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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.


AdvanStaff HR & Employer Services
Philip Richards

AGST - Income Generator "Success By Association"
Alan Powell
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AGST - Income Generator "Success By Association"

Alan Powell
Founder and President
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With 48 years’ experience in teaming + sharing, helping thousands of individuals and hundreds of businesses achieve exceptional, sustainable Income Growth, the AGST non-profit 'Family' now repositions its global headquarters in Las Vegas. Creator of many unique solutions and practices. Recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including TDC, London 'Innovator of the Year'. Launching new technology on BBC TV's 'Tomorrow's World', radio and Financial Times, Alan Powell is an extensive innovator, now committed to the avoidance of 'innovator pitfalls', sharing his knowledge to maximize their potential for sustainable success.


Allegiant Travel Company
Keith Hansen

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.


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.


ARTTEC
Gary Harmon

AutoNation
Steve Kwak

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
Diana Villanueva

BB& B
Oscar Goodman
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BB& B

Oscar Goodman
Owner
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As Chairman of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Host Committee, Oscar B. Goodman is responsible for continuing to be Las Vegas’ No.1 ambassador. The Host Committee is made up of local business and civic leaders. Their main responsibility is to engage the Las Vegas community in support of major trade shows and destination events. Prior to serving as Chairman of the Host Committee, Goodman served 12 years as the “Happiest Mayor in the Universe” for Las Vegas.


Bluegreen Club 36
Danelle Vigh

Bombardier Transportation / Monorail
Randy Grainger

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

Breguet Boutique
Christine Rockwell

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Christopher White

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.


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.


Cantor Gaming
Jeff Burge

CenturyLink
Rob McCoy

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.


CHSI Management Service
Jim Leftwich
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CHSI Management Service

Jim Leftwich
CEO
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Jim Leftwich has more than 25 years of experience in the formation, planning and management of companies, holding executive management positions for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. As a business advisor and operator, he has helped clients generate $500 million in new revenues.  Leftwich has held Board positions with private and non-profit companies, including the first chairmanship for the Emergency Physicians Insurance Company. He holds national accreditation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.


College of Southern Nevada
Michael Richards

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

Custom Benefit Consultants, Inc.
Kenneth Bahl

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.


DrVita, Inc
Wayne Gorsek
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DrVita, Inc

Wayne Gorsek
Chairman & CEO
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Wayne Gorsek, DrVita, Inc. Founder & CEO, is a vitamin and supplement manufacturer who became interested in wellness supplements as he watched his grandparents fall ill.  Wayne’s passion is to create powerful formulas based on the latest science, while bringing manufacturing jobs back to the USA.  Previous to DrVita, he founded an Inc. 500 hall of fame vitamin company that went on to become the #1 online vitamin retailer.  Wayne has created 400 American jobs with over one million customers.


EastGate Enterprises
Charles Whitby
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EastGate Enterprises

Charles Whitby
Managing Director
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Charles Whitby is the Managing Director of EastGate Enterprises. Originally from Lansing Michigan, Charles studied Computer Networking and Business Administration at Lansing Community College and Michigan State University. He holds eight information technology certifications and three financial licenses. Charles is the host of a financial responsibility and an information security podcast. He serves on the ministerial staff at his church and is a board member for both the 100 Black Men of Las Vegas and the Information Systems Security Association.


Eastridge Workforce Solutions
Jason Bruckman
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Eastridge Workforce Solutions

Jason Bruckman
Regional Vice President
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Jason Bruckman is the Regional Vice President of The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies, a privately held staffing firm that has been named among the top 100 US staffing companies in both the private and public sectors. With over twelve years of staffing experience and his MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance, Bruckman oversees the day-to-day success of Eastridge’s divisions by delivering effective workforce solutions to clients within the Administrative, Convention, IT, Legal, Light Industrial, and Health Care industries.


El Cortez Hotel and Casino
Mike Nolan

Eldorado Resorts Corp
James Grimes

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.


Expedia, Inc.
Melissa Maher
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Expedia, Inc.

Melissa Maher
Senior Vice President
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Melissa Maher manages the global business relationships with the Expedia’s strategic hotel partners and leads the Industry Relations team. Maher also oversees the team responsible for driving the strategy, distribution and support of Expedia’s gaming lodging supply division. Maher also served as regional director for Expedia.

