Director William P. “Bill” Curran
In June 1992, William P. “Bill” Curran joined the Sletten team as an Outside Director for Sletten, Inc.
In 1969, Bill graduates with honors from the University of Minnesota with a degree in political science. In 1972, Bill receives his Juris Doctrine Degree from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law.
After law school, Bill served two years as a law clerk for the Nevada Supreme Court. From 1975 through 1989, he was a member of the Clark County District Attorney's Office, ultimately serving for ten years as County Counsel where he supervised a staff of 22 attorneys and served as Chief Legal Counsel to the Clark County Commission, the Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, McCarran International Airport, the University Medical Center, the Clark County Planning Commission, the Clark County Building Department, the Clark County Public Works Department, the Clark County Sanitation District, the Las Vegas Valley Water District and more than 50 other local governmental entities.
From 1989 to date, Bill has maintained a private law practice and is currently a partner in the firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll LLP with emphasis in administrative, government, gaming, real estate, construction and civil litigation.
Bill is a former chairman of the International Association of Gaming Regulators and the Nevada Gaming Commission. He is the past president of the Nevada Bar Association. Throughout his career, Bill has served as a member of numerous public and charitable organizations including United Way of Southern Nevada, the National District Attorney's Association and the National Association of Counties.
Bill was raised in Minnesota. He has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1974. He and his wife have two sons and a daughter.
Director Ambassador Michael J. Sullivan
In June 2002, Ambassador Michael J. Sullivan became an outside member of the Board of Directors for Sletten, Inc.
Michael J. Sullivan was elected Governor of Wyoming in 1986 in his first political race and was re-elected in 1990. He began his legal career as an associate attorney with the firm of Brown, Drew, Apostolos & Barton, which became Brown, Drew, Apostolos, Massey & Sullivan, where he practiced for 26 years, primarily in the areas of litigation and business.
In 1998, Governor Sullivan was appointed by President Clinton to serve as the United States Ambassador to Ireland and completed his service as Ambassador in June of 2001. Ambassador Sullivan currently serves as Special Counsel with Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP of Denver, Colorado. He opened the firm's Casper office where he works regionally in the areas of mediation, arbitration, public policy, natural resources and developing international business relationships. Ambassador Sullivan is authorized to practice before the courts of Wyoming, the Federal District Court for the District of Wyoming, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Throughout his professional career, Ambassador Sullivan has maintained a high level of involvement in community affairs. He served as Chairman of the Natrona County Hospital Board, the Wyoming Board of Bar Examiners and the Western Governors' Association. He co-chaired the Alliance for Acid Rain Control and chaired the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
Additionally, Ambassador Sullivan served on the National Governors' Association's Executive Board, directing its Natural Resources Committee, School Years Action Team, and the Indian Gaming Working Group. Special honors include the Wyoming National Guard's Distinguished Service Medal, the University of Wyoming Outstanding Alumnus Award, and the Wyoming Heritage Society's Award of Merit.
Ambassador Sullivan received a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Juris Doctor of Law Degree with honors from the University of Wyoming. In 1996 he held a fellowship at the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is married to the former Jane Metzler of Powell, Wyoming and has three children.
Director General Lance W. Lord
In June 2006, General Lance W. Lord became an outside member of the Board of Directors for Sletten, Inc.
Retired General Lance W. Lord was Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He was responsible for the development, acquisition and operation of the Air Force's space and missile systems. The General oversaw a global network of satellite command and control, communications, missile warning and launch facilities, and ensured the combat readiness of America's intercontinental ballistic missile force. He directed more than 39,700 space professionals who provided combat forces and capabilities to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command.
General Lord entered the Air Force in 1969 as a graduate of the Otterbein College ROTC program. He completed a series of Air Staff and Department of Defense-level assignments in strategic missiles after serving four years of Minuteman II ICBM alert duty. He directed the Ground-Launched Cruise Missile Program Management Office in Europe. He was a Military Assistant to the Director of Net Assessment with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and represented the Air Force as a research associate in international security affairs at Ohio State University.
General Lord commanded two ICBM wings in Wyoming and North Dakota. In California he commanded a space wing responsible for satellite launch and ballistic missile test launch operations. He served as Director of Plans and as Vice Commander for Headquarters Air Force Space Command.
The general led Air Force education and training as Commandant of Squadron Officer School, Commander of 2nd Air Force, Commander of Air University and Director of Education for Air Education and Training Command. Prior to assuming his current position, General Lord was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff for Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
General Lord has received the following major awards and decorations: Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars, and Humanitarian Service Medal.
Additionally the general's other achievements include:1988 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., 1999 Gen. Thomas D. White Space Trophy, Air Force Association, 2003 Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Fellow Award, Air Force Association, Northern Utah Chapter, 2003 Distinguished Achievement Award, Air Force Association, Tennessee Ernie Ford Chapter, 2004 Gen. James V. Hartinger Award, National Defense Industrial Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2004 Gen. Jimmy Doolittle Fellow Award, Air Force Association, Iron Gate Chapter, 2004 Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Award, Air Force Association, Los Angeles Chapter, 2005 Space Champion Award, National Defense Industrial Association, and 2006 Order of the Sword, Air Force Space Command .
Director Richard J. Morgan
Richard Morgan has been the Dean and Professor of Law with the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas since September 1997. Richard received his Juris Doctor from UCLA, School of Law in 1971 Order of the Coif UCLA Law Review Faculty nominee for the William O. Douglas Supreme Court Clerkship Recipient of the faculty award for best business law student. He achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1967 Tower and Flame Honor Society Undergraduate scholarship recipient.
Mr. Morgan is currently a member of Clark County Legal Services Board of Directors, Clark County Bar Foundation Board of Directors, Lied Real Estate Institute Board of Directors, Salvation Army Board, State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors, and Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College.
Mr. Morgan currently serves as vice chair of the Aruze Corporation compliance committee and as chair of the Cantor Fitzgerald Compliance Committee. In addition, he serves on the compliance committee of MGM Mirage Corporation.
Director Lawrence H. Hayward
Lawrence H. Hayward is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Leslie's Poolmart, Inc., the world's largest Retailer of Swimming Pool Supplies with 689 stores operating in 35 states coast to coast in the United States.
He joined the Company in January 2000 as President and Chief Executive Officer and assumed the additional role of Chairman of the Board in September 2000. Prior to joining Leslie's, Mr. Hayward served as President of ABCO Desert Markets, a food and drug retailer located in Arizona. From 1995 until 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carr Gottstein Foods Co., Alaska's largest food and drug retailer and wholesale provider.
From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Hayward held other senior level positions at Buttrey Food and Drug Company, one of the leading food & drug retailers in the Northwest. From 1981 until 1990 he served in various corporate positions at American Stores Company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Hayward currently serves on the Board of Directors of Petco Animal Supplies, one of the nation's leading Pet Supply retailers headquartered in San Diego, CA.
In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Paradigm Project, innovating sustainable social, environmental and economic change. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix. Larry, his wife Sheree, and three children reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.