Kenneth Mundt is SVP /Senior Lender for Town and Country Bank, Las Vegas.Mr. Mundt, has over 26 years of experience in the Nevada banking industry. Prior to his current role, Ken served as Commercial and Industrial Lending Manager at Bank of Nevada. . While serving in the United States Military, Mundt rose in the ranks from Private to Lieutenant Colonel and deployed to Afghanistan from 2006-2007. Mundt stayed active in his local community as well by serving on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Bankers Association. Mr. Mundt graduated from the University of Utah and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado program.
BJ North, Executive Vice President of Plumas Bank as one of 2019’s Sierra Nevada Powerful Matriarchs. Joining Plumas Bank in 2008, BJ oversees its retail network, commercial loan group & marketing. BJ is a shining example of Plumas Bank’s motto: Here. For Good. Every waking moment BJ is making the world a better place, whether for the betterment of Plumas Bank; for a nonprofit such as the International Women’s Forum, American Heart Association-Northern Nevada, or the SPCA of Northern Nevada, or for a friend in need. Prior to Plumas bank, BJ was the Chief Advancement officer for Truckee Meadows Community College. BJ North is the recipient of The Jefferson Award, which honors community volunteerism. We look forward to honoring BJ tomorrow at The 2ndAnnual Sierra Nevada
Joyce Smith is managing director, commercial banking, for Bank of Nevada, where she supports the Southern Nevada CPA team. She also specializes in helping construction companies, nonprofit and professional organizations throughout Southern Nevada meet their financial goals using advanced financing options, including SBA lending and lines of credit. She joined the organization in 2008 and has more than 30 years of banking industry experience. Ms. Smith is active in the local community with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas and Mondays Dark, a twice-monthly, evening variety show with a goal to raise $10,000 during each 90-minute event for a variety of local nonprofits.She graduated from The School of Retail and Commercial Banking and attended New Mexico State University.
H. Scott Johnson, Valley Bank of Nevada Scott Johnson is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Valley Bank of NevadaScott Johnson possesses more than twenty eight years of local financial institution experience. Scott worked for the national accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche, for several years and obtained his CPA license in the state of Nevada. He then worked for a number of Nevada credit unions, including the state of Nevada’s second largest credit union, Silver State Schools credit union. In addition to his accounting duties, Scott has been very involved in employee education and has twice been invited as a speaker at the national credit union convention. Scott has been employed by Valley Bank of Nevada since itsinception and played a key role in its formation; designing its financial, information technology, operations and human resources platforms. Scott graduated magna cum laude from Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He recently completed a 3 year term as a member of the Southern Utah University Board of Trustees. He has also served on the University’s National Alumni Council and was the President of that organization from 2016 to 2019.
David Navarro, Nevada Regional President
Enterprise Bank & Trust
David R. Navarro is a Las Vegas native born and raised. He currently serves as Nevada Regional President at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Prior he worked in Pacific Premier Bank’s Commercial Lending Group as a Senior Vice President / Director of Commercial Banking. David has spent the majority of his career in the field of commercial banking serving a diverse group of commercial banking clients in the Las Vegas area. He started his career at a regional bank and has since worked for some of the largest banks in the country. He has held several positions in banking ranging from credit analyst to his current role. He is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, holding his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree
in the field of accounting. David is also very involved in the banking industry and in his community. David has served or continues to serve in the following roles: President of the Risk Management Association’s Las Vegas Chapter; member of the Risk Management Association’s Academic Committee, which helps universities nationwide develop curriculum for the field of commercial banking; former American Bankers Association’s Emerging Leaders Council member; serves as an advisory board member for UNLV’s Commercial Banking Program; and serves on the UNLV Alumni Association’s Board of Directors as Treasurer. In the past, David has also been involved with the following organizations: Vegas Young Professionals, Toastmasters International, and Junior Achievement. Outside of work, David spends most of his time with his wife, Marvelyn, and their two children, Mia Isabella and Christian Alexander. In his spare time, his hobbies include working out, running, volunteering, traveling, going to concerts, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Brian Cook, Charles Schwab Trust
Brian J Cook is the President of Charles Schwab Trust Company, and serves on the Board of Directors of Charles Schwab Trust Company, Charles Schwab Trust Company of Delaware, and Charles Schwab Trust Bank. Mr. Cook has over 14 years of financial services industry experience, serving in wealth management, fiduciary trust, operations, technology, and business leadership roles. In 2015, Mr. Cook was responsible for establishing Schwab’s presence in southern Nevada, obtaining a business license and starting Charles Schwab Trust Company in order to provide personal trust services to Schwab’s retail clients nationwide. Mr. Cook holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designations, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.