Maher received an MBA in hotel administration from UNLV. She serves on the board for HSMAI, on the Starwood Leisure Advisory Board and is an advisor on the Expedia Women’s Leadership Council.


Express Employment Professionals
Chris Garrett
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Express Employment Professionals

Chris Garrett
President / Owner
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As a local franchise owner of Express Employment Professionals with over 25 years of experience in management, education and administration, Chris Garrett and his team provide companies with workforce solutions, including evaluation hire, temporary staffing and direct hire employees. Founded in 1983, Express now has over 600 offices across the U.S. and Canada and in 2013 placed 395,000+ people in jobs and notched over $2.5 billion in sales.

Chris is a graduate of BYU and also earned a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and an M.A. from Oregon State University.


Firestone Complete Auto Care
Nelson Diaz
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Firestone Complete Auto Care

Nelson Diaz
Assistant District Manager
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Nelson Diaz was named Assistant District Manager for the Bridgestone Retail Operations Arizona/Las Vegas District in October 2012. Nelson oversees the daily operations of all Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) stores in the Las Vegas Metro area. Previously, Nelson successfully opened the first of many FCAC stores in the Las Vegas market. Throughout his more than 15 years with FCAC, Nelson has held various positions at the store, district and regional level. Nelson and his team are committed to providing Las Vegas residents with the highest level of automotive service available.


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.


Galeforce-Custom Portraiture by Susan McKinney
Susan Mckinney

General Growth Properties
Jim Heilmann

Gensler
Beth Campbell
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Gensler

Beth Campbell
Principle, Managing Director
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Gensler is the world’s leading design firm for business offering expertise in 20 specific industry sectors and project types related to the changing ways people work and live around the world. Beth Campbell, Managing Director in Las Vegas, has more than 20 years of architectural experience with projects in planning, development, and the design and construction of corporate office buildings and interiors, retail and educational facilities. She delivers value to clients through her expert knowledge and experience, resulting in strategic, cost-effective, and timely design solutions.


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.


Greater Las Vegas McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association
Todd McMillan

HealthCare Partners of Nevada
Sherif W. Abdou

Henriksen / Butler
Heather Bressler

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.


HNTB Corporation
Chris Migneron
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HNTB Corporation

Chris Migneron
Associate Vice President
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Chris Migneron, AIA, is HNTB’s Central Division Architecture Office Leader responsible for the office’s overall design, business and management results in an 11 state region. He is a recognized leader in the industry and has more than 16 years of architectural experience including aviation, federal, sports and commercial projects. His projects have been published in national architectural journals and have received peer recognition awards through the American Institute of Architects. Chris earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.


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.


InStep Recovery Services LLC
John Burke
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InStep Recovery Services LLC

John Burke
Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Burke has developed an extraordinary career in Executive Management. He is proclaimed by many as having the remarkable ability to identify barriers to entry of markets, developing efficient processes, utilizing technology, hiring and managing quality staff.

Mr. Burke has held the positions of VP Sales & Marketing of 123College.com, Partner & CMO of Ardor Health Solutions, and most recently Owner & CEO of Instep Recovery Services. He has generated over $100 million in gross sales over the past 10 years.


International Game Technology
Patti Hart
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International Game Technology

Patti Hart
CEO
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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.


JABarrett Company
James Barrett
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JABarrett Company

James Barrett
Senior Financial Officer and Board Member

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


JBA Consulting Engineers
Dwayne Miller
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JBA Consulting Engineers

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


Johnson Advisors, PLLC
Gary Johnson

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.


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
Tom Skancke

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.


Law Office of Hayes & Welsh
Garry Hayes

LEO
Jeff Dyck
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LEO

Jeff Dyck
CEO
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Jeff has spent the last eight years working in digital marketing, having developed and built his own loyalty program. Jeff has now ventured into the mobile marketing space with LEO. After successfully beta testing for 18 months, LEO launched into the Las Vegas market place in June of 2014. It has already proven to be a winner by securing over 1,500 retailers in and around Las Vegas and is currently expanding into 32 other major US markets in 2015.


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.


