Our Board Members
The Nevada Republican Men’s 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.
The board is also grateful to keep our Past Presidents involved. We currently have three Past Presidents who regularly participate in our board meetings and events. Ed Williams, past Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party is an active technology advisor to the board.
Rod Carlone has been involved in various Republican clubs in the Las Vegas area for the past 10 years. He has served as the President for the Siena Conservative Club and as Commander of the American Legion Post 8, the largest Post in Nevada. He is presently the Flight Captain for Fighter Flight 62 of the Order of the Daedalians at Nellis AFB.
Prior to making Las Vegas his home, Rod served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy for 29 years. He also worked as a commercial airline pilot for American Airlines for 24 years where he served as a member of the Legislative committee for the Allied Pilots Association.
In 2011, Rod retired from his aviation career and since has pursued working with the Republican organizations in Las Vegas to expand the number of registered Republican voters. He has hosted numerous fundraisers and candidate “meet and greet” events that included appearances by Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina.
As a member of the Board of Directors for the Nevada Republican Men’s Club, Rod has focused his efforts to expand the membership and increase member participation. As a result of these efforts, the club now enjoys record participation at our monthly luncheon events. Rod also worked with the event team to improve our event check-in process so that attendees have shorter wait times to enter the event.
Rod currently resides in Summerlin, and he is single with no children. He enjoys a round of golf and a good cigar and looks forward to working with all the members of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club.
1st Vice President
Pauline Ng Lee
Pauline Ng Lee has been involved with the NRMC for the last 4 years and served as a board member since 2014. In her board capacity, Pauline has worked on compliance and is actively involved in reviewing legal documents on behalf of the club.
Born and raised in Southern California, Pauline received her Bachelors of accounting degree from the University of Southern California and her Juris Doctorate degree from Duke University School of Law. Throughout her time working with national multi-office law firms, Pauline practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.
In 1997, Pauline moved to Las Vegas where she joined the law firm of Hale Lane Peek Dennison & Howard, now known as Holland & Hart LLP, and was elected shareholder in 2000. She was co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring practice in 2000. In 1999, Pauline co-founded the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas. In 2003, the National Asian Pacific Bar Association named her a “Best Lawyer Under 40.” The following year, In Business Las Vegas named her a “Rising Star.”
After the birth of her fourth child, Pauline retired from full time legal practice and became active in community affairs, including passing the medical malpractice insurance reform initiative, also known as Keep Our Doctors in Nevada initiative. She is a Past President of the Clark County Medical Society Alliance, the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance, the Las Vegas Ballet Company, and The Meadows School Parents Association, and has served as General Counsel for the Asian Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Asian Chamber of Commerce PAC. She currently serves on the Board of the Asian Community Development Council and the Nevada School of the Arts and is an active member of the Duke Law Alumni Club.
A former AYSO soccer coach, avid reader and film enthusiast, Pauline enjoys spending “movie” nights with her husband, Dr. John J. Lee, a physician, and their four active children.
2nd Vice President
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Bob is a life-long Republican. He has served as a Precinct Captain in his home neighborhood since 2008, and served as Precinct Director for the Presidential Caucuses in both 2008 and 2012. Bob served as Site Manager for a Caucus site for the 2016 Presidential Caucus. Bob serves as a Trustee for the Clark County Republican Central Committee, and is a member of the Nevada Republican Party Central Committee.
First contact with the NRMC was when the Club took over management of the First Friday Conservative Happy Hour. I immediately became a VIP attendee.
Educated as an engineer, I was an Engineering Executive, a Company-wide Program Manager, and a Marketing Exec with a large Aerospace company. Following my retirement from Boeing, I started a second career as a Financial Consultant with AG Edwards, and then with Morgan Stanley. I have been mostly retired since 2009.
My dad was in the Army, and we travelled the world when I was growing up as an Army Brat. I have recently become a widower, but have been blessed with four great kids, and eleven grandchildren. They are big in my life.
