Our Board Members
The Nevada Republican Club is managed by an Executive Board and a General Board of Directors. The Executive Board is made up of six positions; President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Director of Communications, each with a term length of one year. The General Board of Directors is comprised of ten individuals, all Directors at Large, who serve two-year terms, half of which expire each year. All members of the Executive Board and the General Board of Directors are elected by the club’s membership at the December meeting, with their term beginning the following January of each year. The board meets monthly on the second Monday of the month to discuss future plans that guide the club to fulfill its purpose.
The board is also grateful to keep our Past Presidents involved. We currently have three Past Presidents who regularly participate in our board meetings and events. Ed Williams, past Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party is an active technology advisor to the board.
Pauline Ng Lee
Pauline Ng Lee has been involved with the NRC for the last 4 years and served as a board member since 2014. In her board capacity, Pauline has worked on compliance and is actively involved in reviewing legal documents on behalf of the club.
Born and raised in Southern California, Pauline received her Bachelors of accounting degree from the University of Southern California and her Juris Doctorate degree from Duke University School of Law. Throughout her time working with national multi-office law firms, Pauline practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.
In 1997, Pauline moved to Las Vegas where she joined the law firm of Hale Lane Peek Dennison & Howard, now known as Holland & Hart LLP, and was elected shareholder in 2000. She was co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring practice in 2000. In 1999, Pauline co-founded the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas. In 2003, the National Asian Pacific Bar Association named her a “Best Lawyer Under 40.” The following year, In Business Las Vegas named her a “Rising Star.”
After the birth of her fourth child, Pauline retired from full time legal practice and became active in community affairs, including passing the medical malpractice insurance reform initiative, also known as Keep Our Doctors in Nevada initiative. She is a Past President of the Clark County Medical Society Alliance, the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance, the Las Vegas Ballet Company, and The Meadows School Parents Association, and has served as General Counsel for the Asian Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Asian Chamber of Commerce PAC. She currently serves on the Board of the Asian Community Development Council and the Nevada School of the Arts and is an active member of the Duke Law Alumni Club.
A former AYSO soccer coach, avid reader and film enthusiast, Pauline enjoys spending “movie” nights with her husband, Dr. John J. Lee, a physician, and their four active children.
1st Vice President
Born the 6th of November, 1955 in Salem Ohio, Mike Colian attended Saint Paul’s Elementary School and Salem Senior High School graduating in 1974. Mike enlisted in the United States Air Force in February of 1980, and attended technical training as an Information Management Specialist at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Mike was assigned to Patrick Air Force Base in May of 1980 with the 549th Tactical Air Support Group and later transferred to the United States Embassy, Manila in the Philippines from 1982 to 1988. He was subseqently transferred to the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing Advanced Programs Division in May of 1988 at Nellis Air Force Base NV, through March of 1995. Mike was assigned to the Military Entrance Processing Station Pittsburgh PA until October of 2002. He then worked as a Lobbyist Advocate for Solar City, promoting the value and savings of solar energy to Nevadans by speaking, training and coordinating events with elected and public officials.
Mike performed top secret duties for Special Weapons programs and test and evaluation on the F-15, F-15E, F-16, A-10, F-117, and the F-22 airplanes. He documented and printed the Multi Command Manual 3-1 for all of the Air Force flying inventory and performed duties of the Executive Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Information Management, provided security and maintenance of Top Secret SCI documents and maintained the integrity of such documents. Chosen as the Airman of the Year, Airman of the Quarter on four different times, Mike was selected as the 9th Air Force and EASTMAC Airman of the Year. A graduate of the Air Force Leadership School, and Supervisory Course, Mike also attended the Community College of the Air Force and the University of Phoenix, working towards his degree in Criminal Justice.
Mike has received many military awards and decorations during his service, including the Joint Services Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air Force Outstanding Unit with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Professional Military Education Ribbon, Nation Defense Service Medal with 1 device, Air Force Good Conduct Ribbon with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Longevity Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Kuwait Liberation Medal Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal of Kuwait, Southwest Asia Service Medal and the Air Force Overseas Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.
Mike is a lifelong Republican, conservative and supports President Trump, the Republican National Committee and the Clark County Republicans.
