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Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Announces Two New Board Members

Latoya Holman and Rick Darnold, EMBA, CPA join board of directors

LAS VEGAS (August 13, 2020) Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors.

Joining the board are Latoya Holman and Rick Darnold, EMBA, CPA. In addition to serving on the board of directors, Darnold will serve on the Finance Committee. These appointments bring GSSNV’s total board membership to 18.

“Latoya and Rick’s expertise and experience strengthens GSSNV’s commitment to continue 88 years of serving all girls in our community. The energy and passion they bring to our board will allow us to further develop strategies that serve girls, volunteers, alumnae, and supporters,” said Kimberly Trueba, GSSNV CEO.

Latoya Holman is the Director of Community Outreach for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation, which fundraises to support the families of fallen officers, provides community safety programs aimed at reducing crime and strengthening the relationship between the community and police officers, provides equipment and technology, and provides advanced training for police officers. In addition to her work with the LVMPD Foundation, Holman is a founding member of the Human Rights Campaign Las Vegas (HRC). HRC is the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the country with more than 4 million members. Latoya has served on the board in numerous capacities for over 15 years. She currently serves as a member of the HRC National Board of Governors and is a member of the National Executive Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), lending her voice as a proud African-American ally, businesswoman and advocate to the Equality Movement. With a passion for civil rights, Holman has worked with Project REAL and serves as a leader and communications advisor to the NAACP President of the Las Vegas Chapter #1111. In addition, Latoya is the chairwoman of the Discovery Children’s Museum Diversity Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council. Holman is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, a historically black university.  

Rick Darnold, EMBA, CPA is currently a professor in the UNLV Lee Business School teaching business writing and communications to undergraduate juniors and seniors. Previously with the Boyd Gaming Corporation, Darnold’s tenure spanned over 30 years with his initial role as Director of Financial Reporting. He subsequently held a variety of leadership roles and promotions including Vice President of Tax and Financial Administration, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, and Senior Vice President of Business Improvement. As Chair of the American Gaming Association’s Finance and Tax Committee, Darnold led industry efforts regarding certain key tax issues that faced the gaming and hospitality industry. After Darnold spent more than a decade in Boyd’s finance department, he moved to operations, leading the sourcing and supply chain operations which supported all of Boyd’s properties throughout the U.S. Darnold also oversaw design and construction of Boyd’s commercial laundry facility which was the first LEED certified laundry in the country and services all of the company’s properties in Southern Nevada. Following, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Improvement and led the reorganization of Boyd’s business model to a centralized, shared services model. Darnold also helped lead the acquisition and transition of five major properties in four states located in the Midwest and East Coast. In recent years, Darnold has been appointed as a Trustee of the Culinary Workers of Southern Nevada Pension Trust and the Clark County School District Bond Oversight Committee. In addition to serving on the GSSNV board of directors and finance committee, Darnold also serves on the UNLV Lee Business School Executive Advisory Board. Additionally, Rick and his wife, Krista, have been longtime supporters of United Way of Southern Nevada, along with serving as judges annually for The Smith Center’s Heart of Education Awards. During the current pandemic, they have committed weekly as Delivering with Dignity Food Hero’s. Darnold holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNLV.

About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada:

Founded on April 14, 1932 in Boulder City, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSSNV focuses on four key pillars: STEAM Education, Outdoor Experiences, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities. GSSNV serves the four Southern-most counties in Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, & Esmeralda, as well as the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino (eastern border).

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Linda Bridges
Chief Communications Officer

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