Dan is the Assistant Director for Administrative Services for Clark County. In this position Dan manages the administrative support activities throughout the County, including internal support functions, supporting the Commission Office, Town and Liaison Services, intergovernmental functions, internal consulting and policy and research and analysis. Previously Dan was a Senior Vice President for Bank of America, leading bank’s corporate social responsibility work for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Specifically, he lead the development of local market strategic planning, philanthropic contributions, sponsorships and events, employee volunteerism, internal and external communications and relationships with public officials and community stakeholders.
He previously served as the single point of contact for our Federal Regulators for Bank of America. In this role, he was responsible for building Bank of America’s relationship with regulators, educating, coordinating and escalating any concerns from our Federal elected officials and Attorney Generals. He was responsible for the States of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. His role was expanded to cover the DOJ settlement and was the single point of contact for the Attorney Generals for the Bank of America and Department of Justice settlement.
Prior to joining Bank of America, he was Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the Assembly during the Nevada 2011 Legislative session. He coordinated with State Legislators and Caucus members to develop and implement a multitude of bills with an emphasis on education, jobs/economic development, and government reform.
Prior to the Nevada Legislature, Dan was the District Director for Congresswoman Titus. During this time with Congresswoman Titus, he was responsible for managing all operations and staff for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District for a population of over one million constituents.
As a graduate of UNLV’s Hotel and Restaurant Administration, he spent the earlier part of his career in the restaurant industry. Worked for various companies including Louise’s Trattoria based out of Los Angeles, a group of investors owning a Microbrewery and several restaurants and Morton’s Restaurant Group concept “Bertolini’s Trattoria”. During these years (1994 – 2000) he lived his life opening restaurants, operating restaurants and as a company trouble shooter, assisting underperforming restaurants in California, Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Nevada. His love for food and friends that he made at UNLV keep him connected to the hospitality industry to this day.
He also volunteers his time serving on non-profit boards. He currently serve on the boards for Habitat for Humanity, Education Foundation and UNLV Rebel Soccer Foundation.
Born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, he played soccer at UNLV in 1991 and this memory remains a big part of his life as he focus on being the best father and husband to his daughter Devyn and his wife Tracee.
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After School All-Stars: May 2007 – Present – www.asaslv.org
United States Youth Soccer Assoc. of Nevada: 2nd VP – June 2008 – June 2012
United States Youth Soccer Assoc. of Nevada: Treasurer – June 2013 – Present
B.S. Business Administration – Emphasis in Entrepreneurship & International Business
May 1999: Chapman University
May 2001: Columbus University
Master of Laws – International Tax
December 2001: Regent University
Esquire Group – Las Vegas, NV
December 2001 – December 2014: Owner
• Tax consulting firm specializing in International Tax compliance for U.S.citizens and foreign entities
• IRS conflict resolution
• Tax preparation of individual, partnership and corporate returns
• Took the firm from $100k in gross revenue to over $1.3 million gross revenue in 5 years
• Expanded the firm from Nevada to Arizona and Europe
• Sold the company in December 2014
Frederic Apcar Productions – Las Vegas, NV
March 2001 – Present: Owner
• Founder of the Rock the Block concert series in Downtown Las Vegas
• First ticketed street events in the Fremont East Corridor
• November 2004 – Present
• Co-Produce comedian Louie Anderson’s live shows in Las Vegas
• Co-Produce Bonkerz Comedy Clubs in Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Maryland
• Consultant to the Las Vegas Film Festival for Business Development & Sponsor Parties
• Producer/Promoter of Reggae in the Desert
• From 2005 – Present
• Took the event from 1,500 attendants to over 4,000 flow-through attendants
Apcar Consulting, Inc – Las Vegas, NV
December 2014 – Present: Owner
• Business Advisory firm that specializes in Tax Consulting
• Consult for Joseph Beare & Company • Represent a majority of the Downtown Project businesses
• Directly report to the VP of Investments for Downtown Project
• Downtown Project is led by Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh. Downtown Project allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas
Apcar Consulting, Inc – Las Vegas, NV
1994: Concordia University
1995: England/Denmark – Training/Tournaments
1996-1999: Chapman University (Summer 1997 SK Austria Wien)
1999: Spain (U.D. San Pedro)
1999: Germany (Wolfenbuttel)
2001-2003: Nevada Aces and Reno Rattlers
Czeck – Fluent
Spanish – Conversation
French – Conversation
John M. Sullivan
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John is the President and General Counsel for Red Rock Administrative Services, LLC., the operational and administrative arm of a family of businesses that include (i) Racing & Gaming Services, LTD., the pari-mutuel racing industry’s premier independent off-track gaming facility; (ii) Viaero Event Center and the Tri-City Storm, a 4,500 seat concert and hockey arena located in Nebraska and the USHL Tier I hockey franchise that plays its home games at the arena; (iii) Las Vegas Ice Center, the city’s only two-sheet, full-service ice skating and hockey facility; and (iv) Brooksy’s Bar & Grill, a Las Vegas based gaming tavern attached to LVIC. He is also a member and past Chapter Chair of the Las Vegas YPO Chapter.
