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Board of Trustees

We are proud to have Governor-Elect, Joe Lombardo, install 2023 Chairman Paul Anderson of Boyd Gaming and the 2023 Board of Trustees at our in-person signature event on December 9, 2022 at the Wynn Resort and Casino.

  • 2023 Executive Committee

    Paul Anderson

    Chairman 
    Senior Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs
    Boyd Gaming

     

    Michael Feder

    Immediate Past Chairman
    Member/Partner, Las Vegas
    Dickinson Wright

    1. General Rob Novotny
    2. Chair-Elect
    3. CEO
    4. Skyracer Consulting

    Hugh Anderson

    Chairman – Government Affairs
    Managing Director, Partner
    Hightower Las Vegas

     

    Michael Bolognini

    Principal
    MFB Enterprise

    Gina Bongiovi

    Managing Partner
    Bongiovi Law Firm, LLC

     

    Tom Burns

    President and Shareholder
    Cragin & Pike

     

    Betsy Fretwell

    Executive Vice President Strategy
    Switch

     

    Lori Nelson-Kraft

    Senior Vice President of Communications
    Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

     

    Ellen Schulhofer

    Shareholder Office Managing Partner
    Brownstein

     

    Terry Shirey

    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Nevada State Bank

     

    Chris Wilcox

    Partner Tax Practice Leader Pacific Northwest Region

    Las Vegas Nevada Office Market Leader

    Vice Chair of Finance & Audit
    Partner
    Eide Bailly, LLP

     

    Ryan A. Woodward

    Owner
    National Technical Institute

  • 2023 Board of Trustees

    Jeremy Aguero

    Principal

    Applied Analysis

     

    Brandon Barkhuff

    Senior Vice President – General Counsel Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer
    NV Energy

     

    Major General Ondra Berry

    Major General 

    Nevada National Guard

     

    Justin Brown

    President

    Southwest Gas

     

    Danielle Bisterfeldt

    Senior Vice President of Marketing – Summerlin
    The Howard Hughes Corporation

     

    Jan Jones Blackhurst

    Executive Director UNLV Black Fire Board Member
    Caesars Entertainment Board of Directors

    Chief Executive in Residence UNLV International Gaming Institute

     

    Kerry Bubolz

    President and Chief Operating Officer
    Vegas Golden Knights

     

    Vincent Ciminise

    Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Manager
    Valley Bank of Nevada

     

    Tyler Corder

    Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
    Findlay Automotive

     

    Michael Chrome

    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Las Vegas Raiders & Allegiant Stadium

     

    Jaime Cruz

    Executive Director

    Workforce Connections

     

    Teresa Di Loreto

    Executive Director
    Nevada Military Support Alliance

     

    Victor Fuchs

    President, Founding Partner, Managing Member
    Helix Electric

     

    Richard A. Goodman

    Brigadier General

    Nellis AFB

     

    Kelly Hahn

    Senior Vice President, Nevada Commercial Banking

    Senior Relationship Manager Middle Market Banking
    Wells Fargo

     

    Chuck Ley
    President/CEO

    Cornerstone Merchants

     

    Dr. Rex Liu, D.D.S.

    Owner
    Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Inc.

     

    Bill Nelson

    Assurance Partner
    BDO

     

    Shaundell Newsome

    Founder
    Sumnu Marketing

     

    Karla Perez

    Vice President
    Valley Health System

     

    Emily Prazer

    Chief Commercial Officer

    FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX

     

    Tina Quigley

    President & CEO

    LVGEA

     

    Chase Rankin

    Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing

    Las Vegas Review-Journal

     

    Larry Singer

    Senior Managing Director
    Newmark

     

    Bryant Thornton

    Market Vice President
    Republic Services

     

    Joyce Smith

    Managing Director Commercial Banking

    Bank of Nevada Western Alliance Bank

     

    Dr. Keith E. Whitfield

    President
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

     

    Michael Woodfield

    Executive Director & Market Executive

    J.P Morgan Chase & Co.

     

    Janet Uthman

    Market Leader & Vice President

    Cox Las Vegas

     

     

  • Emeritus Board of Trustees

    Jay Barrett

    President
    The JABarrett Company

     

    Michael Bonner

    Managing Shareholder
    Greenberg Traurig

     

    Bob Brown

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Opportunity Village

     

    Sen. Richard Bryan

    Partner
    Fennemore Craig, P.C.

