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Connye Harper

President & CEO — Harper Strategies

Vip keynote panelists

James Hunt

Former Chairman of the Board — Caesars Entertainment

James S. Hunt was Chairman of the Board of Directors for Caesars Entertainment Corporation from 2017 to July 2020. He is also on the Board of Directors of Brown & Brown, Inc., since 2013; a trustee of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. since 2015 and a director of The Nemours Foundation and Children's Hospital Los Angeles since 2016. In his past career he occupied the position of Chief Financial Officer & Executive VP for Walt Disney World Resort and Partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Hunt received an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida.

Corporate Boards: Brown and Brown Inc., 

Jeanne Jackson

Independent Director — Delta Airlines

Jeanne Jackson currently serves on the Boards of McDonalds, Inc., Kraft-Heinz, Inc. and Delta Airlines. In the past, Ms. Jackson served on the Boards of Nike, Nordstrom, Inc., Harrah’s Inc. (now Caesar’s Inc.), Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Motorola Mobility Holdings, CRS Inc., West Marine, Inc., and the United States Navy Exchange. Prior to stepping off the Nike Board to assume the role of President in 2009, Ms. Jackson was CEO of a private equity and consulting firm that she founded, MSP Capital, and she has returned to that role since leaving Nike. 

Corporate Boards: Delta Airlines

Phil G. Satre

Non Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors — Wynn Las Vegas

Philip G. Satre has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Wynn Las Vegas since November 2018 and joined the Board as Vice-Chairman in August 2018. He is currently a member the Board’s  Nominating, Corporate Governance and Compliance Committees. From 1980 to 2005, he held various roles at Harrah’s with increasing responsibility culminating in service as CEO and Chairman. Previously served on the boards of Nordstrom, Inc., International Game Technology PLC, NV Energy, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd. (Australia) and Rite Aid Corporation. Mr. Satre graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California Davis.

Corporate Boards: Wynn Las Vegas

Christine Spadafor

Independent Director — Boyd Gaming Corporation

With experience in board governance, Ms. Spadafor serves on the Boards of Directors at Boyd Gaming Corporation, where she is the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and at Kindred at Home, where she is the Chair of the Compliance and Quality Committee. She is also Board Advisor to Synapse, a neuroscience nonprofit established at MIT. Ms. Spadafor is a regular commentator on BBC World Service "Business Matters" radio broadcast - a program reaching millions worldwide. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard School of Public Health, Ms. Spadafor is CEO of SpadaforClay Group, a management consulting firm. 

Corporate Boards: Boyd Gaming Corporation

Director coaches

Sylvia Allen

Former President 

Corporate Boards

Las Vegas Chapter 100 Black Women

Sondra Cosgrove


Corporate Boards

League of Women Voters Nevada, ACLU Nevada

Jerrie Merritt

Independent Director

Corporate Boards

United Way of Southern Nevada

Patricia Mulroy

Independent Director

Corporate Boards

Wynn Resorts Limited

Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner

Executive Director

Corporate Boards

Children's Advocacy Alliance Nevada

Kyle B. Rahn

President and CEO

Corporate Boards

United Way of Southern Nevada,  ACLU Nevada

Eileen Raney

Independent Director

Corporate Boards

Everi Holdings, Inc.

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Independent Director

Corporate Boards

Caesars Entertainment

leadership committee members

Sundee Davis

Senior Manager — Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ann C. McGinley

Professor of Law, Co-Director, Workplace Law Program — William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada

Alice Tang

Katherine Durham

Katie Kelley

Senior Vice President — Lee Hecht Harrison

Kirsten Meneghello

Owner and Founder — Illumination Coaching LLC

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