Prior to joining RRAS, John spent several years as the President of Territory Incorporated, a locallyowned Nevada real estate company that developed and managed over 3,000,000 square feet of commercial real estate. Before that, he spent several years in both commercial gaming (licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission as well as and several other state, tribal nation, and foreign jurisdiction authorities) and the practice of law (licensed in Nevada). He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate degree at the George Washington University Law School. He and his wife Daryl have four children.
John is involved in several charitable and civic organizations in the Las Vegas valley. In addition to his YPO positions, John currently serves on the executive committee and as treasurer of the Three Square food bank in Las Vegas, one of the nation’s premier food bank operations. Three Square has redefined food delivery for the food-insecure in Las Vegas, providing over 25,000,000 pounds of food in 2013 alone. He is also on the advisory committee for Project 150, an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the high-school aged homeless in Las Vegas. Previously, John has been a director of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Bishop Gorman High School, The Las Vegas Founders (past president), First Tee of Southern Nevada (founding director), and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada.
John’s involvement in soccer within the valley started as a player through the youth and high school ranks. John later became involved as a coach and manager at the various youth and competitive club levels, and then later expanded that involvement from the team to the club level. He currently serves as the Club liaison and administrator to the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) for the Heat FC club in Las Vegas.
John B. Wightman, CPA, CGMA
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Licensed by the State of Nevada – Certified Public Accountant: Lic. #2194 – September 1991
Licensed by the AICPA – Chartered Global Management Accountant: Lic. #110013622 – July 2012
BSBA – Accounting: University of Nevada, Las Vegas – May, 1989
Rich, Wightman & Company, CPA’s – Managing Partner: 3/17/87 to Present
Services include certified audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements, tax, gaming and regulatory compliance and reporting, management advisory services, business valuation, estate planning, litigation support, and business acquisition/sale services.