Lincoln Christian University
Paul Trainor

Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel
David Lebby

MARC IT SHARE, LLC
Patricia Meacham
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MARC IT SHARE, LLC

Patricia Meacham
President / CEO
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Patricia Meacham has 25 years of senior executive experience, developing global strategies for IBM. She focuses on business performance, customer loyalty, leadership development and process improvement. Lead global teams of 150 people managed P&L, budgets of $89M and grown revenue by $3B. Leveraged her knowledge to start MARC IT SHARE, in 2007 helping customers develop strategies to improve their bottom-line. Graduated from Central State University, holds market development certifications from Oxford, Harvard and Indiana Universities.


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
Chris Launius
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Meadow Gold Dairies

Chris Launius
Plant Manager
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Chris Launius, Plant Manager at Meadow Gold Dairy (Dean Foods) in Las Vegas. Chris worked in multiple supply chain functions previously in his 10 years with Unilever including finance, logistics, operations, and planning. Prior to Unilever Chris was in Human Resources with Nordyne Inc., and served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 6 years.  Chris holds a BS (Org. Mgt), as well as a Masters Degree (SCL) from Seton Hall University.  He is married with 3 children and spends his free time traveling with his family.


Medical Caregivers Institute (MCI)
Liz McDuffie
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Medical Caregivers Institute (MCI)

Liz McDuffie
President
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Liz McDuffie is a postgraduate of the University of Southern California School of Public Administration. Serving as Director of the MCI since 2006, Liz teaches California’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) as part of the California Department of Social Services Continuing Education Program. Her studies include on-site assessments of operational standards and procedures for the distribution of cannabis under the Health Canada and California Medical Marijuana Programs. Liz is a member of the Advisory Board for the National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to Study Cannabis Use Among Young Adults in Los Angeles County.


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.


Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Jerry Irwin
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Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Jerry Irwin
General Manager
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Jerry Irwin is the General Manager of the Miracle Mile Shops, a 1.2 mile retail and entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. Irwin brings more than 16 years of senior level experience to the center. He is responsible for Miracle Mile Shops’ continued growth and success, to include overseeing all aspects of the center’s operations, design, development, management and construction. Prior to joining Miracle Mile Shops, Irwin served as Senior General Manager for Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, overseeing all operations for the 1.9 million- square-foot center.


Montevista Hospital (Strategic Behavorial Health)
Steven Jolly

MV Transportation
Wayne Fritz
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MV Transportation

Wayne Fritz
President
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Wayne Fritz was born and raised in Southern California and received a BA Degree from Redlands University. Fritz started his career as a bus washer for Palomar Transport in 1971. Prior to his current position with MV Transportation, Fritz held positions of Vice President of Operations at Larson Transportation, Vice President of Operations at Ryder/ATE, Region Vice President at First Transit and Region Vice President at MV Transportation. In his current position, Fritz has oversight responsibility for the Las Vegas Regional Transportation Commission service operating from the Intermodal Bus Maintenance Facility in North Las Vegas.


National Atomic Testing Museum
Allan Palmer
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National Atomic Testing Museum

Allan Palmer
Executive Director & CEO
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Allan Palmer has served as a professional museum executive for more than 20 years, building and leading some of the country’s major aviation, space, history and technology museums. He successfully led the effort to obtain congressional designation for the museum as America’s 37th National Museum. Palmer has the distinction of having served as an active duty regular officer in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy during his military career, and is a highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran.


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.


NCET-Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology
Dave Archer
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NCET-Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Dave Archer
Chief Executive Office
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Dave Archer connects Nevadans to the resources they need to start and grow successful businesses through programs including the NCET Entrepreneur Expo and the Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition. Prior to joining NCET, Archer spent more than 25 years at Viacom, Time-Warner and AOL-Netscape in a wide variety of U.S. and international product and market development roles. Archer is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education's EPSCoR Advisory Board and serves on the Board of the Alliance of Nevada Nonprofits.


Nevada Driving Schools
Robert Simmons
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Nevada Driving Schools

Robert Simmons
CEO
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Robert Simmons is a former U.S. Marine, police officer, emergency services team member and truancy officer, working extensively with public and charter school districts directing truancy enforcement and management programs. Simmons’ company, Community Services Associates, Inc., was the first driving school in the nation to be approved by AAA’s Driver Improvement Programs. It conducts driver education and traffic law training, online and classroom driving courses, and certification for instructors and military staff in AAA’s Driver Improvement Programs.


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 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.


