Las Vegas

Founded in 2020

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AIER’s Bastiat Society program provides a platform for scholars and policy experts to share their insights and experiences with the general business community. Our events address sound economic principles, personal freedom, and opportunities created through markets.

Chapter Director

Michael J. Kurcab is the owner of Las Vegas-based Independence Financial Coaching and he has been a Hospitality Technology/Business Development Professional for over 20 years. A champion of free markets, individual liberty, and personal responsibility, Michael is proud to be able to bring Nevada businesses together to promote these ideas through the Bastiat Society of Las Vegas. Michael is also acting interim Secretary of the Board. Michael holds a degree in Audio Engineering and Acoustics. In 2008, Michael began studying Economics & Business through programs offered by The Foundation of Economic Education and the College of Southern Nevada.

Board of Directors

Jeff Johns, Vice Chairman of the Board, is a Las Vegas business leader that has built a reputation as an innovator of complex systems in various industries. In his focus on hospitality technology, he has designed and delivered successful solutions for guest room automation, energy management, IPTV, networking and infrastructure. Previous to working with hotel technology, he was instrumental in designing the core systems of online real estate applications that grew to become Realtor.com and other platforms.
He is currently the Vice President of Sales and Partnerships at Tangerine Global, with responsibilities of launching and growing a Managed Service program for GPON networking and other IP-connected devices for hotels, MDU and commercial buildings.
Johns holds a degree in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from University of California Berkeley, with a focus on East Asian Countries and Economies.

Keith Wright, Treasurer of the Board, is currently the President and General Manager of the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas. He has been in the Entertainment and Hospitality Industry for over 30 years, working for companies like Caesars Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil and Harrah’s Entertainment. Keith’s primary focus has been Senior Technical Management for Live Production Shows.
Keith has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Media Communications.

Cameron Belt is currently a Territory Analytics Manager with Lyft where he focuses his attention on Growth and Profitability of the Rockies and Southwest regions. His background combines experience in research, applied economics, and business analytics/intelligence. Previously, Cameron worked for Uber as an Operations Strategy Manager. He has worked within the economic policy/research sector for RCG Economics, LLC, the University of Nevada Center for Economic Development and the Nevada Policy Research Institute. Cameron holds a M.A. in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno. His research and writings have appeared at the Heritage Foundation, Liberty.me, Laissez Faire Bookclub, and have been cited in the WSJ. As a speaker, Cameron has presented at multiple conferences/conventions including: the Austrian Economics Research Conference and the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) Conference.

Jennie West is the owner of the Las Vegas-based event company, Peaceful Events and has been in business for five years. She has been a leader in the event and hospitality industry for over 15 years. As a woman business owner, she feels that the Bastiat Society of Las Vegas, that seeks to empower all individuals regardless of gender or race, is a great organization to support the endeavors of women-owned businesses and all other like-minded business owners. Jennie has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Nevada Las Vegas

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Chapter Membership Options

Founding Member: $1,000 / person (One Time)
Benefits
2 Free Drinks at Post Meeting Receptions
Invitation to Holiday Party
Founder Name Badge
A Copy of The Law By Frederic Bastiat
Choice of AIER Silk Neck Tie or Bow Tie

Supporter Membership: $100/ Yr
Benefits
2 Free Drinks at Post Meeting Receptions
Invitation to Holiday Party
Supporter Name Badge
A Copy of The Law by Frederic Bastiat

Basic Membership: $25 / Yr
1 Free Drink at Post Meeting Receptions
Invitation to Holiday Party
Member Name Badge

Sponsorship Opportunities
Local businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor meetings and events. Sponsorships will be on an annual basis.

Annual Chapter Sponsorship: $500
Sponsorship benefits include:
One Supporter Membership Level in the Chapter for the Sponsor
Sponsor Recognition at each meeting
Advertising permission at events

Contact Information

Managing Director: Michael Kurcab
Email: [email protected]

Las Vegas, Nevada