BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Donald L. 'Pat' Shalmy – Chairman
Mr. Shalmy is the former president of Nevada Power Company. He joined Nevada Power in May 2002 as senior vice president and was made president in July 2002. From January through May 2002, he was director of government and community relations for Kummer, Kaempfer, Bonner and Renshaw. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Shalmy was president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the third largest chamber in the United States, with 7,000 members and a staff of 60. Before leading the city’s chamber of commerce, Mr. Shalmy dedicated over three decades of work to the public sector. His last position as Clark County manager allowed Mr. Shalmy to shape Las Vegas as a dynamic business community and an ever-growing tourist destination. Mr. Shalmy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and later received a master of science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Arkansas. Mr. Shalmy is married with two children and four grandchildren.
Robert Manzo – Board Member
Robert Manzo specializes in turnaround and crisis management, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy consulting. His expertise includes strategic business planning and evaluation, cash management and forecasting, cost reduction, systems and management assessment, valuation, integration and capital structure analysis. Mr. Manzo has over twenty-five years of restructuring experience and has advised major corporations, money center and investment banks and other creditors on numerous transactions. Assignments in which Mr. Manzo has been actively involved include, among others: Refco Inc.; Adelphia Communications Corp.; Federal-Mogul Corp.; Regal Cinemas, Inc.; Bruno’s Supermarkets, LLC; Owens Corning; and Crown Paper Co. Mr. Manzo has also acted on behalf of various debtors, including; Cumberland Farms/Gulf Oil LP; Camelot Music Holdings, Inc.; Virgin Entertainment Group and Chrysler LLC. Mr. Manzo holds a B.A. in Accounting from Rider University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. He is a member of the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Insolvency and Reorganization Advisors. Prior to joining Capstone, Mr. Manzo was a founder of Policano and Manzo, LLC, which was purchased by FTI Consulting in 2000. While at FTI Consulting, Mr. Manzo was co-head of the restructuring practice overseeing 300 professionals.
Rick Mazer – Board Member
Rick Mazer is the President of four properties within the Las Vegas region of Caesars Entertainment: Harrah’s, Flamingo, The Quad Resort & Casino and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, with over 30 years in the gaming industry. Mr. Mazer is responsible for all operating departments and a number of pending major capital projects to include the RDE/Linq Project. Prior to his role in Las Vegas, Mazer served as Indiana Regional President and General Manager. His oversight included the Horseshoe Casino Hammond, located 15 minutes from downtown Chicago, and the Horseshoe Indiana just outside Louisville, KY. He currently is a member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce a United Way board member for Las Vegas a working member on the Resort Corridor Workgroup for the Las Vegas Strip and a board member with Three Square of Southern Nevada.
Terry Murphy – Board Member
Terry Murphy is widely recognized and highly regarded as a public policy expert in Southern Nevada. As President of Strategic Solutions since 1997, Terry has served as an advisor to a variety of executives, elected officials, businesses, and public agencies regarding public policy, strategic planning, crisis communications and land use planning issues.
Focusing primarily in the local government arena, her impressive client list includes many of the top companies in Nevada, including Station Casinos, Wynn Resorts, KB Home, Majestic Real Estate, Forest City Enterprises, The Fremont Street Experience and First Transit, to name a few.
A great believer in community service, Terry currently serves as Honorary Consul of Ireland for the State of Nevada, Immediate Past President of the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, and recently completed a term on the Board of Advisors for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Terry served for ten years as a founding Director and Officer of the Las Vegas Monorail Company. She has also served on the Boards of Help of Southern Nevada, Kids to Kids Nevada the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Integrated Water Resource Planning Advisory Committee, Clark County Mixed Use Development Committee, Governor’s Committee to Conduct a Fundamental Review of State Government, and as Chair of the Clark County Organization Resource Review Committee and on the Resort Corridor Workgroup. Terry holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mark Russell – Board Member
Mark Russell is Vice President & General Counsel for The Mirage Casino-Hotel. Mark is responsible for monitoring the company’s compliance with gaming regulations, employment, reviewing contracts, regulatory matters, development and handling general legal matters. He provides these same services for Circus Circus – Las Vegas and Circus Circus – Reno.
Mark began his career with the company in 1986 as Vice President and General Counsel at Golden Nugget Las Vegas, assuming that same position with the opening of The Mirage in 1989, and then with the opening of Treasure Island in 1993. In 1988, Mark moved back to The Mirage. In addition to daily operational responsibilities, Mark has been involved in the governmental planning process for The Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio. Before relocating to Las Vegas, Mark was the City Attorney for the City of Sun Valley, Idaho, and was in private practice for ten years with the firm of Kneeland, Korb, Collier and Benjamin.
Mark has been a member of the Nevada Department of Transportation Blue Ribbon Task Force, Regional Transportation Commission Regional Fixed Guideway Steering Committee, Regional Transportation Commission Shareholder Advisory Committee, Major Investment Study Steering Committee, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Groundwater Management, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Water Quality, Clark County Zoning Code Rewrite Focus Group, the Nevada Electrical Energy Policy Committee and the Nevada Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Task Force, where he served as Chairman from 2004 – 2006. Most recently Mark has been a member of the Resort Corridor Work Group.
Michael Solow – Board Member
Michael Solow is a managing Partner of Kaye Scholer, and Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring department, has more than 25 years of experience in bankruptcy and insolvency issues, representing creditors, trustees, governmental agencies and other parties in matters throughout the United States. His experience includes representing debtor corporations in restructuring and Chapter 11 cases, entities acquiring insolvent companies, management groups in the sale of operations, and senior lender groups and agents in workouts and bankruptcy filings. A sought after lecturer and commentator on insolvency issues, Mr. Solow has authored numerous pieces on the subject and serves on boards of directors for both public and private companies.
