apartment Association.


AET Environmental
Edward Domanico
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AET Environmental

Edward Domanico
Director of Environmental Affairs
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Edward J. Domanico is Director of Environmental Affairs for AET Environmental, a leading and highly credentialed provider of environmental and industrial services, hazardous waste handling and remediation in Nevada. Domanico is responsible for AET's regional strategic marketing policies, as well as expanding the company’s operating capability throughout the state and in the region. Domanico brings more than 22 years of environmental experience to this role as an industry leader in developing environmental policies and executing programs to shape environmental excellence.


Allegiant Travel Company
Keith Hansen

America First Credit Union
Denise C. Mora
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America First Credit Union

Denise C. Mora
Vice President, Nevada/Southern Utah Division
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With over three decades of experience in the financial industry, Denise C. Mora is responsible for the executive oversight of the Nevada and Southern Utah Division branch operations for America First Credit Union. Denise earned a bachelor’s degree in business from National American University and is also a graduate of the University of New Mexico Anderson Banking School of Management and Western Credit Union Management School, Pomona, California. She has been awarded the prestigious Rising Star Award from Las Vegas Business Press and was recently named as a Board Member of the Sunrise Children’s Foundation in Las Vegas, Nevada.


American Medical Response
Damon Schilling
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American Medical Response

Damon Schilling
Manager
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Damon Schilling is Manager of Government Affairs for AMR / MedicWest Las Vegas. A Las Vegas native, he began his career at Southwest Ambulance in 2003. He worked in the dispatch center while attending paramedic school, completing his internship in 2007. Since then, Damon has held various roles within the organization. Damon served as the Community Relations Coordinator for AMR and MedicWest prior to his current position. Damon will soon graduate from Nevada State College with a BA in Business Administration.


Amerigroup Community Care
Eric Lloyd
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Amerigroup Community Care

Eric Lloyd
Chief Operating Officer
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In his position, Eric Lloyd is responsible for all aspects of the company’s health plan operations in the state. Joining Amerigroup in 2008, Lloyd also held positions of vice president, Government Markets and transition officer before becoming chief operating officer. With more than 19 years’ experience in the healthcare field, Lloyd also held leadership positions with several insurers, including InterValley Health Plan in California, and national plans Humana and PacifiCare Health Systems, now UnitedHealthcare. His expertise includes business development, sales, new program start-up, operations and network development.


Anaplan
Javier Vargas
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Anaplan

Javier Vargas
Regional Director
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Javier joined Anaplan in 2015 as the Regional Director over Nevada and Utah and brings over 15 years of experience in management and technology consulting. Prior to Anaplan, Javier has helped many Fortune 1000 companies leverage disruptive technologies to increase revenues and improve profit margins. Originally from Chile, Javier now resides in Utah and holds an MBA from the University of Utah.


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Mike Murphy
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Mike Murphy
President and General Manager
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Mike Murphy has been the President and General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada since 2006. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing all commercial group and individual business in Nevada. With more than half a million members in Nevada, Anthem is the second largest insurance company in the state. Anthem is a customer-focused company that is dedicated to providing its members with access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.


Arcata Associates, Inc.
Tim Wong

Arizona Charlie's Hotel & Casino
Ron Lurie
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Arizona Charlie's Hotel & Casino

Ron Lurie
Executive Vice President & General Manager
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Ron Lurie has been a resident of Las Vegas for 50 years. During his 40 years in the gaming industry, Lurie has been involved in the development and growth of the Las Vegas community. He served 14 years as a Las Vegas city councilman and four years as mayor. These positions have enhanced Lurie’s ability to understand and appreciate the gaming industry as well as the desire to ensure that Las Vegas continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the country.


Assurity Labs
Dr. Heath Wills
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Assurity Labs

Dr. Heath Wills
CEO
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With an extensive history in technical, actuarial and medical sciences, Dr. Heath Wills has a strong understanding and desire to improve not only the delivery but also the practice of medicine. Board certified anesthesiology and addiction medicine, Dr. Wills has practiced medicine for over 15 years and enjoys establishing collaborative efforts with other industry partners to pioneer improvement in the healthcare space.


AT&T
Stephanie Tyler
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AT&T

Stephanie Tyler
President
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Stephanie Tyler, President AT&T Nevada, is an accomplished external affairs executive with over 20 years of multi-state experience in administering government relations programs, corporate communications, campaign management and public service.

Stephanie is responsible for external affairs for AT&T including; state and local government relations, community affairs, regulatory and legislative activities, and infrastructure investment.
Stephanie is a former Nevada State Senator and a graduate of the University of Nevada. She maintains office in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City.


Bank of America - Executive Office
Al Welch
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Bank of America - Executive Office

Al Welch
Las Vegas Market President
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As Market President, Al serves as the company’s enterprise leader in Las Vegas, working with company leaders across the market to deliver Bank of America’s global financial services. He is the Global Commercial Banking Market Executive for Nevada, Arizona and Utah as well as the Company’s Commercial Gaming Business on a national basis. Al serves as a board member for the American Red Cross of Nevada and St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation and is a member of the UNLV College of Business Executive Advisory Board.


Bank of Nevada
John Guedry
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Bank of Nevada

John Guedry
CEO
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John Guedry has more than 30 years of experience in financial services in Nevada. Prior to joining Bank of Nevada, he was CEO and President of Business Bank of Nevada until it was purchased by City National Bank where he remained as Executive Vice President.

Guedry serves on the Boards of Opportunity Village, the Public Education Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Las Vegas Bowl. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Barclaycard US
Marc Heitzman
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Barclaycard US

Marc Heitzman
Director
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Marc Heitzman is the site leader for Barclaycard US overseeing 1,000+ personnel supporting branded and co-branded credit cards.  Marc brings a diverse background in operations and financial services with a passion for driving strategic change across people, process and technology.  Under Marc’s leadership the site has continued to expand, creating long-term career opportunities in Southern Nevada.  A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Heitzman received his MBA from the University of North Texas.


Barrick USA
Leslie Maple
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Barrick USA

Leslie Maple
manager of communications and corporate affairs
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Leslie Maple is the manager of communications and corporate affairs for Barrick USA. Barrick is the world’s leading gold producer, with operations on four continents. It operates three gold mines in Nevada, providing more than 4,000 jobs. Barrick and its employees are active supporters of causes in education, conservation, the arts and other local community organizations, and alongside other organizations, has taken a leadership role in working to establish best practices and promote corporate giving in Nevada through the Nevada Corporate Giving Council.


BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Robert Glaser
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BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Robert Glaser
VP / Senior Director
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Robert “Bob” Glaser is a Vice President and Senior Director and is responsible for providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients. Bob has over 30 years of financial services experience including in Private, Retail and Corporate banking groups; in the consulting practice of a Big-4 accounting firm; and as a Chief Financial Officer. Bob is a graduate of the University of Utah and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He also serves the community through Communities In Schools Nevada; Nevada Public Radio; Opportunity Village; and the Alexander Dawson School.


Boyd Gaming Corporation
Bill Noonan
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Boyd Gaming Corporation

Bill Noonan
Sr VP - Administration
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Bill Noonan is Senior Vice President of Administration for Boyd Gaming Corporation. He has oversight for the Company’s Corporate Administrative Departments to include Human Resources, Benefits/Insurance Administration, Emergency Management/Security, Safety, Risk Management, General Services, and Local Government and State Legislative Affairs. Noonan serves as a Management Trustee for Unite Here Health, and is a Board Member of Health Services Coalition of Southern Nevada and Southern Nevada Health Board. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.


Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP
Jeff Pero

Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada, Inc.
Brian W. Cruden
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Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada, Inc.

Brian W. Cruden
Chief Executive Officer
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Over a three decade career, Brian Cruden has dedicated himself to the employee benefits industry while pioneering many of the philosophies used in the large group sector today.

He served most notably as Vice President of Nevada’s largest insurance company and founded Insurcorp which later merged to become Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada, Inc.

Brian has served prominently on a variety of boards including; Nevada’s largest community bank, the Nevada Community Foundation and the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He was the founder and past president of Las Vegas West Rotary.


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Jeffrey Rugg
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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Jeffrey Rugg
Shareholder
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Jeffrey S. Rugg is a Shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's Las Vegas office and a member of the Litigation Group. His practice focuses on a variety of dispute resolution proceedings and practice areas, including antitrust, general commercial disputes and sports-related litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Rugg was an associate with Dewey Ballantine in New York. He was previously a law clerk for The Honorable William Zloch, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.


Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Tom Jenkin
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Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Tom Jenkin
President, Western Division
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Tom Jenkin joined the company in 1975 as a fry cook at Harrah's Las Vegas. During his 35-year career with Harrah's, he rose through the ranks before being promoted to Western Division President in 2003. He currently sits on the Boards of Directors of the Nevada Resort Association; the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Las Vegas Events; the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow and the Opportunity Village Foundation Board. In 1996, he was named Laughlin's Citizen of the Year.


California Hotel
David Lebby

Cannon Safe Inc
Aaron Baker
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Cannon Safe Inc

Aaron Baker
CEO
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New to Nevada, Aaron Baker is a line manufacturing worker by trade with a passion for developing people. His interest in turning raw materials to finished goods started at a young age; once enrolled in Law School, Aaron dropped out to become the plant manager of Cannon Safe. His first job as a 16 year old was a machine helper at the same company in which he is now the CEO. Cannon Safe, Inc. produces a multitude of security products but most importantly creates opportunities for people to be challenged and grow.


Cashman Equipment Co.
MaryKaye Cashman
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Cashman Equipment Co.

MaryKaye Cashman
Chief Executive Officer/Vice Chairwoman of the Board
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Established in 1931, Cashman Equipment Co. is one of the oldest Caterpillar dealers in the United States. Before assuming full-time duties in 1995, MaryKaye Cashman was a registered nurse. She is a member of the Chamber's Government Affairs Committee, the World Presidents' Organization, the Committee of 200, the Nevada Development Authority, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, and serves on the Community Advisory board of St. Rose Hospitals.


CenturyLink
Mike Jewell

Christina E. Roush, P.C.
Christina Roush
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Christina E. Roush, P.C.

Christina Roush
President

Christina is a life-long Las Vegan who has been an integral part of the real estate community for decades. A go-getter, Christina has fought to preserve culture and community while balancing raising her daughter, handling some of the valley’s largest commercial real estate transactions and volunteering at local charitable organizations.As a co-founder of Tenaya Creek Brewery, independent business owner and employer, Christina continues to strive for further economic progress and diversification in our community. Christina is passionate about Downtown revitalization, frequently sharing her dreams for a world-class city with others.


College of Southern Nevada
Dr. Michael Richards
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College of Southern Nevada

Dr. Michael Richards
President and CEO
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Dr. Michael Richards is the president and CEO of the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). Prior to arriving at CSN, he served in various executive positions for 23 years at Southern Utah University. A Utah native, Dr. Richards received his education at universities in Utah and Colorado. Dr. Richards has enriched the college's partnerships with regional business and industry, other institutions of higher education, and CCSD. He also has enhanced CSN's Division of Workforce and Economic Development to create an educated workforce for the 21st Century.


Commercial Roofers, Inc.
Scott Howard
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Commercial Roofers, Inc.

Scott Howard
Principal
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Scott Howard is a third generation roofer and contractor whose family business, Howard’s Roofing, has served Las Vegas since 1959. Howard is Chairman of the City Impact Foundation and is a trustee at his alma mater Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. He graduated from the Metro Chamber’s Leadership Las Vegas program, served as trustee, chairman and treasurer for the Desert Southwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and was Director of the Las Vegas Metro Police Neighborhood Watch Board.


CompassionCare Hospice
Laurie Indvik
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CompassionCare Hospice

Laurie Indvik
Executive Director
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Laurie Indvik is the Executive Director for CompassionCare Hospice, a business that has served Clark County patients & families since 2005. Hospice services can be provided to patients in their private homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, or wherever the patient and loved ones need our assistance. CompassionCare Hospice employs a team of exceptionally trained clinical staff to ensure that all patients receive the highest quality of care because we feel that no one should travel the end-of-life journey without compassion, comfort, and support.


Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
Lisa Santwer
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Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Lisa Santwer
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
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Lisa Santwer oversees marketing and communications for CCCN, which specializes in oncology, hematology, breast surgery and research.

Santwer helped establish CCCN’s nonprofit, ORION Cancer Foundation, and serves on the Executive Committee of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.

Her community activities include serving as co-chair for 2015 Leadership Las Vegas’ Health Day and advisory board for UNLV School of Health Sciences. Santwer is a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and a 2012 Hall of Fame inductee into the Women’s Chamber of Commerce.


Cornerstone Merchant Services, Inc.
Chuck Ley
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Cornerstone Merchant Services, Inc.

Chuck Ley
President/CEO
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Chuck founded Cornerstone Merchant Services, an independently licensed merchant card processor, in 2004. By cultivating a culture of integrity and personal responsibility, Chuck led Cornerstone to become the largest credit card processor in Nevada within a few years. Since founding Cornerstone, Chuck has volunteered time to various non-profit organizations throughout the community. He currently sits as the acting President of Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, which he has been a part of since 2010.


Cox Communications
Mike Bolognini
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Cox Communications

Mike Bolognini
Market Vice President
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Mike Bolognini oversees all cable television and telecommunications operations for Cox Communications in Southern Nevada including its residential, commercial and hospitality industry products encompassing voice, video, and data services. He has been with the company since August 2009.

Bolognini has more than three decades of experience in the telecommunications industry and has an extensive background in sales and executive sales management at industry leading organizations such as Verizon, AT&T, Fujitsu and Lucent. He sits on the boards of Las Vegas Philharmonic, Salvation Army, YMCA and Southwest Cable Communications Association.


Creel Printing, Co.
Allan Creel

Deloitte
Chris Griffin
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Deloitte

Chris Griffin
Las Vegas Office Managing Partner, Office Audit Leader & AERS Partner
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Chris leads Deloitte’s Las Vegas Office practice. He has more than 21 years of professional experience serving public and private companies and specializes in travel, hospitality and leisure and real estate. Chris serves in an advisory and EQCR capacity to several public companies. Chris is experienced with multinational Fortune 500 audits. He has assisted clients with mergers & acquisitions, IPOs, and transaction structuring.


Desert Radiologists
Richard E. Bodager, CPA, MBA, FACMPE

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Desert Radiologists

Richard E. Bodager, CPA, MBA, FACMPE

Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Bodager joined Desert Radiology in 2016 bringing over 20 years of senior level management experience from his roles as chief executive and chief financial officer for large medical practices, as well as from his involvement on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards.  As Chief Executive Officer Mr. Bodager provides hands-on management of daily operations as well as oversees the company’s strategic development and long-term institutional goals. Mr. Bodager works closely with the senior management team and directs internal functions for the achievement of corporate objectives.  Mr. Bodager received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting f


Dickinson Wright PLLC
Michael N. Feder
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Dickinson Wright PLLC

Michael N. Feder
Member Partner
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Michael N. Feder is a member in Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Litigation Department. He has extensive experience representing and counseling clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving banking, contracts, copyright infringement, corporate law, employment law, entertainment and sports law, franchise law, fraud, gaming, patent infringement, real estate, RICO, trademark infringement, securities law, shareholder and partnership disputes, unfair competition, among other areas of law. Mr. Feder is also on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada.