2nd Vice President, Membership
Frank Santora is a retired executive from New York. He is a lifelong Republican who has worked on National, State and local campaigns. Frank was a village trustee for the Village of Atlantic Beach, New York, where his focus was on the environment and protecting their beaches. He was the Congressional liaison for small business for the Queens Chamber of Commerce, and was active in Senator D’Amato’s and Governor George Pataki’s successful campaigns. He served as the Director of Planning for the New York State Department of Civil Service in the Pataki administration. As a senior manager in the staffing and executive recruiting industry, Frank has always been able to see the big picture and implement strategic plans that comply with the vision and missions of organizations. His hands on management approach enabled him to efficiently streamline operations to increase net profit margins consistently. Having a passion for the classroom, his academic experience includes teaching at the New School of Business MBA program, The Sage Colleges School of Management and served as adjunct professor for the State of New York Center for Distance Learning. Some of his professional affiliations are: Panel Arbitrator for New York State Employment Relations Board; International Personnel Management Association; Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); President of the American Society for Training and Development, Hudson Mohawk NY Chapter; and New York Personnel Training Council Executive Committee.
Carmen has been a member of the Nevada Republican Club for four years. A lifelong Republican, she is glad to be a part of this large conservative organization and looks forward to supporting and expanding conservative causes in Nevada.
Born and raised in North Dakota, Carmen attended the University of North Dakota for two years before transferring to The University of Nevada. Upon graduation, Carmen worked for the Gaming Control Board as an Enforcement Agent and then in the Tax and License Division for over 15 years. Carmen also attended UNLV completing her Master’s Degree in Education in 2001. She taught for five years before deciding to establish and operate her own business, a women’s retail boutique in Summerlin.
Carmen has been a dedicated volunteer supporting the development of young women holding leadership roles with the Girl Scouts, National Charity League, and various PTA Board positions. She is also a member of the Delta Gamma National Sorority alumnae chapter. She is an avid reader, loves to travel, hike, and spend time with her husband, Mark, and their two college-age kids.
Doug is a relatively new member of the Nevada Republican Club. He’s looking forward to being involved in the organization and working with the club members, tapping into the knowledge and wisdom they already possess to become an advocate for the organization in the community.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Doug has been a Las Vegas resident for 24 years and is involved in the marketing and advertising business. He is the owner of Valpak and Look Marketing Group and enjoys working with businesses of all sizes to navigate the ever-changing advertising landscape. Doug is active on several Boards serving in various capacities and is involved in a variety of civic and cultural organizations.
Doug has a degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. During his university years he served on student advisory boards and participated in student organizations.
An important aspect of his life is family. Doug and his wife Ellen have three grown children and Milo the wonder dog. Outside of professional interests, Doug enjoys Formula 1 racing, travel, reading, and the exciting city of Las Vegas.
Director of Communications
David graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and served in the Air Force as a pilot flying B-52s, FB-111s, and RQ/MQ-1s. He commanded a B-52 deployment in 1998 supporting Operation Southern Watch (Iraq). He transferred to Creech Air Force base in 1999 to command a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) squadron and deployed to Bosnia in 2000, to the Middle East in 2002 for Operation Southern Watch (Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). In 2003, Dave deployed to the Middle East again for the Second Gulf War. Shortly after returning, Dave retired from the Air Force after 25 years and made North Las Vegas his permanent home.
Since his Air Force retirement, Dave has been a member of the Clark County Republican Central Committee, serving on the Executive Board from 2005-2011 and as Chairman in 2011-2012. He was elected to the Nevada Republican Central Committee in 2006 and is still a member today.
Dave worked in different areas of the RPA industry since 2003. He continued deploying to the Middle East as a civilian contractor, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait between 2009 and 2011. Most recently, he managed and oversaw contracts supporting government Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) maintenance operations in the US and overseas.
Director at Large
Cindy has been involved with the Nevada Republican Club for just over two years. She joined the club because she felt the Board of Directors and members of the club have similar political goals and she wanted to be part of a larger team and support a similar effort. She believes that members of the club feel strongly about making changes that will keep America safe and a country to be proud!
Cindy currently advises on strategic planning efforts. She makes every effort to attend all of the luncheons, First Friday Happy Hour events and Board Member meetings. She participated in her first Caucus this past February and had the privilege to be Assistant Site Manager for a caucus location with 45 precincts. She is also involved with the Summit Committees on Nevada Homeland Security.
Cindy has lived in Las Vegas for seven years but considers herself to be a “true Texas girl from Fort Worth”. She recently retired from the medical industry and opened her own Parker L.E D. Design Lighting company. She is also on the Board of Directors for Summerlin Master Plan.
