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Aardvark Video & Media Productions
Richard DePaso
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Aardvark Video & Media Productions

Richard DePaso
Director
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Richard DePaso opened his first video production studio in 1987, in Pleasantville, NY. Clients included Mobil Oil, IBM, Pepsi, QVC, Oracle, and New York State to name a few. In 2002, he opened Aardvark Video in Las Vegas. DePaso is the president of the Las Vegas Videographers Association, a national speaker at conventions, and recognized as an expert in the video business. He believes in thoroughly understanding clients' goals and making the process understandable with a high ROI on their investment.


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.


AdvanStaff HR & Employer Services
Philip Richards

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.


Ahern Equipment Rentals
Lloyd Benson

Allegiant Travel Company
Keith Hansen

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

Denise C. Mora
Regional Market Manager
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With more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, Denise C. Mora is responsible for the executive oversight of the Southern Nevada operation for America First Credit Union. Mora earned a bachelor’s degree in business from National American University and is also a graduate of the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management. Most recently, she was awarded the prestigious Rising Star Award from Las Vegas Business Press.


American Kiosk Management
Linda Johansen-James
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American Kiosk Management

Linda Johansen-James
President/Chief Operating Officer
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Founded in 1997, American Kiosk Management, which represents Proactive Skin Care Products, employs over 1500 employees in 677 locations in 50 states as well as Canada. Johansen-James was the director of membership and marketing for the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and also CEO of her own marketing company. Johansen-James is very active in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and now serves as the treasurer of Camp Soaring Eagle Camp Foundation in Sedona, Arizona.


American Medical Response
Scott White

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.


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 was named president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nevada in November 2006. In this role, he is responsible for managing small and large group business and overseeing the group underwriting practices areas. Anthem is Nevada's second largest carrier with a membership exceeding 315,000. Anthem is a customer-focused company that carries one of the most respected brands in health care and provides a broad range of innovative, affordable, quality medical and specialty plans.


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 30 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
Heath Wills

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
George Smith
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Bank of America - Executive Office

George Smith
President Nevada
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George W. Smith is President of Bank of America Nevada and the Commercial and Business Banking Executive for the Pacific Southwest region. Prior to Bank of America, he worked for Mitsui Manufacturers Bank and Citicorp North America. Smith received a master's degree in finance from California State University - Fullerton in 1985, and serves on multiple executive boards, including the UNLV Foundation, Three Square, the Nevada Development Authority, the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, and the Nevada Taxpayers Association.


Bank of Nevada
John Guedry
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Bank of Nevada

John Guedry
President and Chief Operating Officer
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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.


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 joined BNY Mellon in 2010 as a Vice President and Senior Director and is responsible for providing comprehensive wealth management solutions. Bob has over 30 years of financial services experience including City National Bank, Valley Bank of Nevada and PriMerit Bank, and consulting for KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP. 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; YMCA of Southern Nevada; Nevada Public Radio; and the Alexander Dawson School.


Boulevard Mall
Timo Kuusela
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Boulevard Mall

Timo Kuusela
General Manager
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Mr. Timo Kuusela is the General Manager of Boulevard Mall where he oversees the daily operations and strategic future direction of the property and has ultimate responsibility for the center's Marketing, Leasing, and Property Management. His background and expertise in Large Retail projects include the Opening of the Shoppes at The Palazzo, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, assignments at Meadows Mall and Ontario Mills, and a repositioning of The Outlets at Orange in Orange, CA, earning Simon Property Group's Best Property Enhancement award for his work on the project. A native of Finland, Timo relocated to Las Vegas in 2005.


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

Cannery Casino Resorts
Patrick Hughes
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Cannery Casino Resorts

Patrick Hughes
Vice President & General Manager
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An Ireland native, Patrick began his casino dealing career in 1989 and held multi-level positions in numerous international gaming jurisdictions prior to making Las Vegas his home in 1996. He has assisted in opening New York, New York Hotel, The Resort in Summerlin (Rampart Casino), Eastside Cannery and Cannery Casino where he now holds the position of General Manager.
He is currently on the board of the Ireland Nevada Network and is an active supporter of the Candelighter’s Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.


