Jaime Cruz serves as Executive Director of Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board. Under his leadership, Workforce Connections has been recognized nationally for innovative partnerships and programs that help connect employers to a ready workforce. Cruz understands the barriers many face trying to improve their careers. As a young man, he worked as a dishwasher after immigrating from Peru despite his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Cruz worked his way back to the engineering field, holding executive roles in the hospitality industry before transitioning to the public sector.
Executive Director of Talent Acquisition & Community Engagement
Lori Calderon is the Executive Director of Talent Acquisition & Community Engagement at Resorts World Las Vegas, where she oversees the property’s recruitment efforts. Additionally, Lori works to identify and facilitate relationships with community partners in support of the resort’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), volunteerism and philanthropic efforts. Lori has more than 27 years of valuable recruitment expertise in Las Vegas, having previously managed employment procedures for MGM Resorts International, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and more.
Kim Daniels, President and CEO, has been involved in international trade since 2007, working for a construction supplier in Las Vegas. In 2013, she earned her Customs Broker License and opened Mercantile Logistics as a Customs Brokerage House. She helps businesses with clearing Customs, International Trade planning, and navigating the freight process.
As the president of Smart City Networks, Mark Haley oversees the sales and operations teams and all strategic corporate initiatives. With over 30 years of experience in the convention industry, Mark has worked with many of the largest convention centers, stadiums, and arenas in North America. Mark has a unique perspective having worked as a facility manager and exclusive facility partner in a variety of roles. This perspective has led to speaking opportunities in the United States and abroad. He is a member of IAVM, AIPC, and IAEE.