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.
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.
Anthony F. Santo – Board Member
Anthony Santo is a 28-year veteran in the gaming industry and is currently consulting in the gaming and hospitality businesses for operational reviews and potential acquisitions for clients. Mr. Santo served in various senior management roles with Caesars Entertainment, and upon their acquisition, Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Throughout his career, he managed up to 13 hotel/casino properties and negotiated the sale of five properties. He was appointed to Senior Vice President of Western and Mid-South Regions for Caesars Entertainment; he served as President of Paris Las Vegas, Bally's Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hilton, Reno Hilton and Flamingo Reno; and he was Senior Vice President of Operations, Products and Services for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. where he managed the company's domestic and international operations. Mr. Santo previously served on the boards of Las Vegas Events, the Culinary Training Academy of Las Vegas, UNLV's Harrah Hotel College Alumni Association, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. He was honored with knighthood by Opportunity Village and was the recipient of the 1998 Hotelier of the Year Award by the Nevada Hotel Motel Association.
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.
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 – Special 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.
Robert Manzo – Special 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.