Kara Kelley is a proven CEO with expertise in business and political strategy as well as marketing, media relations and organizational leadership skills. As the former CEO of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Kelley led the organization to become Nevada’s most influential business association. Kelley has built a reputation as a tireless advocate for business and free enterprise and was one of only 120 business leaders to be invited by President Barack Obama to participate in his 2009 Jobs Summit. As president of The Kelley Co., Kelley advises companies on branding, business strategy and organizational development.
Amy-Marie Merrell (she/her/hers) is the Executive Director of The Cupcake Girls. Merrell brings with her over 14 years’ experience with domestic violence survivors, as well as in the prevention and aftercare of domestic sex trafficking. She truly believes linking arms with others as they work to achieve their goals in their timing is the most beautiful form of advocacy she’s ever found and considers her role with The Cupcake Girls her life’s work. When not in the office, you can find her exploring the outdoors with her family.
Michael Woodfield is Market Executive for the Commercial Banking team for the Middle Market banking group of J.P. Morgan Chase, covering Southern Nevada. He is focused on Las Vegas and Southern Utah. Woodfield is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. He is a longtime board member of the Downtown Las Vegas Rotary Club and is the current Chairman of the Downtown Las Vegas Charitable Foundation. He is also an active member of the local chapters of CCIM and NAIOP and actively involved with Spread the Word Nevada.
As president, CTO and co-founder, Vikas Khorana oversees all Ntooitive Digital technology implementations, including onboarding, integration, and development. Vikas architects proprietary solutions that incorporate AI and ML to deliver cutting-edge business intelligence to clients and partners. Before co-founding Ntooitive, a marketing technology company and two-time Inc. 5000 honoree, he held a variety of senior engineering positions with Stephens Media in Las Vegas. Vikas was recently invited into the Forbes Technology Council to share his key knowledge and experience. He has been featured in industry trade publications such as MarTech Series, MediaPost, Inc., TechTarget, and SUCCESS.