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.
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.
1st Vice President
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.
2nd Vice President
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Carmen has been a member of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club for four years. A lifelong Republican, she is glad to be a part of this large conservative organization and looks forward to supporting and expanding conservative causes in Nevada.
Born and raised in North Dakota, Carmen attended the University of North Dakota for two years before transferring to The University of Nevada. Upon graduation, Carmen worked for the Gaming Control Board as an Enforcement Agent and then in the Tax and License Division for over 15 years. Carmen also attended UNLV completing her Master’s Degree in Education in 2001. She taught for five years before deciding to establish and operate her own business, a women’s retail boutique in Summerlin.
Carmen has been a dedicated volunteer supporting the development of young women holding leadership roles with the Girl Scouts, National Charity League, and various PTA Board positions. She is also a member of the Delta Gamma National Sorority alumnae chapter. She is an avid reader, loves to travel, hike, and spend time with her husband, Mark, and their two college-age kids.
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.
Director of Communications
Nikki was born in Ohio, and grew up in Oregon, moving to Los Angeles and then to San Francisco prior to 2006. In 2006, Nikki worked as the Lead graphics person for a software security company developing security software and hardware products for law enforcement agencies in the US such as object intrusion/perimeter surveillance, facial recognition and license plate recognition. While employed with this company, Nikki helped pioneer the first data base for law enforcement agencies, nationwide. This helped locate and capture known wanted suspects with the matching of plate data and facial recognition. In 2012, Nikki became a resident of Nevada. Nikki moved to Incline Village North Lake Tahoe and lived there while commuting to San Francisco, Silicon Valley for work as an event coordinator, meetings director and audio/visual technical operator for a large pharmaceutical company.
In 2015, Nikki became very active in politics because of not liking the direction the country was headed in. She took on the social media platforms and was recognized as a leading supporter for presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. The contrast between California and Nevada made her very aware of the need to preserve the conservative foundation of the State of Nevada. This new drive to explore politics was realized when she drove in from a week stay in San Francisco to Incline Village to caucus for the primaries. It was then and there that she decided more action needed to be taken as she was the only person in her caucus group that supported the now President Donald J. Trump. It was by her ability to get up in front of a group and making a compelling speech for the candidate she knew to be the one who could fix a broken nation and a weakened economy. Nikki took what she had earned throughout her career and directed all of her energy towards the “Make America Great Again” agenda.
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
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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 became involved with the Nevada Republican Men’s Club because she wanted to have a positive impact in our country’s future. This past year she was heavily involved with our 22 Warrior Foundation Golf Tournament, bringing in the top sponsor and providing all the graphic design work on our tournament flyers. She can also be seen at the welcome desk at our monthly luncheons. She feels honored to be a part of the NRMC
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.
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
Law Yoon was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a second generation Korean-American who became interested in politics at the age of fourteen. His first political experience in politics was when he interned for Senator Dean Heller back in 2011 in his federal office, and that laid out the groundwork for his future. Law Yoon reentered politics at age twenty-three when he interned for the Nevada GOP, and became the Nevada Field Director for Turning Point USA. Law was the only conservative representing on campus during the 2016 election cycle, and would spread the word of small government and free markets at UNLV. He is finishing up his degrees at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in political science and history with a focus on public policy. During his tenure at UNLV he served as president and vice president of the College Republicans, chapter president of Turning Point USA, and an active member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity serving as the chaplain and sponsorship chair. In the future Law Yoon wishes to become governor of Nevada.
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
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
I am a lifelong flag waving, God fearing, Republican. My dedication to this great country comes from its very beginning. My ancestor was on the first ship to settle Jamestown in May of 1604. Another ancestor of the same bloodline is an American Patriot for his service during the Revolutionary War. I was raised in an Army Aviation officer’s family which contributes greatly to my love of country as built by its Founders. I am a recent citizen of Nevada moving to Las Vegas in September 2016 after 5 years of traveling this country in my motorhome.
I spent the better part of my working career as a sales manager in the grocery industry. I began with United Grocers in Portland Oregon and was a part of the management team that brought them back from the brink of insolvency by fending off competitors and returning United Grocers to a customer-focused wholesaler. Following that, I began a lengthy career with Unified Grocers (not to be confused with United Grocers) also in Portland. Within a year I was asked to relocate to Los Angeles to fend off a major competitor to a division in SoCal. Within 2.5 years that competitor was gone and my department sales grew from $75 million to $150 million a year while increasing net profit percentages…mine was the fastest growing division in this $4 billion dollar grocery wholesaler. My skills are in identifying the strengths of my employer juxtaposed against weaknesses of competitors, developing and executing plans to remove competitors, and then continuing that growth by filling customer needs. I am educated by the College of Hard Knocks which started in my freshman year of college in Monterey, California. I was a 19-year-old employee of a camera store called the Camera Zoo. The Phelps brothers asked me to manage their store. That position removed my desire for a college degree and lit a fire under me for growing sales and defeating competitors. I believe that skill set can be very useful in turning Nevada red again.
Today in retirement, I own a small web design company www.createnetlv.com. I stay busy volunteering at my church St Elizabeth Ann Seton serving as an altar server and lector at Mass and for Funerals/Memorials as well as working with the management team at the 3,000 members Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. I have 3 grandchildren, one in San Diego and 2 in Oregon.
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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 grew up in New Jersey and attended Duke University on an NROTC scholarship. Upon graduation and commissioning as an Ensign in the US Navy, Phil went to sea on a heavy cruiser for a year before applying for and being accepted for Navy pilot training. While in Pensacola, Phil met and later, in 1966, married his wife, Bonnie.
After Flight Training Phil had operational assignments flying P-3 anti-submarine aircraft interrupted by assignments as a flight instructor, tours in D.C. and a year on the staff of the US Military Assistance Command in Saigon, VN. This culminated in his selection for command and assignment as Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron 24 in Jacksonville, FL. During his flying tours he had extensive deployments to places such as the Mediterranean (3 including during the Arab-Israeli war in 1967) and the western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Later he returned to DC and was assigned as Program Manager for all Navy and Marine Corps land and sea based fixed Air Traffic Control, Surveillance and Navigation Systems. While in the Navy he also received an MS degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
After retiring from the Navy in 1988, Phil was hired by Aeronautical Radio, Inc in Annapolis to run their international operations, which consisted of managing aviation communications stations in Puerto Rico, New York, Hawaii and San Francisco and later their International Marketing efforts, all under contract to the Federal Aviation Administration. During this period Phil travelled extensively throughout the world, often as a part of the US delegation to UN aviation conferences. This travel included trips to such places as every country in South America, Cuba (twice with US delegation to UN Conference), Russia (2 times to Moscow and one week in Petropavlovsk), and multiple trips to China. Also visited were Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam (Inc. Hanoi) Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Australia and Thailand and most countries in Western Europe.
Upon moving to Las Vegas in 2003, Phil opened a real estate brokerage which he still operates and became involved in numerous political and veteran’s activities. He founded the Siena Conservatives and served as its President for 4 years, 3 terms as President of the Siena Veterans Club and 2 terms as President of the Nevada Republican Men’s Club. He is the current President of the Duke Club of Las Vegas (15th year). Phil is a former marathon runner who still walks and/or exercises 6 days a week. He also holds an MS degree in Systems Management from the University Of Southern California.
Phil is a cancer survivor and in late 2017 received a kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic. His donor was his daughter, Robin.
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.