2016 Hall of Fame Honoree
Todd is currently the President of Tapdot LLC, where he consults with organizations on a wide variety of expertise including technology, leadership, and philanthropy. He also continues to help many small non-profits who struggle with technology needs.
Todd spent over 16 years with The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation as the Director of Information and Technology, where he was proud to play a part in over two billion dollars in philanthropic giving. He also spent time as Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) instructing at The Leaning Center of Las Vegas. He really enjoyed teaching others to become Microsoft Certified System Engineers (MCSE). Prior to that, He was a network engineer at Cardinal Health and Coast Resorts. He helped design and implement the network infrastructure for Coast Resorts and built The Orleans Hotel & Casino. He also created an online series of videos instructing installation and maintenance of a Microsoft Windows Server environment that sold over 25,000 copies.
Todd is proudly part of the Leadership Las Vegas class of 007 through the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. He has served on many committees over the years as well as chairing and co-chairing Community Safety Net Day. He has been the Co-Chair for the Focus Las Vegas program for the last 2 years. He also created and maintains the online Leadership Las Vegas Alumni Directory at http://llvdirectory.com. He continues to work with the program as an active alumni, and really enjoys the program and the people in it immensely.
Todd also gives back his time and talents to non-profits in the Las Vegas Community such as Communities in Schools, Junior Achievement, Make-A-Wish, Boys and Girls Club, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, and Project Real. He also created an online event guest check in system that is used by Junior Achievement for their annual Admire and Inspire breakfast and Communities in Schools for their annual Harvest for Hope event. Todd has been involved with Summerlin Rotary for the last 8 years and helps them regularly with their technology needs for their events.
Todd is married to his wife Tiffany and has three wonderful children and one awesome granddaughter. He moved to Las Vegas in January 1994 from Livonia Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Western Michigan University. Las Vegas is his home and he truly loves the city and the community.
Each Leadership class has its own story to tell, including those of game-changing, community-driven class projects that continue to benefit Southern Nevada on several different levels. Some of these projects continue to have a positive impact in our community today. Here are just a few:
Centennial License Plate Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2001
The centennial license plate, a commemorative icon of Las Vegas' rich history, has generated millions of dollars in revenue, which to this day still funds historic presentations and celebrations, such as the Helldorado Days parade and walking tours.
Lincoln Elementary School Endorsement Leadership North Las Vegas, Class of 2012
The class adopted this at-risk school and addressed resource issues, such as basic school supplies and uniforms. In addition, the class hosted a teacher appreciation lunch with prize drawings and a Career Day for the students featuring the class member industries.
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Renovations Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2007
Recognizing a need in the community for additional housing, the class picked up their tools and renovated condominium unis to help homeless youth in the Valley.
DJs for PJs Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2003
After visiting a facility and identifying a strong need for underprivileged children to have pajamas and comfort, this annual event brings together some of the community's most recognizable DJs and other celebrities for a donation drive, as well as 5K/1 mile run/walk.
The Shade Tree's Children Activity Center Leadership North Las Vegas, Class of 2013
The class volunteers once a month, as well as purchases items on the Center's urgent needs list. The class assists with tutoring during their one-year commitment to the shelter.