Ira is the current Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Las Vegas. Ira is currently serving as the Director of the Global Security Operations Center for MGM Resorts International (MGMRI). Click here to read full bio.

Jerry R. Smith is retired with nearly 30 years of Law Enforcement and military experience. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force as a Sergeant with leadership and management training. Click Here for Full Bio 

Began her career in international business at American Express Co. for 18 years. Click here for full bio here.

Yanneli Llamas is a current undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).Click here for full bio.

Lauren Kleinfeld is the Manager of Programming for the International Visitor Leadership Program. .Click here for full bio.

Ryan Schmucker is the Las Vegas point of contact for the IVLP program.

Kelly Matteo-Grose graduated Olivet University In the state of Illinois. Click here for full bio.

Justice Miriam Shearing’s judicial career has provided nearly a quarter century of “firsts” for women in Nevada. Click here for full bio.

Vivian Palmer is a marketing executive with extensive experience in domestic and international consumer and product marketing. Click here for full bio.