Partner and Gaming Services National Practice Leader
Daniel 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.
Kim Smith, MFT, LADC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Eagala Certified. For the past 25 years I have provided mental health services to our community. When I noticed that traditional therapy was not as effective for clients that I was serving, I sought other research based effective treatment and discovered Equine Facilitated Therapy. Having grown up in an agricultural community I understood the power of horses. We provide EFT services for individuals and families including trauma victims, Military and Veterans, and neurodivergent individuals. My passion is to provide a place that individuals and families feel welcomed while obtaining effective treatment.
Steve Berns, CMO, is a highly strategic, ambitious, and dynamic Marketing leader. Berns comes fully equipped and prepared to accelerate the growth of the NMA brand and market share. For the past 20 years, Berns has supported global organizations in building and leading high-performance marketing teams by blending a unique infusion of strategy, consumer insights, creativity, and analysis. His vast range of prior experience spans industries like FinTech, Entertainment, Healthcare, Telecom/Wireless, Sports, and Technology. Berns spearheads the marketing initiatives as CMO at NMA and leverages his wealth of marketing experience, along with a range of success in strategy development, executive leadership, digital marketing, sales integration and brand management to continue positioning NMA as a leader in the space. An avid supporter of the Arts and Education, Berns holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Marketing and was selected for Executive Education programs at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina.
Boyd Nelson is Chief Financial Officer of Cordia Energy, a provider of thermal and electric district energy services in the U.S., where he oversees all financial functions for the company. Prior to joining Cordia in 2022, Boyd served as VP of Strategy and Investor Relations for Las Vegas based Southwest Gas Holdings. Prior to 2017, Boyd was a New York investment banker, holding positions at Scotiabank, New Harbor and Société Générale from 2001 through 2017. Boyd received a degree in Economics from Yale University. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Las Vegas based Discovery Museum and as a member of the Vegas Chamber Investment Committee.