Leadership & Staff

Executive Board of Directors

Greg Dye
Al Jurkonis
Vice - Chair
Jennifer Herald
Mike Jackson
Past Chairman
Bill Miles
Jeremy Gilpin
Mike Riggs
Briggs Electric, Inc. is a Reno Electrical Contractor offering a full range of commercial and industrial installations. Licensed and insured in Nevada and California, the company provides expertise in design assist, prefabrication, vertical construction, and preconstruction. Also available are 24-hour emergency services, preventive maintenance planning and scheduling, and both backup and standby power systems.
American AVK is a leading U.S. manufacturer of gate valves, fire hydrants, and accessories for the water, wastewater, fire protection, and irrigation industries. Their products are used by utilities throughout North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Valves and fire hydrants from American AVK lead the industry in quality and service.
Bank of the West is redefining banking by focusing on areas where we believe we can have a real impact: supporting energy transition, helping enable women entrepreneurs, and financing innovative start-ups. Our Digital Channels and offices across the U.S. provide financial tools and resources to more than 2 million individuals, families and businesses.
The Micromanipulator Company invented analytical probing in 1956. Since then, Micromanipulator has established a significant global presence with a substantial product installation base. The company also pioneered the integration of thermal chucks with probe stations. Its products have grown with the semiconductor testing industry, and it continues to be an industry leader.
Miles Construction is a leader northern Nevada commercial construction and is synonymous with expert building. It is a diversified general contractor, design build, design assist and construction management firm licensed in the majority of Western U.S. states. Since 1986, Miles has been proud to be called "partners" in the construction process.
Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) is a not-for-profit, full service financial institution headquartered in Carson City that has been helping Nevadans with their financial needs since 1949. GNCU serves more than 71,000 consumers and small businesses and carries more than $1 billion in assets. GNCU is open to everyone living or working in Nevada.
Monarch Direct, LLC is more than a neighborhood printing company, as it provides printing services all around the West. While Monarch’s capabilities include printing all types of business forms and sales and marketing materials, the firm also offers graphic arts services to enhance printed documents, marketing materials, greeting cards, photographs, and much more.

General Board of Directors

Bently Enterprises Carlo Luri
Capitol Partners Mendy Elliott
Carson City Supervisor Maurice “Mo” White
Carson Tahoe Health Michelle Joy
Carter-Hill Homes Matt Carter
City of Fernley Councilwoman Fran McKay
City of Yerington Robert Switzer
Douglas County Commissioner John Engels
Gilman Real Estate Lance Gilman
Greater Nevada Credit James Anderson
John Uhart Commercial Real Estate Sam Douglass
Lyon County Commissioner Vida Keller
Mineral County Commissioner Cassie Hall
Nevada Builders Alliance Jeff Frame
Plumas Bank Ty Nebe
PORTER Congressman Jon Porter (Ret.NV)
QuantumMark, LLC Kim West
Quick Space Ty Rogers
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Tina Iftiger
Storey County Commissioner Clay Mitchell
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California Chairman Serrell Smokey
Carlo Luri
Bently Enterprises
Mendy Elliott
Capitol Partners
Supervisor Maurice “Mo” White
Carson City
Michelle Joy
Carson Tahoe Health
Matt Carter
Carter-Hill Homes
Councilwoman Fran McKay
City of Fernley
Robert Switzer
City of Yerington
Commissioner John Engels
Douglas County
Lance Gilman
Gilman Real Estate
James Anderson
Greater Nevada Credit
Sam Douglass
John Uhart Commercial Real Estate
Commissioner Vida Keller
Lyon County
Commissioner Cassie Hall
Mineral County
Jeff Frame
Nevada Builders Alliance
Ty Nebe
Plumas Bank
Congressman Jon Porter (Ret.NV)
Kim West
QuantumMark, LLC
Ty Rogers
Quick Space
Tina Iftiger
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
Commissioner Clay Mitchell
Storey County
Chairman Serrell Smokey
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Ex officio Members

Governor’s Office of Economic Development Patricia Herzog
Douglas County Vitality Lisa Granahan
Western Nevada College Dr. Georgia White
Nevada Dept. of Transportation Lee Bonner
Nevada Dept. of Business & Industry Terry Reynolds
Nevada Rural Housing Authority Bill Brewer
Patricia Herzog
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Lisa Granahan
Douglas County Vitality
Dr. Georgia White
Western Nevada College
Lee Bonner
Nevada Dept. of Transportation
Terry Reynolds
Nevada Dept. of Business & Industry
Bill Brewer
Nevada Rural Housing Authority


Philip Cowee, CPA
Executive Director
+1 (775) 883-4430  
Lynn O’Mara, MBA
Vice President, Administration & Programs
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Amy Miller
Director of Business Development
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Evelyn Wheeler
Office Manager
+1 (775) 883-4413 Ext. 0 Click here to Email