About Government Affairs
Government Affairs Leads Efforts to Advocate and Protect Your Business...
The Metro Chamber is the voice for your business in government. It actively develops and promotes policy positions on critical issues impacting the business community, as well as continuously asserts its role as the leading business organization in the state on your behalf on all levels of government. The Metro Chamber's Government Affairs team:
- Promotes policy priorities that support the expansion of business
- Protects employers
- Commissions thorough, ongoing policy reports and research
- Furthers economic development
A fundamental component of the Metro Chamber's mission is to advocate the views of the business community to our elected officials. This is done by engaging elected officials in meaningful policy discussions on your behalf. The Government Affairs team identifies, develops and recommends policy to the Government Affairs Committee. The committee is a dynamic volunteer committee of Metro Chamber leaders who meet monthly to guide the Metro Chamber in its public policy positions, such as representing the best interests of business through candidate endorsements, contributions and grassroots campaign support.
Government Affairs Team
The Government Affairs team keeps you informed of important issues facing your business through newsletters, policy reports, political events and policy committee meetings. Feel free to reach out to the team with any questions you may have.
Paul J. Moradkhan - Vice President of Government Affairs
Justin Harrison - Director of Government Affairs
Ryan Hamilton - Manager, Policy Development
Maisie Rodolico - GA Fundraiser
Government Affairs Committee Members
The Metro Chamber's legislative and policy priorities are developed by its Government Affairs Committee. This is a group of Metro Chamber members who analyze issues and make determinations that guide the Metro Chamber's positioning on matters to promote fiscal responsibility at the state and local government levels, improve our education system, and strengthen the business environment and economy in Southern Nevada. The committee also makes decisions regarding endorsements of candidates and political contributions.
- Hugh Anderson, Chairman - HighTower Las Vegas
- Jay Barrett - The JABarrett Company
- Bob Brown - Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Opportunity Village
- Thomas J. (Tom) Burns - Cragin & Pike, Inc.
- Joe Cain - Fine Properties, LLC
- MaryKaye Cashman - Cashman Equipment Co.
- Tim Cashman - Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
- Robert "Bob" Coyle - Republic Services
- Craig S. Galati - LGA, Inc.
- Valerie Glenn - The Glenn Group
- John Guedry - Bank of Nevada
- Karlos LaSane - Caesars Entertainment Corporation
- Rob McCoy - CenturyLink
- Denice Miller - MGM Resorts International
- Bill Noonan - Boyd Gaming Group
- George F. Ogilvie III, Esq. - McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
- John O'Reilly - O'Reilly Law Group
- Kevin Orrock - The Howard Hughes Corporation
- John Restrepo - RCG Economics, LLC
- Todd Sklamberg - Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
- Bruce Spotleson, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees - Vegas PBS
- Ted Wiens, Jr. - Ted Wiens Tire & Auto