Nevada Credit Union League: 1986 to 3/16/87
Assisted in Member services areas including VISA card processing, Check and Check card processing, and Member Statement processing
• Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (Prior Member of Banking Services Committee)
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Participant in AICPA/Nevada Society Quality Review Program
• Head Coach, Heat FC Soccer Club U15 Boys (Active)
• Head Coach, Las Vegas Premier Soccer Club (Former)
• Head Coach Downtown Soccer Club (Former)
• Assistant Coach, Nuesport FC (Former)
• Vice President Elite Soccer League (Former)
• City of Henderson Economic Resource Partners Committee Member (Active)
• Member UNLV Planned Giving Foundation (Active)
• Founding Member UNLV Soccer Alliance (Active)
• Chair, AICPA Technical Standards Subcommittee (DOL) (Former)
• Board Advisor, Nevada Fire Chiefs Association (Former)
• Treasurer, Allied Arts Council (Former)
SPECIALIZED AREAS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
• Business Acquisition/Sale
• Business Valuations and Analysis
• Computer Services
• Construction and Manufacturing
• Estate and Succession Planning
• Internet and Web Based Business Development
• Linen Service and Rental
• Litigation Support and Testimony
• Medical, Legal and Professionals
• Professional Athletes
• Real Estate and Development
• Technology & Retail Electronics
• Theatrical and Production
• Start-Ups and Business Accelerators
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL COURSES
• Business Valuations
• Certified Audit Preparation and Disclosure
• Construction Claims
• Damage Studies
• Employee Theft Investigations
• Estate Planning for High Income Individuals
• Estate Planning for the Small Business Owner
• Estate Planning Utilizing Charitable Vehicles
• Estate Taxation
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Fraud Detection and Calculations of Losses
• High Income Individual Tax Strategies
• Individual Taxation
• Litigation Strategies
• Management Consultation Services
• Non-Profit Taxation
• Partnership Taxation
• Reviewed and Compiled Financial Statement Preparation and Disclosure
• S-Corporation Taxation
• Trust Taxation
• 401(k) and other Employee Benefit Plan Audits
Mark Haley is a senior executive with over 40 years of experience in leading public, private and governmental organizations in the hospitality industry. Mark’s career reflects a demonstrated track record of providing critical products and services at tradeshows and events in some of the largest public venues across the United States. He has a keen eye for talent and has built high functioning teams that deliver both quality service and financial success.
As president of Smart City Networks for the past 13 years, Mark oversees Smart City’s sales, finance and operations teams and all strategic corporate initiatives in providing technology and telecommunication services to more than 50 public convention and event venues across the United States. This includes convention centers in Orlando, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, and Houston to name a few. Mark understands what it takes to successfully navigate the contracting process including the political environment of city councils and authority boards that has generated a 90% plus retention record in his tenure.
In 2018, Mark was a key member of the Smart City management team that successfully negotiated Smart City’s buyout by Court Square Partners in what was the largest investment made in Court Square’s Fund III acquisition portfolio.
Before taking the helm at Smart City, Mark was Vice President of Facilities for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor’s Authority (LVCVA) responsible for the effective operation of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The LVCC has hosted many of the largest and most prestigious tradeshows in the U.S., including the Consumer Electronics Show, the National Association of Broadcasters, and ConExpo Construction Trade Show.
Prior to the LVCVA, Mark had a 23-year career with ARAMARK Corporation in both finance and operational roles, culminating in his position as Executive Vice President of Aramark’s Convention & Cultural Attractions Group (CCA). The CCA Group generated $235 million in annual revenue and consisted of a 185-person management team across the country. Mark was responsible for all operational aspects of the division including account retention, operations, human resources, annual budgets, and long-term strategic planning.
Mark has the unique perspective of having worked as both a facility manager and exclusive facility partner. This experience has led to numerous speaking opportunities in the United States and abroad. He is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), Association Palais de Congress (AIPC), and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). He addressed AIPC’s 56th Annual Congress in Berlin, Germany on current technology issues and trends in the convention center market.
Between his roles with ARAMARK and the LVCVA, Mark also taught at UNLV’s William F. Harrah’s School of Hospitality as an adjunct professor focusing on conventions and tourism. Mark currently serves on the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism’s (AOHT) Board of Directors and previously served as its board president for 10 years. AOHT is a magnet program at Valley High School in Las Vegas, which provides training and funding to high school students interested in future opportunities in the tourism industry.
Mark is a 1981 graduate of the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a member of Scranton’s Wall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments with the University’s soccer team from 1976 through 1980. He is the 14th all-time leading scorer in the program and the 1980 team fell just short of the Division 3 National Championship, losing in double overtime.
