Mr. Ellis has served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) , Corporate HR Shared Services, for MGM Resorts International since 2000. His career is rooted in the strategy, design, and fiscal management of health and wellness programs. In the course of his career, Mr. Ellis has served as VP Finance or CFO of hospitals, managed care organizations and physician groups. He currently serves as co-chair of the Health Services Coalition, a joint management-union health care coalition. Mr. Ellis received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting with honors from Valparaiso University in Indiana and has a CPA certification. He has also attended multiple audit, SEC, tax, and MIS classes administered by his previous employer, Arthur Anderson, as well as by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Group Health Association of America.
ELIZABETH RENEE FRANKLIN
Ms. Franklin is presently the Principal and Founder of Franklin & Bridges, LLC. Currently, she consults on leaderships and business issues for individuals and corporations. A resident of Nevada since 2001, she is a retired Human Resources professional who has held senior or chief HR officer positions with Tower Automotive, the Ford Motor Company and Colgate Palmolive, among other companies. In her C-suite role at Tower Automotive, Ms. Franklin was responsible for the fully insured and self-insured health care plans for all employees. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MBA from Vanderbilt University with concentrations on Human Resources and Marketing.
Mr. Hagerty is the President and CFO of Sightline Payments, LLC. He has built his career in finance and has served as CFO of two NYSE listed companies. He strives to consistently focus on making sure that the entities he serves have adequate liquidity to execute their plans as well as developing and implementing metrics to monitor the plans’ realizations. Mr. Hagerty has been actively involved with UMC since 2008, serving on the board of the UMC Foundation (currently President and Treasurer) and on the former Hospital Advisory Board. Mr. Hagerty received his MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in Economics from Princeton University.
LAURA LOPEZ HOBBS
Ms. Lopez Hobbs is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, for the Southwest Gas Corporation. Ms. Lopez Hobbs is responsible for developing healthcare strategy at Southwest Gas Corporation for over 2,200 employees and their families. Over the last 10 years, she transitioned SW Gas from a fully-insured medical plan to a self-insured plan. She also moved from the corporation from a PPO model to a consumer-driven health care model. She has been deeply involved in the Las Vegas community through her membership and leadership in various philanthropic and charitable organizations. Ms. Lopez Hobbs received her BS in Business Administration and her MBA from the University of Nevada.
Mr. O’Reilly is an attorney with the O’Reilly Law Group, LLC. He has substantial experience as a Chairman, CEO and board member of various New York Stock Exchange companies, as well as serving on the board of various privately owned and non-profit entities. He has been active in the greater Las Vegas community as a volunteer with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, UNLV and the UNLV Foundation, United Way, USAF Support Group, among others. Mr. O’Reilly has served as Chair of the Nevada Gaming Commission and currently sits on the board of the UCLA Health System. He received his J.D. and B.S. degrees from St. Louis University and his MBA from UNLV.
Ms. Raney has been working or consulting for health care organizations for over 40 years and most recently served as the National Managing Principal of R&D at Deloitte & Touche LLP. As a broadly accomplished senior executive, Ms. Raney’s roles have included consulting for many of the nation’s largest providers, employers and payers on risk assumption, network development, cost control, care delivery and population health management, among other areas of expertise. Her accomplishments include developing a health plan for all employees of the University of California as well as conducting operational reviews of providers in the UC system, USC and Stanford Medical Center. She has also been engaged to expand a university medical center’s ability to deliver primary care. Ms. Raney, who has been a Las Vegas resident for seven years, is a member of the Board of Nevada Health Centers and the UNLV Libraries Advisory Board.
Mr. Saltman is an experienced real estate developer with a substantial record of “giving back” to the Las Vegas community. Mr. Saltman is the past Chairman of the Council for a Better Nevada. Past leadership positions on community and nonprofit boards include chairing the McCarran Arts Advisory Committee, chairing the Citizens for Improved Transportation, and chairing the Las Vegas Technology Advisory Committee. Mr. Saltman is also involved as a member of the UNLV Foundation and its Executive Committee, as well as a founding member of the LV Springs Preserve Foundation, and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and CEO. He is also the Co-Founder of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. Mr. Saltman received his BA from Michigan State University and his JD from Wayne State University Law School.
JOHN VALERY WHITE
Mr. White is the Executive Vice President and Provost of UNLV. He is responsible for all academic-related operations of the university and oversees the deans of all 15 colleges and schools. Mr. White previously served as a law professor and Dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. He has written extensively on the topics of civil rights, multi-culturalism, women’s rights and race politics. Provost White received his B.A. from Southern University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.