Miles DicksonBoard Chair
Miles Dickson is a third-generation Las Vegan with expertise and practical insight in the areas of government and public affairs, public policy, strategy, social responsibility, and organizational development. His skillfulness in consortium development, analysis, and project management allows him to help clients make the most of their engagement efforts, develop sustainable internal capacity, and create value for their organizations and communities.
As a Principal with Las Vegas-based management consulting firm The JABarrett Company, Miles serves as a senior advisor and project manager for clients spanning the private, public, and social sectors.
His unique experience includes past positions with: Three Square, Southern Nevada’s food bank and distribution hub; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.; and Moonridge Group, a philanthropic advising firm that assists individuals, corporations, and nonprofits in developing and managing their charitable investments. Prior to law school, Miles spent more than seven years in the golf industry, including nearly three years as the director of a sales and wholesale operation.
He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he received the Dean’s Award and was selected to deliver his class’s commencement address. He also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, with a minor in Business Law, from UNLV. Miles’ work and community involvement have been profiled in VEGAS Magazine, multiple UNLV publications, and Vegas SEVEN, which named him to its annual Most Intriguing People list. He currently serves on the Boyd School of Law Dean’s Advisory Council, Regional Advisory Board for Teach for America Las Vegas Valley, and on the Board of Directors for Opportunity 180.
Francisco Aguilar serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chief Operations Officer for Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School. He is also General Counsel for Crest Insurance Group. Francisco formerly served as General Counsel for Agassi Graf, the management company for Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. Prior to Agassi Graf, Francisco served as Special Counsel to the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, and as a lawyer for the parent company of the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, KSNV Channel 3 and 16 other NBC affiliates.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting, MBA and J.D. all from The University of Arizona. Francisco is a member of the Nevada, California, and Arizona Bars. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Sletten Construction Company, the Las Vegas Bowl, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers Law College Board of Visitors, the University of Arizona Foundation National Leadership Council and the Marshall Foundation in Tucson, Arizona. Nevada Governors Jim Gibbons and Brian Sandoval appointed Francisco to the Nevada Athletic Commission which regulates boxing and mixed martial arts where he served for eight years. He served two years as Chairman.
Since graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in History and Social Justice, Niko Centeno-Monroy has pursued a career in education and has worked as an educator in various capacities for the Clark County School District and the non-profit sector. During that time, he also earned his Master’s in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Niko currently works as a college advisor and curriculum lead for the Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas at Chaparral High School, where he has the privilege to work with an amazing and resilient group of students. In his free time, Niko loves to spend time with his partner and his dog Shadow, explore and connect with the local Arts Community, and train and run for races.
Monica Moradkhan joined Wynn Resorts in November, 2017 as Vice President of Community Relations. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s long-term community engagement strategy and objectives. Prior to her role at Wynn, Monica was Director of Development and External Relations for UNLV’s Division of Student Affairs, and previously served as Executive Director of a state legislative caucus shepherding legislation on public safety, housing, economic development and taxation throughout three Nevada Legislative sessions.
During her undergraduate studies, Monica participated in a tourism conference in Finland that fueled her passion for the tourism and hospitality industry. Monica holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Over the past two decades Monica has built a “second career” of volunteerism and service for the Greater Las Vegas community. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Opportunity 180, she also serves on the Las Vegas Leadership Foundation, participates in the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality student mentor program, co-chairs The Shade Tree’s Development Committee and is an active member of St. Joseph Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church.