Board of Directors

The GLCCNV board of directors is governed by a diverse group of professionals dedicated to promoting diversity awareness, Chamber growth and member opportunities.

 

Executive Board


Dina Proto
President

CEO/Owner, Teazled Greeting Cards
dina@glccnv.org

After spending most of the last 20 years in the healthcare field, primarily as a hospice nurse and emergency room nurse, Dina co-founded Teazled Greeting Cards with her wife Dom. Teazled, a greeting card company whose niche market is traditional greeting cards for non-traditional families, is rooted in the desire to provide traditional greeting cards for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community who have spent years unable to purchase cards that mirrored images and verbiage appropriate to those within the community, their families and friends.

Understanding the benefit of the supplier diversity initiative, Dina sought certification through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.  After realizing, first hand, the direct impact certification had on the ability to grow Teazled Greeting Cards, Dina sought to provide education and outreach to other LGBT business enterprises, allies and corporate partners. That outreach came in the form of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada (GLCCNV). As founder and President of GLCCNV, Dina is committed to serving Nevada business community on both a local and global level, assisting other businesses to experience the same growth opportunities that Teazled has been afforded.

When not sitting at the helm of Teazled or growing awareness for GLCCNV, Dina can still be found practicing the art of nursing. Dina’s favorite time is spent reading with and cooking for her loving and supportive wife Dom, their four children Nikki, JT, Eme and Anthony and her Dad.


 


Gina Webb
Treasurer

CFO, KMG Solutions, Inc.
gina@glccnv.org

Gina Webb co-founded KMG Solutions, Inc. with her partner, Kat Welniak in 2002. KMG is a construction management company for commercial, retail and office developments. KMG’s referral based marketing sytem has allowed KMG the opportunity to build a clientele base nation wide as a results oriented, cost conscience advocate for your project.

On a local level, KMG Solutions, Inc. was the construction management company for the new LGBT center located on Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, NV which opened in 2013. This was an exciting project to work on as it allowed KMG Solutions the professional and personal opportunity to be involved with the LGBT community. Continuing her community involvement Gina has just recently joined the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada as Treasurer. With a Baccalaureate degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law and over 12 years’ experience as an Accountant and Real Estate Investor Gina’s involvement with the Chamber is an organic way to continuing giving back to the community. KMG has also received LGBT certification through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to advance the business on a national scale while promoting diversity awareness.

On a personal note, Gina and her partner Kat have two daughters: McKayla & Justice. When not involved with KMG or running the kids around town, Gina enjoys reading, watching movies and traveling. Her goal is take her family to the Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janero, Brazil.


 

Heather Cox
Heather Cox
Supplier Diversity

COO, Certify My Company
heather@glccnv.org

Within small to medium sized businesses, Heather Cox is an accomplished sales and operations executive with over a decade of experience. Currently, she is Co-founder and COO of Certify My Company, a diversity consultancy. Heather, along with her co-founder,  wanted to be able to help women, minority and LGBT business owners, that qualify; certify their businesses to become part of the ranks and privileges that certification brings.  To those ends, Certify My Company was born with the goal of inspiring and helping diverse businesses grow while having more fun and time doing it. Certify My Company provides the inspiration needed for business owners by helping them get their qualified businesses nationally certified, helping link them with large corporations and each other to increase revenue, connecting them to events and sharing expert knowledge and motivation.Additionally, Certify My Company is the comprehensive resource for Corporate Diversity Managers to grow and reach their diversity goals.

Heather and her team are in a unique position offering the opportunity to liaise between the corporations and their diversity vendors. Heather’s passion for supporting diverse vendors stretches beyond the walls of Certify My Company.  She has been a part of the Steering Committee for the WPEO NY, a member of the WBENC Forum Marketing Committee, Co-Chair of the Each One Reach One Campaign, Served as Vice President of Diversity for the National Association of Women Business Owners, was a member of the Advisory Board for SuperBowl XLVIII and was one of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2014 Pros to Know.

On a more personal note, Heather is the mother of a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy.  When she is not working with diversity business owners, she enjoys sharing not-so-quiet moments with her effervescent little ones.  Her husband, number one fan, and partner in parenthood rounds out the edges of an entrepreneurial life.  In addition, Heather tries to find time for yoga, running, boot-camp and baking.   As a former acro-gymnast, tight rope walker and juggler, she finds exercise helps her balance her life.  Heather earned her BA in Spanish Language from the University of Texas at Austin.