Business Power Play Luncheon- Vegas Golden Knights Celebration
On July 13th, the Vegas Chamber celebrated the 2023 Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights at the Business “Power Play” Luncheon to discuss our Vegas Strong community, the fundamentals of leadership, and the journey to success. Guests panelists included: President & CEO of the Chamber Mary Beth Sewald • Vegas Golden Knights President & CEO Kerry Bubolz • Chamber 2024 Chair Elect Elizabeth "Betsy" Fretwell • Former Defenseman Deryk Engelland, and • 8 News Now Reporter & anchor Ron Futrell
- October 26, 2023
Featured President's Club Members
OwnerKim Smith, MFT, LADC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Eagala Certified. For the past 25 years I have provided mental health services to our community. When I noticed that traditional therapy was not as effective for clients that I was serving, I sought other research based effective treatment and discovered Equine Facilitated Therapy. Having grown up in an agricultural community I understood the power of horses. We provide EFT services for individuals and families including trauma victims, Military and Veterans, and neurodivergent individuals. My passion is to provide a place that individuals and families feel welcomed while obtaining effective treatment.
Las Vegas Lacrosse
CEOMark Fine is the Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Lacrosse, which will be an expansion team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), owned by Joe Tsai, Wayne Gretzky, Dustin Johnson and Steve Nash. Previously, Fine worked for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA, also owned by Joe Tsai. Prior to the Nets, he worked for the New York Mets of MLB and the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. Fine began his career as a Minor League Baseball and arena marketer with Comcast-Spectacor after interning with the Baltimore Orioles PR department.
Assurance PartnerBill 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.
Regional PresidentDenette Suddeth is Regional President and Head of Commercial Banking for PNC Bank in Nevada and is responsible for PNC’s market expansion in Nevada driving a culture of teamwork, client advocacy and community engagement. She has over 25 years of banking experience with CIT, Wells Fargo, and U.S. Bank. Suddeth has extensive non-profit board service as past chairman of United Way of Southern Nevada and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. She is a current board member of UWSN. Suddeth earned a BS degree in Managerial Finance at UNLV. She is a certified executive coach and graduate of Leadership Las Vegas.