Category Archives: Loyal Contributor

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Jeffrey Ortwein

Ortwein-Jeff-and-SherriBeing an active contributor to the Las Vegas community is very important to Jeff Ortwein of Deloitte & Touche LLP.  As a Vegas native and a part of Deloitte’s Las Vegas office for over 25 years, Jeff has seen the consistent support that United Way provides to the Valley.

His parents, Dennis and Betty, moved to Las Vegas in the mid-1950s to begin their careers with the Clark County School District and are still active members of the community.  They instilled the importance of education, community and giving back.

Jeff graduated from Clark High School and the University of Nevada at Reno, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. After graduating he started his career with Deloitte in Las Vegas as a CPA and currently is Deloitte’s National Gaming Leader.

Jeff and his wife Sherri, along with their two sons, Christopher (22) and Austin (19), have a strong commitment to the community.

“I enjoyed watching our boys grow up and observing their numerous sporting events,” said Jeff.  He also enjoys traveling, playing tennis and golf.

A dedicated employee, Jeff began his career with Deloitte in 1985 providing client’s access to Deloitte’s extensive gaming industry resources.

Jeff has been a United Way Leadership contributor for almost 20 years, as he understands the far-reaching impact United Way has in southern Nevada as well as across the country.  “I also encourage more people to contribute to this very worthwhile organization,” said Jeff.

Jeff is honored to be a current YMCA of Southern Nevada Board Treasurer and Vice Chairman. He also serves on the UNLV Lee Business School Executive Advisory Board. Over the years Jeff has been involved in many other charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada, Rotary International and the Las Vegas Founders Club.

“Participating alongside with the most passionate and committed board members provided me with a very humbling outlook on the needs that Las Vegas residents face on a daily basis,” said Jeff.

With the 7th largest United Way campaign in the United States, last year Deloitte’s national United Way campaign raised $21.9 million with the most Tocqueville Society members for the 12th consecutive year at 900 Tocqueville members giving $10,000 or more a year.

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Susana McCurdy

Susana 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…

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,…

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 support…

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 and…

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 new…

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 sophomore…

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.…

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 imagine…

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 give…

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 entire…

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.…