Bruce L. Woodbury – Board Member
As a native Las Vegan, Woodbury has dedicated nearly 28 years to public service as the representative for Clark County Commission District A. Often referred to by many as the father of transportation in Southern Nevada, Woodbury’s esteemed political career included serving as Chairman of the Regional Transportation Commission Board of Commissioners for more than 16 years. During this time, he spearheaded and proposed numerous transit, roadway and highway projects that have become the backbone of Southern Nevada’s transportation system. While in office, he served as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Big Bend Water District Board of Trustees and the Clark County Air Quality Management Board. He was a member on the Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors, University Medical Center Board of Trustees, Henderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. He has been heavily involved in various local civic and youth organizations including Civilian Military Council, Las Vegas Host Lions Club, Boulder City Elks Lodge and Boulder City Rotary Club. He and his wife Rose have resided in Boulder City since 1978; have seven children and fifteen grandchildren.
Curtis L. Myles III - President & Chief Executive Officer
Curtis L. Myles III is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Las Vegas Monorail Company, a position he has held since July 2005.
Curtis began his career in transportation after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Colorado State University. Upon graduation he went on to serve in several managerial positions with a national shipping and cargo firm until 1991. He returned to Las Vegas and embarked upon an eleven year career in aviation management with the Clark County Department of Aviation at McCarran International Airport. While there, Curtis served in several managerial and senior management capacities including Assistant Director of Aviation. During his tenure at McCarran, Curtis initiated and oversaw the development and implementation of one of the nation’s first airport owned and operated ramp control operations; implementation of several post 9/11 security upgrades including fingerprinting and explosion detection equipment; and over $100 million in airfield upgrades and improvements. Curtis left the Department of Aviation in 2002 to become Deputy General Manager at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada where he served until his arrival at the Las Vegas Monorail Company.
Curtis has and continues to volunteer his time and efforts on numerous boards and non-profit committees including the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy Board of Directors, the KNPR public radio Board of Directors, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Board of Directors, and the Council for A Better Nevada Board of Directors among others. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he taught economics for twelve years, and currently serves as a member of the UNLV Department of Economics Advisory Committee. Curtis holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Economics (Finance).
Ingrid Reisman - Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Ingrid Reisman is the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the Las Vegas Monorail Company where she is responsible for advertising, marketing, public relations, sales and government affairs activities, as well as strategic planning and corporate development. She has been with the company since 2006.
Before joining the Las Vegas Monorail, she served as the marketing, public information and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) manager for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), where she was responsible for the strategic planning of all communications efforts, media relations, advertising and public relations, as well as all Transportation Demand Management planning and implementation activities for the agency. Prior to that time, she spent several years working as a consultant for the public relations/public affairs firm Katz & Associates. In this position, she won, created and managed several key accounts and numerous award-winning campaigns, including air quality, pedestrian safety and other transportation-related programs. She began her career in advertising, as both an account executive and media buyer.
Ingrid has been recognized for her work with numerous awards for advertising, public relations and community relations projects and campaigns including local Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation of Las Vegas, Bronze Quills from the International Association of Business Communicators, Pinnacle awards from the Public Relations Society of America and Electronic Media Awards (EMA). One EMA was in recognition as agency account executive of the year for the region. Ingrid received an Emmy Award in the Pacific Southwest Region for a public service announcement about ridesharing while at the RTC, as well as Emmy recognition for the “On The Move” television show which Ingrid hosted for several years during her time at the RTC.
Ingrid has served on several community boards in various capacities. Current and past affiliations include Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, Solomon Schechter Day School, Las Vegas Music Festival and UNLV Women’s Sports Foundation. Ingrid was also a co-founder of the Las Vegas chapter of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). She is a native of Reno, Nevada and has lived in Las Vegas for nearly 20 years. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in business administration. Ingrid is the proud mother of two extraordinary children.
Peter McCann - Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Peter McCann is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Las Vegas Monorail Company. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company, including Contract Management, Administration, I.T., Human Resources, Security, and Customer Service. He joined the company in 2012 and brings over 25 years of experience in finance and human resource management.
Prior to joining LVMC, he held management positions for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and several departments of Clark County including the Department of Aviation (McCarran Airport). During his early career with Clark County, Peter worked in the accounting field before becoming a successful human resource professional. His primary responsibilities included organizational development, strategic planning, and labor relations.
Peter also developed and ran a management consulting business, advising companies on employment law and human resource related issues, such as Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, occupational safety, recruitment and retention strategies, as well as conducting a variety of management training classes.
Prior to moving to Las Vegas in 1994, Peter worked in Los Angeles as a trust administrator for several investment banks.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management with a minor in Business Administration. He is also certified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a PHR.
Terry Cordell - Chief Financial Officer
Terry Cordell is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Las Vegas Monorail Company, overseeing the financial operations of the company. He joined the company in 2012 and brings over 20 years of experience in transit finance management.
Prior to joining LVMC, Terry was the CFO for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), where he was responsible for overseeing all finance functions, including accounting, budgeting, federal grants, procurement and fare collection. Upon retiring from the RTC in 2008 he started a successful consulting business assisting transit agencies with fare collection issues, financial analysis and modeling.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, along with a Master’s in Business Administration. He is a past chair of the American Public Transportation Association/s Finance Management Committee and has served as chair of the Transit Finance Learning Exchange, a national consortium of large transit properties with a mission of training and developing transit finance professionals.