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Diana Bennett

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Board Chair

President
Paragon Gaming LLC
Term 2011 – 2014

As CEO and co-founder of Paragon Gaming, a developer and operator of gaming based properties, Diana Bennett is a second-generation casino operator and one of the most effective and respected executives in the gaming industry today. She has been personally responsible for the management of multiple casino operations and has been licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Diana is recognized as an expert in establishing gaming systems, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Casino Data Systems (CDS), where she planned, grew and managed one of the major gaming manufacturers in North America and was licensed in multiple gaming jurisdictions including Missouri. 

As President of the Bennett Family Foundation, she supports various youth and women’s organizations throughout the Southern Nevada area such as Three Square Food Bank and Noah’s House at the Shade Tree Women’s Shelter.  She was also recognized for her support of the I Have A Dream Foundation in 2009.  Diana has been named repeatedly to the Outstanding Women of Nevada since 1994 and in 2007 was named as one of the Top Ten Great Women of Gaming in the US.

John M. Sullivan

John Sullivan

Board Treasurer
Manager
Red Rock Administrative Services, LLC 
Term 2011 - 2014 

Anita Romero

Anita Romero

Board Secretary
Vice President/Special Projects
Southwest Gas Corporation
Term 2013 – 2016

Andy Abboud

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Senior Vice President Government Relations
Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Term 2011 – 2014

Brian Ayala

President
Ayala’s Concession Group
Term 2012 – 2015

Michael J. Brown

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Vice President - Corporate Affairs & Executive Director USA
Barrick Gold
Term 2012 - 2015

Louis Castle

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Castle Production Services
Term 2014 - 2017

Shawn Gerstenberger

Shawn Gerstenberger UNLV

Lincy Professor of Public Health
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Term 2014 - 2017 

Marsha Gilford

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Vice President Public Affairs
Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc.
Term 2013 – 2016

Eric Hilton

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Board of Director and Founder
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Term 2012 – 2015

Bill Hornbuckle

Bill Hornbuckle

President and Chief Marketing Officer 
MGM Resorts International
Term 2013 – 2016

Fran Inman

Fran Inman

President
Majestic Realty Foundation
Term 2012 – 2015

Marianne Johnson

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Vice Chairman
Boyd Gaming Corporation
Term - 2014 

Kara Kelley

Kara Kelley

The Kelley Company
Term 2013 – 2016

Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini

Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini

Community Organizer
Term 2012 – 2015

Punam Mathur

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Co-Founder of Punam Mathur, LLC
Term 2011 – 2014

Tom McCartney


Chief Operating Officer
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Term 2013– 2016

Rose McKinney-James


Managing Principal
Energy Works Consulting
Term 2011 – 2014

Sam McMullen

Sam McMullen

Attorney
Porter Gordon Silver
Term 2014 – 2017

Emily Neilson

Emily Neilson

President & General Manager
KLAS-8 News Now
Term 2012 – 2015

Dick Rizzo

Dick Rizzo

Vice Chairman
Tutor Perini Building Corporation
Term 2012 – 2015

Tariq Shaukat

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Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Caesars Entertainment
Term 2014 - 2017 

George Smith

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President
Bank of America
Term 2013 – 2016

Frank Woodbeck

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Executive Director
Nevada System of Higher Education
Term 2014- 2017  

Emeritus Board Members

  

William S. Boyd

William S. Boyd
Executive Chairman
Boyd Gaming

Kirk V. Clausen

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President
Wells Fargo
Term 2006 – 2013

Thom Reily

VP Community Reinvestment & Social Responsibilty

Caesars Entertainment

Carolynn Towbin

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Carolynn Towbin
President & CEO
Towbin Automotive

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