Eldorado Resorts Corp
James Grimes

ERA Brokers Consolidated
Fafie Moore
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ERA Brokers Consolidated

Fafie Moore
Executive Vice President of Southern Nevada
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A Realtor for over 35 years, 27 as a Broker-Owner, Fafie now serves as Executive Vice President for Southern Nevada for ERA Brokers Consolidated, a multistate brokerage with a 38 year history of accomplishment and leadership. Fafie was the 2008 Chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. She is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas. Fafie is the current President of the Chamber Insurance Benefit Board. Fafie has served on numerous community boards for business and non-profit organizations.


Ethel M Chocolates/Mars Retail Group
Oren Young

Eureka Casino Resort
Greg Lee
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Eureka Casino Resort

Greg Lee
President
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Gregory Lee is President of Rancho Mesquite Casino, LLC; a company that operates the Eureka Casino Resort, Mesquite, Nevada, a company he co-founded with his parents. Lee remains involved in the Lee family business, but focuses his energy on the development, marketing and leadership cultivation of the Mesquite operation. Lee serves on the Board of the Mesquite Resort Association, the Mesquite Health and Wellness Foundation and the Nevada Independent Gaming Operators Organization. Lee is a graduate of Harvard College and earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California.


Everi
Korbi Carrison
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Everi

Korbi Carrison
Director, Marketing & Promotions
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Korbi Carrison brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as Director of Marketing and Promotions at Everi. In this position, she oversees the company’s marketing and promotion initiatives including corporate communication, product marketing, trade shows and in-casino promotions. Korbi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from St. Cloud State University and resides in Las Vegas with her husband and two children.


Fennemore Craig
James L Wadhams

Findlay Automotive Group
Tyler Corder
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Findlay Automotive Group

Tyler Corder
COO/CFO

Mr. Corder is a 1979 graduate of Montana State University. In 1980 he joined GMAC and was named GMAC Branch Manager in Las Vegas in 1992. In 1994 he joined the Findlay Automotive Group and now serves as both COO and CFO of Findlay Automotive Group. He is past Board President for Safe Nest and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He is Treasurer of the Findlay Education Foundation, past Treasurer of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame Foundation and served 2 years as Corporate Walk Chair for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. Currently he is Board President for the American Red Cross.


Fogo de Chao
Marcio Bonfada
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Fogo de Chao

Marcio Bonfada
General Manager
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Marcio Bonfada has more than 20 years’ experience in the restaurant industry. As Area Manager of Fogo de Chao, Bonfada oversees the entire Fogo guest experience. His knowledge and respect for the Gaucho culture has helped him rise through the ranks at the restaurant. He consistently finds ways to maintain the high level of quality expected at Fogo De Chao and exceed guest expectations.


Fox 5 KVVU Television
Todd Brown
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Fox 5 KVVU Television

Todd Brown
Vice President, General Manager
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Todd Brown is the Vice President & General Manager of FOX5 in Las Vegas. He is responsible for overseeing the Las Vegas station operations including News and Entertainment Programming as well as the market leader in revenue generation. For 28 years, Brown successfully created, consulted and managed marketing campaigns for clients through numerous radio, television and advertising agencies. Brown began his sales and marketing career in Chicago before moving to Fresno, CA as an account executive.


Fremont Hotel & Casino
John Repetti
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Fremont Hotel & Casino

John Repetti
General Manager
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In 2003, John Repetti was promoted to the position of senior vice president and director of operations for the Boyd Gaming downtown region. He is also the general manager of the Fremont Hotel & Casino. Repetti helps to oversee the day-to-day operations of that facility, as well as being responsible for all downtown Boyd Gaming properties. Repetti attended an international school of gaming before landing his first job as a dealer at the California Hotel & Casino in January 1976.


General Growth Properties
Jim Heilmann

Gensler
Stephen Ranck
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Gensler

Stephen Ranck
Managing Director
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Stephen Ranck is the managing director for Gensler's Las Vegas office and an expert in gaming and integrated resort design and planning. With more than 25 years of experience in architecture, interior architecture, and project management, he has led multiple large-scale projects around the world. He provides clients with flexible and insightful solutions for hospitality, mixed-use, integrated resort, convention center, entertainment, and educational projects.

 


GES, Global Experience Specialists
Steve Moster
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GES, Global Experience Specialists

Steve Moster
President
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Steve Moster was appointed president of Global Experience Specialists (GES) in November 2010. Moster joined GES in 2004, and has served as vice president of exhibit furnishings, executive vice president of products and services (where he led double-digit revenue growth from non-exclusive exhibitor products and services), and executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer. Prior to joining GES, Moster was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm advising companies on strategy, organization, technology and operation.


Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Allen Oakley
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Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

Allen Oakley
National Sales Manager
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Allen has been in the Las Vegas Hotel Sales Industry for over 13 years. Prior to his current role as National Sales Manager at the Golden Nugget he has experience in both the Destination Management Companies and Las Vegas Hotels. He has worked with Caesars Entertainment, The Tropicana, Rumor Boutique Resort and other reputable companies. Allen is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served as an Aviation Administrator with tours in the Persian Gulf and Japan.


Greater Las Vegas McDonald's Owner/Operator Association
Eric Arlt
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Greater Las Vegas McDonald's Owner/Operator Association

Eric Arlt
Owner Operator
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A Las Vegan since 1985, Eric is an owner/operator of McDonald’s restaurants and has stayed in the family business of McDonald’s franchisees. He studied business and aviation after graduating high school and later became private pilot. Eric is a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, breast and prostate cancer foundations, and miscellaneous charities around the valley. He has four children ranging from ages 16 to 26, the youngest two working in the business while finishing up their schooling. Eric belongs to a Co-op that consists of 13 different owners/operators.


Greenberg Traurig
Michael Bonner
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Greenberg Traurig

Michael Bonner
Shareholder
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Michael J. Bonner is a member of the executive committee of the gaming law section of the State Bar of Nevada, the executive committee and board of trustees of the Nevada Development Authority, and is Past Chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. Bonner is routinely listed as one of the "Leading Individual" Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions attorneys in Nevada and was recognized in September 2009 as one of the top lawyers in Nevada in the Legal Elite edition of Nevada Business Magazine.


Greenspun Media Group
Gordon Prouty
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Greenspun Media Group

Gordon Prouty
Group Publisher
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Gordon Prouty is Greenspun Media Group's group publisher, overseeing GMG’s
industry-leading print and digital publications, including Las Vegas Magazine, The
Sunday, Vegas Inc, Las Vegas Weekly, Vegas2Go and their sister websites. He came
to Southern Nevada from the Puget Sound Business Journal, and has lived and worked
in Syracuse, N.Y., Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Prior to joining Greenspun Media Group in June of 2015, Prouty was the president and
publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal since July 2011.


Helix Electric
Victor Fuchs
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Helix Electric

Victor Fuchs
President
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Victor Fuchs began his electrical contracting career at Helix Electric in 1984, and in 2001 acquired ownership of the Las Vegas Division. His community involvement includes Los Vaqueros (a charitable organization), Opportunity Village, Communities in Schools (doing food drives and toy drives), Street Teens, Links for Life, Habitat for Humanity, Candlelighters, and YMCA as well as numerous youth teams, 4H clubs, and many other charitable organizations.


