Wendell Whitman, President:
Wendell Whitman began his career with Edward Jones Investments in 1987 at the company’s headquarters in St. Louis. In 1989, he relocated to Boulder City, NV, and eventually was named a General Partner in the firm in 2006.
Outside of Edward Jones, he has served on the board of directors for the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club, the Boulder Dam Hotel Association, the Boulder City Library District and Grace Community Church. Wendell has been on the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees since 2009.
Bret Runion, Vice President:
Bret is the Owner / Broker at Desert Sun Realty, where he has worked for over 30 years. He was raised in Boulder City and went on to attend UNLV where he earned an MBA. Bret is an active member of our community. As President of the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association, he was instrumental in one of Boulder City’s largest fundraisers, where the Historic Boulder Dam Hotel and Museum were preserved for generations to come. Bret is currently on the board of the Boulder City Economic Vitality Commission, a member of the Boulder City Charter Commission, and big supporter of the BC schools. He is also a member of the BC Sunrise Rotary Club, where he serves on the board of their foundation. Bret is married to Priscilla and has 2 children in college.
Sue Manteris, Secretary:
Sue has nearly 30 years of experience as an award winning journalist. Sue is well known and respected throughout Southern Nevada for anchoring the number one morning and evening newscasts for Las Vegas’ NBC affiliate for more than 20 years. During that time, she received dozens of awards and recognitions for her work in journalism, as well as her tireless efforts in the non-profit sector. Sue’s community efforts continue as she serves on the board of directors for the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce, The Giving Store, The Nagina Women’s Institute for Health and Education and in 2006 was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She also serves on the Board of the Boulder City Hospital Foundation and works closely with Safe House. She is a past board member of D.A.R.E. And March of Dimes,and is currently working at 10e Media as a media specialist. Sue joined the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees in March 2016.
Ross Johnson, Treasurer:
Currently serving as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees, Ross Johnson has lived in Boulder City for over 30 years. After receiving a B.S. Degree in Accounting, Ross worked as an Audit Manager for two of the “big four” International Public Accounting Firms. Ross also achieved Certified Public Accounting (CPA) status and was licensed in Nevada, California, and Idaho. Ross was the Chief Financial Officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation for almost twenty years. While there, he was active in the Airport’s Council International (ACI), both for North America and International, serving on Economic Committee for both North America and International. After retiring from the Dept of Aviation, Ross was asked to come out of retirement to be the Chief Financial Officer of the Las Vegas Monorail Company. Ross has been on the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees since 2013.
Peggy Caspar’s career began as a telephone operator with AT&T. Twenty years later; she was one of the company’s first female vice presidents, leading the nation in corporate sales for three consecutive years for Lucent Technologies after its divestiture from AT&T. Later, Caspar took the role of Vice President of Member Services with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the third largest chamber in the United States. Caspar’s experience and skill sets translate into her work with several community non-profit organizations, including sitting on the board for the Boulder City Historical Association and Boulder City Circle. Peggy has been on the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees since 2011.
Bob Kenney is a retired CPA and governmental finance officer with over thirty-five years of service leading municipal finance organizations in Missouri, Arizona and most recently Boulder City. He has served on boards and committees of local, state and national governmental finance and accounting organizations. Bob’s varied Community activities include the Boulder Dam Hotel Association board, co-chairing successful fund raising efforts for the Senior Center of Boulder City and participating in similar events for Muscular Dystrophy and other charitable organizations. He is a member of the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary, former member of the Boulder City Hospital Foundation Board and has been on the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees since 2008.
The field of “education” has been my life. I taught high school for six years, worked for a marketing company for one year, became a professor at Youngstown State University in 1979. Became Associate Provost in 1993. And University President in 2010. My Baccalaureate degree is from Youngstown State. My Master’s degree is from the Ohio State University. And my Doctorate is from the University of Akron.
Alan is a retired educator and school principal. Alan has lived and worked in the local economies of Holland, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa and Iran and has traveled extensively in Europe, North, West and South Africa and the Middle East. Alan is a twenty year resident of Boulder City. He has served on the Sports Commission, the Boulder City Historical Preservation Committee, the Juvenile Justice Committee, as a director on the Boulder City Public ArtScape, as a volunteer at the Senior Center and as a member of the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club. Alan has been on the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees since 2011.
Scott Hinson is a retired law enforcement executive. He has served on boards or directors and executive boards at regional and national levels and is a member of the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary. He and his wife Mary and two children have called Boulder City home since 2001.
Derek Meeks, DO:
Dr. Meeks attended Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then completed his medical school training at University of Kansas City, College of Osteopathic medicine. Since then he has been practicing medicine in the Las Vegas area for almost 20 years. Dr. Meeks currently serves as the Medical Director for the Boulder City Hospital ER. Dr Meeks also works at Touro University Nevada where he directs the Clinical Systems course, serves on the Curriculum Committee, the Students Promotion Committee, the Grievance Committee, and Advisor to the Emergency Medicine Interest Group. Dr. Meeks volunteers his time working with youth at his church and has been on the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees since 2009.
Bruce L. Woodbury is a partner in the law firm of Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish, which has offices in Boulder City and Las Vegas. Bruce served on the Clark County Commission longer than anyone in the history of the State of Nevada. He is a member of the Las Vegas Executives Association the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Monorail Company, the UMC Foundation, the Las Vegas Arena Foundation and the Nevada Highway Users Coalition. Bruce has been on the Boulder City Hospital Board of Trustees since 2009.
Alfonso Noyola is a relatively new resident in Boulder City but has a long history of living in Clark County. He has a strong dedication to service and leadership. Al served in the U.S. Air Force, entering the enlisted ranks and working his way up to officer in his career of more than two decades. He spent nearly eleven years working for the City of North Las Vegas, overseeing staff of more than 120 employees and budgets ranging from $20 million to $800 million. He then was hired as City Manager of Arvin, California, a community of more than 20,000 residents where he was able to create more service capacity through evaluation and realignment of resources. Since being hired in March 2018 as City Manager of Boulder City, he has built relationships with stakeholders and residents, improved operations and customer service, and made openness and transparency a priority.
Barbara received her Bachelor’s degree from Ashland University and began a teaching career with the Akron Public Schools in Akron, Ohio. Her tenure expanded from a classroom teacher to an Assistant Superintendent. While advancing in the school system, she earned her Masters from Kent State University and a Doctorate from the University of Akron. In addition to the public schools, there was one year as a professor at the University of Akron and another year where she worked at the State of Ohio Department of Education. During her career, Barbara was active in the Akron community with Leadership Akron, the American Heart Association Board, the Cancer Society Board, United Fund, Summa Hospital Auxiliary Board, as well as, several national educational boards. Here in Boulder City, Barbara has served on the Lend A Hand Board, the Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary Board, the Boulder City Hospital Foundation Gala Committee, as well as, volunteering at the hospital, Art in the Park, and other local organizations.