Some of Southern Nevada’s best and brightest Business and Community Leader have stepped forward to share their talents and have their voices heard. By becoming a board member, this esteemed group of advisors meets regularly to offer input and guidance on a variety of issues.

We offer great thanks to all of our board members and trustees for their involvement, partnership and passion.

OFFICERS  |  July 2014 – June 2015


Emily Neilson | Board Chair

Greg Korte | Vice Chair

Larry Krause | Treasurer

John Smirk | Secretary


BOARD OF DIRECTORS  |  July 2014 – June 2015

Laura Barrett – Tocqueville Chair
Vice President/Global Sourcing CBC Insurance

Debra A. Berko – Secretary-Treasurer
Southern Nevada Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Michael F. Bolognini
Market Vice President, Cox Communications

Chelsie Campbell – YPS Co-Chair
Government Affairs Executive, NV Energy

Rhonda Clausen – WLC Chair
Mentor | Education Trainer

Joe Coe
Director of Diversity, Boyd Gaming Corporation

Cover – Executive Committee, HR Committee Chair, Selection Committee and Healthcare Committee
Retired (Southwest Gas Corporation)

Bill Curran, Esquire
Attorney at Law, Ballard Spahr LLP

Dean Elyacoubi
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Jim Fuchs – Public Policy Committee, Finance Committee
Retired (Praxair, Inc.)

Edward Garcia – Executive Committee, Public Policy Committee Chair
Partner, Holland & Hart LLP

Don Gibe – Immediate Past Chair, Executive Committee, Nominating Committee Chair, Vision Cabinet Chair
Retired (Citibank)

Dean HarroldCampaign Cabinet
Vice Chairman, Olympia Gaming

David Hoenemeyer
Regional President – Bally’s, Paris and Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino

M Curt Howell
Market President, Humana Commercial Products

Greg Korte -Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Finance Committee
President, Las Vegas Division, The Korte Company

Larry Krause – Treasurer, Executive Committee, Finance Committee Chair
Retired (Deloitte & Touche LLP)

Jim Kropid – Executive Committee, Immediate Needs Impact Council Chair, Audit Committee Chair

Kent Larson
Wealth Advisor, Thrivent Investment Management

Steven G. Larson
Financial Consultant, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Eric Lloyd –  Health Impact Council Chair
President, Medicaid Health Plan, Nevada
Amerigroup Nevada, Inc.

Joe Micatrotto, Jr.
President & CEO, MRG Marketing & Management Inc.

Emily Neilson – Board Chair, Executive Committee, 2011 Campaign Chair
President and General Manager, KLAS 8 News Now

Howard Puterman – Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Holdings

James N. Raffel
Interim President and CEO, UWSN

Chris Roman
President and CEO, KMCC Las Vegas & KYVV San Antonio

Gerry Shear – Financial Stability Chair
Managing Partner – Real Estate Group

Pat Skorkowsky
Superintendent, Clark County School District

John Smirk – Secretary, Executive Committee
Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 15
Denver, Las Vegas & Phoenix

David C. Uthoff – Pahrump Committee
Retired (Nevada State Bank)

John Wilcox
Nevada Regional Executive, City National Bank

Robert Young
Chairman, Asian Chamber of Commerce

TRUSTEES  |  July 2014 – June 2015


Dr. Bob Ackerman (Trustee)
Department of Educational Leadership, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Larry Charlton (Trustee)
Retired (City National Bank)

Kirk V. Clausen (Trustee)
Regional President/Nevada, Wells Fargo & Company

Steve Comer (Trustee)
Retired (Deloitte & Touche LLP)

Dick Fraim (Trustee)
Retired (Channel 8)

Cathy Jones (Trustee)
President, Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Punam Mathur (Trustee)
Punam Mathur, LLC

John A. “Jack” Schibrowsky (Trustee)
Professor of Marketing, Lee Business School University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Larry Seedig (Trustee)
Retired (USAA Savings Bank)

Don Snyder (Trustee)