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“Dream It Do It Nevada not only gave me a vision for my future, they showed me how to get there.”

Spencer Wright Right Skills Now Graduate, Western Nevada College

Dream It Do It Nevada is the result of collaborative efforts from five spheres of influence: industry, education, economic development, workforce development and political/civic leaders (or, as we like to call them, the “Big Five”).

The involvement of each one of the Big 5 is critical to our success. That’s why Dream It Do It Nevada is guided by a dedicated team of experienced leaders and board members with rich professional and personal histories across all five sectors.

Leadership Team


Board of Directors

Rob Hooper, President/Treasurer
Executive Director
Northern Nevada Development Authority
704 W. Nye Lane, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89703

Jim Flemming, Vice President
Plant Manager
GE Energy
1631 Bently Parkway South
Minden, NV 89410

Beth Wells, Secretary
Executive Director
Gathering Genius, Inc.
P.O. Box 9144
Reno, NV 89507

Collie L. Hutter
Click Bond, Inc.
2151 Lockheed Way
Carson City, NV 89706

Frank Woodbeck
Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation
2800 East St. Louis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Ray Bacon
Executive Director
Nevada Manufacturers Association
963 Topsy Lane, #306-182
Carson City, NV 89705

Carol Lucey
Western Nevada College
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703

Alan Jurkonis
American AVK Company
2155 Meridian Blvd.
Minden, NV 89423

Mike Jackson
1555 Forest Way
Carson City, NV 89706

Michael Skaggs
Deputy Director
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
808 West Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89703

Statewide Partners

The Nevada Manufacturers Association
The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, & Rehabilitation
The Nevada System of Higher Education
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Governor Brian Sandoval
U.S. Senator Harry Reid
U.S. Senator Dean Heller