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Kelly Shaw

Aristocrat Technologies Inc.

Shawn Barrack

Shawn Barrack

Art Houz Theater

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Shawn Barrack brings agile athleticism to the world of entertainment.

His career in F&B started at 23 years old, when after retiring from from professional baseball he

became a food runner for Chef Emeril at Lagasse’s Stadium. While honing his chops working the

backline “nitty-gritty” alongside cooks and staff, he discovered the joy of interacting with guests

and developed a passion for the craft of hospitality. His winning personality scored a home run

with regulars and those returning each year for March Madness, making him a perfect fit for

front-of-house where he worked his way up the ranks to General Manager. In 2015, Shawn joined

Darden Restaurants where he was provided the opportunity to expand his knowledge around

wine, spirits, and beer. Earning certifications from Cicerone and the Court of Master Sommelier,

and acquiring a Master of WhiskeyTM accreditation from abroad, he became a major league

player in the field of hospitality management. Following a second stint at Lagasse’s Stadium, he

collaborated with Professional Sports Catering, powered by Levy to open; T-Mobile Arena, home

of Vegas Golden Knights; The Las Vegas Ballpark, named Winner of 2019 MiLB Triple-A Best of

Ballparks, and; Allegiant Stadium, home to NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. In 2020, Shawn partnered

with Art Houz Theaters to play an integral role in its early development. Today, the big hitter who

began his 20-year career in baseball at three years old embodies the tenacity and competitive

spirit of Downtown Las Vegas and its finest entertainment venue.

Personal Note: Shawn and his wife Alyssa currently reside in Summerlin and welcomed their first

child in early winter of 2021.

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Luis Candido

Athena Cosmetics, Inc

Dan Kearney

Dan Kearney

Audacy Las Vegas

Senior Vice President / Market Manager

Dan Kearney is Senior VP and Market Manager for Audacy Las Vegas, overseeing operations, growth and revenue of the cluster’s six radio stations: KMXB (MIX 94.1) KLUC (98.5 FM) KXTE (ALT 107.5 FM), KXQQ (Q100.5 FM) KXNT (News/Talk 840 AM) and CBS Sports Radio 1140 AM as well as the Audacy App and other digital & data products. He joined Entercom Radio (now Audacy) upon the merger of CBS Radio in 2017 and consistency produces noteworthy revenue and ratings growth. He holds a BS in Radio-Television from So. Illinois University-Carbondale.

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Thomas Kiss

Audio Visual Solutions

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Daniel Giraldo

Bank of America - Executive Office

John Guedry

John Guedry

Bank of Nevada

CEO

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.

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Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

BDO USA

Assurance Partner

Bill is an Assurance Partner at BDO USA and a leader in BDO’s National Gaming, Hospitality and Leisure Industry Practice. He is extensively involved in all areas of accounting and auditing for the firm. He works closely with a number of organizations in the gaming, retail and wholesale, real estate, and construction industries, providing exceptional client service through a holistic approach and attention to detail. Bill assists with fraud examinations as part of the firm’s litigation support practice and has helped identify the perpetrator of fraud and determined loss amounts in multiple fraud issues. He helps his clients with internal controls and regulations to prevent occupational fraud.

Bill earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Idaho State University and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is active in the Las Vegas community participating in several youth sports programs and volunteering his time for various not for profits. In addition to Bill’s role on the Vegas Chamber’s Board of Trustees, he serves on the board of directors of Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, which aids seniors in need.

Robert Glaser

Robert Glaser

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

VP / Senior Director

Robert “Bob” Glaser is a Vice President and Senior Director and is responsible for providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients. Bob has over 30 years of financial services experience including in Private, Retail and Corporate banking groups; in the consulting practice of a Big-4 accounting firm; and as a Chief Financial Officer. Bob is a graduate of the University of Utah and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He also serves the community through Communities In Schools Nevada; Nevada Public Radio; Opportunity Village; and the Alexander Dawson School.

Gina Bongiovi

Gina Bongiovi

Bongiovi Law Firm

Principal

Gina Bongiovi is Manging Partner of Bongiovi Law Firm. In 2005, she started a marketing company, and in need of legal advice, couldn’t find a lawyer that was willing to help a startup like hers. As a result, she decided to dedicate her practice to serving startups and small businesses. She has received several honors to include Woman of Distinction by NAWBO, a Rising Star of Business by LV Business Press, a Legal Elite for 7 years running, recipient of the International Women’s Forum Carolyn Sparks Founder’s Award, and Alumna of the Year by the UNLV MBA program and the Lee Business School. Bongiovi was Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Vegas Chamber in 2021.

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