About 300 Stewart Ave

ABOUT 300 STEWART AVENUE CORPORATION

Governing non-profit board comprised of key professionals & influencers in Las Vegas

(LAS VEGAS) — The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is governed by a 501

(c)3 non-profit board, the 300 Stewart Avenue Corporation. Comprised of highly respected professionals from local and state government, law enforcement, the judicial system, media and the business community, the first chair of the board was headed by Ellen Knowlton, former FBI Special Agent in Charge, Las Vegas Division, and a 24-year FBI veteran. The current chair of the board is Jeffrey A. Silver, Esq., community leader and one of Nevada’s pre-eminent gaming law practitioners. They and many of these individuals have first-hand knowledge of organized crime and its impact on Las Vegas.

Incorporated in 2007, the 300 Stewart Avenue Corporation is named for The Mob Museum’s historic address at 300 Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas. Board members have been actively engaged in the planning and development of the Museum since its inception.

The Museum is located in what many consider the ultimate artifact, the former federal courthouse and United States Post Office. Completed in 1933 and listed on the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places, it housed the very courtroom where, in 1950, the seventh in a series of Kefauver hearings was held to expose organized crime in America. Meticulously rehabilitated for The Mob Museum, the building is significant not only for its neo-classical architecture reminiscent of the period in which it was built, but also for the historic events that unfolded inside of it. The Mob Museum is a $42 million construction project funded by the city of Las Vegas and nearly $9 million in historic preservation grants including federal, state and local. In 2018, the Museum completed its largest renovation project to date with the addition of the Crime Lab Experience, Use of Force Training Experience and Organized Crime Today on the first floors. A Prohibition-era exhibition, The Underground, was added in the Museum’s basement where guests are surrounded by artifacts and stories from the Roaring ’20s while they are able to enjoy moonshine or a Prohibition cocktail in our working distillery and speakeasy. Total cost for the renovation project was $9 million.

A key visionary for the project and current 300 Stewart Avenue Corporation board member is former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, a previous go-to defense attorney who made a name for himself representing such reputed mobsters as Meyer Lansky, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro among others.

300 Stewart Avenue Corporation Officers include:

Chair
Jeffrey A. Silver, Esq.

Vice Chair
James F. (Jim) Germain

Secretary
Nancy B. Rapoport

Treasurer
Edward A. Koijane

Board Members:

  • Audry J. Batiste
  • Honorable Richard Bryan
  • Paul Camacho
  • Ron Dondero
  • Jerry Epstein
  • Craig Galati
  • Carolyn Goodman (Ex-Officio), Mayor
  • Oscar B. Goodman
  • Dr. Michael Green
  • Clint Holmes
  • Christopher L. Kaempfer, Esq.
  • Kara Kelley
  • Steven Martinez
  • John Mowbray, Esq.
  • Valerie A. Murzl
  • Edward (Ted) Quirk, Esq.
  • Robert A. Stoldal

Advisory Council:

  • Ellen B. Knowlton- Chair
  • Amy Ayoub – Vice Chair
  • Chelle Adams
  • Peter D. Barton
  • Jan Jones Blackhurst
  • Howard Blank
  • Su Kim Chung
  • Jessica Gabel Cino
  • Keith Copher
  • Nancy Deaner
  • Scott Deitche
  • James Dzurenda
  • J. English
  • Linda Faiss
  • Jan Fedarcyk
  • Alan M. Feldman
  • Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons
  • Betsy Fretwell
  • John Fudenberg
  • Mark Galeotti
  • Jack Garcia
  • Jason Ginoza
  • Ioan Grillo
  • Peter Guzman
  • Daniel W. Hamilton
  • Miguel Hernandez
  • Vernon Johnson
  • Philip J. Kohn
  • Sara Lautzenheiser
  • Scott Lautenhesier
  • Joel D. Lieberman
  • Sheriff Joe Lombardo
  • Sylvia Longmire
  • Ralph Lux
  • J. Maynard
  • Greg McCurdy
  • Randy McLaughlin
  • Governor Bob Miller
  • Kimberly Murga
  • Senator Harry Reid
  • Gus Russo
  • John “Jack” Schibrowsky
  • David Schwartz
  • Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Pat Skorkowsky
  • Michael Sloan
  • William H. Sousa
  • Brian Spellacy
  • Michael Spinetti
  • Tara Sullivan
  • James Taylor
  • Charlene Thornton
  • Rich Weber
  • Claytee White
  • Steve Wolfson
  • Former Sheriff Bill Young

The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world.

With tales so intriguing they need no embellishment, The Mob Museum reveals an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle between organized crime and law enforcement. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits and multi-sensory experiences. The Mob Museum puts the visitor in the middle of the action through high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive, themed environments.

With nearly 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, The Mob Museum also includes a specialty retail store, café, special event areas, educational areas and office space. The visitor begins on the third floor and flows down to the lower floors. It was designed by a world- class team known for other successful museums that serve to reinvigorate communities and neighborhoods, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

About The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. With tales so intriguing they need no embellishment, the Museum reveals an insider’s look at the events and people on both sides of this continuing battle. True stories of Mob history are brought to life via engaging exhibits, interactive experiences, high-tech theater presentations and iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts. For more information, call 702-229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect with us on  Facebook: www.facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

For More Information

Ashley Miller, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales
The Mob Museum 702-724-8612
amiller@themobmuseum.org