Our Board Members

The Nevada Republican 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 NRC 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
Matt McCarthy

Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Matt McCarthy has been a near-continuous resident of Southern Nevada since 1975 when his father was reassigned to Nellis Air Force Base. In September 1992, he joined the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as a police recruit. For the next 25 years his career would be a successive progress of advancement, culminating with the rank of Deputy Chief. His proudest assignments are commanding the Enterprise Area Command, the Office of Internal Oversight, the Communications Bureau, and the Investigative Services Division. Each of these commands required Matt to lead organizational change, manage multi-million dollar budgets, get results, and ensure the safety and well-being of his officers and the community. Matt is the recipient of a number of awards to include the Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart for being near-fatally shot in the line of duty, and the Vegas, Inc., “40 Under 40” award for his civic service and professional leadership. Matt serves as a trustee of the Nevada School of the Arts, is a board member of the LVMPD Foundation, and is a former member of the Advisory Board of The Smith Center. He holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a graduate of the prestigious National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

2nd Vice President
Bill Stieren

Bill Stieren has been active in conservative Republican issues for decades. He served as Republican County Chairman in Illinois and worked with a member of President Reagan’s cabinet. Bill also served as Chief of Staff to the Clark County Republican Party. He has served as advisor to a Nevada Republican Assembly Representative.

Bill is a licensed CPA in the State of Nevada. After graduating from the University of Illinois, he worked with a major life insurance company, worked in an investigative capacity with the federal government, has owned and operated multiple businesses and has years of extensive experience consulting to small and mid-size businesses including acquisition, growing, and financial restructuring. Bill was a lead partner in a national CPA firm office specializing in tax and financial planning. In addition to managing complex civil and criminal tax cases, Bill was the first to develop the family limited partnership to substantially reduce estate taxes which has become a standard tool with financial planners.

Bill has been involved in continuing education as an instructor and as a participant. Bill has been engaged in community organizations including immediate past board member of the Las Vegas Rotary club; board member and treasurer of Nevada Turnaround Management Association; board member St Mary’s Hospital; board member YMCA; board member Knox County Auditorium Authority and several others.

Carmen Lipparelli

Carmen has been a member of the Nevada Republican 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

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
Ray Lehman

Ray is a lifelong flag waving, God fearing, Republican. His dedication to this great country comes from its very beginning. His 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. Ray was raised in an Army Aviation officer’s family which contributes greatly to his love of country as built by its Founders. Ray is a recent citizen of Nevada moving to Las Vegas in September 2016 after 5 years of traveling this country in his motorhome.

Ray spent the better part of his working career as a sales manager in the grocery industry. Ray 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, Ray began a lengthy career with Unified Grocers (not to be confused with United Grocers) also in Portland. Within a year, he 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 his department sales grew from $75 million to $150 million a year while increasing net profit percentages…his was the fastest growing division in this $4 billion dollar grocery wholesaler. Ray's skills are in identifying the strengths of his employer juxtaposed against weaknesses of competitors, developing and executing plans to remove competitors, and then continuing that growth by filling customer needs. Ray is educated by the College of Hard Knocks which started in his freshman year of college in Monterey, California. He was a 19-year-old employee of a camera store called the Camera Zoo. The Phelps brothers asked Ray to manage their store. That position removed his desire for a college degree and lit a fire under him for growing sales and defeating competitors. Ray believes his skill set can be very useful in turning Nevada red again. Ray is an Executive Board member of the Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas.

Today in retirement, Ray owns a small web design company www.createnetlv.com. He stays busy volunteering at his 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-member Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. Ray is also working on several candidates' campaigns during the midterm elections. Ray has 3 grandchildren -- one in San Diego and 2 in Oregon.

