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.
Shameer Tharani is Market Vice President of Manpower Inc. of Southern Nevada, a Fortune 500 global leader in staffing and workforce solutions. Shameer has spent the past 15 years growing and leading Manpower teams throughout North America. He is a highly qualified business leader who leverages strong interpersonal skills, leadership and creativity to achieve business objectives. Passionate about putting people to work, Shameer currently leads the Manpower Las Vegas team, providing strategic guidance, developing client relationships and collaborating with community partners.
Jennifer Davis is the Founder & CEO of SkyOak Capital Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor, and a Portfolio Manager to two Las Vegas based hedge funds. Jennifer was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and started her career as a wealth advisor in Silicon Valley in 1990. Jennifer is married to Derek Davis, her best friend and business partner. She has two boys, Jake and Max whom they adopted from Russia in 2003 at age 11 and 6. Jennifer loves dogs, golf, travel, & hiking.
Executive Director of Talent Acquisition & Community Engagement
Lori Calderon is the Executive Director of Talent Acquisition & Community Engagement at Resorts World Las Vegas, where she oversees the property’s recruitment efforts. Additionally, Lori works to identify and facilitate relationships with community partners in support of the resort’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), volunteerism and philanthropic efforts. Lori has more than 27 years of valuable recruitment expertise in Las Vegas, having previously managed employment procedures for MGM Resorts International, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and more.