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.


President
David Gibbs

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.


1st Vice President
Rudy Pamintuan

Rudy Pamintuan is the Managing Director of Sherman Worldwide where he leads day-to-day efforts of the firm — developing, creating and managing projects while overseeing the firm’s efforts. Sherman Worldwide provides clients with advisory and professional services in the areas of international affairs, technology, trade and security.

Rudy served as an advisor to President George W. Bush on Asian American Pacific Islander issues as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council. In 2008, Rudy served as a senior advisor to United Nations President Miguel d’Escoto Brockman and served on the U.S. Delegation for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Makati, Philippines. Recently, Rudy served on President-Elect Donald J Trump’s Transition Team.

Rudy serves on a variety of boards including the Batonga Foundation and the International Leadership Foundation. For the past decade, Rudy has served as the senior advisor for the US Cyber Challenge – a national effort to recruit cyber security enthusiasts to the Federal Government and the US Military.

Rudy served as a volunteer for “Teens for Bush” during the 1988 election cycle and later served as an intern at the White House in 1992. Since then, he has held a variety of senior roles in every Presidential campaign and has held leadership and advisory roles with Republican candidates throughout the nation.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 National Who’s Who in Asian American Community Award.

Rudy currently resides in Henderson with his wife and three boys.


2nd Vice President, Membership
Frank Santora

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.


Secretary
Martha Kimpel

Hello, my name is Martha Kimpel and I am the new Secretary for the Nevada Republican Club.

For those who do not know me, my husband and I moved to Las Vegas in 1994 and since that time I have volunteered in numerous campaigns Congressional, Senatorial and Judicial races at the national and local levels.

In 2005 through 2008 I was president of the active Republican Women’s Club of Las Vegas. Under my leadership ARW was the first Republican club in the State of Nevada to create a website, we were the first to use an email management program for newsletters saving thousands of dollars by not printing and mailing our newsletters. In March 2008 I was elected to the Clark County executive board commission district-F (Trustee) I was in that position for four years.

Recently I worked in a state wide campaign and was successful in the election and re-election of Barbara Cegavske in her current position of secretary of state. I’m happy to report she is the lone Republican to be re-elected in a state wide race.

I can’t wait to get started in my new position as secretary for the Nevada Republican club!


Treasurer
Doug Bramble

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
James “Buzz” Boles

James Boles (Buzz) is a 5th generation Texan who moved to southern California for the weather in 2009. He married Evelyn Kerber of Canyon Lake in 2017, and they relocated to Las Vegas the same year. Evelyn was his high school sweetheart, and Buzz considers it a miracle that they reconnected in California after 50 years. Buzz is a life-long Republican, and he looks forward to promoting the conservative agenda in his adopted home state of Nevada.

Buzz graduated from Gladewater High School in Texas and received his Bachelor’s degree in Industry and Technology from East Texas State University. He later earned a master’s and a doctorate degree from Texas A&M. After college, he began his career as a supervisor in industry before moving into education to teach shop. After three years of teaching, Buzz was promoted to the position of Vice-Principal and later to Director of Career and Technology for the district. Following 15 years as a school administrator, he opened Boles Real Estate Property Inspection before retiring in 2009.

In order to give back to his community, Buzz served as Secretary and Vice-President of the local Jaycees, President of the Lions Club, and Education Director for the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors. He was honored with the Outstanding Vice-Principal of the Year Award from the Texas Association of Secondary Principals and the Associate Member of the Year Award from the Longview (TX) Board of Realtors.

Buzz has a daughter, son-in-law, and three grandsons living in Texas. One grandson is the father of Buzz’s two beautiful great-granddaughters.


Director at Large
Cristiane Mersch

Cristiane Mersch is a proud Latin American woman with a diverse resume and life experience.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Grand Canyon University, she is a philanthropist and activist.

Her main job is to be an advocate for Life,  she works at Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada helping provide abortion alternatives and other medical resources for disadvantaged expectant mothers, she uses her talents in fundraising and events for a Pro-Life Christian organization.

She also is an ambassador of Rubies LV, a faith-based nonprofit that supports victims of sex trafficking.

She is the current Mrs. Brazil World titleholder and is competing to become the next Mrs. World in January of 2022.

With her ability to speak four languages, she also coordinates a multicultural program for African refugees and Latino immigrants who seeking asylum in Las Vegas.