Cindy has a daughter and son; her daughter is a Producer for reality shows and her son works in the oil & gas industry. Her personal interests include; being an honorary board member for the NSPCA, volunteering time for various committees that support Veterans, working with Communities in Schools to assist teenage girls, andbeing spokesperson for EMG Care Foundation for Veterans. She also enjoys listening to all the amazing local Las Vegas entertainers.
Director at Large
James R. Marsh has been a board member with the Club for over 4 years. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1954-55. Jim started in the automotive business in 1965 when he opened Jim Marsh Pontiac in Longview, Wash. He then opened Jim Marsh AMC-Jeep-Triumph-Volvo in 1971 and his auto sales business grew exponentially. In 2001, Jim founded and became President of Jim Marsh Automotive. Jim currently represents Nevada's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Jim is a past president and current board member for the Better Business Bureau and currently serves as a board member of the Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross. A true community activist and community leader, Jim has served in different capacities with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army, the Nevada Cancer Society, Valley Hospital, Citizens Police Review Board, Citizens for Private Enterprise, National Kidney Foundation, Heart Association of Nevada and the First Baptist Church. Jim has received numerous awards for his contributions to the community, including the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce's "Quality Circle" Award and the Clark County Republican Party’s “Republican of the Year” Award.
Director at Large
Susanne grew up in Westchester County New York. Her father was a World War II veteran and because of his commitment to serve our country she became involved with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary as a teenager. As a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Susanne helped raise money for school scholarships and to assist local veterans in need.
Susanne also became involved with the Veterans Hospital where she planned and executed holiday parties and dances for patients, and organized clothing and personal necessity drives. Susanne also spearheaded voter registration efforts in her neighborhood while she was a member of the Board of Directors of her homeowners association.
Susanne became involved with the Nevada Republican Club because she wanted to have a positive impact in our country’s future. This past year she was heavily involved with our 22 Warrior Foundation Golf Tournament, bringing in the top sponsor and providing all the graphic design work on our tournament flyers. She can also be seen at the welcome desk at our monthly luncheons. She feels honored to be a part of the NRC
When not involved in political affairs, Susanne manages her own interior design business, which she initially opened when living in New York. She specializes in window treatments, bedding and light upholstery. In addition, she works part time as a manager for a Las Vegas entertainer.
Director at Large
Sherry had her first taste of politics when she was seven years old and her mother took her to a rally on the tarmac at San Diego Lindbergh Field in California to see then Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon (that was before 9/11 so we could rally on the tarmac).
She dabbled in politics until she volunteered for software support at the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. Later, upon moving to Las Vegas, she volunteered at the Nevada Republican Party and was then hired. Throughout the years Sherryhas continued to work for various campaigns and projects in the political arena.
Sherry has been an active member of the Nevada Republican Club (11 years), the Clark County Republican Party (for 12 years), and the Nevada Federation for Republican Women (12 years).
She also served as Secretary for Clark County Republican Party and is a Past President of the Republican Women of Las Vegas. In addition Sherry has been an active member and delegate for the National Republican Central Committee for state and national conventions.
Sherry says that her greatest accomplishment from her involvement in politics is the accessibility to the government process here in Nevada and the fantastic people with whom she has worked!
Sherry has lived in Las Vegas for 13 years but my hometown is still San Diego where I grew up…go Chargers!!! Her new “day job” is as a Real Estate Consultant with Keller Williams Southwest-Holdeman Realty Group.
Sherry’s family includes Lyndon Holdeman and his two children, her dad and sister and family in San Diego, and her mother and my sister and her family in Kentucky. And of course, her two beautiful Lhasa Apsos Ava and Yap.
Sherry’s hobbies and interests include, but certainly not limited to, travel, hiking, cooking, shooting, history, politics, National Parks, dance and theater.
Director at Large
Bob is a life-long Republican. He has served as a Precinct Captain in his home neighborhood since 2008, and served as Precinct Director for the Presidential Caucuses in both 2008 and 2012. Bob served as Site Manager for his Caucus site for the 2016 Presidential Caucus as well as the 2018 Elections. Bob serves as a Trustee for the Clark County Republican Central Committee, and is a member of the Nevada Republican Party Central Committee.
Bob’s first contact with the NRC was when the Club took over management of the First Friday Conservative Happy Hour. He immediately became a VIP attendee. Bob has previously served as 1st Vice President.
Before his retirement in 1999, Bob had a long career in the Aerospace Industry. As an Executive with Boeing, he worked in Asia, Europe, Egypt and the Middle East.
Following his retirement in 1999, he chose to relocate to Las Vegas. Being unchallenged in retirement, he decided to follow a second career as a Financial Consultant with AG Edwards and Morgan Stanley. Once again, he decided to permanently retire in 2009.