Director at Large
Cindy Parker

Cindy has been involved with the Nevada Republican 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
Jim Marsh

James R.  Marsh has been a board member with the Club for over 4 years.  He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1954-55.   Jim started in the automotive business in 1965 when he opened Jim Marsh Pontiac in Longview, Wash.  He then opened Jim Marsh AMC-Jeep-Triumph-Volvo in 1971 and his auto sales business grew exponentially.  In 2001, Jim founded and became President of Jim Marsh Automotive. Jim currently represents Nevada's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association.  Jim is a past president and current board member for the Better Business Bureau and currently serves as a board member of the Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross.  A true community activist and community leader, Jim has served in different capacities with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army, the Nevada Cancer Society, Valley Hospital, Citizens Police Review Board, Citizens for Private Enterprise, National Kidney Foundation, Heart Association of Nevada and the First Baptist Church.  Jim has received numerous awards for his contributions to the community, including the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce's "Quality Circle" Award and the Clark County Republican Party’s “Republican of the Year” Award.

Director at Large
Susanne Spinelli

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 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 NRC

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 Rickard

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 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
Philip Hoffman

Director at Large
Robert Soucy

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 his Caucus site for the 2016 Presidential Caucus as well as the 2018 Elections. Bob serves as a Trustee for the Clark County Republican Central Committee, and is a member of the Nevada Republican Party Central Committee.

Bob’s first contact with the NRC was when the Club took over management of the First Friday Conservative Happy Hour. He immediately became a VIP attendee. Bob has previously served as 1st Vice President.

Before his retirement in 1999, Bob had a long career in the Aerospace Industry. As an Executive with Boeing, he worked in Asia, Europe, Egypt and the Middle East.

Following his retirement in 1999, he chose to relocate to Las Vegas. Being unchallenged in retirement, he decided to follow a second career as a Financial Consultant with AG Edwards and Morgan Stanley.  Once again, he decided to permanently retire in 2009.

Bob's Father was a WWII Veteran serving as a Colonel in the Army. Bob grew up around the world as an "Army Brat".

Bob is happily married to Julie, the love of his life.

He has 4 children and 11 grandchildren.

Director at Large
Dwight Mazzone

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Director at Large
Doug Bramble's

Doug is a relatively new member of the Nevada Republican Club. He’s looking forward to being involved in the organization and working with the club members, tapping into the knowledge and wisdom they already possess to become an advocate for the organization in the community.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Doug has been a Las Vegas resident for 24 years and is involved in the marketing and advertising business. He is the owner of Valpak and Look Marketing Group and enjoys working with businesses of all sizes to navigate the ever-changing advertising landscape. Doug is active on several Boards serving in various capacities and is involved in a variety of civic and cultural organizations.

Doug has a degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. During his university years he served on student advisory boards and participated in student organizations.

An important aspect of his life is family. Doug and his wife Ellen have three grown children and Milo the wonder dog. Outside of professional interests, Doug enjoys Formula 1 racing, travel, reading, and the exciting city of Las Vegas.

Director at Large
Mike Colian

Past President
Rod Carlone

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Past President
Bob Sulliman

Robert "Bob" Sulliman has been a resident of Sun City Anthem since August of 2006.  In his younger years, he started out as a teacher and football coach after completing his bachelor's degree at Ferris State University in Michigan. In 1971, Bob was chosen to become a United States Secret Service, Special Agent, Federal Criminal Investigator and started his training in Beltsville, Maryland in 1972. During his training period, Bob was assigned to the Boston Field Office. While training and working with the Secret Service, Bob became the father of two sets of twins!  Bob was assigned to the Boston Field Office, the Springfield Illinois Field Office and the New York Field Office through his Secret Service career.  During his work with the Secret Service, Bob is proud to have protected five U.S. Presidents including Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In Danbury, Connecticut, Bob was elected Constable and was later elected to the Danbury School Board of Education (as a Republican). After retiring from the Secret Service, Bob pursued his second venture in life, working real estate foreclosures for Freddie Mac. Divorced in 1984, it was in 1998 that he met his beautiful and talented wife, Daryll Ann Carter, and they were married in January of 2001. Since 2010, Bob has worked as a Security Services Manager with Alarmco 24/7 Security Services. For the last few years, he has served on the Nevada State Judiciary Selection Committee. Bob was president of the Mens Club in 2016 and he continues to be very active with the Club.

Past President
Suzette LaGrange

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 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.

Past President
Phil Perine

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 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.

Past President
Jerry McElroy

Jerry McElroy, Nevada Republican 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 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).

Past President
Frank Martano

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 Club. He has held the position of Treasurer for nine years and was President in 1999.