In 2020, Cristiane won 3 special awards: Top 20 philanthropists of Las Vegas,  ambassador of Goodwill, and Honoree for edifying the women’s spirit of our community.

Cristiane is married to Las Vegas Attorney Michael Mersch and together they have three beautiful daughters.


Director at Large
Ralph McNamara

I served in the United State Army for 23.5 years and I am a Purple Heart recipient. I retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. I served 22.5 years as a federal law enforcement officer (special agent) with the Department of Defense, State Department, Postal Service, and retired from the Department of Homeland security. I owned and operated a Risk Management consulting business for 5 years in Henderson. During that time, I had the pleasure of meeting and helping many business owners. I currently serve as the Chair, Veterans Committee, Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce, Outreach Coordinator, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 730, Secretary, Las Vegas Lodge 1, Fraternal Order of Police, and Volunteer at the CCW team, Las Vegas Metro Police Department. I worked with the Law Enforcement Loyalty Pack to support candidate that are pro law enforcement. For the past four years I have been working with several republican candidates to increase their visibility with veteran groups, law enforcement agencies/groups, and the Asian communities. I have an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University


Director at Large
Cindy Parker

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
Jim Marsh

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.


Susanne Spinelli
Board of Director Nevada Republic Club

Susanne Spinelli has been a very active Board member since joining the Board five years ago. She is very involved in the 22 Warrior Golf Foundation fundraiser, providing all the graphics and bringing in the top sponsor. Susanne worked on multiple Veterans Treatment Court Holidays parties and shopped for gifts specific to each veteran’s child. She has helped design, implement, and distribute the last three Rack Cards (promoting our Club, Republican and Judicial Candidates), researched and hired the printer while simultaneously supporting a conservative business. Susanne is known for walking communities twice a week during election time to distribute the cards to voters. You see her often working the sign-in and raffle tables at the luncheons, and she has taken over the responsibility for organizing the raffle prizes.

Susanne is a hard-working member of the “Welcome New Neighbor” program leadership team. She researched and ordered all the promotional items for the gift bags and walked the districts to welcome the New Neighbors. In addition, she is involved with the outreach effort to other Republican groups to help get Republicans elected. She has researched, organized, and led the execution of our last two Club social events and represented the Club at its booth at this summer’s Basque Fry in Gardnerville. Susanne is a member of the Clark Country Republican Central Committee and a member of the Nevada Republican State Central Committee.


Director at Large
Sherry Rickard

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
Bill Cole

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 Domingo

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.


Director at Large
Aaron Manfredi

Aaron’s been an active member of the Nevada Republican Club for 5 years. Aaron stands as a leader by example in Southern Nevada and devotes his free time to our community. He believes people deserve leadership and role models they can stand behind.

In addition to serving the community, he has enjoyed success in the private sector with careers in property management, gaming operations, construction management and airline management. He’s also been fortunate to have made an impact on local students as an educator/varsity football coach at CCSD and Faith Lutheran Junior High and High School. In addition, he’s been dedicated to public service where he worked in Law Enforcement as a Clark County Juvenile Probation Officer and Founder/Executive Director of the Asperger’s Training, Employment and & Life Skills. This nonprofit organization and Nevada state contractor (DETR) secured competitive employment for 173 adults with autism, high functioning disabilities, disabled veterans and ex-felons.

Aaron launched fighter aircraft during Operation Desert Storm (US Navy) and has two Master’s degrees; Public Administration (UNLV) and Justice Management (UNR). He’s vice president of the UNLV Veterans Alumni Group and sits on several advisory boards including Heroes 4 Autism and UNLV FOCUS (Dept. of Education). Aaron actively lends his support and expertise to Las Vegas community programs with his nonprofit and public service experience. Every year Aaron partners with the UNLV Harrah’s College of Hospitality undergrad internship program to produce an annual fundraiser for children and their families. Every Spring, participants join from Safe Nest (Domestic Violence), Foster Connect, Disabled Veterans and local Boys & Girls clubs for a relaxing day at Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.

He’s a member of the Clark County Republican Party and ran for Clark County Public Administrator in 2018. He plans on continuing his political career at the state and local level.

Aaron has a 23 year old son who resides in San Jose, CA.


Director at Large
Susan B Proffitt

Wife, Mother, Retired Executive Recruiter, Entrepreneur & Military Brat

As a proven innovator and risk manager, Susan’s job was to find value in connecting people and opportunities to commerce. Today, she contributes her skills to help build momentum for the future of the NRC, Republican party, and the conservative movement.

