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.
Bank of Nevada Western Alliance Bank
Earth Baby® International, Inc.
PresidentLiza Sia is President of Earth Baby®, a baby skin and hair care line. Her mother, a beauty formulation researcher, chemist, and regulatory specialist with over four decades of global experience created the line for Sia’s son. Earth Baby® redefines the baby skin and hair care category using certified organic fruit and vegetable-based ingredients along with their exclusive patented formula called Oleosphere® Technology, a time-releasing ingredient with organic skin-softening oils and vitamins. Before Earth Baby®, Sia served in the US Air Force, deployed to various bases in Europe and Southeast Aria, and retired after 20 years of service at Nellis Airforce Base.
Partner and Gaming Services National Practice LeaderDaniel Holmes is a Partner and Gaming Services National Practice Leader for RubinBrown, a full service accounting firm dedicated to serving its clients, team members and surrounding community both inside and outside the workplace. For RubinBrown, Daniel is responsible for overseeing client service teams, the continued expansion of the gaming practice and assisting clients in implementing more efficient regulatory compliance programs, through an in-depth understand of internal controls and financial reporting standards. Daniel graduated with a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management.