Bill Cole, a lifelong Republican, moved to Nevada in 2012 from Key Biscayne, Florida, where he was very involved in community activities. Here in Nevada, Bill is involved with the Las Vegas Summerlin Lions Club, the UNLV Community Band.
Bill is a Nevada and Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant, having begun his public accounting career in 1982. He has also been involved in real estate development, community association management and real estate brokerage. Bill has served on several state CPA society committees, served as an instructor and presenter for several trade groups and has published articles on accounting issues in various trade publications. In addition, Bill is a licensed Nevada real estate salesperson and licensed Florida real estate broker.
Karen Illes is a marketing executive with over 20 years expertise in traditional and digital marketing. She believes in the Founding Fathers vision of limited government, and these beliefs have led her to become more active in Clark County political organizations.
Karen has been an active member of the Southern Hills Republican Women’s Club, the Clark County Republican Party and the Central Committee for the Nevada Republican Party. She has worked closely with the Executive Boards of these organizations and facilitated strategic planning sessions with their leadership teams to help formulate strategic plans.
Since elected as Director of Communications in January of 2016 Karen has updated the club’s messaging, brand presence and logo design. She also worked closely with the team at Success City Online to create a new website that launched in May of 2016 and she created a more uniform look for the club’s Facebook page, Twitter account and e-mail platform. In addition Karen worked with Ed Williams and others in the club to implement streamlined processes that more easily and accurately manage the club’s membership database and event management processes.
In her “day job” Karen is President and Founder of Marketing Roadmaps, a strategic marketing consulting firm where she advises clients on all aspects of the marketing process. Before starting Marketing Roadmaps Karen held marketing positions in the healthcare and consumer package goods industries. Her specialty is consumer insights, brand development, strategic marketing and customer acquisition.
Karen is originally from New Jersey, and while she misses the excitement of New York City, she is also very glad to be in Las Vegas. She and her husband have resided in Nevada now for 10 years and when they are not out on walks with their two Labrador Retriever dogs, they enjoy visits to The Las Vegas Strip, hiking in the local mountains and skiing in nearby Utah.
Director at Large
Dave has been a member of the Republican Man’s Club since 2010 and he has been active on the Board of Directors since 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors for 22Warriors, a non-profit organization that helps support Veterans, is State Director for Employer Outreach for Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and is Chapter President for the National Marine Corps Business Network.
Dave is retired from the military and served our country for 32 years, 18 years with the Marine Corps and 14 with the Nevada National Guard.
He is also the owner of National Cost Recovery Services, a business to business savings consultant organization that helps clients save and recover money through the auditing of business expense, such as Workers Comp, credit card merchant fees, etc. They also conduct tax mitigation work.
Director at Large
In her home state of Florida, Linda Cannon was an Account Executive with BellSouth for thirteen years. In 1994, she broke away and started her own management consulting business that offered services to the private and public sectors from one-on-one coaching with managers, to training workshops on subjects from customer service to experiential team building. She marketed and managed the company until her retirement in 2009. During this time she was also on the board of the Jacksonville, Florida, Women Business Owners chapter where she published the monthly newsletter.
In 2004, she became a licensed real estate agent and formed a partnership in a real estate investment venture where she researched, purchased and renovated homes for investment. She managed the rental properties and coordinated the sale of “flipped” homes.
Linda joined the Republican Men’s Club in 2016 because she wanted to be a part of a larger organization who had similar conservative values and programs to promote conservatism. She also joined the Siena Conservative Club last year and is serving as the current President of that organization.
Linda spends time reading and doing research for her conservative blog, www.Lindasview.com. She also enjoys live music and theater, travel and movies. She moved to Las Vegas in 2008 to be near her daughter and her family. She is a proud grandmother of two.
Director at Large
Rick Houghtelling has been involved with the Nevada Republican Men’s Club for about five years. He has held a variety of Director level positions on the board for more than 3of those years and has focused on legislative affairs, community outreach and Veterans outreach.
