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.

 
Pauline Lee

President
Pauline Ng Lee

Born and raised in Southern California, Pauline Lee has lived and worked in Las Vegas for the last 25 years. She received her B.S. Accounting from the University of Southern California where she was elected the first Asian American Student Government President. She received her law degree from Duke University School of Law where she was President of the Duke Bar and on the Moot Court Board. She is licensed to practice in California, Nevada and Texas.

After being elected shareholder at the Hale Lane law firm, Pauline worked on corporate bankruptcy and commercial litigation cases and was appointed Bankruptcy Department Chair for the Las Vegas office. She is a founder of the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas and was selected as a “top 40 under 40” by the Las Vegas Business Press and awarded “Best under 40 Lawyers” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Pauline retired from private law practice and continued her work with charitable nonprofits. Pauline has served as the President of the Nevada Republican Club (formerly the Nevada Republican Men’s Club) for 3 terms. During that time period, membership in the Club tripled in size. A member of the Republican National Lawyers Association, Pauline worked as an observer in the election department in 2020 and 2022.

She is a Board Member of Keystone Corporation and was appointed to Governor Lombardo’s Transition Team during which she was largely responsible for the Governor’s first executive order terminating former Governor Sisolak’s Covid-related orders.

Married to John Lee, a founding cardiologist with Nevada Heart & Vascular Center, Pauline is the mother to four active children.

Cynthia Dianne Steel

1st Vice President
Cynthia “Dianne” Steel, aka Judge Steel

An Assemblywoman in the Nevada Legislature, the Chief of Staff for Lt. Governor Lonnie Hammargren, a District Court Judge for 22 years and a Commissioned Senior Judge for three years, Judge Steel has dedicated her life to this community. She has seen Clark County grow since 1962.

She has written laws for the State of Nevada and improved several court systems. (Juvenile Delinquency, Abuse and Neglect, as well as our very damaged Guardianship system). She loves the people of Nevada and the Constitution of the United States. 

She is ready to serve the members of The Republican Club pursuant to its mission, to provide education on political matters, to promote the election of Republican leaders, and to maintain an environment of trust and friendship within its membership.

Dianne is married (28 years) to Stefan Ivanov. Their daughter Dora is a Master’s student at UNLV studying Bio-mechanics.

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
Barbara Gross

Barbara is a native Californian who moved to Nevada in 2019, retiring after a 46 year career as a Nurse. She holds a Masters Degree in Nursing.

Barbara has two sons of whom she is very proud.

After retirement, Barbara found she enjoyed volunteer work, and volunteered at multiple venues. One of those was the 2020 Presidential campaign which has led Barbara to continue her volunteer work as a Republican. She is a member of Battle Born Republican Women and Sun City Conservatives, where she is very involved at the precinct level.

She is looking forward to continued involvement in the upcoming elections.

Doug Bramble

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.

Buzz Boles

Director of Communications
James “Buzz” 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. Buzz is a life-long Republican, and he looks forward to promoting the conservative agenda in his adopted home state of Nevada.

He 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. He had a successful career as a Teacher, School Administrator, and a small business owner.

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

Susanne Spinelli

Director at Large
Susanne Spinelli

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
Will Bradley

Originally from South Carolina, Will Bradley has been serving others most of his life. He spent 32 years as an Air Defense Officer and Safety Specialist with the United States Army retiring in 2018 and was awarded the Bronze Star on his last of many deployments to Iraq for his performance as a trainer embedded with an Iraqi Army Infantry unit.