Michael W. Thompson, M.S.W., P.H.D.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Nevada – Multi-million dollar early learning center Owner: September 2000 to Present
• Developed and facilitated business plan for startup franchise business
• Contract negotiations for all services and products
• Secured financing for land acquisition and facility build out
• Created successful initial and ongoing business marketing strategy
• Responsible for daily on-site management
Alliance Health Network – Nevada based multi-hospital coalition
Director of Managed Care Contracts: January 1999 to May 2001
• Contract Negotiator between coalition and managed care/HMO organizations
• Facilitate state-wide PPO contract negations
• Director of Marketing/Sales for hospital contracts
• Secondary Product evaluation and development
Harmony HealthCare of Nevada – Managed behavioral health care corporation
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer: January 1998 to January 1999
• Director of operations for clinic/network based behavioral health corporation
• Contract and clinical service oversight of regional provider and facility network
• Developed delegated NCQA utilization management plan
• Facilitated direct contract covering 100,000 lives
• Established utilization management program created $500,00 in cap savings
• Established departmental reporting management system
• Oversight of multidisciplinary clinical and case management team
• Contract negotiations for services, facilities and providers
• Tracked employee productivity of clinical, front office, billing, marketing sales, account management and nationwide provider system
Pacific Heritage Administrator – Medical insurance company, third party administrator
Regional Manager: September 1996 to December 1997
• Directed state wide operation of regional medical insurance company
• Specialized in working with large self-funded corporations
• Liaison to corporate CEO/CFO and Human Resources departments
• Oversight of third party claims administration, product development and consulting; account servicing, marketing and sales
• Established contracts with local and regional medical provider networks
• Expanded state wide client base utilization established brokerage relationships
The Holman Group – Managed behavioral health company
Account Executive, Marketing & Sales: September 1994 to September 1996
Clinical Case Manager: September 1992 to September 1994
• Established account service, sales and marketing departments
• Secured HMO and EAP contracts
• Product development, implementation and management
• Liaison to corporate management and Human Resource departments
• Contract negotiations with plan benefit administrators
• Developed integrated medical claims offset program
• Training, development and facilitation of corporate management and employees
• Established clinical inpatient case utilization review and discharge protocols
• Facilitated multi-disciplinary outpatient treatment team case review system
Clark County, Nevada – Judicial court education program
Consultant: July 1992 to September 1993
• Researched and helped implement judicial court DUI and traffic schools
• Secured state program certification and approval • Established employee hiring, development curriculum training and evaluation
• Operationalized fee collection, accounting and annual budget
Clinical Therapist/Substance Abuse Councilor
Staff Position, Bridge Counseling Ass./Family Institute: 1988 to 1992
• Provided individual, marital and family counseling in psychiatric clinic
• Provided clinical therapy for adults, adolescents and children in acute hospital
• Provided chemical dependency recovery and relapse prevention in acute hospital
• Program Development including:
• Adolescent peer counseling training
• Personal and spiritual growth retreats
• Corporate training and motivational speaking
• Team Teaching Program for Clark County School District
• Corporate based Employee Wellness Program
Youth Minister/Catholic Diocese of Reno/Las Vegas
Staff Position, St. Viator Catholic Church: 1981 – 1991
• Developed and administered social and spiritual outreach to teenagers
• Developed and facilitated ongoing retreat ministry program
• Spiritual Direction and Counseling of youth and families
• National conference speaker
Doctorate in Philosophy: LaSalle University, Louisiana – September 1995
Master of Social Work, Direct Clinical Practice: University of Nevada Las Vegas – May 1991
Bachelor of Arts, Social Work; Education minor: University of Nevada Las Vegas – December 1988
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
President: Nevada Childcare Association
State of Nevada Governors Appointee: Child Early Learning Council
Board member: Franchise Advisory council
SOCCER SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE
Soccer Player: University of Nevada Las Vegas 1974-1975
Inaugural UNLV NCAA Sanctioned Season
Soccer Head Coach: 19 years’ experience
Licensed National “D” Level Coach
Olympic Development Program State Advisor
Referee: Southern Nevada Official Association
2009 to current – High School Soccer
Founding Board member and Past Treasurer: Elite Soccer League of Nevada
Board Member and Past Treasurer: United State Youth Soccer Association of Nevada
Rod Q. Santa Cruz
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With over 28 years of healthcare and insurance experience, Rod Q. Santa Cruz has established a reputation as a sought-after broker/consultant with experience and expertise in contract negotiation, provider networks, PBM Solutions, and the management and development of various successful broker/producers. During his career, Rod worked to establish the original LV Chamber of Commerce Association plan along with David and Shana Dahan and developed a partnership with AFLAC and other worksite vendors to maximize client satisfaction. He successfully created and developed the “Black Ops” portfolio, which included classified government contractors as well as multinational business conglomerates. Rod has been with USI as a Group Benefits Broker, and member of the EB (Employee benefits) team since June 2001. He is multilingual and fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, English and Portuguese.
