Meet the Board

The RSCVA is governed by a 13-member board of directors representing a variety of business and community groups in Washoe County. The groups represented include: gaming, general business, financial industry, air service and motel industries. The cities of Reno and Sparks and Incline Village are also represented as well as the Washoe County Commission.

 

Kosta Arger

 Cindy Carano

Cindy Carano

Cindy Carano graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Hotel Administration in 1984, and joined the Hyatt Regency San Francisco where she held multiple positions, mastering the ins and outs of hotel operations and was promoted into restaurant management.
In 1985, Carano joined the Eldorado management team as a reservation supervisor and quickly moved her way up to Hotel Manager and on to Director of Hotel Operations.
In 1997, Cindy moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to work as General Manager of a group of Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Upon return to Reno, she became Director of Development at a private school for two years. In 2003, Cindy returned to the Eldorado as Community Relations Manager, representing the hotel casino on several community committees. In 2005, she returned to her roots in the Hotel Division as Executive Director of Hotel Operations at the Eldorado.
Cindy is the youngest child of Eldorado Hotel Casino Owner and Chief Executive Officer Don Carano. She has one daughter and enjoys golfing, traveling, and gardening.
Cindy’s community and professional involvement includes Artown, Nevada Commission on Tourism, Nevada Women’s Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and the Nevada Hotel Lodging Association.

 Oscar Delgado

Oscar Delgado

 

John Farahi

 

 

Fred Findlen

Fred Findlen is currently the General Manager for the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino. Findlen was most recently the General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort Spa and Marina. Findlen brings more than 25 years of hotel & hospitality experience with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, including domestic properties, international properties and Five Diamond resorts. Findlen began his career as a Hyatt corporate management trainee in 1985 after graduating Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst's Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration program.
Findlen and his wife, Jayne, have two daughters, Madeline Rose and Victoria Rae.

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn is the executive director of hotel operations, sales and catering at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Flynn has more than 24 years of hotel and gaming experience, ranging from finance to hotel operations. Flynn has served on the council for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and the board of directors of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno and a Hospitality Management Diploma from the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Vaughn

Vaughn Hartung

 Ed Lawson

Ed Lawson

 

Bob Lucey

Bob Lucey

 

Dennis McGovern

Mr. McGovern is the representative for The Chamber, Reno Sparks and Northern Nevada, on the RSCVA Board of Directors representing general business interests. McGovern sits on The Chambers Executive Board, chairs The Chambers Business Advocacy Council (BAC) and is a member of The Chambers Political Action Committee (PAC).
Currently the General Manager of The Legends at Sparks Marina and The Outlets at Sparks, McGovern has been developing and managing shopping centers across the US for over 20 years many of which have been among the top tourist destinations in the states where they operate.
McGovern is a strong believer in business managers giving back to the communities that support them. In addition to his positions with The Chamber he also serves on the Hot August Nights and Hot August Nights Foundation Executive Boards as well as the City of Sparks, Brand Leadership Team, formed of City Staff and Community Stakeholders to provide recommendations on streamlining event approval processes and to assist in the re-branding program.

 

Hillary Schieve

 

Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan is the Secretary/Treasurer of the RSCVA Board, is the Chairman of the Finance and Human Resources Committee and is the Reno Market President at the Mutual of Omaha Bank. With more than 20 years of banking experience, he previously served as corporate lending manager for northern Nevada, overseeing all commercial loan activity. He serves on The Children's Cabinet board and the board of directors for the Nevada State Development Corporation. Sullivan earned his B.S. in Business Management at the University of Nevada, Reno and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.