Dwight Williams, JD
Kevin G. Bowcutt, PhD
Audrey D. Kania
Steve Lipscomb, JD
Mr. Dorweiler has 50+ years’ experience in Corporate Finance & Credit, Real Estate Development and Hotel Management and Gaming. He joined Round Up Real Estate in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1963 which later expanded into the Hotel Industry opening the Westward Ho Hotel and Casino where he was responsible for the development, growth and supervision of all parts of the business—beginning with 163 rooms and growing to over 1,000 rooms in Las Vegas. Mr. Dorweiler also Supervised the Company’s hotel operations in both Palm Springs and San Diego, California. Mr. Dorweiler was responsible for Gaming Control, Marketing, Promotions, Food and Beverage, Human Resources, and Housekeeping, eventually rising to the position of President. After more than forty years of successful operations on the “Strip” in Las Vegas, Mr. Dorweiler negotiated the sale of the property for what, at the time, was the highest price paid per square foot on the Las Vegas Strip. He retired from active participation in corporate matters in 2006. Mr. Dorweiler immigrated to the United States in August 1951 from Berlin, Germany and settled in Denver, Colorado. He attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
Dwight Williams, JD
Mr. Williams is a consultant on compliance issues with respect to international transactions and going global, particularly for technology-based startup ventures, and general corporate finance issues. From April 2010 to July 2015 he was General Counsel to the PilePro group of companies, a leading supplier of proprietary products for the heavy construction industry worldwide, with offices in Austin, Texas, Munich, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Williams practiced law in Salt Lake City, Utah for over 40 years. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at the University of Utah for five years and in 2013 an Adjunct Professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, teaching International Business Transactions. He is fluent in German, Italian and French. Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Utah in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude in 1967 and was awarded a Juris Doctor Degree from Columbia University in 1970.
Featured on the cover of INC Magazine and above the fold of the Wall Street Journal for creating “the Hottest Business in America”, Steve Lipscomb conceived, founded and launched the World Poker Tour, recreating poker for television and launching the world’s first poker league. As CEO, he took the company public with his partner Lyle Berman on the NASDAQ stock exchange and later sold the tour and its assets to social/online gaming interests. While CEO, Lipscomb seeded and launched numerous businesses, including the world’s first Poker talent management company, the first televised card tour in the history of China and one of the most successful mobile phone games. After the WPT sale, he remained CEO of the publicly traded shell company and orchestrated a merger to create Emerald Oil and Gas, (AMEX ticker EOX). He then became CEO of the spin off-company (Ante5, Inc.) to oversee a private placement memorandum and the monetization of left-over WPT assets – producing over 40 million dollars in capital for the new company to use in the domestic oil and gas business (now known as Black Ridge Oil and Gas), currently based in Santa Fe, NM,
Mr. Lipscomb works with corporations, American sports leagues, academic institutions and foundations to build businesses. He is Managing Director of Harvest Angels, a family organization that picks fruit and vegetables (that would otherwise go to waste) on private and public lands for distribution to people of need in the community. He continues to work on media projects, including BORN TO RUN, the American Idol of politics and is helping to launch the Fix It America movement.
Prior to the World Poker Tour, Lipscomb worked closely with luminaries such as Norman Lear, Al Burton and Alvin Toffler, creating television and film projects. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Law School, he is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado.