Meet The Volunteers

Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources at the Vegas Chamber in contributing to our work of helping Nevada businesses succeed! These members are an invaluable part of our efforts to support, connect and guide fellow members on how to best utilize and maximize Vegas Chamber membership. Get acquainted with our fantastic volunteers below!

  • Prospectors

    The Prospectors are comprised of long-standing Vegas Chamber member volunteers which include past Chairmen, council members, and committee officers. They serve as hosts for many Chamber events bringing with them a strong foundation of volunteerism, as well as Chamber and community knowledge.


    • President: Patric Wilson – Station Casinos
    • Bob Werner – Furniture Market
    • Carl Rowe – CLARITY Advisors to Management
    • Chuck Ley – Cornerstone Merchant Services
    • Douglas Geinzer – High Performance Providers
    • Edward Domanico – AET Environmental
    • Elie Morris – Signature Real Estate – Elie Morris
    • Fafie Moore – ERA Brokers Consolidated
    • Howard Skolnik – Howard Skolnik LLC
    • Jim Marsh – Jim Marsh Automotive
    • L. Joe Coppedge – Mushkin Cica Coppedge
    • Larry Singer – Newmark
    • Lisa Beckley – The Beckley Group
    • Mark Olson – Nevada Hand
    • Sidra Kain – Immediate Past President
    • Tanya Murray – ERA Brokers Consolidated
    • Ted Wiens Jr. – Ted Wiens Tire & Auto Centers
    • Terry Shirey – Nevada State Bank
    • Wm. Allen Kaercher – Kaercher Campbell & Associates
  • Ambassadors

    Chamber Ambassadors are a group of experienced Chamber members who help new members acclimate to their new membership and introduce them to the various benefits of a Chamber membership. Ambassadors host the Chamber’s Business After Hours, membership networking opportunities available for all levels of Chamber members. For more information regarding Chamber Ambassadors, contact the Membership department at 702.641.5822.


    • Lori Algieri – Legal Shield
    • Mike Carter – Carter Investment Services
    • Kim Ho – Kim Photography LLC
    • Kristi Lutzenberger – Cox Communications
    • Gina Maceo – America First Credit Union
    • Elie Morris – Signature Real Estate
    • Sophia Parenteau – Optomis Insurance & Benefits
    • Kelly Peterson – Morgan Stanley
    • Leo Tocci – Meramak Bankcard
    • Romeo Villafania, Jr. – E2E Technology Solutions
  • Government Affairs Committee

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


    • Hugh Anderson, Chairman – Chairman of Government Affairs Committee, Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees – HighTower Las Vegas
    • Gina Bongiovi – Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bongiovi Law Firm
    • Thomas J. Burns – Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees – Cragin & Pike, Inc.
    • Michael Bolognini – Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Cox Communications
    • Michael Britt – Red Rock Resorts, Inc.
    • Mark Brown – Miracle Flights
    • MaryKaye Cashman – Cashman Equipment Co.
    • Tim Cashman – Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Cashman Companies
    • Lisa de Marigny – Omni Limousine, Inc.
    • J.T. Foley – Las Vegas Sands Corp.
    • Betsy Fretwell – Switch
    • Craig S. Galati – LGA Architecture, Inc.
    • Debra Gallo – BizPAC Chair, Southwest Gas
    • John Guedry – Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bank of Nevada
    • Keith Hansen – Allegiant Travel Company
    • Dave Howell – Wells Fargo
    • Karlos LaSane – Caesars Entertainment Corporation
    • Chad Leavitt – Findlay Automotive Group
    • Lisa Levine – IGT
    • Todd Mason – Wynn Resorts
    • Meghan McLean – Fair, Anderson & Langerman
    • Erin McMullen Midby – Vice-Chair, Boyd Gaming Corporation
    • George F. Ogilvie III, Esq. – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
    • John O’Reilly – Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, O’Reilly Law Group
    • Damon Schilling – AMR/Medic West
    • Greta Seidman – Brightline West
    • Jennifer Simich – Republic Services
    • Todd Sklamberg – Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
    • Judy Stokey – NV Energy
    • Sasha Sutcliffe-Stephenson – MGM Resorts International
    • Ted Wiens, Jr. – Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ted Wiens Tire & Auto

    Vegas Chamber Policy Committees and meetings

  • Leadership Las Vegas Council

    The Leadership Las Vegas Council maintains the recruitment and selection process for incoming classes, as well as oversees individual committees to determine curriculum, day planning and alumni activities.


    Immediate Past Chair
    Gordon Absher ’09
    Dignity Health

    Alumni Communications
    Greta Beck-Seidman ’11
    Nevada HAND

    Alumni Communications
    Clay Buck ’17
    Boys & Girls Clubs of So Nevada

    Selection Chair
    Edgar Carranza ’10
    Backus, Carranza & Burden

    Executive Director, Foundation
    Cara Clarke ’07
    Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas

    Program Communications / PR Chair
    Mike Disbennett ’14
    Wide Awake & The Glenn Group

    Council Chair
    Alan Diskin ’03
    American Red Cross

    Program Manager
    Lisa Gough
    Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas

    Alumni Chair
    Erin Keller ’16
    Nevada State College

    Assistant Selection Chair
    Tami Miramontes ’08
    Eide Bailly LLP

    Assistant Selection Chair
    Tim Mullin ’10
    Vegas Golden Knights Foundation

    Alumni Higher Level Membership
    Debi Nutton ’10

    Immediate Past Curriculum Chair
    Brian Rice ’09
    Boys & Girls Clubs of So Nevada

    Recruitment Chair
    Craig Rosen ’16
    Desert Research Institute

    Curriculum Chair
    Lisa Santwer ’13
    Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

    Alumni Higher Level Membership
    Josh Swissman ’10
    Station Casinos

    Assistant Curriculum Chair
    Robert Torres ’15
    Colliers International

    Alumni – Events
    Shannon Steiner ’16
    American Preparatory Academy

    Dennis Sponer ’99

    Krista Clar ’14
    MGM Resorts International

  • Leadership Advance

    The Leadership Advance Council maintains the recruitment and selection process for incoming classes, as well as oversees individual committees to determine curriculum, day planning and alumni activities.


    Advisory Council Chair
    Jarron Gray ‘13
    Valley Bank of Nevada

    Immediate Past Council Chair
    DeAndre Esteen ’13
    Barclaycard US

    Curriculum Chair
    Ilona Mitchell ‘15
    Wells Fargo

    Alumni Chair
    Lebette Hostetler ‘16

    Alumni Co-Chair
    Cheryl Marshall ‘14

    Scholarship Fundraiser
    Maisie Rodolico ‘17
    FMB, Inc

    Class Project Advisor
    Susan Splan ‘15
    Nevada State Bank