When the iconic South Carolina United States Senator Strom Thurmond honored his grandfather in the same small town (Bamberg, SC) that former Governor Nikki Haley grew up in, he was hooked on politics and the political process at the young age of 10. Since age 10, his list of accomplishments for conservative and religious causes involve: Graduate of Liberty University Seminary with a Masters in Religion and Pastoral Counseling, multiple deployments with Samaritans Purse building houses for the poor, guest preacher at multiple churches and assisted living facilities,  former Chair of the Platform Committee for the Clark County Republican Party, former campaign pilot for the Republican Governors of South Carolina and North Carolina, volunteer on many campaigns throughout the country, Election Officer for the Clark County Elections Department since 2017 at the precinct and early voting site level serving as a Senior Monitor and has hosted multiple fundraisers for candidates at all levels from United States Senator to Judge in his home.
He also serves as an elected member of his HOA board managing a budget of $4 million dollars and using his influential voice to improve the efficiency and ethics of his board.

Will is passionate about growing the Republican Party in Nevada.

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.

Jim Marsh

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.

Sherry Rickard

Director at Large
Sherry Rickard

Sherry had her first taste of politics in 1971 when her mother took her to a rally at Lindbergh Field to see then-Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon. Having moved to Las Vegas in 2003, Sherry volunteered at the Nevada Republican Party but was soon hired on as staff. Throughout the years, Sherry has continued to work for various campaigns and projects and served in leadership and on boards in the political and community outreach arenas.

Sherry has been an active member of the Nevada Republican (Men’s) Club since 2010, the Clark County & Nevada State\Republican Parties, the Nevada Federation of Republican Women, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She 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’s “day job” is with Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas – Holdeman Realty Group, where she and her husband have a successful real estate team with over 20 years’ experience.

Sherry’s family includes Lyndon Holdeman and his two children in Utah, siblings in Georgia, San Diego and Kentucky. Of course, rounding out the family is an awesome Lhasa-poo, Ollie.

Sherry’s hobbies and interests include travel, hiking, cooking, shooting, history, patriotism, politics, National Parks, dance and theater, and community outreach. Sherry says that her greatest reward from her involvement in politics is having the accessibility to the government process here in Nevada and the fantastic people with whom she has been honored to serve with!

Director at Large
Alan Hedrick

Alan Hedrick is a seasoned political strategist with a diverse background in both corporate America and grassroots activism. He began his political journey during college, contributing to the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush and later engaging in Republican races in Florida. After navigating the economic challenges of the 2008-2009 downturn, Alan moved to NYC, where he immersed himself in the political landscape and volunteered for President Trump’s campaign in 2016. His expertise in real estate and business led him to pursue advanced degrees in business analytics, positioning him as a leader in economic development initiatives. Alan’s commitment to community service is evident through his involvement with Latinos for Trump, nonprofit work in Israel, and his current role as State Director for the Republican Jewish Coalition. Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation ethos, Alan brings a vision of sustainable progress and economic growth to his role at the Nevada Republican Club, eager to contribute his experience and passion to serve the community.

Susan Proffitt

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

Saroj Singh

Director at Large
Saroj Singh

Saroj currently serves as the treasurer of the South Asian Political Network Alliance (SAPNA). Previously, she served on the advisory board for Indian Voices for Trump and two terms as the President of the Republican Women of Las Vegas. She has volunteered for the Republican party since 2009, going door-to-door, making phone calls, doing voter registration and campaigning for Republican candidates. Prior to her political activism, she owned multiple businesses in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Throughout her life Saroj has been dedicated to serving the community in many different ways. She was the Vice President of the Hindu Temple of Las Vegas, and prior to that she volunteered as a Sunday school teacher and event organizer for the Temple. Saroj was a volunteer at her children Swati and Shashaank’s schools and was Vice President of the PTA where she was in charge of fundraising. She was also a Cub Scout den leader.

Saroj was born in Allahabad, India and received her master’s degree in Philosophy from Allahabad University. She came to America 40 years ago with her family, when they moved to Las Vegas, NV. Saroj is the mother of two children and resides in Summerlin.

