Derek Parent is the Branch Manager of Movement Mortgage. Although he has made his name in the business, he is also very much involved with the Las Vegas community. If you don’t see Derek at the office or at a sporting game, you can catch him at his gym Movement Fitness. Parent is a strong believer that learning never stops, that personal development and leadership are important and that everyone should invest in anything that makes them the best version of themselves. He’s excited to be part of the Las Vegas Chamber.
Lori Wilkinson brings over 30 years of national and international experience in sales, leadership, business development, marketing, strategic planning, and contract negotiation to Brown & Brown. In her role as Vice President and Consultant she works closely with her clients to help them attract and retain the best talent by developing and implementing cutting edge employee benefits strategies. Lori is deeply committed to her clients and ensures they receive superior HR support and member care. She brings depth and breadth of expertise developed through key positions with top Fortune 100 companies, making her a valuable resource to her clients on many levels. Lori is also a committed philanthropist giving back to the Las Vegas community through her service on the boards of the Nevada Ballet Theatre and Capability Healthcare. She has a bachelor’s from Utah State University and is a northern Nevada native.
As Director of Operations, Shawn Barrack brings agile athleticism to the world of entertainment. His career in F&B started at 23 years old, when after retiring from from professional baseball he became a food runner for Chef Emeril at Lagasse’s Stadium. While honing his chops working the backline “nitty-gritty” alongside cooks and staff, he discovered the joy of interacting with guests and developed a passion for the craft of hospitality. His winning personality scored a home run with regulars and those returning each year for March Madness, making him a perfect fit for front-of-house where he worked his way up the ranks to General Manager. In 2015, Shawn joined Darden Restaurants where he was provided the opportunity to expand his knowledge around wine, spirits, and beer. Earning certifications from Cicerone and the Court of Master Sommelier, and acquiring a Master of WhiskeyTM accreditation from abroad, he became a major league player in the field of hospitality management. Following a second stint at Lagasse’s Stadium, he collaborated with Professional Sports Catering, powered by Levy to open; T-Mobile Arena, home of Vegas Golden Knights; The Las Vegas Ballpark, named Winner of 2019 MiLB Triple-A Best of Ballparks, and; Allegiant Stadium, home to NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. In 2020, Shawn partnered with Art Houz Theaters to play an integral role in its early development. Today, the big hitter who began his 20-year career in baseball at three years old embodies the tenacity and competitive spirit of Downtown Las Vegas and its finest entertainment venue. Personal Note: Shawn and his wife Alyssa currently reside in Summerlin and welcomed their first child in early winter of 2021.
Peter Zierhut is a senior-level manager at Haas Automation, Inc, a leading manufacturer of high technology industrial machinery. Mr. Zierhut is responsible for government relations, community relations, and is Haas' company spokesman. Mr. Zierhut’s career at Haas spans more than 39 years, with experience in numerous departments. Current Board Member roles include the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County, Workforce Development Board of Ventura County, and Workshops for Warriors, a veteran training center in San Diego. Mr. Zierhut currently resides in Camarillo, California. He is married, with four children and three grandchildren.