Presenting Sponsors

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Ruby Sponsors


Cisco Systems, Inc.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Sapphire Sponsors

CES Produced by Consumer Technology Association
Harsch Investment Properties
The Molasky Group


Allegiant Air
American Gaming Association
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Boyd Gaming
Cox Business
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Pavilion Event Services
PENTA Building Group

Tito Tiberti

Kaercher Insurance
Sherman & Howard, LLC
Howard Hughes Corporation
McCarran International Airport
The Midby Companies

Dana and Gregory
T.H. Lee

Office Max/Office Depot
William Hill
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Greenberg Traurig
Color Reflections
Wynn Las Vegas
Cragin & Pike
Scientific Games
Bell Limousine
AWG Ambassador
Raising Cane's
Destinations By Design
Real Alkalized Water
Helix Electric
Clark County Fire Department
About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. Learn more at

About Las Vegas

As the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is a city that is constantly reinventing itself to provide innovative ways to impress its visitors. Beyond the 24-hour-a-day casino excitement, there are restaurants directed by renowned chefs, as well as major sporting events, headline concerts and immersive shows. Today, the city is also recognized as the world’s premier meetings destination. Along with the more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space, over 150,000 hotel rooms, and hosting experts at the ready for groups of all sizes and descriptions, there is growing evidence that Las Vegas is one of the most effective places to conduct business, with events held in Las Vegas enjoying increased attendance. There is also an array of shopping centers along the iconic Strip, along with live music at Downtown’s Fremont Street Experience. Whether travel or business, it’s a city designed to make anything and everything possible.

About the LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and almost 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to or

About the CPD

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States’ presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all of the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
To meet its ongoing goal of educating voters, the CPD is engaged in various activities beyond producing and sponsoring the presidential debates. Its staff prepares educational materials and conducts research to improve the quality of debates.

Further, the CPD provides technical assistance to emerging democracies and others interested in establishing debate traditions in their countries. In recent years, the staff worked with groups from Bosnia, Burundi, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Haiti, Jamaica, Lebanon, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and the Ukraine, among others. Finally, the CPD coordinates post-debate symposia and research after many of its presidential forums: 1996 Post-Debate Symposium, 1992 Post-Debate Research, 1988 Post-Debate Symposium.

Las Vegas 2016 Presidential Debate Committee

Steering Committee

Rossi Ralenkotter, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President/CEO (Co-Chair)
Dr. Len Jessup, University of Nevada, Las Vegas President (Co-Chair)
Donald D. Snyder, Community Advocate
Kristin McMillan, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO
Charles Bowling, Mandalay Bay President and Chief Operating Officer
Maurice Wooden, Wynn Las Vegas/Encore President
Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming President and CEO
George Markantonis, The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo President/Chief Operating Officer
Shaundell Newsome, Sumnu Marketing Founder
Rosemary Vassiliadis, McCarran International Airport/Clark County Director of Aviation
Randy Garcia, The Investment Counsel Company of Nevada CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Kevin J. Page, Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education
Radha Chanderraj, Chanderraj Law Offices Principal
Rob Roy, Switch Founder and CEO
Virginia Valentine, Nevada Resort Association President
Sig Rogich, The Rogich Communications Group President
Billy Vassiliadis, R&R Partners CEO and Principal
Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D., Director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Operations Subcommittee

Gerry Bomotti, UNLV Sr. VP of Finance and Business
Cathy Tull, LVCVA SVP of Marketing
Valarie Segarra, LVCVA Senior Director of Industry Relations
Mike Newcomb, Thomas & Mack Center Executive Director

Communications Subcommittee

Vince Alberta, UNLV Sr. AVP of Marketing/Communications
Jeremy Handel, LVCVA Sr. Director of Communications
Catherine Cole, R&R Partners Director of Public Affairs
Rachel Wilkinson, The Rogich Communications Group Director of Communications
Cara Clarke, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce AVP of Communications
Tony Allen, UNLV Director of Media Relations
Nikki Troxclair, UNLV AVP of University Communications

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