Susan was born in Cherry Point, NC, raised in Okinawa, and been a resident of NV sense 2018.

She returned to the US in 1973 for a year at St Margaret’s Episcopal School in VA, before attending college at USF.

Susan established and developed a Golf Sales & Buying Service, two retail outlets and a recruitment firm while raising two children near Chicago. When Susan’s father developed Alzheimer’s, she sold her interests in Illinois, and moved her recruitment firm and children to Jacksonville. Susan retired from her full-time business but remains active in SURAN LLC home rentals, and three of the seven Mojo’s Bar-B-Q’s. Her children, Jennifer practices law, and Jack is a manager for ADP payroll.  Randy Proffitt, the SRVP of Operations for Footstar , recruited and married Susan when she tried to recruit him for a client 20 plus years ago.

Susan has donated her time to various charities, mentorship programs and political campaigns over the years.

When two of her clients called the same week to cancel job searches in Nov of 2008, she started a non-profit group to help those who lost their jobs find work and support. Clients could not afford her services at the time, so she took her fee off the table, and introduced those hiring directly to the talent. She retired the website in 2018, but the LinkedIn group is still active. The Footwear, Fashion, & Sporting Goods Network has since become a cost cutting resource for 5,333 active members worldwide.

Susan launched Make Nevada Red in March of 2020 to ensure the Republican candidates had exposure regardless of the leftwing induced shutdown and censorship. Her group provided each candidate with $6- $10K worth of professionally produced promo videos and micro targeted advertising during the primary. In 2020-21 Susan donated her time as a floater and trouble shooter for the Clark Co. polls and ballot centers, collected evidence of election fraud, filed reports for the Trump legal team, walked and made canvas calls for several candidates, registered voters, helped with the NRC lunch and raffle sales, recruited volunteers, drove presidential motorcade, helped at rallies, shared news with her press contacts, and advertised the President and candidate’s events through social media and direct calls.

In her spare time, Susan enjoys painting, music, travel, fishing, hiking, reading, history, and watching old movies with her husband Randy.

 

Favorite Quotes

I like the impossible, there is less competition. ~ Walt Disney

Never, Never, NEVER GIVE UP ~ Winston Churchill

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanproffitt/

Make Nevada Red: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAKENEVADARED/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susanproffitt.jobwish

Parler: https://parler.com/profile/Susanproffitt/posts


Ambassador at Large
Evelyn Cannestra


Sergent-At-Arms
Reverend Carlton R. Fogg, Jr

Rev. Carlton R. Fogg, Jr., a Las Vegas resident since 2004, has been a Minister for 10 years and a Republican since he was 18. He served 10 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman assigned to The Marine Corps as a FMF Corpsman and at various Naval Aviation Commands. He is currently the Command Chaplain for the Navy Operational Support Command in Las Vegas, Post Commander for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 36 in Boulder City, and VFW District 6 Chaplain. He was the VFW State Chaplain from 2012 to 2014. He is a Life Member of the VFW and The Military Order of the Cootie, the honor degree of the VFW. Reverend Fogg was awarded Nevada Veteran of the Month for May 2020. He is married to his beautiful wife Andrea and lives in the Sunrise Mountain area of Las Vegas.


Sergent-At-Arms
Stephen Sedlmeyer

Stephen Sedlmeyer was born in Reno and raised in Las Vegas and graduated from Rancho High School.  He served in the Navy from 1975 to 1995 as a weapons control man and weapons control trainer.  After retiring from the Navy, he returned home to Las Vegas with his family. He worked in Special Projects for EG&G and Protection One. Stephen retired in 2006. Stephen is very active in Nevada politics. He ran for county commissioner 2016, then State Assembly in District 3 in 2018. He is the Vice President of the Las Vegas Republican Townhall Group and a Sergeant-at-Arms for the Clark County Republican Party.

Past President
Pauline Ng Lee

Pauline Ng Lee has been involved with the Club since 2013 and first served as a board member in 2014.  She served in different capacities on the Board, culminating in her service as President from January 2018 through December 2020.  During her tenure, membership in the Club tripled due to the Board’s team work, cooperation and diligence.  Consequently, the Club has become the largest Republican club in Nevada.

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  Keystone Corporation as its Communications Director 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.


Past President
Bob Sulliman

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.


Past President
Suzette LaGrange

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.


Past President
Phil Perine

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.


Past President
Jerry McElroy

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).


Past President
Frank Martano

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.