North Las Vegas Voice
Ray Sarbacker
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North Las Vegas Voice

Ray Sarbacker
President
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After Ray Sarbacker completed his US Navy tour, he attended S. California's Art Center College of Design and launched a marketing career spanning four decades with clients Kawasaki, Yamaha, Carroll Shelby and other high visibility companies. Now living in Las Vegas, Ray is president of Voice publications including "The Vegas Voice" and "The Nevada Veterans Voice". He is also president of the Board of Advisers at UNLV's Nevada Conservatory Theatre and a past Board member of the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.


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.


NV Jets
London Jane
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NV Jets

London Jane
CEO
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London Jane is the CEO of NV Jets, the only ARG/US Platinum Operator in Nevada. She has an extensive educational background and has held several leadership positions throughout her career, including roles in major asset repossession for large European financial institutions. In 2010, Jane founded NV Jets, and has helped numerous aviation companies achieve platinum status. Jane shares her love of aviation with her husband and 3 year old daughter.


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.


Perfect Princess Cut Diamonds
Ido Izkovich
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Perfect Princess Cut Diamonds

Ido Izkovich
President/CEO
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Ido Izkovich, who was originally from Israel, began working with diamonds shortly after his service in the Israeli Armed forces. For 8 years, he sat at the bench cutting diamonds and then moved on to the wholesale side of the industry. He started his own wholesale diamond company, I.Do Diamonds, in Israel, and then decided to move it to the US. Having 27 years in the industry, Ido has the ability to turn your imagination into reality.


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.


Point Break Solutions Inc
Michael Bach

R & W Advertising
Scott Robertson
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R & W Advertising

Scott Robertson
CEO / Creative Director
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R+W is an innovative creative agency managing marketing activities for leading Las Vegas brands including McDonald's, Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin, Clark County, and Ford Motors. Robertson oversees strategic planning for agency clients. Robertson is a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas, has been named Agency Executive of the Year by Working in Communications, has won numerous local, regional and national advertising awards including Addy, Telly, Mark, Golden Palm, AIGA, and his work has been published in Archive, Communications Arts and Adweek.


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.


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.


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.


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.


SK8XTC
Robert Juliano

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.


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.  Paul leads teams focused on customer care, business processing, utility relations, training and quality.  Paul’s focus is the highest quality of customer service, project execution and innovation.  Prior experience includes: Southwest Airlines (Dallas, TX), General Motors (Detroit, MI), PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting (Southfield, MI), and EDS. He also served as an Honorarium Professor at The Wharton School, where he guest taught on a variety of subjects.


South Point Hotel & Casino
Ryan Growney

Southwest Airlines
Jackie Thompson

Sprint
Herb Hunter
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Sprint

Herb Hunter
General Sales Manager
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Herb Hunter joined Sprint in 2008 as Sales Manager and now serves as the Area Sales Manager of all direct business groups for Sprint Business Marketing Group. He is responsible for wireless communication sales throughout Las Vegas and Nevada.

Hunter earned his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Belmont (NC) Abbey College. He is past president and current member of the Chamber’s Business Council and serves on the Community Board for St. Rose Hospital. He is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas program.


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.


Starr Vending
Tammy Starring
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Starr Vending

Tammy Starring
Owner
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Tammy Starring is a “multi-preneur” who has founded and owned several successful businesses. Her newest venture is Starr Vending, operating vending machines and micro markets in establishments allowing them to receive tax credits by partnering with a National Certified Woman Owned Business. Starring owns the number one producing Quiznos in the nation, and once owned the largest valet parking company in Las Vegas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


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.


Sugar Factory
Errol Tyler

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.


Suzy's Las Vegas Lifestyles
Suzy Saline
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Suzy's Las Vegas Lifestyles

Suzy Saline
President
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Suzy Saline is the President of Suzy's Las Vegas Lifestyles. Since 1980, Suzy has also founded and continually operated three successful woman-owned businesses. Her work experience includes extensive roles in operations, finance, and new business start-up. Suzy is a proud member of NAPW (National Association of Professional Women).


Switch
Lesley McVay
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Switch

Lesley McVay
Executive Vice President of Facility Services
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Lesley McVay is responsible for managing client installations for all of Switch's data center facilities, totaling over 2 million square feet. She works with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies and government agencies, to mid-sized enterprises and start-ups to produce successful and timely installations. Before joining Switch, McVay was the Director of Operations for a successful Las Vegas-based software company. She is an integral member of the Jedi Order and looks forward to becoming a Jedi Master in the coming years.


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
John Unwin
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

John Unwin
Chief Executive Officer
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John Unwin, Chief Executive Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, oversees the resort and leads the multi-billion dollar project—a sophisticated, urban-minded property at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan is the Strip’s newest and most socially dynamic casino resort destination. Unwin’s 30 years of management experience encompasses work with some of the industry’s leading luxury brands, such as Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Fairmont Resort Hotels and Ian Schrager Hotels.


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 Greenspun Corporation
Travis Keys

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 Juice Standard
Jamie Stephenson

The Morse Group
Lou Rotello

The Range 702
Brian Lake

The Vaccine Center
Jonathan Baktari, MD
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The Vaccine Center

Jonathan Baktari, MD
Medical Director
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Dr. Jonathan Baktari graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. He completed Medical School at Ohio State University, Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern University, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at UCLA. In addition to being a practicing physician, he has been Clinical Professor and Medical Director for several local organizations. Dr. Baktari currently serves as Medical Director at The Vaccine Center and Travel Medicine Clinic.


The Valley Health System
Karla Perez
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The Valley Health System

Karla Perez
Group Vice President
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Karla Perez manages and oversees the operations of Spring Valley, Summerlin, Desert Springs, Valley, and Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Centers in Las Vegas, Nevada, Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada, Auburn Regional Medical Center in Auburn, Washington and the newly opened Palmdale Regional Medical Center in Palmdale, California. She serves on the Board of the United Way of Southern Nevada and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.


The Vista Group
Michael Saltman

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.


Tropicana Las Vegas
Arik Knowles
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Tropicana Las Vegas

Arik Knowles
Vice President of Hotel Operations
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Arik Knowles joined the Tropicana in 2009 as Vice President of Hotel Operations. He oversees all aspects of the hotel, guest services, public areas, facilities management, room reservations and revenue management. Since 1996, Knowles has held hotel management positions for the Monte Carlo, Venetian Resort, Mandalay Bay and THEhotel.

Knowles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from UNLV and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association.


Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
Brian Baudreau

Tzell Travel Group
Marian Lyn

U.S. Bank
Lori Soren
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U.S. Bank

Lori Soren
Regional Market President Nevada/Arizona
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Lori Soren has been with U.S. Bank and legacy banks since 1978. Her current position is market president-Nevada/Arizona where she has responsibility for wholesale banking activities, as well as in Utah and the bank's Gaming Division. Soren held a variety of positions in wholesale banking including treasury management consultant, team leader of commercial banking and division manager. Soren is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She is also a Certified Treasury Professional.


University Medical Center
Mason VanHouweling

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.


Village Square Las Vegas/Sentinel Development Services, Inc.
Colby Durnin
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Village Square Las Vegas/Sentinel Development Services, Inc.

Colby Durnin
CEO, Sentinel Development Services
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Colby Durnin founded Sentinel Development Services, Inc. in 2001. Sentinel Development is currently acting as the Owner’s Representative for Village Square Las Vegas on behalf of Westport Capital Partners, LLC. He has been a senior executive for domestic and international real estate projects over the last 12 years representing more than $1 billion dollars of repositioned real estate.

Durnin holds a BA from the University of San Diego, an MBA from the University of Hawaii, and is a licensed California Broker.


Vista Executive Suites
Elaina Blake

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.


Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
Heather Cox

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.


Windstream
Norm Kirch

World Realty LLC
Luke Joseph

Wynn Resorts
Stacie Michaels

Xonicwave
Chad Moore
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Xonicwave

Chad Moore
CEO/Owner
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Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Chad was in the United States Air Force. He also has been recognized for his work in the book: A Step by Step Guide to Windows NT Security, and earned degrees in Information Technology, while serving his country.

He brings 24 years of experience in the areas of information technology, consulting, and management. Chad is Microsoft certified and is active in the community, where sits on the Board of Directors for the Marshall Faulk Foundation.


Accident Concierge LLC
Bryant Johnson

Adesa
Jay Hinchman

Advanced Management Group
Bret Holmes
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Advanced Management Group

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


AET Environmental
Edward Domanico
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AET Environmental

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


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 Family Insurance
Melissa Wilde

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

American Pacific Corporation
Pat Sauser

Arcata Associates, Inc.
Tim Wong

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.