Henriksen / Butler
Heather Bressler
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Henriksen / Butler

Heather Bressler
Vice President
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As VP of Henriksen Butler Nevada, Heather Bressler leads her local team with broad product expertise, strong knowledge of industry trends, high-performance work environments and interior design, to deliver exceptional workspaces for her customers. Bressler is committed to helping clients create spaces where they can do their best work and impact the business results of their organization. She has more than 12 years’ experience in the furniture industry and a bachelor’s degree in design from the University of Kentucky.


HighTower Las Vegas
Mike PeQueen
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HighTower Las Vegas

Mike PeQueen
Managing Director, Partner
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Mike PeQueen, CFA, CFP is Managing Director, Partner of HighTower Las Vegas, one of the most experienced wealth management firms in the western United States. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch. Mike completed his undergraduate degree in Finance at UNLV and his Masters in Finance and Banking at Boston University. In addition, he holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner designations.


Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
Stefan Gastager
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Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

Stefan Gastager
President
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Stefan Gastager visited Las Vegas in 2000 and decided to introduce high-quality Bavarian food, premium beer and coziness - "Gematlichkeit" - to the country at a location that would appeal to tourists and locals. Partners Klaus Gastager, Franz Krondorfer and Anton Sinzger spent three years making Hofbrauhaus a reality. They have created an authentic replica of the Munich Hofbrauhaus that was originally commissioned in 1589 by King William V.


Holland & Hart LLP
Patrick Reilly
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Holland & Hart LLP

Patrick Reilly
Administrative Partner
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Mr. Reilly is an experienced trial lawyer who provides clear and effective strategy in commercial and real estate litigation. He represents a wide variety of clients, including financial institutions, hotel/casinos, utilities, developers, and commercial landlords.

Patrick is an active member of the State Bar of Nevada and is admitted to practice in the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U. S. Supreme Court. Mr. Reilly is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2005.


IGT
Renato Ascoli

IMI
Justin Cohen
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IMI

Justin Cohen
President
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Justin Cohen is the President of IMI. With 15 years spent focused on growing Clients’ businesses, Justin possesses a unique collection of marketing and leadership skills. He is a 2015 Grad of Leadership LV, a Trustee of the Outside Las Vegas Foundation and a veteran Wish Granter for Make a Wish of Southern Nevada. Justin hails originally from Boston and attended Cornell University.  He lives on the Westside with his wife, Georgette, twins Parker & Reed and IMI Pug, Harley.


International CES / Consumer Electronics Association
Karen Chupka

International Market Centers
Robert J. Maricich
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International Market Centers

Robert J. Maricich
Chief Executive Officer
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Robert Maricich is widely recognized as one of the home furnishings industry’s most innovative leaders. He was instrumental developing the strategy for the creation of International Market Centers, L.P. and for raising over $1 billion to fund the purchase of the International Home Furnishings Center, ShowPlace properties, and the Market Square properties in High Point, N.C. and merging them with World Market Center Las Vegas forming the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space. International Market Centers encompasses over 11.7 million square feet of world-class exhibition space.


JABarrett Company
James Barrett
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JABarrett Company

James Barrett
Senior Financial Officer and Board Member

James A. Barrett Jr. has built his entire executive career on stellar financial leadership and innovative managed planning principals. The JABarrett Company, a Nevada based Financial Advisory firm, provides independent financial and organizational guidance to private businesses and their owners. Barrett served for more than 25 years as the senior financial executive and Board Member of Marnell Companies. Barrett serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.


JBA Consulting Engineers
Dwayne Miller
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JBA Consulting Engineers

Dwayne Miller
Chief Executive Officer
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With 25 years in the industry, Dwayne Miller is responsible for the strategic development and growth of the engineering areas of practice and business development for JBA Consulting Engineers. In addition, his focus on the development of the company leadership team has been key to the successful evolution of JBA. The restructuring of the company over the past decade from a 30 person MEP US centric practice to a 200 person multi-disciplined international firm was executed by Miller and the new leadership team.


Johnson Advisors, PLLC
Gary Johnson
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Johnson Advisors, PLLC

Gary Johnson
Managing Partner
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Johnson Advisors concentrates its practice on succession, transition and income tax planning for closely-held businesses, as well as providing audit, assurance and income tax compliance services.

Gary Johnson began his career with a national CPA firm in Las Vegas upon his graduation from UNLV in 1978. He currently serves as Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of Bank of George, as Trustee, Audit Committee Chair and Executive Committee Member of the UNLV Foundation, and Membership Committee Chair of Allinial Global.


JP Morgan Chase
Ryan Woodward
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JP Morgan Chase

Ryan Woodward
Las Vegas Area Manager, SVP
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Ryan Woodward came to Las Vegas to build Business Banking for JPMorgan Chase. He serves as area manager and in-market executive for the bank, and is responsible for ensuring the bank is helping business owners receive the banking services they need to sustain and grow their business. Ryan attended University of Utah and received his degree in Finance and completed his MBA at Brigham Young University. Ryan and his wife are glad for the opportunity to live and grow in Las Vegas.


JT3, LLC
Alan Hunter
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JT3, LLC

Alan Hunter
President
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Alan Hunter has led the joint venture of Raytheon and URS since 2006. He also serves as Joint Range Technical Services Contract Program Manager, supporting test and training operations for the Air Force and Navy. In 1974 he joined EG&G Special Projects in Las Vegas. He finished his 30+ year-tenure as corporate vice president where he led the Installations Management Strategic Business Unit. He returned to UNLV to complete his MBA in 1977. Hunter also served in the Army.


Konami Gaming, Inc.
Leah Steinhardt

KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News
Chris Way
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KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News

Chris Way
VP/General Manager
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Chris Way is VP/General Manager of KTNV-TV, 13 Action News, an E.W. Scripps company. He oversees all business and operations activities of Las Vegas' ABC affiliate. Chris recently returned to Las Vegas after a short stint at KMTV-TV, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served as General Manager. Previously, he worked at KLAS-TV and is looking forward to re-engaging with business and community partners. Chris has held volunteer roles with the United Way of Southern Nevada, the Nellis Support Team, and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.


Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Rossi Ralenkotter
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Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Rossi Ralenkotter
President & CEO
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Rossi Ralenkotter has been President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority since 2004. He is responsible for marketing Las Vegas and Southern Nevada as the world’s most desirable destination for leisure and business. Ralenkotter has been with the LVCVA for 39 years.

Ralenkotter chairs the U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors, is immediate past chair of the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, and served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Tourism.


Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Jonas R. Peterson

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ed Cassidy
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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ed Cassidy
Vice President, Marketing
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Ed Cassidy is Vice President, Marketing of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest and most widely read news and information source in Nevada, northern Arizona and southern Utah. He leads marketing initiatives of the Review-Journal’s strong portfolio of print and digital niche products, including Luxury Las Vegas magazine, El Tiempo and Las Vegas Business Press.

Prior to joining the Las Vegas-Review-Journal in 2016, Cassidy held the position of Vice President, Communications and Event Marketing for USA TODAY.


Las Vegas Sands Corp
Napoleon McCallum

Las Vegas Woman Magazine
Stephanie Kocher
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Las Vegas Woman Magazine

Stephanie Kocher
Owner and President
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Stephanie Kocher is the new owner and president of Las Vegas Woman magazine. The publication has been in print for 18 years with a mission to educate, entertain and inspire. Stephanie brings a lifetime of marketing and publishing experience and has worked side-by-side with her mother, Ruth Lauber, who is the current vice-president of Las Vegas Woman Magazine. Between the both of them, there is over 60 years of magazine experience. Stephanie is also a member of the United Way’s Tocqueville Society and Women’s Leadership Council.