Al Welch, Bank of America
President – Las Vegas Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking
As Market President, Al serves as the company’s enterprise leader in Las Vegas, working with company leaders across the market to help deliver Bank of America’s full range of global financial services. He also leads the Bank’s corporate social responsibility activities, including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, arts and culture projects, and employee volunteerism.
In addition to his responsibilities as Market President, Al is the Global Commercial Banking Market Executive for the Desert Mountain market, consisting of Nevada, Arizona and Utah as well as the Company’s Commercial Gaming Business on a national basis. Welch is responsible for delivering the full breadth of the Bank’s products and advisory services to commercial companies (defined as public or private businesses with revenue of $50 million to $2 billion.) These services include credit and leasing, treasury and trade services, capital markets and investment banking, as well as investments and asset management. Prior to moving to Nevada, he most recently served as the Global Commercial Banking Market Executive for the Los Angeles Market and was located in the company’s Century City office. In 1989, Al joined the Bank of America team as a management trainee in Dallas, Texas. During the following 14 years, he served in a variety of positions within the Global Commercial Bank in the Texas market.
A native of Houston, Al was raised in Los Angeles, Houston and Melbourne, Australia. He earned bachelor degrees in Finance and Marketing, and a Master of Finance degree from Texas A&M University. Al is a NASD Registered Principal with Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses. Al currently serves as a board member for Three Square and is a member of the UNLV College of Business Executive Advisory Board. Al also serves as an Executive sponsor of the Bank’s Native American Professionals Network and the Bank’s Nevada chapter of the Military Support and Advocacy Group. Al resides in Henderson, Nevada with his wife.
Spencer Hafen, President CEO
Nevada Bank and Trust
Hafen is a native Nevadan. He has worked with Nevada Bank and Trust since 2010. Prior to 2010 Hafen owned and operated a own consulting firm. He has served as a Lincoln County Commissioner, a trustee of Gover C. Dills Medical Center, and board member of various community organizations. Hafen was appointed the President and CEO of Nevada Bank and Trust in 2015.
Ivan Ferraz, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking Leader
Wells Fargo & Company
Ivan Ferraz is a senior vice president and commercial banking leader for Nevada. Based in Las Vegas, he leads a team of bankers focused on middle market and large corporate companies, both privately held and publicly traded, across a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, gaming, distribution, hospitality, investor real estate, asset management, private equity, food and beverage, and global. He has 22 years of banking experience, 17 years with Wells Fargo.
Before his current position, Ivan joined Wells Fargo Bank in 2005 as a senior relationship manager in the Arizona Middle Market Banking office with a focus on middle market and large corporate companies, both privately held and publicly traded, across a wide variety of industries. Subsequent to that, in 2016, he was the West Coast/Mountain regional trade services manager, responsible for business development of Wells Fargo’s international trade finance solutions, with focus on middle market banking, global banking, corporate customers, and prospects engaged in global trade.
Ivan graduated from Universidade Estácio de Sá in Rio de Janeiro with a bachelor’s degree in hotel management. In the U.S., he attended California State University, Los Angeles, and earned a bachelor of science degree in economics and international business. He went on to attend University of La Verne in California, where he graduated with an M.B.A. in finance and supply chain management.
Ivan stays active in his community and is involved with the United Way, American Cancer Society, and Junior Achievement. He is also a past board member of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
A Brazilian national, Ivan moved to the U.S. in 1992 and gained dual citizenship in 2002. In addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Craig Kirkland, Immediate Past Chair
Craig Kirkland, Executive Vice President / Director of Retail Banking, heads up Nevada State Bank's retail branch system. A graduate of Occidental College and a 2013 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, he has more than 28 years of experience in banking, including positions as branch manager, regional manager, and division manager. Kirkland is an active participant in a number of local volunteer projects. He has served on the board for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, as Vice President and currently as the Secretary/Treasurer, since 2008, currently serves on the Henderson Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the Henderson Chamber executive board, and the Nevada Banker’s Association board.