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Operation Independence


Elizabeth Kagele
Trustee President

Philanthropist/Community Leader

Chad Brown
Trustee Vice President

Chief Marketing Officer
JC Hospitality LLC

Joe Asher

President of Sports Betting

Spyro Costopoulos

Chief Operating Officer

Mario Heidke

Vice President/Corporate Human Resources
Caesars Entertainment

Ken Janssen

General Manager
Green Valley Ranch

Rosa Lucero

Vice President/Small Business
Relations, Nevada State Bank

Jennifer N. Ronquillo

Preferred Controls Business Continuity & FC Stability, Planning, and Resiliency Executive
Bank of America, NA

Sarah Silander

Senior Finance Manager
Cox Communications

Ann Sprague

Vice President, Canyon Creative

Mary Thompson

CEO, Capstone Brokerage, Inc.

Emeritus Trustees

Tom Jenkin

Founding Trustee President
Global President of Destination Markets,
Caesars Entertainment Inc.

Mark Wiley

President Emeritus
Residential Real Estate Broker
Community Leader

Mark Wayman

Vice President Emeritus
The Foundation, Founder & CEO

Judge Michael Cherry

Supreme Court Justice
NV Supreme Court

Hannah Brown

Community Leader

Aaron Ford, Esq.

Nevada State Attorney General


Jimmy Monaghan

Executive Director, Nevada

“I’m in a privileged position to lead an organization committed to keeping children safe and families together while having true compassion for everyone involved in each of their unique journey’s.”

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