Director at Large
Bette Schanafelt

Bette Schanafelt was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She lived half of her life in a country governed by a dictator, where the poor get poorer, and the rich become richer. She sees America headed the same direction and desires to help reverse the trajectory of her adopted country. In 2022, she found herself working as a volunteer in the campaigns of two candidates running for State Senate and Assembly. She performed a key role in the campaign. She recruited volunteers and organized canvassing activities. This experience opened her eyes to the possibility of influencing her community to fight against big government and protect our freedom. As the newest member of the NRC board, she looks forward to supporting the team in their effort to preserve the Republican conservative values.

Bette received her MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu CA and worked for several multinational companies in various capacity as a project manager data and analyst. She excelled in technology implementation and process re-engineering.

Stephen Sedlmeyer

Sergeant 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.

Sergeant At Arms
Ralph McNamara

Ralph served in the United State Army for 23.5 years and is a Purple Heart recipient. Retired as a Chief Warrant Officer, Ralph 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.

Ralph owned and operated a Risk Management consulting business for 5 years in Henderson. During that time, he had the pleasure of meeting and helping many business owners. He currently serves as the Veterans Committee Chair for the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Outreach Coordinator for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 730, the Secretary, Las Vegas Lodge 1, for the Fraternal Order of Police, and volunteers at the CCW team, Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

He worked with the Law Enforcement Loyalty Pack to support candidates that are pro law enforcement. For the past four years he has been working with several Republican candidates to increase their visibility with veteran groups, law enforcement agencies/groups, and the Asian communities. Ralph has 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.

Past Presidents

Dave Gibbs

Past 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 (OSW) (Iraq). He transferred to Creech Air Force base in 1999 to command a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) squadron and deployed to Bosnia in 2000 and to the Middle East in 2002 for OSW. 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 worked in different areas of the RPA industry. He deployed to the Middle East as a civilian contractor, serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait between 2009 and 2011. From 2015 to 2020, he managed and oversaw contracts supporting government Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) maintenance operations in the US and overseas.

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 is also a Board member of Keystone Corporation.
While he retired in 2020, Dave continues to work on various political activities, and he and his wife, Cath, do a lot of traveling and spend time with their four grandchildren.

Rudy Pamintuan

Past President
Rudy Pamintuan

Rudy Pamintuan currently serves as the Chief-of-Staff to Nevada’s 37th Lieutenant Governor Stavros Anthony. In his capacity, Rudy oversees the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and manages the tourism, transportation, economic development, workforce development, and outdoor recreation portfolios and the Office of Small Business Advocacy.  

Prior, Rudy served as the Managing Director of Sherman Worldwide providing clients with advisory and professional services in the area of international affairs.   

Rudy served as an appointee for President George W. Bush – advising the President on Asian American and Pacific Island issues as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council on AAPI. As an appointee, Rudy was also tapped to promote KORUS (US-Korea Free Trade Agreement), CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement) and traveled extensively representing the White House at a variety of high-profile events. In 2008, Rudy served as a senior advisor to United Nations President Miguel d’Escoto Brockman. Rudy was appointed to serve on the US Delegation for the 2015 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in Makati, Philippines. Recently, Rudy served on the President-Elect Donald J Trump Transition Team. Rudy currently serves on the Nevada Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights and on the UNLV Lee School of Business – International Business Advisory Board.  

For the past 15 years, Rudy has served as the senior advisor for the US Cyber Challenge – a national effort to recruit young cyber security enthusiasts into the Federal Government and the US Military. 

As an entrepreneur, Rudy is a co-founder of Diversity Gaming Solutions – a multi-licensed gaming operator, currently engaged in projects in Illinois, Oklahoma, Nevada, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In his home state, Rudy is President of the Board for Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy Charter Schools – Nevada, bringing Charter and alternative school options to families in Nevada. 

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. 

Bob Sulliman

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 Men’s Club in 2016.  Sadly, Bob passed away April 30, 2023, and is extremely missed by the Nevada Republican 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 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 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.

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.

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Past President
Len Yelinek

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