C-SUITE: John Guedry, CEO, Bank of Nevada

Q: What are you reading?

A: “God’s Answers for Today’s Problems: Proverbs (The New Inductive Study Series).”

Q: What is your favorite restaurant?

A: I have several. I like to eat at Trattoria Reggiano in Downtown Summerlin, Marche Bacchus in Desert Shores on the lake, Mon Ami Gabi on the Strip and anything Wolfgang Puck.

Q: Where do you like to take clients for lunch?

A: Panevino. It’s in the Marnell Center south of the airport and has great food, is centrally located, is easy to get to from anywhere in the valley and has great views of the Strip and airport.

Q: Where do you work out or play your favorite sport?

A: My favorite workout is on my road bicycle at Red Rock Loop or the Mountain Trial Loop on Mount Charleston. I also enjoy riding my bicycle to and from Bank of Nevada.

Q: How do you decompress after a hard week?

A: By spending time with my family, daughters, grandsons and wife and also riding my bicycle. I also enjoy gardening with my wife, and can find solace in cleaning the pool.

Q: What’s the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years?

A: The education system and our ability to produce graduates in K-12, as well as higher education, that are prepared to meet current and future workforce needs. If we can get this right we will be able to effectively diversify business and industry. If not, we will continue to see critical negative economic impacts, i.e. job losses, income declines and reduced funding to state and local governments to support social and community services during normal economic cycles.

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