Rick logs a lot of miles in his car driving around Clark County as he provides Christmas gifts for families of the Veterans Court, helps to organize Veterans Stand Down events, and coordinates teams to represent Republican values at gun shows, fairs and parades. In fact he has organized almost 20 parade “floats”, gun show booths and county fair exhibits. His focus at these events is to support Republican candidates and gain Republican voter’s registration applications.
Rick became involved in politics in Nevada in 2004 working with the Swift Boat Veterans and with the Tea Party in 2009. He continues to stay involved because he feels that our country has lost its way.
Rick and his wife Mary moved to Las Vegas in May of 2002 from Shady Cove, Oregon. He previously worked for the Tandy Corporation (Radio Shack) where he managed the Customer Service and Support and New Projects functions. He was on the Tandy Corporation management team that built the largest electronics store in the world in 1991, then called the Incredible Universe, in Wilsonville, Oregon.
Rick is a disabled Veteran and served in the US Navy for six years of active duty and an additional eight years as a reservist. His last job with the Navy was as a Combat Systems Division Officer.
Director at Large
Mark Howells was born and raised in Pittsburg, PA and has lived all across the Midwest and in Southern California before moving to Henderson, NV in 2009. He believes that where he was born does not matter, but where he chooses to live does. He just loves it here!
Mark feels that we are truly blessed to live in the Las Vegas Valley and has become involved with the Nevada Republican Men’s Club to help enrich the Las Vegas experience for all who live here. Mark endeavors to involve more and more Nevada Republican Men’s Club members and guests with our functions and especially wishes to spread our positive conservative message to younger men and women.
Mark has been a real estate agent for over 33 years and has worked in California and Nevada. His involvement in politics began as Trustee for the Clark County Republican Party for District G in 2014. Mark is also a member of the Community Relations Team for the Clark County Republican Party where he enjoys the opportunity to share the Republican message with various cultural organizations. Mark and his wife Pamela have five children. They both enjoy shooting sports and indoor and outdoor cooking.
Director at Large
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Director at Large
Cindy has been involved with the Nevada Republican Men’s 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.
Director at Large
Sherry had her first taste of politics when she was seven years old and her mother took her to a rally on the tarmac at San Diego Lindbergh Field in California to see then Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon (that was before 9/11 so we could rally on the tarmac).
She dabbled in politics until she volunteered for software support at the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. Later, upon moving to Las Vegas, she volunteered at the Nevada Republican Party and was then hired. Throughout the years Sherryhas continued to work for various campaigns and projects in the political arena.
Sherry has been an active member of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club (11 years), the Clark County Republican Party (for 12 years), and the Nevada Federation for Republican Women (12 years).
She also 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 says that her greatest accomplishment from her involvement in politics is the accessibility to the government process here in Nevada and the fantastic people with whom she has worked!
Sherry has lived in Las Vegas for 13 years but my hometown is still San Diego where I grew up…go Chargers!!! Her new “day job” is as a Real Estate Consultant with Keller Williams Southwest-Holdeman Realty Group.
Sherry’s family includes Lyndon Holdeman and his two children, her dad and sister and family in San Diego, and her mother and my sister and her family in Kentucky. And of course, her two beautiful Lhasa Apsos Ava and Yap.
Sherry’s hobbies and interests include, but certainly not limited to, travel, hiking, cooking, shooting, history, politics, National Parks, dance and theater.
Director at Large
Susanne grew up in Westchester County New York. Her father was a World War II veteran and because of his commitment to serve our country she became involved with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary as a teenager. As a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Susanne helped raise money for school scholarships and to assist local veterans in need.
Susanne also became involved with the Veterans Hospital where she planned and executed holiday parties and dances for patients, and organized clothing and personal necessity drives. Susanne also spearheaded voter registration efforts in her neighborhood while she was a member of the Board of Directors of her homeowners association.
Susanne has been spending considerable time in Las Vegas since 2015, but only recently took the plunge to become a permanent resident. She became involved with the Nevada Republican Men’s Club because she wanted to have a positive impact in our country’s future. She feels honored to have been recently appointed to the Board.