Prior to joining USI, he served as RMS (Regional Sales Manager) and lead sales consultant for John Hancock Life Insurance Co in Las Vegas. As RMS he oversaw 7 agents and managed their production and sales for the NV territory. Prior to that position, Rod was DSC (District Sales Coordinator) for AFLAC insurance for 5 years. His role included Broker and Business development, and he oversaw 10 agents during that time. He previously served as directing partner of international marketing and sales for Deerhorn Bean & Seed Export Co in Fargo, ND where he was responsible for international marketing and sales, as well as business development and partnerships with Spain, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico.
Santa Cruz, a Las Vegas resident, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and a minor in International Marketing from the University of Minnesota. Rod is currently a member of the Clark County Underwriters Association, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Government Affairs Committee. An advocate for education, charitable endeavors, and volunteering he also serves/is a member of the Vegas 32 student scholarship board, the UNLV rebel soccer foundation board, the friends of UNILV Board. Rod also donates his time to the Millennium Scholarship program, volunteering as a mentor through the LVCC’s “students shadow business professionals’ day”. And he is a registered and participating volunteer with HAV (Hearts Alive Village) along with his daughter Marleigh, in charge of the “Cat house” for Sunday visitations.
Roger Tabor, PRP
Board Of Directors
As a native Las Vegan, former Rebel and lifelong local soccer supporter, I have a unique background and skill set to help direct the Rebel Men’s Soccer Foundation.
Wells Fargo Investments (and predecessor firms) – Las Vegas, NV
Managing Director – Investments: 1991 – Present
Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, Las Vegas, NV
President: 2005 – Present
Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase – Las Vegas, NV
Associate Tournament Director: 2005 – Present
Las Vegas Fremont Rotary Club – Las Vegas NV
Director: 1998 – Present
Southern NV Sports Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, NV
Trustee: 2012 – Present
First Vice President: US Youth Soccer – NV
Vice President: Nevada South Youth Soccer
Director: Easter Seals of Nevada
Director: Crippled Children Transportation
UNLV Men’s Soccer: 1976, 1978, 1979 – Team Captain 1979
UNLV: Finance Investments 1976 – 1984
Plan Sponsor Retirement Professional: 2003
Leadership Las Vegas: 1990-1991
Rotarian of the Year: 2010-11
Las Vegas Citizen of the Month: May 2005
In Business, Top 40 under 40: 1995
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Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Business Administration – Concentration in Management and Finance
Bishop Gorman High School – Las Vegas, Nevada
I was born in Las Vegas in 1959 and have been a lifelong Nevada resident. I am a member of the third generation of the Cashman family in Nevada, following my grandfather, James Cashman, who came here in 1904 and my father, James Cashman, Jr., who was born here in 1926. I attended local schools, graduating from Bishop Gorman High School in 1978. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles in 1982 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Upon graduation from college, I joined Cashman Equipment in Reno, Nevada, as a salesman for Caterpillar heavy equipment. In 1986 I purchased a minority interest in the family business and managed the Reno and Elko operations until 1991. In 1991 I returned to southern Nevada as a Regional Vice President and served in that capacity until 1993.
In July 1993 I purchased Cashman Cadillac, Inc., the only Cadillac franchises in southern Nevada; I sold the dealerships to Sonic Automotive Group in November 2000.