Lyft
Timothy Burr

Maggiano's Little Italy
Sabrina Chichelli

Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel
David Lebby

Manheim Nevada
Eddie Lafferty
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Manheim Nevada

Eddie Lafferty
General Manager
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As General Manager (GM) of Manheim Nevada, a division of Cox Automotive, Eddie leads the overall operations for this wholesale auto auction. Eddie Lafferty joined Manheim in 2008 as Fleet Lease Manager and served as Assistant General Manager (AGM) for Manheim Seattle. In his role as AGM, Eddie helped this location earn over 50 awards and accolades from several national commercial accounts including Toyota, Chase, and Remarketing by GE. Eddie is a 27-year veteran of the automotive industry with extensive experience in both retail and wholesale operations.


Meadow Gold Dairies
Gene Carrejo

MedicWest Ambulance
Scott White

MGM Resorts International
Michael Dominguez

Miracle Flights
Mark E. Brown
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Miracle Flights

Mark E. Brown
Chief Executive Officer
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Mark E. Brown currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Miracle Flights. His past leadership includes CEO of Zen Entertainment, former VP of The Howard Hughes Corporation and Station Casinos, and as a partner and president of R&R Partners. Mark has an extensive background in nonprofit activities. He has chaired multiple organizations including YMCA of Southern Nevada. He also managed all philanthropic donations for both the Howard Hughes Corporation and Station Casinos.


Montevista Hospital
Gregory Cowper
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Montevista Hospital

Gregory Cowper
Director of Business Development
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Gregory Cowper, Director of Business Development, came to Montevista Hospital in June 2016. From Boise, Idaho and a proud Army Veteran and with over 25 years of service, Greg’s passion for healthcare stems from an assignment as the Command Sergeant Major (COO) for the largest medical recruiting unit in the Army. Working in the local behavioral healthcare field since then has strengthened his sense of duty and service to the local community.  Greg leads Montevista Hospital’s Community Liaison Team to provide the highest quality patient care and excellent customer service.


National Security Technologies
JD Daniels
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National Security Technologies

JD Daniels
Division Manager, Emergency Services & Operation Support
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Jim (JD) Daniels is the Division Manager for Emergency Services and Operation Support for National Security Technologies, LLC, the Management and Operating Contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office. He is responsible for managing the Emergency Response Organization that encompasses Fire & Rescue operations, Medical response, Command & Control operations and Emergency planning.

Daniels holds a Bachelor’s degree of Business Management and a Master’s degree of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.


Nevada Broadcasters Association
Mary Beth Sewald
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Nevada Broadcasters Association

Mary Beth Sewald
President
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Mary Beth Sewald leads and serves the efforts of the Nevada Broadcasters Association to represent Nevada’s broadcast industry to all constituencies, influence government officials, and to assure the financial health of the Nevada Broadcasters Association. Her previous positions held include general manager of the NBC affiliate, KRNV TV, in Reno, where she managed and developed a staff of 110 broadcast professionals. She earned an Emmy Award for a documentary she wrote and produced in Las Vegas on methamphetamine abuse and education.


Nevada Drug Card
Suzanne Domoracki
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Nevada Drug Card

Suzanne Domoracki
Program Developer
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Suzanne Domoracki has 25 years of progressive sales and marketing experience directing the activities of regional supervisory and multi-market sales personnel. Prior to joining Nevada Drug Card, she held similar supervisory positions in the health and beauty industries and oversaw all sales activity in the Western U.S. for a nationally recognized manufacturer of point-of-care oral fluid drug testing devices. She is involved with several local clubs and organizations.


Nevada HAND
Michael Mullin

Nevada Mining Association
Dana Bennett
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Nevada Mining Association

Dana Bennett
President
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Established in 1913, the Nevada Mining Association (NvMA) strives to maintain a business environment that encourages the exploration, development, and production of minerals throughout the state. With over 400 members representing the statewide mining supply chain, NvMA advocates for best practices in policy and regulatory affairs, education, safety, and environmental stewardship. A lifetime Nevadan, Dana has over 25 years of public policy experience and holds a PhD in history with an emphasis on the Nevada Legislature.


Nevada Public Radio
Florence Rogers
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Nevada Public Radio

Florence Rogers
President & CEO
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Nevada Public Radio is the public media company that comprises of six FM stations including flagship News 88.9 KNPR home of KNPR's State of Nevada weekday public affairs program, and the monthly city regional magazine Desert Companion. Rogers holds a Masters Degree in Communications from SDSU and is an award-winning radio producer with many national network credits. She is the council chair of Leadership Las Vegas and was elected to the board of National Public Radio in 2011.


Nevada State Bank
Dallas Haun
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Nevada State Bank

Dallas Haun
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Dallas E. Haun is president and Chief Executive Officer of Nevada State Bank, and executive vice president of NSB's parent company, Zions Bancorporation. Haun brings nearly 30 years of strong commercial banking expertise and substantial managerial experience to his leadership position with Nevada State Bank. A graduate of Michigan State University, Haun received his postgraduate degree from the University of Washington's Pacific Coast Banking School. He also completed the Executive Program at the Anderson School of Business at the University of California.


Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Larry Singer
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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Larry Singer
Vice President
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Larry Singer is a 30-year veteran of commercial real estate and is consistently one of Southern Nevada's top producing tenant rep agents. He is an active member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. In addition, he has served as chairman of the Lied Institute of Real Estate Studies at UNLV and chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.


Nordstrom
Angel Yanes
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Nordstrom

Angel Yanes
Store Manager (At Fashion Show Mall)
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Angel Yanes is the store manager of Nordstrom at the Fashion Show Mall. In his 15 years with the company, Angel has been involved in many aspects of Nordstrom business. He has been a salesperson, department manager, regional merchandising manager, human resources area manager, and the manager of three different Nordstrom Rack locations. He spent most of his career in Northern California before moving to Las Vegas in February of last year.


NV Energy
Paul Caudill
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NV Energy

Paul Caudill
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Paul Caudill was named president of NV Energy in December 2013. Most recently, Caudill was president of MidAmerican Solar, a division of MidAmerican Renewables LLC.

Prior to joining MidAmerican in 2012, Caudill was CEO and president of Phoenix Solar U.S. He also served as vice president, global systems operations for SunPower Corporation.

Caudill began his career in the energy industry with Bechtel Power Corporation in 1976. He has extensive experience in commissioning, start-up and outage management at generating facilities throughout the United States.


Office Depot Business Solutions Division
Dale Redden
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Office Depot Business Solutions Division

Dale Redden
Business Solution Division District Manager
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As District Manager, Dale Redden directs Office Depot's Business Solution Division including products and services designed specifically for businesses in the State of Nevada. Redden is involved with numerous Chamber programs including Preview Las Vegas, Business Expo and the Business Education Series. In addition, Redden is part of the Business Council for the Chamber as well as a committee member for the Customer Service Excellence program. Redden is also a recipient of the Circle of Excellence award from the Las Vegas Chamber.


Orgill/Singer & Associates, Inc.
David Dahan
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Orgill/Singer & Associates, Inc.

David Dahan
Chief Executive Officer
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David Dahan brings more than two decades of insurance industry experience to Orgill/Singer. A 41-year resident and active supporter of his local community, Dahan serves on various community boards such as Las Ventanas Retirement Community, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the Nevada Restaurant Association and the governing board of North Vista Hospital. KLAV 1230 AM radio has recently given Dahan an opportunity to reveal his newest passion as host of Community Speaks - a conversation with local leaders.


