Joyce Smith is managing director, commercial banking, for Bank of Nevada, where she supports the Southern Nevada CPA team. She also specialized in helping construction companies, nonprofit and professional organizations throughout Southern Nevada meet their financial goals using advanced financing options, including SBA lending and Lines of credit. She joined the organization in 2008 and has more than 30 years of banking industry experience. Ms. Smith is active in the local community with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas and Mondays Dark, an evening variety show with a goal to raise $10,000 during each 90–minute event for a variety of local nonprofits. Smith graduated from The School of Retail and Commercial Banking and attended New Mexico State University. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Vegas Chamber as well as several other boards.
Kerri Vaughan is the Managing Director of the AAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA). Through AAA, a company can transform their tax liability into educational scholarships by participating in the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program. This program allows a company to redirect a portion of their modified business (employee) tax liability to provide K-12 scholarships for low-income children. There is no cost to the corporation – companies participating in these programs receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for their tax redirection. Put your tax dollars to work today!
Dick serves as VP of Security & Government Affairs for Mesquite Gaming, LLC which owns and operates the Casablanca Resort & Casino and the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. Following his retirement as a special agent of the FBI, he became Director of Security for Michael Gaughan's Coast Casinos and subsequently for Boyd Gaming. Currently, he maintains a strong liaison with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and with the Nevada Gaming Enforcement Division. He also serves as a member of the Nevada Corporate Security Vice Presidents Group
Ryan D'Souza is a Business Exit Planning Advisor at RBC Wealth Management. He works with companies who are looking to do an Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), sale to a Private Equity Group, or utilize a Strategic M&A transaction. Ryan is a member of the National Center of Employee Ownership (NCEO), ESOP Association, Exit Planning Institute (EPI), and the CFA Society of Nevada.
After working in open office plans for years, Nick Pucci, co-founder and principal of Cubicall, utilized his experience directing marketing campaigns for global brands and started a company that manufactures modular phone booths and meeting rooms for modern offices. After appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank and receiving offers from two sharks, Cubicall recently expanded its product portfolio to include medical isolation and exam pods that help address the COVID-19 response. Originally based out of Los Angeles, Cubicall and Pucci moved its operations to Las Vegas in early 2020.