David Archer – President

Managing Director
Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Dave Archer is Managing Director of Nevada”s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) and is responsible for promoting the advancement of entrepreneurship and technology in Nevada. CET works closely with Nevada’s political and government leaders, economic development authorities, educational institutions and private businesses to diversify and enhance Nevada’s economy through entrepreneurship and technology. Dave spent 20 years at Viacom, AOL and Time Warner before moving to Reno.

Mary Groves – Vice President of Collegiate Relation

University of Nevada, Reno
775-784-6993, x241



Mark Robertson, CPA – Vice President of Finance
Mark Robertson is a self employed CPA with over 20 years of experience concentrating mainly on the financial and tax needs of small to medium sized businesses. Mark graduated from UNLV with a bachelors degree in accounting and holds a masters degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.

Samantha Fleischer – Vice President of Hospitality
Marketing Director
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts  

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is the home of our area’s most prominent performing arts organizations: Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Nevada Opera Association, Washoe County Concerts Association, Masterworks Chorale and hosts Broadway Comes to Reno.

Robert Payne – Vice President of Marketing
Marketing Manager
Twelve Horses
775-332-3000 x3230


Robert Payne is the Marketing Manager for Twelve Horses, a marketing and messaging company specializing in designing interactive communication solutions. Robert has an MBA with a specialization in Marketing from the University of Nevada and a BA from Clemson University.

Bruce Knowlton – Vice President of Membership

Director of Sales
Allegra Print & Imaging

Bruce Knowlton has had a long carreer in the printing and copying industry. As one of the founders of Kinko”s he served as the Represenative for all Partners on the National Marketing committee for five years. He is currently Sales and Marketing Manager for Allegra Print and Mail Services. He is actively involved with many orgainzations including A2n2, Edawn, WIN, Reno/Sparks Chamber and BNI.

online casino height=”115″ src=”http://blog.renoama.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/WindowsLiveWriter/20062007BoardofDirectors_D12C/Judith_Hepburn_thumb[1]1.jpg” width=”92″ align=”left” border=”0″> Judith Hepburn – Vice President of Programming / eNews Editor
Marketing Communications/PR Manager
Miller Heiman, Inc.
Judith Hepburn comes from a successful sales management background, and for the past 13 years has specialized in marketing and communications in Reno.  She has held senior marketing and strategic communications positions with companies such as Wells Fargo and Covance Cardiac Safety Services.  Judith holds an MA from New York University, and is active in the Reno arts and non-profit community.

Mike Rainey – Vice President of Programming
Dean, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
Truckee Meadows Community College
Michael Rainey is currently the dean of Truckee Meadows Community College’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education division. Mike has served on numerous boards of directors of local business, professional and trade organizations.  Currently, he is serving on the board of directors of the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association and is president-elect for 2006. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphasis in marketing from the University of Oregon and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute, Washington, D.C.

Jessica Hensler – Vice President of Special Events

Marketing Manager
HMC Architects of Nevada
775-322-9475 x14
Jessica is Marketing Manager for HMC Architects, a firm specializing in healthcare, education and civic architecture. She is a 2001 graduate of UNR in Advertising and will graduate in December 2007 with her MBA in International Business. She is also a member of the Young Professionals Network, the Northern Nevada Development Authority, the Young Alumni Club, the UNR MBA Club and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

Kendra Kolvet – Chair, Real Estate Special Interest Group

Marketing Specialist
Alliance Commercial Real Estate

Kendra joined Alliance Commercial in 2005 as a Marketing Specialist for the Industrial Team. She received her Bachelors degree in History from the University of Maryland, graduating Cum Laude. Kendra also has received the fourth highest military medal awarded to civilians for service to the community. She recently formed the Real Estate Professionals Special Interest Group and stays busy promoting its rapid growth.

Jarrod Lopiccolo – Director at Large

Business Director
Noble Studios
775 883 6000

Jarrod Lopiccolo is the Business Director for Noble Studios Marketing and Web Development. He received his Bachelors degree in Architecture and minor in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His experience lies in strategic company branding and creative development with an emphasis in web technology. He is a preferred consultant to many businesses in the region, and his creative diversity has made him an influential player in his profession.

Roseanne Hardenbrook – Director of Administration

Roseanne recently retired as VP of Marketing and Administration for Luctor International, importers of Van Gogh Vodkas.  Community associations include Board of Directors for the Angel Kiss Foundation, Soroptimist Int’l of Washoe County and the Saddlehorn Homeowner’s Association.