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
Rob McCoy
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CenturyLink

Rob McCoy
Associate VP, Government Affairs & Community Development
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Rob McCoy is Associate Vice President, Government Affairs & Community Development for CenturyLink. After graduating from LaSalle University, Rob began his career as a news reporter and anchor, providing expertise in the areas of public, media and government relations. Rob serves as chair of The Neon Museum and is a board member with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Taxpayers Association. Additionally, he retains professional certifications from Harvard, MIT and Cornell and is a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2005.


Chamber Insurance and Benefits, LLC
William Wright
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Chamber Insurance and Benefits, LLC

William Wright
President
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Chamber Insurance and Benefits’ President, Bill Wright, brings more than 35 years of experience in the insurance and benefits industry. He is a licensed agent and broker in property, casualty, surety, life and health insurance. In addition to serving as a sales executive, Bill has many years of experience as an agency manager. He understands business development and retention, and has both administrated and negotiated plan benefits. Bill actively serves in his community on various boards and commissions and is a 1990 Leadership Las Vegas graduate.


City National Bank
John Wilcox

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City National Bank

John Wilcox

Senior Vice President and Regional Banking Manager

John Wilcox joined City National Bank in October 2009. He oversees client service and retention, business development at the eight Nevada City National Bank offices. As a 47 year resident of Las Vegas, Wilcox has been involved in many aspects of the community. He is also a past chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.



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 is committed to providing superior physical care, as well as, emotional and spiritual care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice services can be provided to patients in their own homes, or wherever the patient and loved ones need our help. Prior to being promoted to Executive Director, Laurie Indvik was Director of Business Development for CompassionCare Hospice. Laurie is a native of Minnesota, and has lived in Las Vegas for the past 5 years.


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 executive vice 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

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


Discount Tire Co.
Gregg Olewinski
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Discount Tire Co.

Gregg Olewinski
Vice President
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Gregg Olewinski is responsible for the overall operations of Discount Tire's Nevada Region. In his role as Vice President, he establishes sales and profitability goals as well as designs sales programs and strategies for retail store outlets in the region. Olewinski has been with Discount Tire since 1983, and was appointed Vice President of the Nevada region in 2005. Olewinski has completed Executive Training courses at The Thunderbird Garvin School of International Management.


El Cortez Hotel and Casino
Mike Nolan
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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Mike Nolan
General Manager/COO
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Michael Nolan is the general manager and COO of IKE Gaming, Inc., parent company to the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas. Mr. Nolan is president of the Fremont East Downtown Entertainment District Owners Corporation, managing member of Vegas Bar One, and participates on various City of Las Vegas committees, including the Downtown Design Review Committee and the City Financial Committee. Mr. Nolan was Vice President and Director of the Union Plaza and served as General Manager of the Gold Spike Hotel and Casino.


Eldorado Resorts Corp
James Grimes

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

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 15 years experience in the restaurant industry. As general 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.


Fox Rothschild, LLP
Mark Connot
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Fox Rothschild, LLP

Mark Connot
Partner and Litigation Department Administrative Partner

Mark Connot practices complex commercial and real estate litigation. He has a broad-based litigation practice focusing on commercial matters including shareholder/partnership disputes, commercial transactions, real estate issues and banking and lender issues. Throughout his legal career, Connot has been involved with hundreds of arbitrations and mediations addressing a broad spectrum of legal matters. As a practicing lawyer with an MBA, Connot approaches clients' matters from both a legal and business perspective and offers practical and efficient solutions.


Francis & Francis
Francis George
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Francis & Francis

Francis George
Owner
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A French native, Francis George, believes that photography is in a perpetual state of change. With more than 30 years of experience, George appreciates the evolution photography has taken through the years and has embraced the digital revolution whole-heartedly. He started his career in Cannes photographing celebrities during the yearly film festival for Cinema Magazine. With the combination of traditional and modern techniques, George's masterful command of light, film, and digital media helped produce countless award-winning images.


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

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.


Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
Glen Lerner
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Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner
Founding Attorney
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Glen Lerner is the founding attorney of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys.  He began practicing law in 1991 out of a desire to help the “little guy” successfully go up against big insurance companies and large corporations. This desire to help others expands outside of the law practice. Through sponsorships, donations, and general support, Lerner and his law firm’s attorneys and support staff provide community assistance through Glen Lerner Gives Back. Lerner graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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
Tony Broadbent
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Greater Las Vegas McDonald's Owner/Operator Association

Tony Broadbent
Owner Operator
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Tony Broadbent, a father of three and husband to Lollie, owns and operates three McDonald’s restaurants in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, Nevada. Tony has over 30 years’ experience in operating McDonald's restaurants and relocated from Pleasant Grove, Utah in 2015

Tony supports a variety of initiatives including, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, the McDonald’s Make Activities Count (MAC) Grants and McTeachers Nights. He also supports local law enforcement and the Injured Police Officers Fund.


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 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.


HealthCare Partners of Nevada
Sherif W. Abdou

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.


Henderson International School
Seth Ahlborn
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Henderson International School

Seth Ahlborn
Headmaster
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Mr. Ahlborn develops a diverse talented staff and guides innovative curriculum implementation. With the motto ‘Students First’ he leads enrollment and community service programs. A private school leader for 23 years, he studied advanced math for teachers at University of New Hampshire, and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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 10 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
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IGT

Renato Ascoli
Chief Executive Officer
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Michael Small is Vice President of Global Tax for IGT. He oversees all global tax operational processes and is responsible for improving the global tax organization. Small also served as Vice President of Corporate Tax and Treasury Activities for Las Vegas Sands Corp., and was the National Tax Director for Deloitte & Touche. Small is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas program and a member of the Metro Chamber’s Board of Trustees. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration-accounting from UNLV.


International CES / Consumer Electronics Association
Karen Chupka

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.


JD’s Tax & Financial Solutions
Jim Epley
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JD’s Tax & Financial Solutions

Jim Epley
Owner / President
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Jim Epley founded JD's Tax & Financial Solutions in 1997. Over the years, the company has acquired several other tax practices and has prepared and filed more than 20,000 tax returns. As president, Epley is strong in handling IRS collection matters and has saved clients millions of dollars through Offers in Compromise and audits. Epley is active in the community, advocating for many local charitable efforts such as The Way to Happiness Foundation and Citizens Commission for Human Rights.


Johnson Advisors, PLLC
Gary Johnson

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.


Kolesar & Leatham, Chtd.
Joseph J. Mugan, Esq.
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Kolesar & Leatham, Chtd.

Joseph J. Mugan, Esq.
Attorney at Law
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Mr. Mugan is a shareholder of the firm practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions, franchise law, banking, and real estate matters. He assists businesses in their formation and corporate governance. He counsels businesses in structuring mergers & acquisitions and assists financial institutions in regulatory compliance matters.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Creighton University and received his Juris Doctor from UNLV. He sits on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army.


Konami Gaming, Inc.
Leah Steinhardt

KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News
Jim Prather
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KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News

Jim Prather
Executive Vice President
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A graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Jim Prather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in radio-television and political science, and a Master of Arts degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Since July 2005, Prather has been Executive Vice President, Television and Radio Operations of Journal Broadcast Group-Western Region whose operations include Boise, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Tucson. Prather is also VP/General Manager of KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News, the ABC affiliate serving Las Vegas.


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/Gatehouse Media, Inc
Jason Taylor

Las Vegas Sands Corp
Andy Abboud
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Las Vegas Sands Corp

Andy Abboud
Vice President of Government Relations and Community Development
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Possessing some of the most diverse political experience in the gaming industry, Andy Abboud's duties include managing the political and governmental affairs for LVSC along with aiding in the company's expansion efforts and development projects. Abboud has been instrumental in instituting The Venetian and LVSC's political and community development activities. He also organized the charitable arm of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. 501(c) (3) charitable foundation, the Sands Foundation.


