Our Team

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Michael Barron

CEO

Michael Barron

Mr. Barron has been a developer of new business enterprises for nearly 30 years. Trained as a City & Regional Planner, Mr. Barron was responsible for Monterey California’s downtown redevelopment project of famous Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. Mr. Barron founded Citidata, the first electronic provider of computerized real estate multiple listing service (MLS) information in the nation. He led the business development team at TRW that acquired 11 companies and became the world’s largest repository of real estate property information ­ Experian. He founded and served as President, Finet Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FNCM), a publicly traded mortgage banking business specializing in e­mortgage financing on site in real estate offices. The company maintained a market capitalization of $500mm.

Mr. Barron pioneered the first nationwide commercially deployed video conference mortgage financing platform for Intel Corporation operating in 20 states and funded over $1bn in closed loans annually. He was CEO for Shearson Home Loans and founded Liberty Capital, a $100mm asset management company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Wanda Witoslawski

Chief Financial Officer

Wanda

Ms. Witoslawski has served in progressively responsible financial positions for public companies over the past fifteen years. She served as Controller for Ocean West Enterprises until its acquisition by Shearson Home Loans in 2005 where she managed the accounting function for a staff of 1,350 employees and $200mm credit facility. Upon Shearson’s exit from mortgage banking in 2007, she joined the principals Mr. Barron and Mr. Cosio­Barron as Controller at Liberty Capital Asset Management, an investor in acquiring defaulted mortgage pools, managing public accounting documents for SEC filings and the financial supervision over the liquidation of over 4,000 mortgage loans the company had acquired.

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Joseph A. Cosio­-Barron

Executive Vice President

Joe

Mr. Cosio­Barron currently serves as LVRE’s Managing Director – Asset Development and is responsible for the acquisition, refurbishment, deployment and maintenance of LVRE’s locomotive and passenger car fleet. He has over 35 years of experience in real estate development primarily in upscale hotels, restaurants and premier residential developments. Previously, Mr. Cosio­Barron was President of Shearson Home Loans and co­founded Liberty Capital, a $100 million asset management company based in Las Vegas. He has also served as the Managing Partner and President of CBS Consultants, Inc. a financial firm offering highly specialized services in development and lending for hotels, resorts, casinos and entertainment Companies. He also served as Executive Vice President of Finet Holdings Corporation, President of Terra West Construction, and Senior Vice­President of Multi­Financial Corporation.

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Dianne D. David

Director Real Estate

Dianne

Ms. David serves as LVRE’s Director Real Estate. Ms. David has been an executive in the real estate and mortgage industries for 42 years. She is currently responsible for the construction and operations of the Las Vegas, Nevada, X Train Railway Station and for the integration of the service in Fullerton, California Station. Ms. David was previously the VP of the REO Department for Liberty Capital Asset Management, where she he managed a portfolio in excess of 4,000 loans located in 23 states. Ms. David has also served as Vice President of Residential Lending for Shearson Home Loans, Sales Manager for Virtual Mortgage Network, Vice President of Lender Services for Finet Corporation and as President of the Lender Services Division of American Financial Network.

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Bobbi Dragone

COO - Passenger Services

Bobbi

Bobbi Dragone is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Las Vegas Railway Express. Bobbi joined the company in 2013. After moving to Las Vegas from New York she has spent the last 20 years of her professional career focused in the hospitality industry. Bobbi’s responsibilities include online marketing, website development and call center sales. Bobbi has an extensive background within the Las Vegas hospitality industry in box office management, ticket brokerage, and event marketing. She assisted with the opening of New York­New York Hotel & Casino in 1997 and managed sales teams at both Bally’s and the Rio All Suite Hotel. At Allstate Ticketing, Bobbi assisted in the launch of Showtickets.com, which was the first online real­time showticket booking engine in Las Vegas. She has developed many affiliate ticketing cross marketing promotions both nationally and internationally that have transformed the business.