Cindy Carano

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Ryan Dolan

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Chad Felix

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Jesse Haw

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Tanya McCaffery

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Michael Pagni

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Lisa Ruggerio

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Cindy Carano

Cindy Carano

Director

Cindy Carano is the Executive Director of Community Relations for the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Reno. She has dedicated her career to philanthropy, community events, and volunteerism. Cindy has served on many boards where she has long campaigned for improved quality of life for our community's underserved. Cindy is currently the Chairman of the Board for Reno's Downtown Improvement District, which is working to improve safety, address homelessness, enhance cleanliness, and activate public spaces.
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Ryan Dolan

Ryan Dolan

Director

Ryan Dolan, CEO of Dolan Auto Group, Nevada native and local philanthropist serves on the Board of The Child Advocacy Center with passion! While leading a progressive local business, Ryan and the entire Dolan family intentionally give back to our community as often as possible. The Washoe County Child Advocacy Center has become one of Ryan’s favorite ways to give back as he is extremely dedicated to youth in our community having the chance to succeed. The work that this organization does daily matters and impacts the next generations greatly! In addition to his investment with the CAC, the annual Dolan Class Project is another one of Ryan’s passions and has been alive and well in northern Nevada for about 8 years now. This initiative provides local classrooms with funds each year to enrich the student’s education. Ryan and his wife, Melissa, and their four children: Brooke, Olivia, Cash, and Knox, care deeply for our community and plan to continue to contribute to its needs for many years to come!
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Chad Felix

Chad Felix

Director

Chad Felix is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Western Title in Reno. He is a long-time community volunteer, dedicating time as president of the Builders Association Charity as well as the Moms on the Run Charity. As a native Nevadan, Chad enjoys the recreational opportunities that abound in the Sierras. Among his favorites are wakeboarding, golfing and waterskiing.
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Jesse Haw

Jesse Haw

Director

Jesse Haw is the President of Hawco Properties, a multi-generational home building and development company. He is the past president and a lifetime director of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, as well as a two-time Builder of the Year recipient. Jesse is president of the PGA’s Barracuda Championship. In 2016, Jesse served as a Nevada State Senator for District 15.
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Tanya McCaffery

Tanya McCaffery

Director

Tanya McCaffery is passionate about entrepreneurship. Through her unique approach to accounting, she works to empower small business CEOs with financial information that allows them to meet the benchmarks they have set for their company and for themselves.  Tanya is a sought after speaker, consultant and confidant teaching entrepreneurs to embrace their finances. She is also a best-selling author with her book, The Entrepreneurial Standard – Taking Your Company from Garage to Great, quickly earning the number one slot in three categories on Amazon. Tanya’s unique approach to finance has earned her the title “The Financial Bodyguard” with many clients and colleagues - a title she has come to love!  Tanya is a CPA and the President/CEO of VAST: Powered by The CFO Group. She works with countless entrepreneurs in taking their companies from where they “are” to where they “want”. To help with that mission, Tanya’s extensive accounting and finance team at VAST Headquarters in the beautiful Reno/Tahoe area provides a full range of virtual accounting, tax and CFO services to hundreds of small businesses throughout the US and in seven countries. VAST brings the power of a Fortune 500 accounting department to your small business. It truly is better for your bottom line.  “Tanya and her team are doing such a phenomenal job. The team has deep expertise and excellent people skills. I also love their common sense and no nonsense approach to our business. This is an almost unheard of combination in the accounting field!”  -Sandra Gallagher, President/CEO & Co-Founder, Proctor Gallagher Institute
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Michael Pagni

Michael Pagni

Director

A partner at McDonald Carano, Michael Pagni is an attorney whose law practice focuses primarily on real estate, water, corporate and transactional law, as well as government relations. Michael serves as outside counsel to several large public agencies in northern Nevada, and served as general counsel to Governor Jim Gibbons in his 2006 gubernatorial campaign. Michael and his wife Megan, both native Nevadans, are raising three kids in our community.
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Lisa Ruggerio

Lisa Ruggerio

Director

Lisa Ruggerio is president of LR2 Consulting Group, a full service consulting and training firm dedicated to improving the performance of individuals and organizations. Lisa's local, regional and national experience benefited the community during her service as a Trustee of the Washoe County School District Board from 2012 to 2016. Lisa currently serves as the statewide coordinator of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Nevada.
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