Las Vegas Woman Magazine
Tammy Grabel
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Las Vegas Woman Magazine

Tammy Grabel
Owner
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Tammy Grabel is owner and publisher of Las Vegas Woman Magazine. The publication’s mission is to “To educate, entertain and inspire.” To date, Las Vegas Woman Magazine has featured over 1,500 local women.

Grabel’s community involvement is officer on the Board-of-Directors for New Vista, member of the United Way’s Tocqueville Society, Women’s Leadership Council, Young Philanthropists Society, Platinum Member of the UNLV Foundation and has served on Executive Leadership Team involved with American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women.


Law Office of Hayes & Welsh
Garry Hayes
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Law Office of Hayes & Welsh

Garry Hayes
Attorney
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Garry Hayes, partner at the Law Office of Hayes and Welsh is a fourth generation Las Vegan. Garry is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He has been licensed to practice law in Nevada since 1984. Mr. Hayes has experience in civil litigation, gaming and administrative law, zoning, business transactions, collections, real estate and business law. Garry has been active in the Preservation Association of Clark County and the Gilcrease Orchard Foundation.


Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Dan R Waite
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Dan R Waite
Partner
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Dan focuses his practice primarily on business litigation, with an emphasis on real estate, mechanic’s lien and fiduciary litigation. He has considerable experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, trustees and other fiduciaries and governmental entities. Dan has represented business clients both domestic and international, including from France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Canada. He regularly lectures to lawyers, lenders and construction professionals on mechanic’s lien and real estate matters. Dan grew up in Las Vegas and has practiced law since 1990.


Life Care Centers of America Silver Region
Bina Hribik-Portello
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Life Care Centers of America Silver Region

Bina Hribik-Portello
Regional Vice President
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Life Care Centers of America operates more than 220 nursing, sub-acute, rehabilitation, home health and Alzheimer's centers in 28 states. The Silver Region encompasses five facilities in Nevada and Utah. Bina Hribik-Portello joined the company in 1998. She has more than 20 years of experience in health care leadership and has served as administrator at three skilled nursing facilities before overseeing the Life Care Centers' Silver Region. She also has a background in acute care and in human resources management.


LV.Net
Marty Mizrahi

Lyft
Timothy Burr

Maggiano's Little Italy
Sabrina Chichelli

Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel
David Lebby

Manpower, Inc. of Southern Nevada
Jim Andres
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Manpower, Inc. of Southern Nevada

Jim Andres
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A Nevada resident for over 32 years, Jim has decades of experience in staffing and recruitment.  After successfully managing businesses in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, Jim switched his career focus to Executive and IT Recruitment in Las Vegas in 1999. During his tenure with Manpower, he has held a variety of positions across the business in staffing, operations, sales and management. Jim now leads Manpower’s Executive Search practice in Las Vegas, with a primary focus on nonprofit and community-based client organizations.


Martin Harris Construction
Frank "Guy" Martin
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Martin Harris Construction

Frank "Guy" Martin

Guy Martin has built a 30 year career at Martin-Harris through an intense passion for construction. Currently, Guy serves as Sr. Vice President of Martin-Harris. He has been an active participant in industry organizations including serving in leadership positions such as President of the AGC Las Vegas Chapter in 2014 and Director on the AGC National Committee in 2015. Guy and his wife, Trish, are devout Christians with two children. As a family, they enjoy clay shooting competitions, traveling and outdoor activities.


McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Ray Sedey
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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Ray Sedey
Executive VP
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McCarthy provides preconstruction and construction services in both the public and private sectors. Under the leadership of Sedey, the Nevada division has diversified its portfolio with projects in the healthcare, hospitality and gaming, education, transportation, commercial, and industrial markets. Ray displays great passion and commitment to the construction industry, as well as to the community and is actively involved with the Associated General Contractors of Nevada, UNLV Construction Management Advisory Board and the American Concrete Institute.


Meadow Gold Dairies
Gene Carrejo

MedicWest Ambulance
Scott White

Merlin Contracting & Developing, LLC
Bart Jones
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Merlin Contracting & Developing, LLC

Bart Jones
CFO
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Merlin Contracting & Developing, llc, is the premier custom home builder in the Las Vegas Valley. Bart Jones, a Las Vegas native, graduated from UNLV in 1975 before owning, managing, and marketing agricultural businesses, and developing facilities for processing agricultural products on the big island of Hawaii. In 1994, Jones and his wife Cory returned to Las Vegas to work with his brother Stephen Jones, president of Merlin Contracting.