OTHER BUSINESS INTERESTS
In 1996, I joined Don Andress as co-owner of Southern Nevada Harley-Davidson Sales, Inc. (dba Las Vegas Harley-Davidson). In 2002 we obtained an additional franchise for Henderson Harley- Davidson. In 2007, we obtained the franchise for our west-side operation, Red Rock Harley- Davidson. We also have ten retail outlets located throughout Las Vegas. In September 2000 we opened the Zion Haley-Davidson Shop in St. George, Utah. I am also a partner in Somersett Development Company, Ltd., LLC a real estate development company in northern Nevada.
In May 1985, I married Denise Koval. We have two daughters, Samantha and Ali. I enjoy fishing, riding, golfing, boating and spending time with my family.
I firmly believe if you prosper from commerce in a community, you should give something back through personal involvement. In this regard, I am active in a number of business and community organizations.
I’m a past Chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and currently serve on the Government Affairs Committee. As part of my activity with this organization, I also served as the Vice-Chairman for the Government Affairs Committee from 1995 to 1999.
I am currently on the Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. I am a member of the Tahoe Fund Board of Directors and served as the Chair from 2013-2014. I am also a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Nevada Taxpayers Association, an organization which monitors tax policies in Nevada. In 2004, I was asked to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Keyser Foundation and currently remain on the board today.
I also served as Chairman of the Gorman High School Investment Committee. From 2006 to 2012, I served on the Board of Directors for Las Vegas Events. I am also a past member of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Blue Ribbon Task Force.
For several years I have been associated with the Y.M.C.A. in southern Nevada; I served as Chairman for their major fund raising event, Y Not Nite in 1996 & 1997.
I am a past member of the Board of Directors for American Asphalt and Grading and a past member of the Board of Director for U.S. Bank and Nevada Commerce Bank. I was appointed by Governor Guinn to the Ethics Commission in 2004.
Timothy J. McGarry
Board Of Directors
BS in Political Science: UNLV – 1977-82
Juris Doctorate: University of San Diego School of Law -1982-85
Law Clerk: The Honorable Joseph Pavlikowski of the Eighth Judicial District Court – 1985 to 1986
Associate Attorney: Schreck, Jones, Bernhard, Woloson & Godfrey – 1986 to 1989
Partner: Raliegh, Hunt & McGarry fka Netzorg, Raleigh, Hunt & McGarry – 1989 to 2008
Owner: Forté Specialty Contractors – a Las Vegas based general contractor – 2011 to 2020
Special Advisor: Engelstad Family Foundation, dedicated to various community and philanthropic endeavors – 2005 to 2020
Managing Member: Verano Limited Partnership which owns a 1,200 acre master planned community in San Antonio, Texas – the property completely surrounds Texas A & M University @ San Antonio – 2007 to Present
Founder and Chairman: Miracle League of Las Vegas – 2009 to Present
Developed a $1.8M state-of-the-art baseball complex where players living with cognitive and/or physical challenges have the opportunity to play baseball. Miracle League now has 240 players. The Miracle League also has 400+ volunteers on an annual basis.
Facilitated $850k gift to UNLV soccer program: 2011
Board of Directors: UNLV Rebel Soccer Foundation – 2015 to Present
Played at UNLV: 1979 and 1980
Nevada Yellow Checker Star Cab Corporation – Las Vegas, Nevada December 2003 – Current: Claims Manager Yellow Checker Star
Claims Department is a full-fledged insurance department structured to support the growing demands of this dynamic transportation company. Instrumental in building a strong in-house Claims Handling Department and established an optimized business for the handling of subrogation and recovery, property damage claims, early bodily injury settlements, low impact soft tissue cases and complex high exposure claims. Driven by metrics and reserve analysis, the department is constantly improving its risk management and claims handling capabilities. It has invested in leading-edge technology, to build on its core competencies and gain continuous cost efficiencies, productivity, and overall effectiveness.
Professional Claims Services, Inc. – Las Vegas, Nevada 2000 – 2003: State Claims Manager
Responsible for staffing, implementation of claims procedures, work flow processes in both property and casualty handling to assure proper resolution. Participated in marketing and claims presentations, negotiated and set rate schedules for Third Party Administrative Services to include; Flat Rate Per File, Flat Rate Per Feature, Percentage of Premium as well as Time and Expense. Communicated written and verbal reporting results to various insurance carriers.
