Las Vegas is an entrepreneurial city that invents new business models, a convention city where new products and services are introduced, and a destination city that everyone comes to visit. There is a lot to talk about in Las Vegas and we invite many visitors to the EMBA program every year to discuss the latest happenings or next big thing that will impact business. This also gives our students the opportunity to network with community leaders involved in a wide range of projects.

Some of Our Recent Visitors

Chuck Atwood

Retired CFO & Vice Chair of Board
Harrah's Entertainment

Charlie Blenkhorn

Blenkhorn Development Associates

Kelly Bubolz

Vegas Golden Knights

Tim Cashman

Vice President
Las Vegas Harley Davidson

Jose "Pepe" Charles

Strategic Edge Consulting

Vincent Cirel

Senior Vice President
Scientific Games

Jeff Civillico

Comedy in Action

Justin Cohen

Internet Marketing Inc. Las Vegas

Rick Darnold

Vice President of Strategic Sourcing
Boyd Gaming

Gary Doyle

CEO and President
Matterhorn Group

Andrew Edlefsen

US Export Assistance Center, US Department of Commerce, Las Vegas

John Fountain

VP of Technology
COX Hospitality Network

Scott Frost

General Manager

David Hoenemeyer

VP and General Manager
Harrah's Las Vegas


TJ Matthews

Retired Chairman/CEO, Member of the Board of Directors - Keep Memory AlivCleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health


Katherine C. Holland

General Manager & Vice President
Global Life Sciences Industry
IBM Corporation

Tony Hsieh

CEO of and Downtown Project partner

Keith Hughes

H2O Velocity

Terry Jicinsky

Sr. V.P. Operations
Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority

Chris Johnson

VP of Capital Effectiveness
Harrah's Entertainment

Harold Johnson

General Manager
Mount Charleston Hotel

Darren LaCroix

2001 World Champion of Public Speaking & Principal
The Humor Institute

Alfred Lin

Chairman & COO/CFO

Jonathan Q. Loeb

Senior VP
Hospitality Marketing Services

Dominic Marrocco

Serial Entrepreneur
Honorary Fellow , UNLV College of Engineering

Amy Jo Martin

CEO & Founder, Digital Royalty

Arvind A. Menon

Executive VP and CFO
Nevada First Bank

Jeneen Minter

Product Director Edw and Advanced Analytics


Rick Arpin

Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office of global accounting, tax and consulting firm KPMG


Les Ottolenghi

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Kristi Overgaard

VP Awesomeness

Charly Paelinck

Vice President of IT Capabilities
Caesar's Entertainment

Jack Pappas

Director of Financial Analysis
Wynn Casino Macau

Dana Park

VP of Business Development

Mark Peterson

Vice President and Partner
Building and Assest Optimization
IBM Gobal Business Services

Johnny Royal

CEO & Chairman

Michael Sherwood

Director of Technology and Innovation
City of Las Vegas

John F. Slitz, Jr.

Slitz & Company

Tom Utiger

Associate Partner
IBM Global Business Services
Business Analytics & Optimization (BAO)
Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

Larry Vierra

Nevada Small Business Development Center

Eric Wolf

Innolytics, LLC

Michael Yackira

CEO & President
NV Energy


Nadine Bentis, Ed.D
Director of Executive Education
Room: BEH 542B
Phone: 702-895-4646

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