MGM Resorts International
Jim Murren
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MGM Resorts International

Jim Murren
Chairman of the Board
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Jim Murren is chairman of the board and CEO of MGM Resorts International, one of the world's leading development companies in gaming, hospitality and entertainment. Murren has enjoyed a distinguished career with the company, having held positions as executive vice president, chief financial officer and president. Prior to MGM Resorts International, he spent 14 years on Wall Street. Murren is very active in the community, and with wife Heather, founded the Nevada Cancer Institute.


MV Transportation
James Schultzman
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MV Transportation

James Schultzman
Vice President/General Manager
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MV Transportation, Inc. manages and operates public transit contracts and has been in business since 1976. MV is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Jim Schultzman is the General Manager of MV Las Vegas Division. MV Las Vegas is contracted with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada for fixed route service. MV Las Vegas operates 177 revenue coaches and drives 10 million miles annually. MV Las Vegas has approximately 500 professional operators and staff under Schultzman’s strong leadership to ensure MV services are delivered with quality and high standards.


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 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.


Nicholas and Company
Steve Blake

Nordstrom
Tracy Williams
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Nordstrom

Tracy Williams
Store Manager
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Tracy Williams started her career with Nordstrom in 2003 as a salesperson at Nordstrom International Plaza in Tampa. For the next 8 years, Tracy held positions in sales and management in both support and selling roles.  In March of 2012, Tracy relocated to Northern California and had varied experiences including Regional Customer Relationship Manager for NCAL and Hawaii, Men’s Clothing Manager for the flagship store in San Francisco and Regional Merchandising Manager for Dresses and Special Sizes NCAL, Hawaii and Las Vegas. Williams' journey brought her to Vegas in 2014 where she now leads the Nordstrom Rack in Henderson.


North American Solutions, Inc.
Nima Mahmoudzadeh
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North American Solutions, Inc.

Nima Mahmoudzadeh
Vice President & Co-founder
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Nima Mahmoudzadeh is the Vice President and Co-founder of NASCO Inc., which owns, markets and distributes “Natural World” vitamins. Nima’s responsibilities include financial and business development. Nima has over 15 years of proven leadership experience and holds a Masters in architectural design. Active in the community, Nima founded Las Vegas’ Livingston Home, a facility that cares for over 40 Alzheimer’s and elderly patients in the community.


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.


Odyssey Advisors
Parker Elmore
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Odyssey Advisors

Parker Elmore
President & CEO
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Parker Elmore is President and CEO of the financial consulting firm Odyssey Advisors. In 1998, he founded Primoris Benefit Advisors, Inc. which, in 2013, transitioned to Odyssey Advisors and expanded to the Las Vegas area. With a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and over 25 years of industry experience, Parker is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, an Associate in the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow in the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and is enrolled by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries.


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
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Piercy, Bowler, Taylor & Kern

William Nelson
Shareholder
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William (Bill) Nelson is involved in all areas of accounting and auditing for Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern. Nelson holds a BS in Accounting and is CPA certified in Nevada and California. He is active in the community participating in several youth sports programs and boy scouting, and is a member of Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.


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.


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 on the Board of Trustees for the Henderson Development Authority.


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.


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.


Rimini Street
Seth Ravin
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Rimini Street

Seth Ravin
CEO and Chairman of the Board
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Mr. Ravin is ‎a 30-year enterprise software veteran and pioneer of the independent software support industry. In 2005, Ravin launched Rimini Street to redefine enterprise software support. Previously, he held a variety of executive positions, including vice president of the customer sales division at PeopleSoft, Inc.


