Category Archives: Loyal Contributor

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Susana McCurdy

Susana-McCurdySusana McCurdy grew up as an Air Force brat, traveling to different states following her father’s career. Her last destination was Las Vegas, where she settled and graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in human resources management.

“I feel blessed to have an amazing husband, stepson, parents, sister, godchildren, in-laws, close friends and last but not least, our dog named Emma!” exclaimed Susana.

Her passions are food and travel. “I always look forward to new experiences and cultures; you never stop learning,” said Susana.

Susana has spent the past 21 years employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).  With 15 years spent in LVMPD Human Resources, three years ago Susana was promoted to a leadership position with the LVMPD Police Records Bureau.

“The best part is when I get to walk the floor and interact with our team members,” explained Susana. “It’s a wonderful organization that’s like a second home.”

Susana began supporting United Way shortly after she joined the LVMPD. Both Susana and her husband are Tocqueville Society members and take advantage of any opportunity to advocate for United Way.

“My former boss held United Way very close to her heart based on her personal experience with the organization growing up,” said Susana. “When I married my husband he was a supporter as well, so it was a perfect match.”

Susana believes in supporting local programs and businesses. “Get to know and support your community members,” said Susana. “I can guarantee they will support you back so we can all LIVE UNITED.”

Loyal Contributor | Francine Mazza, PHR

Francine Mazza, PHR is originally from Southern California and moved to Southern Nevada in 1996. She has two daughters; Shelby (17) and Sophia (16), who have grown up in Southern Nevada. “This is a great community and we really love living here,” said Francine. Francine has worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car since graduating from California State University,More

Loyal Contributor | Pat Janjetovic

Her story would inspire anyone. Though challenging life circumstances, Pat Janjetovic became homeless and then overcoming the odds, she got a job at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) where she eventually became a supervisor in the Records Bureau. Pat has four children but it is her disabled son Brian who motivates her to supportMore

Loyal Contributor | Steve Linder

Steve Linder was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, moved around the country, and graduated from high school in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was selected for and graduated from, the United States Naval Academy in 1969 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. “I flew the A-4 Skyhawk light attack aircraft andMore

Loyal Contributor | Bruce Hendricks

A native of Las Vegas, Bruce Hendricks began his banking career in 1969 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Nevada. He and his wife, Judi, have two children and five grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and hiking. As the CEO for Bank of Nevada he is faced with newMore

Loyal Contributor | Fred Hipwell

Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Fred Hipwell enjoys bicycling, hiking and spending time with his family. He met his wife at UCLA and began his career in public accounting with PwC in 1985.  The couple has two sons, Nick (21), a senior studying sociology at UC Santa Cruz and Vince (19), a sophomoreMore

Loyal Contributor | Robbie Graham

With a rich career of over 30 years in the title and escrow industry, Robbie Graham now serves as President of NTC Global Holdings. Robbie is deeply committed to the community and has supported United Way throughout her career. “The one organization that I personally have been consistently involved with is United Way,” said Robbie.More

Loyal Contributor | Jim Gianoulakis

A proud native of Las Vegas, Jim Gianoulakis has three sons ages 26, 24 and 23 who also live in the Valley. Jim graduated from Western High School and from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in business and a computer science emphasis. In his 30th year at Southwest Gas Corporation, Jim can’t imagineMore

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Kirk Clausen

Kirk Clausen came to Las Vegas from Sioux City, Iowa. Inspired by his father who was a labor leader, he is committed to helping others in Southern Nevada. “My father would always make Shrine Circus tickets available to children in the Sioux City School District,” said Kirk. “He always made it a goal to giveMore

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Shelley Dubin

Shelley Dubin packed up and headed off to Las Vegas nearly 35 years ago, leaving behind southern California, where she was born and raised and owned four clothing stores. In 1984, she chose to redirect her career to the financial industry. “My husband and I have created a wonderful life here,” said Shelley. “Our entireMore

Loyal Contributor | Rachelle Crupi

Rachelle Crupi, Executive Vice President – Regional President – Bank of Nevada Rachelle Crupi is a native Las Vegan, with a career in banking that began in 1984.  As Las Vegas grew, so did the banking business; and in 2003, Rachelle joined the management team at Bank of Nevada (formerly BankWest of Nevada) as Regional President.More

Loyal Contributors | The Buehrers

Roger and Lana Buehrer have supported United Way of Southern Nevada since they arrived in 1983, but their participation reaches back another 10 years when they lived in Northwestern Ohio. The Buehrers left Sylvania, Ohio, with two little boys, Aaron and Nick, to begin a marvelous adventure in Las Vegas. “After 30 years of activelyMore