Jeri Crawford Chairman of the Board Las Vegas Philharmonic “As a life-long consumer of the arts, I believe in supporting causes that provide children and underserved communities with access to art, music and education. I believe in the power of art to build thriving communities.” Tim Holland Owner, Employee Benefits Consultant LP Insurance Services “I like … [Read more...] about Last Word
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Diane Fearon PresidentLexicon Bank “I am most thankful for opportunities to be successful while contributing to a strong southern Nevada. Being part of a new community bank that is committed to doing good and doing well, is exhilarating.” Lincoln Spoor Founder and CEO Frites Las Vegas “I am thankful to live in the United States - a country where democracy … [Read more...] about Last Word
Scott Seastrand Vice PresidentWestern Elite“My cautions are to avoid panic by planning. The fear then is not being prepared enough for the certain changes in business or for the economic swings that naturally occur, or world events that impact all of us. I look ahead and around the corner and play out various changes in the business cycle so that I am able to plan for the … [Read more...] about Last Word
Greg Nainani Senior VP of FinanceDesert Radiology “Mountain biking, hands downs. I mountain bike for the downhills which must be earned. Second, if I’m going to have a biking accident, it’s going to be on my terms and my fault.” Alice Ferguson General ManagerOpendoor Las Vegas “I love volleyball because it’s truly an all-season sport here in the valley. … [Read more...] about Last Word
Tennille K. Pereira, ESQ. Director Vegas Strong Resiliency Center “Daily self-care is important, and it’s something I practice and recommend gun violence survivors pursue. I enjoy working out and quietly reflecting outdoors. Eating healthy, tasty meals also helps me re-center.” Marisa Rodriguez President Latino Bar Association and Member of Weinberg, Wheeler, … [Read more...] about Last Word
Paul Sallach President All In Aviation “After Hurricane Katrina, I flew a load of saline IV bags to New Orleans for the relief effort. The National Guard lit the runway with Humvees as I landed, departing with barely enough fuel to return.” Elena Ledoux CEO Superb Maids and Chief Mommy & MommyGO Natural Energy Shots “The most adventurous thing I’ve … [Read more...] about Last Word
Scott Pruneau CEO ITS Logistics “In one word, Clarity. If you can achieve clarity on why you are in business, the market you serve, and how you create value for your stakeholders—your chances of success are very high.” Lori J. Raugust MAI, MRICS Senior Vice President | Valuation & Advisory National Team Leader – Gaming Newmark Knight Frank “The … [Read more...] about Last Word
Anna Catlett Vice President of MarketingSouthwest Medical Associates / OptumCare “The Ruby Mountains are incredible for hiking and horseback riding. I love to visit Elko County with my family. I am proud to support rural counties through Medicine on the Move, a mobile healthcare center offering healthcare throughout rural Nevada, on behalf of OptumCare.” Kelli … [Read more...] about Last Word
Rebecca Freeman AVPSilver State Schools Credit Union “There have been a number of changes but what excites us is the proliferation of businesses across a variety of industries developing community outreach and service strategies and employees’ interest in their employer having one.” Tina Quigley General ManagerRegional Transportation Commission of Southern … [Read more...] about Last Word
Jess Horan CEO and FounderOriginal Cocktail Club “I would teach ‘Entrepreneurship’, my favorite course from college. I would love to inspire other young entrepreneurs to challenge themselves by taking risks and following their passion.” Kelly Gaines PresidentNevada Subcontractors Association “I would teach ‘Empathy’. Understanding the feelings of others gives … [Read more...] about Last Word
“I met my husband while working on my resume at my father’s office at a Las Vegas engineering firm, where he also worked. He walked by me and said to himself, ‘I’m going to marry her.’”Darcy K. Neighbors, Founder/CEO, CIM Marketing Partners “You could say music brought us together. I met my husband, Dan, at the University of Colorado. We were both music majors, played in … [Read more...] about Last Word
“I hope this country can find common ground and come together. When we unite, we are the greatest country in the world. We need to demonstrate positivity, success and happiness to our future generations.” Bryan Kroten, Vice President of Marketing | Maverick Helicopters “I hope that the new year brings renewed commitment to working together for a better today and tomorrow … [Read more...] about Last Word
“Anything that has a direct impact on our local residents. As an organization we search out opportunities that allow our staff to participate, allowing us to support the community while bringing our team closer together. Dr. David Steinberg, CEO | Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging “My favorite way to give back is to represent clients who cannot afford an … [Read more...] about What Is Your Favorite Way to Give Back to the Community?
“I am thankful for my family’s love that allows me to fully give myself to my profession. I am equally grateful to my employees, who respect and care for each other as a work family.” Dr. Jason O. Jaeger, Director and Owner | Advanced Spine and Posture “I am thankful for my family, friends and business partners who push me to succeed as well as the Las Vegas community for … [Read more...] about What Are You Most Thankful For?
“In my mind, I am ambitious and motivated, confident and optimistic, outgoing and sociable, persistent but affable; however, I am quite sure that there are those out there with less charitable opinions!” Jeff Northrup, SVP Pre-construction | SR Construction “Optimism. I always try to look at the glass half full, be positive, grateful and see the good in all things. Be … [Read more...] about What Is Your Strongest Personality Trait?
“Absolutely! Living in Nevada with no state income tax is a big deal. Especially for Californians who are sick and tired of paying considerably more income tax on their hard earned income.” Mike Mixer, Executive Managing Director | Las Vegas, Colliers International “Nevada is certainly still a tax friendly state, especially as compared to states like California where we moved … [Read more...] about Do You Think Nevada Is Still a Tax Friendly State?
“[I would want to witness] the signing of the Constitution to see the resolve and optimism of the brave people who created this country and put into motion the liberties we all hold so dear.” Ken Johnson, Executive VP, Business Development | Valley Electric Association “[I would want to witness] the day our country required education for children. Could we have known then how … [Read more...] about If You Could Witness Any Event of the Past, Present or Future, What Would It Be?
“[Nevada could improve at] bringing in more businesses that are non-gaming related to generate more salaried positions. We have brought in Amazon, Switch and Tesla. We definitely need more.” Dawn Houlf, Owner/Real Estate Coach and Mentor | EXIT Realty Number One “In Nevada, it’s water - either lack of, or abundance of. In Northern Nevada, it’s flooding. Flooding endangers … [Read more...] about What Area Do You Think Nevada Could Improve?
“I have always admired the classic cars that cruise through the streets in our community. I decided this last year to refurbish a vehicle with my son. The process was rigorous, but I can’t wait to learn more.” Mike Whan, Executive Director | Hot August Nights “I’d like to master the core mindfulness skill of presence, i.e., the art of disengaging from my busy mind to shift … [Read more...] about What Is a Skill You’d like to Learn?
“I believe that Nevada’s best asset is our unique approach to both opportunities and challenges. We possess an entrepreneurial spirit combined with an openness to reinvention. We’re not wed to our past.” Mark Haley, President | Smart City Networks “Nevada’s best asset is its people – those who come from other places and those born here. Our collective spirit of adventure, … [Read more...] about What Do You See as Nevada’s Best Asset?