Roberto's Taco Shop
Reynaldo Robledo
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Roberto's Taco Shop

Reynaldo Robledo
Manager
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Reynaldo Robledo is the manager for 46 Roberto's Taco Shop locations in Las Vegas and Mesquite. He took over the general operation for all locations in 1999 after the passing of his father and company founder, Roberto Robledo. Roberto's Taco Shops was founded in San Diego in 1964 and opened in Las Vegas in 1990. All food is cooked fresh at each Roberto's Taco Shop. Most locations are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


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.


Sam's Club #4983
Carol McNalley

Sandler Training
Stevenson Brooks
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Sandler Training

Stevenson Brooks
President, Trainer & Coach
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Stevenson Brooks is a motivational speaker, sales and management trainer/coach, as well as a professional salesperson. Brooks bought the business in 2006 after studying the Sandler System for three years as the president of GarageTek of Las Vegas. His humor and passionate style as well as his unique teaching techniques help professionals to greatly improve many facets of their business performance. He is a featured speaker at many of Las Vegas' trade groups and networking events.


Scientific Gaming
Laura Olson-Reyes

Sequoia Insurance Company
Matt Zender
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Sequoia Insurance Company

Matt Zender
AVP Workers Compensation
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Sequoia Insurance is a commercial lines insurance company that is "Rooted in the West". Matt Zender began his career in insurance 18 years ago and has spent the last 5 years in charge of Sequoia's Workers Compensation division. He has dedicated his career working with clients ranging from Fortune-100 to owner-operated, always focusing on cost-saving solutions. At Sequoia, he enjoys making sure that the needs of the employee and employer is addressed through a goal-oriented approach.


Serl Keefer Welter CPAs
Shelby Keefer
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Serl Keefer Welter CPAs

Shelby Keefer
CPA
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Shelby has over 25 years of public accounting experience working with individuals and businesses providing tax and accounting services. She has served the community on many non-profit boards and is currently treasurer of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Minnesota and has been a resident of Southern Nevada since 1988. She enjoys reading, bow hunting and the outdoors.


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 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.


Spanish Hills Wellness Suites
Sieglinde Donohue

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.


SuperPawn
Brent Wanstreet

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 Delta Academy
Kyle Konold
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The Delta Academy

Kyle Konold
Executive Director
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Dr. Konold has over 15 years of experience in the areas of school operations, new school development, school finance, school acquisitions, curricula, and accreditation.

Dr. Konold has started and operated public and private K-12 schools and postsecondary proprietary schools. He has served in the capacity of instructor all the way to President/CEO.

Dr. Konold earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, his Master’s Degree from Southern Illinois University and his Ph.D. from University of Nevada Las Vegas.


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, a publically held company, owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate. These assets include master planned communities in Maryland, Texas and Nevada; operating properties; and development opportunities in18 states. Kevin T. Orrock oversees all aspects of implementation of the Summerlin community, from planning and design to sales and marketing. 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 Morse Group
Lou Rotello

The Range 702
Jennifer Diaz

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, and Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Centers in Las Vegas, and Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada.  Karla has worked in the Las Vegas community for over 30 years.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.


The Vista Group
Michael Saltman

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.


Transdev
Clark Hart

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
Paulette Brown

Universal Business Advisors
Justin Ruschell

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, CEO of Valley Electric Association, Inc., has led the rural utility business through remarkable growth and progress. He has more than 30 years of experience in the utility industry across the Western U.S., including more than 20 years as a CEO. Husted has initiated change and fostered development in the areas of management, power systems development, operations, marketing and communications. He currently serves as a member of the Nevada New Energy Industry Task Force.


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

WGU Nevada
Spencer Stewart
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WGU Nevada

Spencer Stewart
Chancellor
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Spencer Stewart serves as chancellor of WGU Nevada.  Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, WGU Nevada is a nonprofit, online university offering affordable, high-quality degree programs for working adults in the state.

Prior to joining WGU Nevada, Stewart spent 14 years helping build Nevada State College.

Stewart earned a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University.

A native Nevadan, Stewart resides in Henderson with his wife and three children.


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

World Market Center Las Vegas
Robert Maricich

Wynn Resorts
Stacie Michaels

Yellow Checker Star Transportation
Gene Auffert

Las Vegas’ most well-known business leaders comprise the President’s Club and Executive Level of 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.