Piercy, Bowler, Taylor & Kern
William Nelson CPA
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Piercy, Bowler, Taylor & Kern

William Nelson CPA
Shareholder
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An avid runner and scuba enthusiast, Bill Nelson is a Certified Public Accountant with Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern. With more than 28 years of accounting experience, Bill and the team at PBTK can help individuals and businesses with all of their audit and tax needs. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Washington, Bill and his family are proud to call Las Vegas home for the last 27 years.


Plasticard Locktech International
Peter Krauss
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Plasticard Locktech International

Peter Krauss
President and CEO

Mr. Krauss grew up in New York State and started his career at BMW USA in Sales and Marketing. After spending time in the US and Germany, Peter moved on to become Executive VP of a Hospitality Distribution company, which is where he was first introduced to PLI.

With more than 25 years of experience leading companies to unprecedented growth, Mr. Krauss oversees all aspects of PLI’s operations.  His "Customer First" focus and leadership have helped PLI become the market leader in the Commercial Card Manufacturing Industry.


Plaza Bank
Gene Galloway
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Plaza Bank

Gene Galloway
President
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Gene Galloway has a long history in regional banking at California Federal Bank, Crocker National Bank, and Sanwa Bank California. He completed his tenure at Sanwa as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief of the Retail and Community Banking Group, with responsibility for over $3.5 billion in banking assets and liabilities in 118 branch banking offices. Galloway is a graduate of San Diego State University. He has lived and owned real estate in Las Vegas since 2002 and is a veteran of the U.S. Marines.


Porter Group
Jon Porter
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Porter Group

Jon Porter
President/CEO
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Former Congressman Jon Porter is President/CEO of the Porter Group, a bipartisan government relations, lobbying and business consulting firm. Jon ran a successful insurance business and was a former mayor, state senator, and three-term U.S. Congressman. Jon has amassed an extensive network of connections, giving his clients unparalleled access to the right people in business and government. Those clients include local governments, regional transportation agencies, airports, chambers of commerce and domestic and international businesses in areas of technology, travel and tourism, aviation, health care and gaming, among others.


ProCare Rx Western Headquarters & Operations
Nicholas Opalich
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ProCare Rx Western Headquarters & Operations

Nicholas Opalich
President & COO
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Nick has been a founder of several Specialty Pharmacy and Infusion entities that were ultimately merged with larger healthcare entities. In 2002, Nick launched Strategica Health Partners, LLC a successful healthcare consulting firm. In 2014, Nick came together with ProCare Rx leading the expansion and future growth for ProCare Rx. Nick’s established reputation for excellence in healthcare management, services and products provides the leadership to guide ProCare Rx into new stages of productivity, growth and development.


Production Resource Group, LLC
Joseph A. Schenk II

R & O Construction Inc
Chet Opheikens
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R & O Construction Inc

Chet Opheikens
VP of Business Development
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Chet Opheikens has been employed by R&O Construction for 23 years. Chet is VP of Business Development for R&O’s Las Vegas Regional Office. Chet builds and nurtures client relationships that generate qualified construction leads and manages the pre-construction services team. Chet is involved in many local organizations such as NAIOP, ICSC, NPFMA, LVMCC, Nellis AFB Honorary Commander and currently sits as Chairman of the Board of the Henderson Development Association.


R & R Partners
Billy Vassiliadis

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Tina Quigley
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Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Tina Quigley
General Manager
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As the general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada, Tina Quigley shares her passion and vision for Southern Nevada through her oversight of roadway planning and funding, freeway and traffic management, and public transportation. Under her strong leadership and collaborative spirit, the RTC is working to enhance transportation infrastructure and improve workforce mobility and transit accessibility, which will help diversify our economy and attract new businesses to Southern Nevada.


Reid Rubinstein & Bogatz
Radha Chanderraj
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Reid Rubinstein & Bogatz

Radha Chanderraj
Counsel
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Radha Chanderraj, of-counsel with Reid Rubinstein and Bogatz, practices in the areas of health care, gaming law, and estate planning. Ms. Chanderraj is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and also a licensed CPA in Nevada. For nearly ten years, Ms. Chanderraj served as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Ms. Chanderraj graduated Cum Laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law (of UNLV) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Irvine.


Republic Services
Robert "Bob" Coyle
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Republic Services

Robert "Bob" Coyle
Vice President of Government Affairs
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Bob Coyle is responsible for the franchise agreements for waste collection and recycling services for 515,000 homes and more than 21,000 businesses in the Las Vegas area. Coyle began his career in the waste industry in 1969 with Waste Management, Inc. in Orange County, CA where he was responsible for the operation of 270 daily routes. Coyle has a Bachelor of Science degree in management from De Paul University and an M.S. degree in Management from California State University Northridge.


Resources Global Professionals
Kathy Beavers
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Resources Global Professionals

Kathy Beavers
Managing Director
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Kathy is Managing Director of RGP's Las Vegas practice, and has more than 18 years experience in public accounting, SEC reporting, finance, internal audit, SOX, compliance and project consulting. She joined RGP in 2010, and prior to joining the Company, spent three years with Deloitte's Assurance and Advisory Services Las Vegas practice where she conducted financial statement audits of internal control over financial reporting as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Kathy is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (Nevada). She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.


Roseman University of Health Sciences
Renee Coffman
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Roseman University of Health Sciences

Renee Coffman
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Since 2011, Renee Coffman has served as president of Roseman University of Health Sciences, a Henderson-based private, not-for-profit educational institution she co-founded in 1999. During her first four years as president, she has helped advance the university’s mission to positively impact the health, education, and wellness of the community through the establishment of a second campus in Southern Nevada, located in Summerlin, the expansion of medical research programs, and the founding of an allopathic College of Medicine.


Savers
Richard Guerra
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Savers

Richard Guerra
District Manager
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Richard Guerra is the district manager for Savers in Nevada and Southern New Mexico. In his twenty-one years with the company he has worked at several Savers locations throughout the Southwest. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and teenage son. Richard is a supporter of local charities in Las Vegas and Henderson. Along with Savers he is committed to protecting the planet by improving lives through the power of reuse.


Scientific Gaming
Laura Olson-Reyes

Shelby American, Inc.
Keith Belair

Showtime Tours/Mark Travel Corporation
Lisa de Marigny
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Showtime Tours/Mark Travel Corporation

Lisa de Marigny
President and CEO
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Lisa de Marigny leads a team that is driven to be unique, be well, work well, live well and embrace change. She grew up in the transportation business while earning a B.S. Organizational Leadership from Penn State University. She joined Showtime in 2006 and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas. Showtime is the premier airport shuttle, charter bus, and sightseeing tour company. Showtime is celebrating 15 years of getting the show on the road for Las Vegas visitors and local community organizations.


Silver State Schools Credit Union
Scott Arkills

Sletten Construction of Nevada, Inc.
Chris Caluya

Smart City Networks
Mark Haley
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Smart City Networks

Mark Haley
President
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As the president of Smart City Networks, Mark Haley oversees the sales and operations teams and all strategic corporate initiatives. With over 30 years of experience in the convention industry, Mark has worked with many of the largest convention centers, stadiums, and arenas in North America.

Mark has a unique perspective having worked as a facility manager and exclusive facility partner in a variety of roles. This perspective has led to speaking opportunities in the United States and abroad. He is a member of IAVM, AIPC, and IAEE.