Bob's Father was a WWII Veteran serving as a Colonel in the Army. Bob grew up around the world as an "Army Brat".
Bob is happily married to Julie, the love of his life.
He has 4 children and 11 grandchildren.
Director at Large
Dwight has been a registered Republican for many years starting with Barry Goldwater and campaigns in Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. He served as a Caucus Chair for the Clark County Republican Party ("CCRP") in 2016 and 2019 as well as doing Precinct work and campaign help for over 10 years. Dwight has served as CCRP Trustee and Chairman. He has assisted CCRP working on Voter Registration, walking for Candidates and serving on several committees over the years. Dwight served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a Crypto Analyst and was stationed overseas, and at Fort Devens MA and at NSA Fort George Meade Maryland. Dwight is a ‘re-tread” Las Vegan having lived in Las Vegas in 1989 to 1990. He lived in Tempe, AZ from 1990 to 2005 when he returned to Las Vegas. Dwight has been involved in Nevada politics over the years, having helped write legislation for health insurance for the State of Nevada and was appointed by the Governor in 2010 to the Silver State Exchange Advisory Board. Nationally, Dwight served the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) since 1984. He served as Member of the Board of Trustees of NAHU for many years and was the President of NAHU 1996 – 1997. Dwight also served the as President of the Nevada chapter of NAHU and was involved in legislative efforts on a National and State basis. Currently, Dwight lives in Henderson, has 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 3 grand-dogs and is very active in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada issues.
Director at Large
Bill Cole, a lifelong Republican, moved to Nevada in 2012 from Key Biscayne, Florida, where he was very involved in community activities. Here in Nevada, Bill is involved with the Las Vegas Summerlin Lions Club, the UNLV Community Band.
Bill is a Nevada and Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant, having begun his public accounting career in 1982. He has also been involved in real estate development, community association management and real estate brokerage. Bill has served on several state CPA society committees, served as an instructor and presenter for several trade groups and has published articles on accounting issues in various trade publications. In addition, Bill is a licensed Nevada real estate salesperson and licensed Florida real estate broker.
Director at Large
Patti was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She considers herself to be a “Native New Yorker”.
She attended Manhattan College and SUNY-Purchase in New York for Computer Science.
Patti worked as a police officer for the NYPD in the Bronx as well as Nassau County for DSS.
She was also involved in many community activities in New York.
Patti moved to Las Vegas in 2009 to pursue new opportunities. Her lifelong volunteering continued with assisting families to get their first homes through Habitat for Humanity. She also assisted various Veteran Organizations. Patti also currently volunteers on her Board for her Sub-Association as President. She serves as the Chairperson for the Mountain’s Edge Lifestyle Committee and on other committees.
Her business, Send Out Cards, assists her in appreciating her friends, family, and clients. Patti is an Independent Licensed Life Insurance Agent who assists her clients in preparing for safe retirement and protecting their families’ finances. Trusts and Wills round off her services.
Patti enjoys painting, crafts, and board games. Patti has 4 grown children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 fluffy dog.
Ambassador at Large
Robert "Bob" Sulliman has been a resident of Sun City Anthem since August of 2006. In his younger years, he started out as a teacher and football coach after completing his bachelor's degree at Ferris State University in Michigan. In 1971, Bob was chosen to become a United States Secret Service, Special Agent, Federal Criminal Investigator and started his training in Beltsville, Maryland in 1972. During his training period, Bob was assigned to the Boston Field Office. While training and working with the Secret Service, Bob became the father of two sets of twins! Bob was assigned to the Boston Field Office, the Springfield Illinois Field Office and the New York Field Office through his Secret Service career. During his work with the Secret Service, Bob is proud to have protected five U.S. Presidents including Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In Danbury, Connecticut, Bob was elected Constable and was later elected to the Danbury School Board of Education (as a Republican). After retiring from the Secret Service, Bob pursued his second venture in life, working real estate foreclosures for Freddie Mac. Divorced in 1984, it was in 1998 that he met his beautiful and talented wife, Daryll Ann Carter, and they were married in January of 2001. Since 2010, Bob has worked as a Security Services Manager with Alarmco 24/7 Security Services. For the last few years, he has served on the Nevada State Judiciary Selection Committee. Bob was president of the Mens Club in 2016 and he continues to be very active with the Club.