Progressive Insurance Company – Las Vegas, NV 1997 – 2000: Casualty Manager
Responsible for management of the casualty unity to include; Train and develop claims representatives, address complex coverage and liability investigation, quality assurance through file review and triage of claims. Improve individual representative and team performance, track team statistics and complete monthly reports on same.
1994 – 1997: Casualty Representative Investigate, analyze, apply and interpret laws, regulation, procedures, policies and precedents in the negotiation of claims related correspondence, records and documentary evidence in making liability decisions regarding claims. Revise and utilize claim information in wide area computer system.
1991 – 1994: Senior Claims Representative Familiar with medical terminology enables effective handling of bodily injury cases. Investigated coverage and liability issues to provide effective claims resolution. Developed coverage training module for non-exempt staff which included computer generated coverage issue, resolution standards, endorsement training and exposure recognition.
Progressive Insurance Company – San Diego, CA 1987 – 1991: Claims Representative
Established new claim files, including initial report taking and counseling regarding coverage. Successfully handled caseload averaging 175 files. Primary duties included handling of bodily injury and property damage claims.
Associates Degree – Business Administration 1982: Mercer County Community College, Trenton New Jersey
Bachelor of Science Degree – Hotel Administration 1986: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Completed Claims Law – Legal Principles
Licensed Independent Adjuster, Casualty, Property (Effective Date 12/1995 – Present)
Standard Operating Procedures – Mountain West Division
Associate Member Las Vegas Defense Lawyers
MCCC – Men’s Soccer 1980/1981
Two Year Junior College All-American
UNLV – Men’s Soccer 1982/1983 Captain
UNLV – Men’s Soccer 1984 Graduate Assistant
Former Nevada Youth Soccer Coach
Daniel D. Barber moved to Las Vegas from Southern California in 1989. Daniel is a graduate of UNLV, where he received a BS in kinesiology. While attending UNLV, Daniel was a four year letter winner and a two-time all-American in soccer (89-92). In 2010 Daniel was inducted into the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduating, Daniel started a career in professional soccer in Las Vegas. In 1994 he was a member of the first professional championship team in Las Vegas sports history. Daniel continued to play in the MLS and other professional leagues and was a 3 time all-star during his career.
Daniel D. Barber is a senior hotel manager at Delano Las Vegas and over the last 10 years he has held leadership roles for Mandalay Bay Resort, THEhotel and Delano Las Vegas. Less than a year ago Daniel was one of the key figures who successfully executed the transformation from THEhotel to Delano Las Vegas.
In 2004 Daniel started the I-15 Community Partners for Children and Families.
Jim is a graduate of Indiana University, with a degree in Sport Marketing and a Minor in Business. A four year starter on the football team, he was elected First-Team All-Big 10 twice and was an Academic All-Big 10 nominee three times, setting four school records and tying a school record dating back to 1928.
Jim is the General Manager and partner at Audi Henderson in Henderson, Nevada. Since opening in November 2007, Audi Henderson has been recognized by Audi of America, winning the Magna Society award in 2009, and winning the Magna Society Elite (one of 12 dealers recognized annually) award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Jim resides on the Audi Dealer Product Council as well as the Audi Dealer Marketing Council, and is known for his engagement and enthusiasm with the Audi brand. Prior to his work at Audi Henderson, Jim was the General Sales Manager and General Manager at Findlay Volkswagen, spending almost 6 years with the brand. Findlay Volkswagen was one of the top 10 volume dealers in the United States during this time. Jim has worked for the Findlay Automotive Group for 16 years.
A 16 year resident of Las Vegas, Jim is married to Stacy DiGuilio and has two children, Parker and Regan. When not running the Audi store, Jim can be found at his kid’s baseball and soccer events, cycling, skiing, playing golf or playing on a racetrack. He is also involved in community events and sat on the Executive Committee for the American Diabetes Association, helping to put on the Las Vegas Ride for the Cure.