     

    Steve Hill

    Chief Executive Officer
    Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

     

    John Guedry

    CEO

    Bank of Nevada

     

    Fafie Moore

    Executive Vice President of Southern Nevada
    ERA Brokers Consolidated

     

    Bill Noonan

    Former SVP of Industry & Governmental Affairs
    Boyd Gaming Corporation

    James Prather

    Executive Director of Digital Gaming
    Las Vegas Review-Journal

     

     

    Bruce Spotleson

    Vice President of Fund and Partner Development
    The Neon Museum

     

    Vicky Van Meetren

    Special Assistant

    Dean & GENESIS Business Development

     

    John Wilcox

    Principal
    JDW Group

  • Past Chairs
    • E. W. Griffith – 1913-14, 1916-18
    • Dr. Roy Martin – 1915, 1923-28
    • Henry Lillis – 1919-22
    • A.W. Ham –  1929
    • S.R. Whitehead – 1930
    • O.W. Yates – 1931
    • James Down, Sr. – 1932
    • A.C. Grant – 1933-34
    • S. J. Lawson – 1934
    • A. S. Henderson – 1935
    • Harvey Luce – 1936
    • O. A. Kimball – 1937
    • Robert Griffith – 1938
    • C. D. Baker – 1939
    • Bob Kaltenborn – 1940
    • Marion Earl – 1941
    • Rev. Charles Sloan – 1942
    • Harve Perry – 1943
    • Maxwell Kelch – 1944-45
    • Bill Moore – 1946
    • Paul McDermott – 1947
    • James Down, Jr. – 1948
    • Spencer Butterfield – 1949
    • Vern Willis – 1950
    • Dick Ronzone – 1951
    • A. C. Grant – 1952
    • Edmund Converse – 1953
    • M. J. Christensen – 1954
    • Howard Cannon – 1955
    • James Young – 1956
    • Hames Henderson – 1956
    • Grant Stewart – 1958
    • Tom Underhill – 1959
    • Dr. R. E. Robinson – 1960
    • Sam A. Boyd – 1961
    • Bob Jones – 1962
    • Ray Curley – 1963
    • Walt Casey – 1964
    • Robb L. Johnson – 1965
    • Frank Scott – 1966
    • Gaylord Prather – 1967
    • W. Bruce Beckley – 1968-1969
    • George Boman – 1970
    • James Cashman, Jr. – 1971-72
    • Herb Stout – 1973-74
    • Zack Taylor – 1975
    • Harley Harmon – 1976
    • Charles Ruthe – 1977
    • Mark Smith – 1978
    • Berlyn Miller – 1979
    • Frank Johnson – 1980
    • Tom Wiesner – 1981
    • Fred Lewis – 1982
    • Bill Heinrich – 1983
    • Phil Arce – 1984
    • Elaina Blake – 1985
    • Dave Vlaming – 1986
    • James Cashman, III – 1987
    • Jeffrey A. Silver – 1988
    • Peter Thomas – 1989
    • Claudine Williams – 1990
    • Bill Martin – 1991
    • Bob Maxey – 1992
    • Denney Weddle – 1993
    • David Smith – 1994
    • Ted Wiens, Jr. – 1995
    • John O’Reilly – 1996
    • Diane Dickerson – 1997
    • E. Edward Crispell – 1998
    • Robert Forbuss – 1999-2000
    • Bill Wells – 2001
    • Jay Kornmeyer – 2002
    • Lou Emmert – 2003
    • Tim Cashman – 2004
    • Hugh Anderson – 2005
    • John Wilcox – 2006
    • Larry Kifer – 2007
    • Fafie Moore – 2008
    • Steve Hill – 2009
    • Kristin McMillan – 2010
    • Michael Bonner – 2011
    • Kevin Orrock – 2012
    • Jay Barrett – 2013
    • Bruce Spotleson – 2014
    • Bob Brown – 2015
    • John Guedry – 2016
    • William Noonan – 2017
    • Michael Bolognini – 2018
    • Terry Shirey – 2019
    • Tom Burns – 2020
    • Gina Bongiovi – 2021
    • Michael Feder – 2022

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