When not involved in political affairs, Susanne manages her own interior design business, which she initially opened when living in New York. She specializes in window treatments, bedding and light upholstery. In addition, she works part time as a manager for a Las Vegas entertainer.
Susanne enjoys spending time with her family; a daughter in New York and one brother and two sisters, and her friends. She is also an avid traveler.
Director at Large
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Chief Technology Advisor
Ed Williams has been involved in Southern Nevada politics for many years. He has held the position of Chairman, Vice Chairman and IT Director for the Clark County Republican Party and was recently Director of Communications for the Nevada Republican Men’s Club. He is currently the President of Log Cabin Republicans of Nevada, the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives and allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans.
In the private sector, Ed was Chief Technology Officer of American Web for 18 years. During this time, he was webmaster of the California Lottery and IT Director at the 2004 RNC Convention in New York.
Ed is a lifelong entrepreneur, and he has been a member of the Sacramento Small Business Development & Employment Advisory Board and the California Small Business Advisory Board. Ed now provides “virtual Chief Technology Officer (CTO)” services to companies and organizations needing to conquer technology challenges in the modern economy.
In 1971, Bob was selected as a Federal Agent with the United States Secret Service. He proudly served five Presidents that included: Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H. Bush. His assignments were based out of the Massachusetts, Illinois and New York Field Offices and he reported into the Protective Division in Washington, DC.
Bob became involved in politics in Connecticut in the 90’s where he was an active member of the Republican Party. He has held many volunteer positions which included board member for the Danbury Board of Education, Constable for the City of Danbury, and member of the Board of Directors for the Lebanon American Club. In addition, Bob served as President of the Western Connecticut Baseball Umpires Association.
Bob had a successful career in residential and commercial real estate after he left the United States Secret Service in 2003 he was awarded REALTOR of The Year. Bob actively promoted candidates as a volunteer for the Connecticut Realtors PAC where he met his wife, Daryll Ann in 1998. Together they have nine children and 13 grandchildren.
Bob and Daryll Ann moved to Henderson, NV in 2006 where they founded the Republican Special Interest Club in Sun City Anthem, now known as the Republican Club of Sun City Anthem. Bob also became a member of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club in that same year, when Al Valdez was President. Since that time he has watched this club bring many people into the political arena.
Bob is currently Business Director and Security Manager for ALARMCO Security in Las Vegas where he assists individuals and business owners manage their security needs.
Bob just completed his term as President of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club in 2016. During that time he assisted the club in increasing membership by more than 20%, launching a new website, updated the club’s logo design and helped develop the on-going relationship with the 22 Warriors Foundation. Prior to holding the position of President, he served as both 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents.
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 Men’s 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.
Phil Perine has been involved with the Nevada Republican Men’s Club since 2011. During his terms as club President in 2013 and 2014 he implemented the use of credit cards for luncheon payments, initiated the use of Eventbrite software for luncheon reservations, expanded the membership to include more women and dramatically increased the visibility and reputation of the Club throughout the Las Vegas political community.
Phil is a retired Captain in the US Navy, having served for 25 years as a Naval Aviator, flying various aircraft in support of both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. After retiring, he worked in international aviation for 12 years before moving to Nevada in 2003. He is presently the owner of Town Center Realty in Summerlin where he is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.
Phil is a lifelong Republican who became actively involved in politics shortly after he moved to Nevada in 2003. In addition to his work with the Nevada Republican Men’s Club he has served as President of the Siena Veterans Club for three terms and founded the Siena Conservative Club where he served as President for three terms. In addition to his political volunteer activities Phil is also President of the Duke University Alumni Club of Las Vegas. He lives in Summerlin with his wife, Bonnie.
Jerry McElroy, Nevada Republican Men’s 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 Men’s 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).
Frank served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946 as a Sargent. 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 Men’s Club. He has held the position of Treasurer for nine years and was President in 1999.