Smart Software Solutions
Jesse Bethke
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Smart Software Solutions

Jesse Bethke
COO
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Jesse Bethke is a dynamic software technologist. As the COO and major shareholder in Smart Software Solutions, his vision and leadership have helped catapult the company's expansion into multiple locations across the country.  Jesse holds two degrees and over a decade of experience leading robust and complicated software development projects for Federal, State and commercial clients domestically and abroad. Jesse spearheaded the expansion into the Las Vegas Metro area and leads a team of 60 engineers building great software.


Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Patrick Byrne
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Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Patrick Byrne
Administrative Partner
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Patrick Byrne has been with Snell & Wilmer since 1988. In 2001, he opened the firm's Las Vegas office. Byrne is a member of the standing committee on judicial ethics and election practices for the State of Nevada. He is also the president of the board of trustees of the Las Vegas Boys & Girls Club Foundation. Byrne earned his law degree with high distinction from the University of Kentucky.


SolarCity
Paul Brandt
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SolarCity

Paul Brandt
VP Customer Account Management Group
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Based in Las Vegas, Paul Brandt is the VP Customer Account Management Group for SolarCity. Brandt leads teams focused on customer care, business processing, utility relations, training, and quality. His focus is the highest quality of customer service, project execution, and innovation. His prior experience includes Southwest Airlines (Dallas, TX), General Motors (Detroit, MI), PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting (Southfield, MI), a


South Point Hotel & Casino
Ryan Growney

Southern Nevada Water Authority
Andrew (Andy) M. Belanger

Southwest Airlines
Jackie Thompson
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Southwest Airlines

Jackie Thompson
Community Affairs & Grassroots Regional Leader
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Jackie Thompson is the Corporate Community Affairs & Grassroots Regional Leader for Southwest Airlines. She oversees community outreach for the carrier, focusing on business, leadership, and social advocacy. She launched her career at Southwest in 1994 and was one of the first members to join the Corporate Community Affairs team in 2004. Thompson is the immediate past Chair of the Arizona Foundation for Women and former chair of the Board of Directors for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.


Southwest Gas Corporation
Jeff Shaw
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Southwest Gas Corporation

Jeff Shaw
Chief Executive Officer
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Jeff Shaw joined Southwest Gas in 1988 as director of Internal Audit. He was promoted several times throughout the years before being named CEO. Shaw serves on the boards of the American Gas Association, the Desert Research Institute Foundation, the UNLV Foundation and as chairman of the Western Energy Institute and president of the Las Vegas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
Rod Davis
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St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Rod Davis
President/CEO
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Rod Davis directs the overall strategic direction and management of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and all subsidiary organizations. Under his leadership since 1991, St. Rose has grown from a single acute-care hospital to three acute-care hospitals, two ambulatory surgery centers, an outreach laboratory, two women’s centers, and four outpatient radiology centers. In addition to leading an expansion of southern Nevada’s patient bed capacity, service lines such as home health, hospice, open heart surgery, primary stroke, trauma and neonatal intensive care services have been introduced.


Station Casinos LLC
Lori Nelson
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Station Casinos LLC

Lori Nelson
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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Since 2005, Lori Nelson has been responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the Company’s public relations activities including media relations, social media and community relations for its 18 properties. She also serves as the Company spokesperson.

Nelson currently serves on the Governor’s Planning Commission for Nevada’s 150th celebration, is a 1999 graduate of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas and served as president of Child Focus at St. Jude’s Ranch, a non-profit organization dedicated to sibling preservation efforts for Nevada’s foster care system in 2011-2012.


Sunrise Health System
Todd Sklamberg
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Sunrise Health System

Todd Sklamberg
Chief Executive Officer
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Todd Sklamberg is the Chief Executive Officer of the 700-bed hospital that is part of the Sunrise Health System in Las Vegas. Prior to that, Sklamberg served as the CEO of Sunrise Children’s Hospital and as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Facilities for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Sklamberg has served the Las Vegas community on the Board of Trustees for the Sunrise Children’s Foundation, March of Dimes and Ronald McDonald House Charities, and currently is on the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.


Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Centers
Ted Wiens Jr.
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Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Centers

Ted Wiens Jr.
President
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Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Center was established in Las Vegas in 1948. President Ted Wiens Jr. is a past chairman of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, serves on the Government Affairs Committee and is a Prospector. He is also affiliated with the Boulder Dam Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Community Action Against Rape and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada. Additionally, Wiens is involved with the Tire Industry Association of North America.


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
William McBeath
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

William McBeath
President and CEO
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William McBeath serves as President and CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. McBeath joined MGM Resorts International in 1987 and has served as President and COO for The Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio. Prior to joining The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, McBeath served as President and COO for CityCenter. McBeath has served as board chairman of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Fiscal Affairs Committee and as a member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors.


The Glenn Group
Valerie Glenn
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The Glenn Group

Valerie Glenn
President, CEO and Owner
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Valerie Glenn has been named Master Entrepreneur of the Year by the Business Report, Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association, received the American Heart Association's Heart of Gold award and the Public Relations Society of America's Hall of Fame award. Glenn is a member of the International Women's Forum of Nevada, the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Board of Advisors, the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Dean's Council and serves on the board of Employers Holdings, Inc.


The Howard Hughes Corporation
Kevin Orrock
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The Howard Hughes Corporation

Kevin Orrock
President Summerlin
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The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate to include master planned communities in Maryland, Texas and Nevada and development opportunities in 18 states. As president of Summerlin, Kevin T. Orrock oversees all aspects of implementation of the Summerlin community development. Summerlin is home to more than 100,000 residents and boasts its own 106-acre fashion, dining and entertainment destination – Downtown Summerlin. Orrock began his career with Howard Hughes in 1974. He holds a BS in business administration from Wittenberg University and an MBA from UNLV.


The Kelley Company
Kara Kelley
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The Kelley Company

Kara Kelley
CEO

Kara Kelley is a proven CEO with expertise in business and political strategy as well as marketing, media relations and organizational leadership skills. As the former CEO of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Kelley led the organization to become Nevada's most influential business association. Kelley has built a reputation as a tireless advocate for business and free enterprise and was one of only 120 business leaders to be invited by President Barack Obama to participate in his 2009 Jobs Summit. As president of The Kelley Co., Kelley advises companies on branding, business strategy and organizational development.


The Korte Company
Greg Korte
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The Korte Company

Greg Korte
President
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With more than 32 years of experience in the construction industry, Greg Korte is President of The Korte Company's Las Vegas Division. Greg is Board Chair of United Way of Southern Nevada, a member of the NAIOP Government Affairs Committee, Las Vegas Chapter of World Presidents’ Organization and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. He has illustrated his commitment and dedication to the industry as well as to the community. Greg attributes his work ethic, motivation, and to "always do the right thing," to his father - who founded the company 58 years ago.


The Morse Group
Lou Rotello

The PENTA Building Group
John Cannito
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The PENTA Building Group

John Cannito
Chief Operating Officer
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With the firm since 2004, John Cannito is the Chief Operating Officer for The PENTA Building Group. He has worked in the commercial construction industry for over 24 years; 19 of those specific to Las Vegas. Boards he currently serves on include Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), Opportunity Village Arc Board, and Junior Achievement. John is married to Lisa Cannito. They have four children together, Anna, Grace, Maddie, and Sarah.


The SCORE Association - Chapter 243
Gregory Twedt
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The SCORE Association - Chapter 243

Gregory Twedt
Business Counselor
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Greg is past Chapter Chairman of SCORE in Southern Nevada and is currently the chapter's Marketing Team Leader and Assistant District Director. Greg was a co-founder of Highjump Software, where he held positions as VP of Product Development, CFO, and General Manager. Greg also held executive Marketing and Corporate Development positions at Hutchinson Technology and served as a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Greg has a BA in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota and attended the Ohio State University School of business.


