Connie Yeh, Board President and Treasurer
Connie Yeh is the Founder of 9th Bridge School and heads the Education Initiative at Downtown Project. Previously she traded equity derivatives on Wall Street for seven years. She earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Milo Kostelecky, Board Secretary
Milo Kostelecky, a lifelong Las Vegas resident, possesses a unique insight into the Las Vegas market. Born, raised and educated within the Las Vegas Valley, he is highly attuned to the changing business climate within the community. The son of a successful Las Vegas restaurateur, he graduated from Bishop Gorman High and received a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University. Mr. Kostelecky is currently involved with several charities including the Las Vegas Children’s Foundation, Shane Victorino Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. Recently, Mr. Kostelecky purchased the Las Vegas Film Festival and holds the position of Festival Director.
John Tippins, Board Member
John Tippins is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Northcap, a real estate company focused on acquisition, brokerage, and property management. In 2009 he was named “Top 40 Under 40″ by In Business Las Vegas, and in 2014 John was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Commercial Marketing Group.
John currently serves on the boards of the UNLV College of Business, the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, 9th Bridge School, One Drop Committee, and the Fremont Street East Entertainment District, in addition to being a member of the UNLV President’s Inner Circle, the UNLV Advisory Board, and the steering committee for housing for the City of Las Vegas. He is also an adjunct professor at UNLV.
John graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.A. in Marketing. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Leadership Las Vegas program through the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.