The Mob Museum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, boasts a highly respected Board of Directors including professionals from local and state government, law enforcement, the judicial system, media and the business community.
Jeffrey A. Silver – Chair
James F. (Jim) Germain – Vice Chair
Nancy B. Rapoport – Secretary
Nancy B. Rapoport is the Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics in the Lee Business School at UNLV. After receiving her B.A., summa cum laude, from Rice University in 1982 and her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1985, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then practiced law (primarily bankruptcy law) with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco from 1986-1991. She started her academic career at The* Ohio State University College of Law in 1991, and she moved from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure in 1995 to Associate Dean for Student Affairs (1996) and Professor (1998) (just as she left Ohio State to become Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law). She served as Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law from 1998-2000. She then served as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center from July 2000-May 2006 and as Professor of Law from June 2006-June 2007, when she left to join the faculty at Boyd. She served as Interim Dean of Boyd from 2012-2013, as Senior Advisor to the President of UNLV from 2014-2015, as Acting Executive Vice President & Provost from 2015-2016, as Acting Senior Vice President for Finance and Business (for July and August 2017), and as Special Counsel to the President from May 2016-June 2018.
Her specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, law firm behavior, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture. Among her published works are CORPORATE SCANDALS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS 3D (Nancy B. Rapoport and Jeffery D. Van Niel, eds. West Academic 2018), which addresses the question of why we never seem to learn from prior corporate scandals, LAW SCHOOL SURVIVAL MANUAL: FROM LSAT TO BAR EXAM, co-authored with Jeffrey D. Van Niel (Aspen Publishers 2010), and LAW FIRM JOB SURVIVAL MANUAL: FROM FIRST INTERVIEW TO PARTNERSHIP, also co-authored with Jeffrey D. Van Niel (Wolters Kluwer 2014). She is admitted to the bars of the states of California, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, and Nevada and of the United States Supreme Court. In 2001, she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and in 2002, she received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Rice University. In 2017, she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi (Chapter 100). She is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum). She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. In 2009, the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel presented her with the Public Service Counsel Award at the 4th Annual Counsel of the Year Awards. In 2017, she received the Commercial Law League of America’s Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy, and in 2018, she was one of the recipients of the NAACP Legacy Builder Awards (Las Vegas Branch #1111). She has served as the fee examiner or as chair of the fee review committee in such large chapter 11 cases as Toys R Us, Caesars, Station Casinos, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Mirant.
She has also appeared in the Academy Award®-nominated movie, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia Pictures 2005) (as herself). Although the movie garnered her a listing in www.imdb.com, she still hasn’t been able to join the Screen Actors Guild. In her spare time, she competes, pro-am, in American Rhythm and American Smooth ballroom dancing with her teacher, Sergei Shapoval. In 2014, she won the national U.S. Open Pro/Am Rising Star American Smooth Competition B Division, and in 2017, she came in 2nd in the “C” Open to the World Pro/Am American Style 9-Dance Championship. The most interesting thing about her is that she is married to a former Marine Scout-Sniper.
Chelle Adams – Treasurer
Board of Directors
Audry J. Batiste
Honorable Richard H. Bryan
Paul Camacho is the Vice President of Casino Compliance for San Manuel Casino. Paul previously served as the Special Agent in Charge for the Las Vegas Field Office of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) directing investigations of all IRS CI special agents in Utah and Nevada. Over the course of his career in IRS CI, Paul has overseen sophisticated investigations involving drug trade organizations, embezzlement, large scale fraud schemes, money laundering, offshore abusive schemes, prostitution, public corruption, tax evasion and terrorist financing. Paul received the highest honor given to IRS CI employees, the Elmer Lincoln Irey Distinguished Service Award. Paul’s research into America’s battle of organized crime and corruption ultimately led to the discovery of significant historical documents and artifacts that are now on display at The Mob Museum.
Krista J. Darnold is passionate about the arts & culture, education and the wellbeing of others. As a community-wide ambassador, she has established strong roots representing numerous organizations tied to her passions.
