Focus Las Vegas: Legislative Recap – Monday, June 17
This Focus Las Vegas event explored the results of the 2019 Legislature and how they applied to businesses and education in Southern Nevada. Chamber and community leaders shared the impacts of passed legislation, as well as the progress made on issues important to our region.
- October 26, 2023
Featured President's Club Members
Valley Bank of Nevada
President and CEOJames York and Jay Blood are the co-founders of Valley Bank of Nevada. James is the President and CEO of the bank and Jay is the EVP and Chief Credit Officer. Both executives are graduates of UNLV and, as such, are passionate about serving the local community. During the Covid crisis, James and Jay led Valley Bank of Nevada through providing Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans to over 300 businesses in the community, saving an estimated 4,000 local jobs. The bank has recently opened a loan production office (LPO) in Summerlin, making it the third location valley-wide.
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.
CEO and Founder Halo.Car
VP of Security & Government AffairsDick serves as VP of Security & Government Affairs for Mesquite Gaming, LLC which owns and operates the Casablanca Resort & Casino and the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. Following his retirement as a special agent of the FBI, he became Director of Security for Michael Gaughan's Coast Casinos and subsequently for Boyd Gaming. Currently, he maintains a strong liaison with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and with the Nevada Gaming Enforcement Division. He also serves as a member of the Nevada Corporate Security Vice Presidents Group