The Valley Health System
Karla Perez
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The Valley Health System

Karla Perez
Regional Vice President
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Karla Perez serves as the Regional Vice President of Universal Health Services. In her current role, Karla provides oversight to the operations of Spring Valley, Summerlin, Desert Springs, Valley, Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Centers in Las Vegas, and Henderson Hospital in Henderson, as well as Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada. Karla has worked in the Las Vegas community for over 35 years. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.


The Vista Group
Michael Saltman

TopGolf
Mark Jarvis
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TopGolf

Mark Jarvis
Director of Operations

As a graduate of UNLV, Mark Jarvis’ career spans 30 years during which time he learned the building blocks to running a successful multi-million-dollar business and developing hard-working teams. From executive and management positions in operations and Food & Beverage, Mark’s experience perfectly prepared him for the role of Director of Operations at Topgolf Las Vegas. Mark loves to golf, spend time with his family, and travel domestically and internationally.


Town & Country Bank
Julie Bawany

Town Square Las Vegas
Mike Wethington
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Town Square Las Vegas

Mike Wethington
General Manager
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Mike Wethington manages all daily operating functions for the center, which opened in November of 2007. He works closely with development, construction, marketing, leasing and individual retailers. Wethington has more than 20 years of retail-management experience, including general manager positions at Galleria at Sunset in Henderson and Victoria Gardens in Southern California. He holds a degree in finance and real estate from New Mexico State University.


Toyota Financial Services
Raymond Specht
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Toyota Financial Services

Raymond Specht
Vice Chairman
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Raymond Specht serves as a director and is Vice Chairman for Toyota Financial Savings Bank. TFS provides products and services to Toyota and Lexus dealers across the country, as well as the issuer of the Lexus Pursuits Visa credit card. Specht provides strategic guidance on federal and state legislation, the banking industry, FDIC, Nevada regulatory matters, the Community Reinvestment Act and bank compliance.
Specht received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, graduating magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts.


Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
Brian Baudreau

U.S. Bank
Clark Wood
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U.S. Bank

Clark Wood
Market President
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Clark Wood joined U.S. Bank in 2014 as Market President, overseeing commercial banking and the gaming division. Clark came from Thunder Valley Casino Resort where he had been VP of Finance and a member of their development corporation. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the gaming and financial sectors. Clark earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently serving on the boards of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and United Way of Southern Nevada.


UnitedHealthcare
Kim Sonerholm
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UnitedHealthcare

Kim Sonerholm
Senior Vice President of Sales, Account Management and Marketing
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Kim Sonerholm is senior vice president of sales, account management and marketing for UnitedHealthcare in Nevada. She started working for Sierra Health Services 23 years ago, prior to its merger with UnitedHealth Group, working in provider and network relations, customer service, and in an administrative capacity at Southwest Medical Associates. Dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, UnitedHealthcare is Nevada’s largest health insurer offering health coverage through Health Plan of Nevada, Sierra Health and Life, Senior Dimension, and Medicare Complete.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Len Jessup

University of Phoenix
Paul Green
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University of Phoenix

Paul Green
Campus Director

Paul Green joined the University of Phoenix in 1997 at the Utah campus where he served as Operations Manager, Director of Finance and Director of Business Development for the Utah Southern learning centers. In 2003, Paul launched a start-up campus in Spokane, Washington where he was campus director for 10 years and now oversees the Las Vegas Campus. Paul earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.


Valley Electric Association Inc.
Thomas Husted
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Valley Electric Association Inc.

Thomas Husted
Chief Executive Officer
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Thomas Husted has served as Chief Executive Officer of Valley Electric Association for 11 years. During that time, Husted has led the Pahrump, Nev., cooperative to its position as one of the fastest growing Co-ops in the country. Valley’s service area covers more than 6,800 square miles of rural Nevada and parts of California and includes 24,000 meters with 2,200 miles of distribution and 360 miles of transmission lines. Husted has more than 34 years of experience in the utility industry across the West, including over 25 years as a CEO.


Vegas Golden Knights
Nehme E. Abouzeid
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Vegas Golden Knights

Nehme E. Abouzeid
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
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Nehme E. Abouzeid is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Vegas Golden Knights. In 2016, the National Hockey League (NHL) made history by becoming the first major professional sports league to award a franchise to Las Vegas. Abouzeid spent the previous 13 years with Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands as the two Fortune 500 operators helped grow gaming into a $180 billion industry with the expansion of Las Vegas-style casino resorts worldwide. A native of Weymouth, Massachusetts, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The George Washington University and an MBA from Babson College.


Vegas PBS
Tom Axtell
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Vegas PBS

Tom Axtell
General Manager
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Tom Axtell has worked at broadcast stations in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fargo/Morehead, Spokane, and Milwaukee. Prior to his career in broadcasting, Axtell served as a College Vice President for Advancement, legislative aid to a state senator, political campaign manager, and swimming coach. Axtell currently serves on several Nevada boards and councils including the Nevada Broadcaster's Association, Nevada Atomic Testing Museum and United Way of Southern Nevada.


Wells Fargo Bank
Kirk Clausen
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Wells Fargo Bank

Kirk Clausen
Regional President / Nevada
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Kirk V. Clausen has been head of Wells Fargo's community bank in Nevada since 2002 and is responsible for the more than 120 Wells Fargo banking stores as well as business banking and government banking offices in Nevada. He serves on a variety of community boards, including the Debt Management Commission; the Henderson Chamber of Commerce; Nevada State College, Three Square and the NV Bankers Association. Clausen is a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, IA with a B.S. in Business Administration.


Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group
David Hehn
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Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group

David Hehn
Regional Director
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David Hehn has 26 years experience in trust administration, wealth planning and investment management. He is responsible for assisting Wells Fargo clients and non-profit organizations in reaching their financial goals. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Hehn was with a registered investment advisor where he was responsible for providing wealth management expertise to clients in Nevada, Arizona and California. Hehn currently serves on the board of directors for KNPB, Channel 5 Public Broadcasting.


Wendoh Media Companies
Michael Skenandore

Weststar Credit Union
Rick Schmidt

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Scott Fitzgerald
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Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Scott Fitzgerald
Senior Project Manager
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Scott FitzGerald manages large-scale construction projects in the Las Vegas area and in major markets across the U.S. He has been instrumental in changing the Downtown landscape by overseeing the development of several world-renowned landmarks. As a result of FitzGerald’s efforts, on behalf of Whiting-Turner, the Symphony Park/downtown development is now home to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the World Market Center. In his current leadership role, FitzGerald guides a team of over 70 employees on a variety of projects including retail, medical, hospitality and entertainment.


William Hill Race & Sports Book
Joe Asher
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William Hill Race & Sports Book

Joe Asher
CEO
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Joe Asher has been the CEO of William Hill US since 2012. Asher has a long background in the gaming industry and a passion for the sports betting business. Previously, Asher was an attorney and held management positions at several racetracks. Asher attended the University of Delaware and graduated magna cum laude from Widener University School of Law. Asher also served as a judicial clerkship with the Supreme Court of Delaware and is admitted to the bar in Delaware and New York.


Workforce CONNECTIONS
Ardell Galbreth

Wynn Resorts
Stacie Michaels

Las Vegas’ most well-known business leaders comprise the President’s Club membership with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. Click on the icon by each photo to read their biography and learn a little more about them.