Black Dragon Enterprises
Ather Ahmed
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Black Dragon Enterprises

Ather Ahmed
President
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Ather Ahmed is the President of Black Dragon Enterprises, a company focused on Product Development, Distribution and Marketing. Ather has successfully launched multiple brands in the Electronic Cigarette/Vapor and Dietary/Nutritional Supplement industries. These brands include Green Leaf, Knight Sticks, Earth Leaf and Kobai.

A Las Vegas native, Ather has achieved an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a B.Sc in Health Care Administration with minors in Business Law and Biology from UNLV.


BNY Mellon Wealth Management
John Jemison

California Hotel
David Lebby

Capital One
Diane Goodchild
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Capital One

Diane Goodchild
Senior Community Relations Associate
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Capital One entered the Las Vegas market in May, 2012. Diane Goodchild is a 19 year resident of Las Vegas, the Sr. Community Relations Associate for Capital One, and co-owner of a small local restaurant. Diane is responsible for the Las Vegas, Portland, and Chicago markets. She is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2012, serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement, and is a member of the United Way Women's Leadership Council.


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.


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, and 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.


Classic Protection Inc.
Mike Anderson

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.


Desert Radiologists
William Moore
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Desert Radiologists

William Moore
Chief Executive Officer
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William P. Moore, II joined Desert Radiologists in 2006 to provide hands-on management of daily operations as well as to oversee the organization's strategic development and long-term institutional goals. Moore works closely with the physician-leadership and senior-management teams. He also directs the company's internal functions for the achievement of corporate objectives. With more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in health care, Moore has provided oversight of major hospitals and medical organizations.


Desert Rose Resort
Chris Breed, CHA, RRP
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Desert Rose Resort

Chris Breed, CHA, RRP
Regional Vice President, Southwest
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Chris Breed has assisted with the renovations of five resorts within Shell Vacations Club. Renovating and opening of the Desert Rose Resort is what brought her to Las Vegas five years ago. Upon completion of that project, Breed was promoted to regional vice president. In this position she oversees the operations and associations of 7 resorts. Breed also serves as president and vice president on several condominium association boards.


Edge Fitness
Mallory Haldeman

Ethel M Chocolates/Mars Retail Group
Oren Young

Fit 4 QOL
Laura Trejo
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Fit 4 QOL

Laura Trejo
Founder
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As founder of Fit4QOL Inc, Laura X. Trejo is committed to motivate the public to obtain a healthy lifestyle. Fit4QOL strives to provide the education, motivation, and tools needed to improve an individual’s quality of life and fitness. She is a graduate from UNLV with B.S. in Fitness and Sports Management and Kinesiology. In addition, Fit4QOL is working closely with the American Cancer Society in raising funds for Relay for life.


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.


Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Andrea Rodriguez

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.


Harmony Homes
Robert Beville
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Harmony Homes

Robert Beville
President
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Prior to joining Harmony Homes in 2009, Robert Beville served as managing director for The Atalon Group, an operational turnaround management firm working on projects that included the troubled Lake Las Vegas community. Beville is on the board of directors for Desert Capital REIT. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a member of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and the Turnaround Management Association.


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.


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.


Horizon Specialty Hospital of Henderson
William Fox

House of Blues/The Foundation Room
Tim Jorgensen

International CES / Consumer Electronics Association
Karen Chupka

International Gaming Support of America LLC
Heigo Goto

InXpress of Las Vegas
Derk Hebdon

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.


Kaempfer Crowell Renshaw Gronauer & Fiorentino
Robert Gronauer
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Kaempfer Crowell Renshaw Gronauer & Fiorentino

Robert Gronauer
Managing Partner
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Bob Gronauer is the Managing Partner of the Firm and is also a senior member of the Firm's Government Affairs Department and has been with the firm since 1996. His practice primarily focuses on zoning and land use law at the local government level. He has represented developers to obtain approvals to expand the gaming enterprise district for hotels and casinos in the Las Vegas Valley. Additionally, Mr. Gronauer has negotiated and drafted Development Agreements for several master-planned communities and large scale developments.


