Board of Directors

Some of Southern Nevada’s best and brightest business and community leaders have stepped forward to provide guidance and leadership as United Way board members. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our board members and trustees for their involvement, partnership and support.


OFFICERS  |  July 2017 - June 2018

Edward Garcia | Board Chair

Denette Suddeth | Vice Chair

John B. Page | Treasurer

Jim Fuchs | Secretary


BOARD OF DIRECTORS  |  July 2017 - June 2018

Chris Blaser
Vice President - Audience & Circulation, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Cindy Brinker
Owner/CEO, Brinker+Co.

Patty Charlton
Senior Vice President - Strategic Initiatives & Administrative Services, College of Southern Nevada

Joe Coe
Director Culture & Diversity, Boyd Gaming Corporation

Dean Elyacoubi
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Bank of America

Abbie Friedman
Abbie Friedman, Esq.

Jim Fuchs
Retired (Praxair, Inc.)

Edward Garcia (Board Chair)
Partner, Holland & Hart LLP

David Hoenemeyer
Regional President, Bally’s, Paris & Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino

Mike Jewell
Director - Network Operations Services, CenturyLink

Thomas Kovach, Jr.
President, DonorBasis LLC

Kent Larson 
Wealth Advisor, Thrivent Investment Management

Justin Micatrotto (YPS Co-Chair)
President, MRG Marketing & Management, Inc.

Roy Nakamura
Horizon Web Marketing

John B. Page
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Gordon Prouty
Group Publisher, Greenspun Media Group

Ann Simmons Nicholson
Owner/President & CEO, Simmons Group

Pat Skorkowsky
Superintendent, Clark County School District

Monte Smith
Vice President, Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada, Inc.

William Stanley
Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Building Trades Council

Denette Suddeth
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company

Clark Wood
Market President – Gaming and Southern Nevada, US Bank