Chet Opheikens has been employed by R&O Construction for 23 years. Chet is VP of Business Development for R&O’s Las Vegas Regional Office. Chet builds and nurtures client relationships that generate qualified construction leads and manages the pre-construction services team. Chet is involved in many local organizations such as NAIOP, ICSC, NPFMA, LVMCC, Nellis AFB Honorary Commander and currently sits as Chairman of the Board of the Henderson Development Association.
Lindsey Paoli, The Mind Performance Coach, is a 10 year veteran of Senior Leadership positions in Hospitality Management on the Las Vegas Strip at Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts Intl. and The Cosmopolitan. Recognizing that despite her early success she lacked fulfillment, she pivoted, pursuing a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has recently transitioned from private practice as a licensed therapist and now offers coaching, business consulting, and workshops in an effort to make a greater impact in the current mental health crisis. Paoli works with leaders looking to leave a lasting legacy in their personal and professional lives, teaching her model, the MINDFUL Formula as a daily practice of mental self-care as the foundation to success in relationships, health, and business.
Donald Pearson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for WestPac Wealth Partners, the largest privately held wealth management firm in Las Vegas. A native of Las Vegas, Pearson attended Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School and accepted a scholarship to play football at the United States Naval Academy. He served as a Financial Manager for the United States Marine Corps in charge of the budget for Central and South America. Pearson sits on the board of Las Vegas HEALS, Southern Nevada Veterans Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas Naval Academy Alumni Association, and is the Head Coach for the Junior Varsity Football team at Faith Lutheran.
Baby’s Bounty is a 15-year-old nonprofit, working to improve health outcomes for families living in poverty with the mission of providing “a good start for every baby”. Las Vegas native, CEO/Executive Director Kelly Maxwell brings business acumen and a deep knowledge of her community to her role. Using her experience in for-profit-sector business development, Maxwell has transformed Baby’s Bounty into a significant community leader. Baby’s Bounty operates a Baby Bundle program, supplying new parents with essential newborn supplies and infant care education as well as Diaper Banks, located in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Northern Nevada which have distributed 3 million diapers and 6 million wipes to over 40,000 families. Maxwell launched a partnership with Nevada’s NSHE institutions – Diapers for Diplomas, to support parenting students and just worked to pass SB428 to remove the sales tax on diapers in addition to many other initiatives to support families across our state and beyond.