KeyState Corporate & Captive Management
Joshua Miller
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KeyState Corporate & Captive Management

Joshua Miller
President
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KeyState provides corporate and captive management services in Nevada and Delaware. Josh Miller received his BA in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He serves on the boards of the Las Vegas Rotary, the Public Education Foundation, the Nevada Taxicab Authority, and the Nevada Captive Insurance Association. He is also involved in various other community organizations in Southern Nevada.


Las Vegas Country Club
Gordon Digby
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Las Vegas Country Club

Gordon Digby
General Manager/COO
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Gordon Digby is the new General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of The Las Vegas Country Club. At the historic Las Vegas Country Club Gordon is in charge of all aspects of the $9 million dollar operation and its 200+ employees. Gordon is a member of both the PGA of America and the Club Managers Association of America, and holds a B.A. from McDaniel College and M.A. from Webster University.


Las Vegas HEALS
Douglas Geinzer
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Las Vegas HEALS

Douglas Geinzer
Chief Executive Officer
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Doug Geinzer is an influential leader in the healthcare employment arena. He has built and sold several media and employment-related businesses since he moved to Nevada from Pittsburgh, PA. Geinzer currently serves as vice president of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Council and currently sits on the boards of the American Heart Association and the Governor's Workforce Investment Board for the State of Nevada.


Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ed Moss

Lewis Roca Rothgerber
West Allen
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber

West Allen
Partner
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Mr. Allen focuses on intellectual property litigation. He represents clients in federal courts on patent, trademark, copyright, and related issues. He served on the U.S. District Court District of Nevada Local Rules Committee and is the principal author of the District of Nevada Local Rules of Practice for Patent Cases. As a former National Board of Director for the Federal Bar Association and its current Government Relations Chair, Mr. Allen works with federal courts, judges and lawyers nationwide on jurisprudential issues.


Living Well Chiropractic
Cheryle Pettigrew

Louis Cervantez
Louis Cervantez

Maggiano's Little Italy
Sabrina Chichelli

Manpower, Inc. of Southern Nevada
Andy Katz
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Manpower, Inc. of Southern Nevada

Andy Katz
President
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Andy Katz is a noted authority on employment and outlook survey trends in Southern Nevada. He was recognized by In Business Las Vegas in their Top 40 Under 40, and also as one of the Most Influential Businessmen of the Year 2005. Katz serves on the Board of Directors of many organizations, including the Clark County Public Education Foundation and the Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board. Katz is an avid bicyclist and sports enthusiast.


McGladrey LLP
William Wells
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McGladrey LLP

William Wells
CPA, Managing Partner
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As a licensed CPA firm McGladrey LLP is the fifth largest provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with nearly 6,500 professionals in more than 70 offices. Wells has extensive experience in servicing a variety of industries including real estate, distribution, financial institutions, manufacturing, professional services and gaming. Wells is the past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce board of trustees, Young Presidents’ Organization and Opportunity Village and served on various boards including Lied Children’s Museum, UNLV Accounting Advisory council, Nevada Development Authority and Boulder Dam Area Boy Scouts.


MedicWest Ambulance
Scott White

Meditex, LLC
Parviz Safari

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.


Nellis Auction
Ken Chupinsky

Nevada Mining Association
Dana Bennett

Nevada State College
Spencer Stewart

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

Nuclear Care Partners
Barbara McDonald

Paul E. & Helen S. Meyer Foundation
Amy Meyer
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Paul E. & Helen S. Meyer Foundation

Amy Meyer
President
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The Paul E. & Helen S. Meyer Foundation gives educationally based grants and scholarships to area students. Amy Meyer, granddaughter of the founders, became the foundation's president in 1999. Meyer's passion for disadvantaged and struggling youth led to the development of a new non-profit, the White Horse Youth Ranch (WHY Ranch), that will offer free riding lessons using rescued horses to help build self-esteem and give renewed hope to youth in Las Vegas.


Paul's Vegas Photography
Lisa Polonet
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Paul's Vegas Photography

Lisa Polonet
Owner
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Lisa Polonet-Werner, is the owner and founder of Paul’s Vegas Photography and Lisa Polonet Intimate Photography. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). Lisa is a published photographer and continues her photographic education and keeps current through the professional organizations that she belongs to. A longtime resident of Las Vegas has worked with local dog rescues by providing photographic services to raise money for their causes.