Suzette LaGrange is involved in commercial real estate here in Las Vegas with over 20 years of experience in office and industrial lease transactions. She also has extensive experience in landlord and developer representation, land acquisitions, zoning, design and planning, marketing, lease negotiations and investment dispositions. She is currently Senior Vice President for Colliers International.
Suzette has been an active member of the Nevada Republican Club for many years and has held numerous positions on the Board of Directors including Treasurer. She was the Club’s second female President and served in 2015. During her tenure as President she guided the club to increase membership and improve digital marketing effectiveness.
Suzette is a graduate of UNLV’s Lee Business School and she lives in Las Vegas with her husband and two young boys. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing. She is very fitness oriented and enjoys time with her family.
Phil Perine grew up in New Jersey and attended Duke University on an NROTC scholarship. Upon graduation and commissioning as an Ensign in the US Navy, Phil went to sea on a heavy cruiser for a year before applying for and being accepted for Navy pilot training. While in Pensacola, Phil met and later, in 1966, married his wife, Bonnie.
After Flight Training Phil had operational assignments flying P-3 anti-submarine aircraft interrupted by assignments as a flight instructor, tours in D.C. and a year on the staff of the US Military Assistance Command in Saigon, VN. This culminated in his selection for command and assignment as Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron 24 in Jacksonville, FL. During his flying tours he had extensive deployments to places such as the Mediterranean (3 including during the Arab-Israeli war in 1967) and the western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Later he returned to DC and was assigned as Program Manager for all Navy and Marine Corps land and sea based fixed Air Traffic Control, Surveillance and Navigation Systems. While in the Navy he also received an MS degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
After retiring from the Navy in 1988, Phil was hired by Aeronautical Radio, Inc in Annapolis to run their international operations, which consisted of managing aviation communications stations in Puerto Rico, New York, Hawaii and San Francisco and later their International Marketing efforts, all under contract to the Federal Aviation Administration. During this period Phil travelled extensively throughout the world, often as a part of the US delegation to UN aviation conferences. This travel included trips to such places as every country in South America, Cuba (twice with US delegation to UN Conference), Russia (2 times to Moscow and one week in Petropavlovsk), and multiple trips to China. Also visited were Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam (Inc. Hanoi) Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Australia and Thailand and most countries in Western Europe.
Upon moving to Las Vegas in 2003, Phil opened a real estate brokerage which he still operates and became involved in numerous political and veteran’s activities. He founded the Siena Conservatives and served as its President for 4 years, 3 terms as President of the Siena Veterans Club and 2 terms as President of the Nevada Republican Club. He is the current President of the Duke Club of Las Vegas (15th year). Phil is a former marathon runner who still walks and/or exercises 6 days a week. He also holds an MS degree in Systems Management from the University Of Southern California.
Phil is a cancer survivor and in late 2017 received a kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic. His donor was his daughter, Robin.
Jerry McElroy, Nevada Republican Club President 2005, has been a member for about 15 years. During that time he has served on the Board of Directors and worked on numerous club projects. In 2005 the club held its monthly meetings (General and Board meetings) at the Ellis Island Casino. Like today, we had nearly every Republican elected official and candidate attend our meetings.
Jerry’s first experience with politics was with the Jaycees in California. It was there that he learned that even if you run “unopposed” you may not get elected. He was elected District Governor in the California Jaycees.
In California Jerry managed a large retail pharmacy and he had little time for politics. In 1982 Jerry moved to Las Vegas working fort KXTZ-FM radio. A few years later he took a position with Donrey Outdoor Advertising where he started as an Account Executive and left as General Manager for the Reno market. While living in Reno Jerry helped elect two new conservative county commissioners. Jerry continued his career in media working with Las Vegas ONE, KLAS-TV and Cox Media. In 2006, Jerry started White Rock advertising where he stayed until his retirement in 2015.
In addition to the Nevada Republican Club, Jerry has been an active member of numerous community service organizations including the American Cancer Society, Opera Las Vegas, Siena Computer Club, Clark County Museum Guild, Toastmasters,Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. He is Past President of the Siena Conservative Club (2013), and the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas (2001 – 2002).
Frank served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946 as a Sergeant. He then attended St. John’s University in New York where he received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration.
He has been a life-long volunteer and held many positions on a variety of boards such as the St. Bernard Holy Name Society, the Bergen Beach Civic Association, and Lions International to name a few. He has been an active Republican all his life. He ran for US Congress in New York District 10 in 1968 and was Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Frank moved to Las Vegas in 1980 and has been an active member of the Executive Board for the Nevada Republican Club. He has held the position of Treasurer for nine years and was President in 1999.