Robert J. Caldwell, ESQ.
Robert J. Caldwell is a Shareholder of Kolesar & Leatham in Las Vegas, concentrating his practice in business and complex civil litigation, including class actions, contract disputes, lender liability, product liability, sports law, international law, intellectual property and emplyment law matters.
Caldwell received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1999 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University (Ohio) in 1996. He also studied international banking law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Prior to commencing law school, Caldwell worked for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in Washington D.C., advising the Senator on matters of military and foreign affairs.
Active in the leadership of the American Bar Association (ABA), Caldwell currently serves as Revenue Officer of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), managing sponsorships and non-dues revenue on behalf of proximately 25,000 members of the ABA’s thirdlargest Section. Previously, Caldwell served as a Member of the TIPS Governing Council and as Chair of its Business Litigation Committee, among other roles. In 2009 and 2012, Caldwell traveled to Beijing with other ABA leaders to teach Chinese lawyers and business executives about the American legal system.
Caldwell is also active in the leadership of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA/International Association of Lawyers), where he currently serves as President of the UIA Litigation Commission and a member of the UIA governing board. At the 2012 UIA Congress in Dresden, Germany, Caldwell delivered the Keynote Address to the UIA Sports Law Commission, discussing match fixing, fraud in sports and legalization/regulation of sports betting. In 2013, in Macau, China, Caldwell spoke to the UIA Litigation Commission about representing gaming companies in litigation. Las year, in Florence, Italy, Caldwell addressed the UIA Sports Law Commission on foreign investment in sports teams and to the UIA Litigation Commission on the need for full and fair funding of court systems.
Caldwell leads the firm’s Entertainment and Sports Law Group. Representing professional athletes and teams in litigation and transactional matters, Caldwell’s sports law clients have included the Los Angeles Angels and Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, Borussia Mönchengladbach of the German Bundesliga, NFL All-Pro place kicker Rob Bironas and Eric Prindle, former Heavyweight Tournament Champion of Bellator MMA (mixed martial arts). Caldwell has also represented clients in sport-related personal injury and wrongful death actions involving off-road racing, skiing and gold course incidents.
In addition to this litigation practice, Caldwell is co-authoring a multi-volume treatise for West/ Thompson Reuters untitled “Handling Business Tort Cases.”
Finally, Caldwell is active in volunteer activities in Las Vegas. He oversees the firm’s participation in the Children’s Advocacy Program (CAP) of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, representing abused and neglected children in court proceedings. He has been recognized twice as a member of the 100 Hours Club, donating more than 100 hours of legal service to CAP clients in a given year.
Amanda Schmutz is a Las Vegas native with over 20 years of coaching experience at all levels. She attended the University of Utah where she studies Sports Science and Sports Psychology and was a defender for the Swoop distinguishing herself during her collegiate career as Best Defensive Player, Captain and Most Inspirational Player.
Upon returning to Las Vegas in 2005, Schmutz embarked on her coaching career with the same determination she displayed on the field. She is universally regarded by her peers and by soccer families as one of the most effective college placement coaches in the Southwest United States. In the past five years alone – as an ECNL Co-Director – she has sent over 100 players into the college ranks. As the only female coach in Nevada to hold a USSF A License, Schmutz is one of the most sought after coaches and trainers in the country. Her former players can currently be found at many top college conferences including Big 10, PAC 12, SEC and Ivy League.
Schmutz joined ALBION SC Las Vegas in early 2017 to develop and lead its college placement platform. With access to the U.S. Developmental Academy Program through ALBION SC San Diego (who recently crossed the $51 million milestone in college scholarships for its players), Schmutz and ALBION SC Las Vegas have become a leader in college placement of Las Vegas soccer players. Amanda currently holds a U.S. Soccer Federation “A” License.
Amanda and her husband Craig are parents to Tegan (ALBION SC Las Vegas G06 GA) and Bryn (ALBION SC Las Vegas G07 GA).