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 2019 - June 2020

Thomas Kovach, Jr. | Board Chair

Ann Simmons Nicholson | Vice Chair

John B. Page | Treasurer

V.R. Bohman | Secretary


BOARD OF DIRECTORS  |  July 2019 - June 2020

Irene Adams-Bustamante
Workforce Connections

Susan Best
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Chris Blaser
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Patty Charlton
College of Southern Nevada

Edward Garcia
Holland & Hart LLP

Akanksha Gupta
Scientific Games Corp.

Morris Jackson, II
U.S. Bank

Mike Jewell
CenturyLink

Jerrie Merritt
Bank of Nevada

Roy Nakamura
Horizon Web Marketing

Katherine Roden
Golden Entertainment

Kelly Shaw
Aristocrat Technologies

Monte Smith
Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada, Inc.

Denette Suddeth

Clark Wood
US Bank


TRUSTEES  |  July 2019 – June 2020

Dr. Bob Ackerman  Retired (University of Nevada Las Vegas)

Debra A. Berko  Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Nevada Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Larry Charlton  Retired (City National Bank)

Kirk V. Clausen  Retired (Wells Fargo & Company)

Steve Comer  Retired (Deloitte & Touche LLP)

Fred Cover  Retired (Southwest Gas Corporation)

Bill Curran  Managing Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Dick Fraim  Retired (8 News NOW)

Don Gibe  Retired (Citibank)

Cathy Jones  President, Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Greg Korte  President - Las Vegas Division, The Korte Company

Jim Kropid  Retired

Punam Mathur  Punam Mathur, LLC

Joe Micatrotto, Jr.  Chief Executive Officer, MRG Marketing & Management Inc.

Gina Polovina  Retired (Boyd Gaming Corporation)

Howard Puterman  Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Holdings

John A. “Jack” Schibrowsky  Professor of Marketing, Lee Business School, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Larry Seedig Retired (USAA Savings Bank)

John Smirk  Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 15, Denver, Las Vegas & Phoenix

Board of Directors & Trustees