Peptec
Christy Peterson

Pfizer Inc.
Jessica Ferrato

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.


Pilot Thomas Logistics
John Saxon

Production Resource Group, LLC
Joseph Schenk

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
Jim Spinello
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R & R Partners

Jim Spinello
Local Government and Public Affairs Director
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A former Nevada state assemblyman and public administrator, Jim Spinello uses his knowledge of Nevada state government to advocate on behalf of R&R Partners' government and public affairs clients. Previously, as assistant director of administrative services for Clark County, he oversaw the Office of Emergency Management; Strategic Planning and Organizational Development; and Franchise Services. He helped establish the County's ethics guidelines and was appointed to the Nevada Homeland Security Commission by Governor Kenny Guinn (R-NV).


Realty Executives of Nevada - Fafie Moore
Fafie Moore
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Realty Executives of Nevada - Fafie Moore

Fafie Moore
President/Owner
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Fafie Moore is the President of Realty Executives of Nevada, repeatedly ranked the number one woman-owned business in the Business Press Las Vegas Book of Lists. Moore, a past chairman of the Metro Chamber Board of Trustees, serves on the boards of FIT for an Independent Tomorrow and Chamber Insurance & Benefits. She is the current president of the Las Vegas Executives Association and has held numerous positions within the state and local Realtor® associations, and the Women’s Council of Realtors®. Moore was inducted into the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors® Hall of Fame in 2007.


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.


Resources Global Professionals
Kathy Beavers

Servpro of Downtown Las Vegas/DVC Inc
Jill Weiner
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Servpro of Downtown Las Vegas/DVC Inc

Jill Weiner
Business Development
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Jill Weiner is a Phoenix native and graduate of San Diego State University where she studied communication and creative writing. With an extensive background in Business Development and Project Management, opportunity led her to relocate to Las Vegas in 2012 and take a position in Construction and Restoration. Over the last year and a half, Jill has focused on growing her network, streamlining marketing efforts, planning and implementing educational forums and managing construction and restoration projects.


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.


Shred-It Las Vegas
Ray Bracha

Silver Nugget Casino
Brad McKenzie

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.


Southland Industries
Steve Jorgenson

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.


SuperPawn
Allison Serafin

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 Advisory & Consulting Group
David McCurdy
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The Advisory & Consulting Group

David McCurdy
Owner
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As CEO of The Advisory & Consulting Group David has a solid track record of effective business structuring, undertaking strategic and tactical planning and managing business operations, risk, and financial challenges across diverse industries and stages of organizational growth. His successes include growing a company from $8m to $95m in four years. He is very successful helping management teams communicate better, manage risk and focus on customer service and reputation so they achieve their goals and improve sustainable financial performance.


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 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.


TheLivingPages
Janet Lee
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TheLivingPages

Janet Lee
President
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A Civil Engineering Tech graduate of the Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ms. Lee has gained her experience through managing several restaurants in Toronto, Canada and today, as a founder and CEO of The Living Pages. Her personal passion for success has been driven solely by helping small business fight the large competitors, by turning obstacles into opportunities. With her focus on optimum and effective marketing, Ms. Lee has brought forth an empowering tool for Vegas’ small business – a voice.


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.


Trubelo Development
Douglas Cooper
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Trubelo Development

Douglas Cooper
President & Founder
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Doug Cooper is the Founder of Trubelo Development and author of the coming of age novel Outside In, winner of the 2014 International Book Award and USA Book News Award for Literary Fiction. In addition to the creative success, Doug is a resilient business developer, innovative supply chain manager, and certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with over 15 years experience in developing and executing value-based selling strategies and initiatives in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.


UnitedHealthcare
Paulette Brown

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.


USAA Savings Bank
David Fersdahl

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 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.


Woodside Homes of Nevada, Inc.
Kent Lay

Workforce CONNECTIONS
Ardell Galbreth

World Market Center Las Vegas
Robert Maricich

Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Katherine Russo
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Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Katherine Russo
Talent Acquisition
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Katherine Russo is a native Australian who has resided in the US since 1996. Katherine has 15 years of experience in recruiting, sales and employment agency arenas and currently is in the Talent Acquisition department as a Sales Recruiter for Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Katherine’s achievements include awards for Employee of the Year and Top Recruiter in previous positions. Katherine has supported local animal rescue organizations over the past 10 years.


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.