In addition to the Mob Museum’s board, Krista also serves on the Vegas Chamber’s Leadership Las Vegas Council and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts President’s Advisory Council.
Krista has been a longstanding leadership member of both United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women United and the Junior League of Las Vegas. She is also a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2005 where she met her husband, Rick, a gaming executive and native Las Vegan. Shortly after they wed, they both graduated from the LVMPD Citizen’s Police Academy.
Prior to arriving in Las Vegas, she held sales and marketing positions with companies such as ESPN, AT&T and One America. Krista moved to Las Vegas in 2002 to join an international design firm as director of business development. She has served as the director of corporate partnerships at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and vice president of member engagement and partnerships with the Vegas Chamber. She also led fundraising and community outreach efforts surrounding the 2016 Final Presidential Debate in collaboration with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Most recently, she held the position of industry relations senior director for the LVCVA having represented the organization as the liaison to external industry organizations. Additionally, she led collaborations between internal divisions and external business partners to support the goals of the LVCVA.
Krista has been recognized by community leaders as a champion for others, for her passion and enthusiasm in meaningful work with purposeful connections. She now spends a good part of her time with the helpers and healers of the Las Vegas community. She leads the Jameson Fellowship program in partnership with the Moonridge Group and founder, Gard Jameson.
Raised in Wichita, Kansas, Krista holds a degree from the University of Kansas.
Carolyn Goodman (Ex-Officio), Mayor
Oscar B. Goodman
Christopher L. Kaempfer
John H. Mowbray
Valerie A. Murzl
Edward J. (Ted) Quirk
Robert A. Stoldal
During his career as a journalist, Robert Stoldal served as a reporter, television news anchor, creator and manager of a 24-hour Las Vegas cable news operation, and as the News Director of a statewide Nevada television news system.As a journalist, Stoldal has covered Las Vegas and the state of Nevada starting as Director of News for KLAS radio in 1965 and continues today as President of the Board of Nevada Independent. In 1967, Stoldal was hired as a reporter and anchor at KLAS-TV, Channel 8 and a year later was promoted to News Director. That same year 1968, industrialist Howard Hughes purchased KLAS-TV. In 1978, KLAS was sold to Landmark Communications. During his tenure as News Director, United Press International honored KLAS as having the “Best Newscast in America.” In April 1998, he launched Las Vegas ONE, a 24-hour local news television operation and promoted to Vice President for KLAS overseeing all of its news operations. Stoldal has produced several award winning documentaries including “Mob on the Run,” a detailed look at the history of organized crime in Las Vegas. In 2005, Stoldal was a recipient of a Peabody Award, as Executive Producer of “Crossfire: Water, Power & Politics” a documentary over water rights in Nevada. In the same year, he was also a recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigate journalism as a producer of series on “Voter Registration Fraud” in Las Vegas. After forty years in broadcast news, Stoldal retired in 2008. However, in 2009 Stoldal came out of retirement and was named Vice President of News for the Sunbelt Corporation. At the request of Jim Rogers, who owned the Sunbelt Corporation and Las Vegas television station KSNV television, Stoldal dramatically expanded the number of daily newscasts. That expansion added five hours of local news to each day. In 2014 at the age of seventy-two, he retired. In 2017 Stoldal became Chairman of the board of The Nevada Independent a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website. In addition, Stoldal currently serves on the boards of several community organizations including Nevada Public Radio’s Citizens Advisory Board, the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, Las Vegas City Historical Preservation Commission, Preserve Nevada and Nevada Commission on Tourism, the National Atomic Testing Museum and the Nevada State Commission on Cultural Affairs and Historic Places. In 2020, Stoldal was the recipient of the “Distinguished Nevadan” award by the University Of Nevada Board Of Regents. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural, and social advancement of Nevada and its people. While at UNLV Stoldal was editor of The Yell, the student newspaper.