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Chamber Boards, Councils and Committees

Executive Committee

Bill Noonan

Senior Vice President of Industry & Governmental Affairs
Boyd Gaming Corporation

John Guedry
Immediate Past Chairman

Bank of Nevada

Mike Bolognini

Market Vice President
Cox Communications, Las Vegas

Hugh Anderson
Vice Chairman - Govt Affairs

Managing Director, Partner
HighTower Las Vegas

Jay Barrett
Vice Chairman - Finance

The JABarrett Company

Jim Prather

Ellen Schulhofer

Co-Managing Partner
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Terry Shirey

President & Chief Executive Officer 
Nevada State Bank

Bruce Spotleson
Vice Chairman - Membership

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

Gina Bongiovi

Managing Partner, Corporate Consigliere 
Bongiovi Law Firm

Michael Bonner

Greenberg Traurig

Bob Brown

President & CEO
Opportunity Village

Richard Bryan

Fennemore Craig

Tom Burns

Cragin & Pike Insurance

Tyler Corder

Chief Financial Officer
Findlay Automotive

Allan Creel Jr.

Creel Printing

Michael Dominguez

Vice President of Sales
MGM Resorts International

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

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

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

Michael Feder

Dickinson Wright

Napoleon McCallum

Director of Community Development
Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Kimberly Parker

Vice President of Advertising
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Michael Sexton

Business Banking Manager
Wells Fargo

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
John Guedry 2016

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

  • William Paccione - Business Council President - Dot Xero Online Marketing
  • Gina Bongiovi - President-Elect - Bongiovi Law Group
  • Cynthia Cameron - Vice President - Breakthru Beverage Nevada
  • Tanya Murray - Immediate Past President - ERA Brokers Consolidated

Business Council members

  • Bernard Bermudez
  • Danielle Bisterfeldt
  • Brenda Bogue
  • Annette Bubak
  • Brendan Bussmann
  • Joseph Caldera
  • Cynthia Cameron
  • Kay Collis
  • L. Joe Coppedge
  • Bill Houghton
  • Patrick Hughes
  • Mario Joyner
  • Chad Kaercher
  • Heather Kinder
  • Jerrie Merritt
  • Shaundell Newsome
  • Dale Redden
  • Brian Rice
  • Holly Silvestri
  • Debra Solt
  • Torry Somers
  • Charles Whitby
  • Angel Williams

Business Expo Committee members

  • Danielle Bisterfeldt (Co-Chairman)
  • Shaundell Newsome (Co-Chairman)
  • Gina Bongiovi
  • Annette Bubak
  • Brendan Bussman
  • Kay Collis
  • Michael Flanagan
  • Tanya Murray
  • Dave Padgett

Business Excellence Awards Committee members

  • Jerrie Merritt (Co-Chairman)
  • Holly Silvestri (Co-Chairman)
  • Niki Bates
  • Bernard Bermudez
  • Joe Caldera
  • Joe Coppedge
  • Lisa Santwer
  • Bill Houghton
  • Angel Williams
  • Charles Whitby

Customer Service Excellence Committee members

  • Dale Redden (Co-Chairman)
  • Brenda Bogue
  • Cynthia Cameron
  • Mario Joyner
  • Patrick Hughes
  • Chad Kaercher
  • Heather Kinder
  • Brian Rice
  • Torry Somers

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

Government Affairs Committee Members

  • Hugh Anderson, Chairman - HighTower Las Vegas
  • Curt Anderson - Fair, Anderson and Langerman
  • Jay Barrett- The JABarrett Company
  • Michael Bolognini - Chairman-Elect of the Board of Trustees - Cox Communications
  • Thomas J. (Tom) Burns- Cragin & Pike, Inc.
  • MaryKaye Cashman- Cashman Equipment Co.
  • Tim Cashman- Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
  • Bob Compan - Farmers Insurance
  • Robert "Bob" Coyle- Republic Services
  • Steven DiMasi - IGT
  • Lisa de Marigny - Showtime Tours
  • Craig S. Galati- LGA, Inc.
  • Debra Gallo - BIZPac Chair - Southwest Gas
  • Valerie Glenn- The Glenn Group
  • John Guedry - Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees - Bank of Nevada
  • Dave Howell -Wells Fargo
  • Karlos LaSane -Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • John Lopez - Cox Communications
  • Rod Martin - Majestic Realty
  • Todd Mason -Wynn Resorts
  • Erin McMullen - Boyd Gaming Corporation 
  • Denice Miller -MGM Resorts International
  • Bill Noonan -Chairman of the Board of Trustees - Boyd Gaming Corporation
  • George F. Ogilvie III, Esq.- McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
  • John O'Reilly- O'Reilly Law Group
  • Randy Robison- CenturyLink
  • 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

Selection Chair

  • Alan Diskin ‘03
    CSN Foundation

Co-Selection Chair

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

Curriculum Chair

  • Jennifer Mayon ‘14 
    Clark County School District

Co-Curriculum Chair

  • Brian Rice ‘09 
    Boys & Girls Clubs

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

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.


  • Michael Sexton - President, Prospector Commitee - Wells Fargo Bank
  • Wm. Allen Kaercher - Past President, Prospector Committee - Kaercher Campbell & Associates
  • Bob Beers - Seale and Beers, CPA's
  • Bob Linden
  • Bob Werner - Furniture Market
  • Brian Rice - Boys and Girls Clubs 
  • 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
  • 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