About Your Las Vegas RMA Board

David R Navarro

David R. Navarro

President, Young Professionals Committee Chair

David R. Navarro, CRC, is a Las Vegas native born and raised. He joined the Board in May of 2015, and currently works with US Bank’s Emerging Business Group as a Senior Commercial Relationship Manager, Vice President. David has several years of commercial banking experience, all in Las Vegas. 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. David provides his expertise in commercial banking for a wide variety of businesses and industries.

He is a proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, holding his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting. He is currently a committee member on the RMA’s National Academic Committee which seeks to advance the relationship between industry professionals and universities in the United States and Canada. He also serves on the Communications and Education Committee for the Nevada Bankers Association which is an organization that promotes the awareness and advancement of the banking industry in Nevada. David has been involved with the following organizations: Vegas Young Professionals, Toastmasters International, and Junior Achievement.

Outside of work David enjoys spending time with his wife, Marvelyn, and their young daughter, Mia Isabella. In his spare time his hobbies include working out, running, volunteering, traveling, going to concerts, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.

David C Williams

David C. Williams

Current Past President 

David C. Williams joined the RMA Board in Summer 2010. A former commercial (trust department, real estate lending/REO and credit analysis) and investment banker (equity research) both in the US and abroad, his consulting firm Explorateur Ventures, Ltd advises startup and growth-oriented companies with a finance and operations emphasis. Since 2009 he is an Adjunct Faculty member at UNLV, where he teaches at the Lee Business School and Boyd Law School, in entrepreneurship with a finance and management focus. He is a CPA in the States of Nevada and Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Kansas and MBA in Finance and International Business from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas. Dave is a Life Member of both universities’ alumni associations.

He has been a resident of Las Vegas since early 2006 and is active in the community. An avid outdoor and fitness enthusiast, Dave has completed the Las Vegas and St George, Utah marathons.

Paola Gonzalez

Paola Gonzalez

Treasurer

Paola Gonzalez. She is a Business Development Officer for Nevada State Development Corporation. Paola started her banking career in 1996 at a regional bank in retail banking. The last ten years she has focused on commercial lending. She is a graduate of UNLV with a degree in Finance and recently graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, WA. Paola also served in the past as the President of the RMA Las Vegas Chapter.

Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart

Membership Committee Chair

Bob Stewart. Bob Stewart is an Assistant Vice President with First American Title Insurance Company. He works in the Sales and Marketing Division focusing on Commercial and Residential lenders. Bob started his career in title and escrow in 2001 when he joined Nevada Title Company which was recently purchased by First American Title Insurance Company.  Prior to coming to Nevada Title Company, Bob was a licensed insurance agent in California and Nevada.

Bob has made Southern Nevada his home since 1994. He is involved in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization, ALS of Nevada (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Nevada. Bob is a Past President of the RMA Las Vegas Chapter.

Bob and his wife Gay enjoy scuba diving, traveling, boating and motorcycle riding.

Candace C. Carlyon, Esq

Candace C. Carlyon, Esq.

Programs Committee

Candace C. Carlyon, Esq., is a partner at the law firm of Morris, Polich & Purdy, with offices in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Ms. Carlyon is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (BA, magna cum laude, 1982) and Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1985). She served as a law clerk to Nevada Supreme Court Justice Cliff Young. Ms. Carlyon is a frequent author and lecturer and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute; was the 2014 president of the American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys; and has served as a chair of the Nevada State Bar Bankruptcy Section.  She also serves as a short trial judge and is a past Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge. Ms. Carlyon has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of bankruptcy since 1994, and has held an “A-V” rating, the highest available, from Martindale-Hubbell, since 1989. She has been a member of the Nevada Bar since 1986 and a member of the California Bar since 1985. She is also a RMA Las Vegas Chapter Past President.

Jodi Johnson

Jodi Johnson

Secretary, Chapter Administrator Communications Committee Chair

Jodi Johnson is a Loan Risk Grade Analyst in the Credit Administration Department of Nevada State Bank.  She has been with the Zions Bancorporation family of Banks for 19 years. Jodi graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Rachelle Crupi

Rachelle Crupi

Advisory Board

Rachelle Crupi was born and raised in Las Vegas, a UNLV Finance and Pacific Coast Banking graduate I started my banking career in 1984. Most of my career was in commercial lending focusing on real estate. One of the highlights of my career was being a founding employee at Nevada First Bank (acquired in 2006 by Bank of Nevada), reaching profitability just 6 months after opening. The bank grew to approximately $200 million in assets within the first five years. After leaving Nevada First Bank, I joined BankWest of Nevada, now known as Bank of Nevada as Executive Vice President and Regional President. My first big assignment was to open Bank of Nevada’s new Hualapai location, a stunning building that blends in beautifully with the environment, and which became profitable immediately after opening. During my time at BON I have expanded my job to oversee five additional branches.

Although I really enjoy my banking career, my true passion is volunteer work and travel. Currently I am Board President of The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, Southern Nevada Affiliate. Our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. I am also on the board of the Nevada State Development Corporation, which is a non-profit organization licensed by the SBA to underwrite, process, fund, and service loans through the 504 Loan Program. We have helped nearly 1,500 businesses obtain approximately $1.8 billion in real estate and equipment financing, leading to the creation of approximately 1,900 new jobs. Previous boards have been the Risk Management Association and American Disabilities Association. My husband of ten years (News 3 reporter Steve Crupi) and I have a passion for international travel. We enjoy traveling to Southern Africa to view endangered wildlife and assist with conservation efforts. Traveling outside of the United States helps me to both appreciate what we have here at home, and expand my understanding of how things can be improved for the future.

A few quotes that I enjoy:

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
– From The Great Law of The Iroquois Confederacy

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”
-The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss

Rachelle Crupi

Marcel Bloomer

Advisory Board

Marcel Bloomer is a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the Nevada Market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this capacity, her responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Marcel’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

Bringing 25 years of experience, Marcel joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 1990. She has also served as a Small Business Banking Manager, Consumer Market Manager and Banking Center Manager. Throughout her banking career, Marcel has served mid-sized companies throughout the California and Nevada area to support their commercial banking needs.

 

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities she serves, Marcel volunteers with not-for-profit organizations focused on Education.  Marcel is currently on the Board of the Natural History Museum. Marcel is currently on the Board of the RMA Las Vegas Chapter.  Marcel also partners with Three Square Food Bank which provides food to seniors and children.  Marcel also serves as a mentor for teammates across Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a member and leader.  Marcel currently serves as Co-Chair for Lead in Las Vegas and as the Champion for Business Integration.

Anna Cavalieri

Anna Cavalieri

Advisory Board

Anna is the Business Banking Market Executive for Nevada where she is responsible for the overall performance of all Business Banking activities.

Anna is new to Bank of America. Prior to her new role with Bank of America, Anna had been a Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo in Southern Nevada for the last 12 years. She led a team of  business bankers who worked to satisfy the deposit and lending financial needs of businesses in Southern Nevada. Prior to that position, she had worked in roles with increasing responsibility in the Wells Fargo Business and Government Banking division since the year 2000. In total, she has more than 27 years of experience in the banking industry in Las Vegas. She has also functioned as the Southern Nevada Chapter President of the Risk Management  Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.

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