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.
Lauri Perdue has spent 25 years in higher education leadership. She is the Campus & Academic Director for University of Phoenix. Perdue represents over 75,000 students nationally and is a partner and consultant for industry leaders and national organizations: addressing higher education needs, opportunities, and workforce development. She has experience working with highly successful women and help them transform, gain insight and power to reach past their known potential, achieve well-being and balance in their lives. She partnered with behavioral experts, philosophers, and well-being professionals helping executive level women thrive.
Brisa’s first job was at Nevada State Bank as a teller. She was later hired as PBX Operator at The Venetian. Even though she enjoyed this position, she wanted to do more, so she moved over to the Sales Department at The Venetian as an Assistant and then at Mandalay Bay as Executive Meetings Manager. Eight years later, she moved to the M Resort as National Sales Manager and was promoted to Director of Sales a few years later. Currently, Villarreal is Vice President of Sales for Golden Nugget Las Vegas. She attended Las Vegas High School and Graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management.
Josh Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Veteran Benefits Guide. He spent six years in the Marine Corps.
In 2009 Smith started a job at the Department of Veterans Affairs. During his tenure at the VA, he discovered many inefficiencies in the way Veterans’ disability ratings were evaluated and saw a need to provide Veterans a better option for processing their disability claims.
In 2017, he and his wife decided to start a business to assist Veterans with their disability claims. Today, Veteran Benefits Guide is proud to have successfully guided over 20,000 Veterans nationwide!