For over twenty years Carole Bellmyre, founder of Distinguished Publishing Company, has honored Nevada women & men with the recognition they deserve for their vision and leadership and their contributions to our state. Established in 1989, the Distinguished Women & Men in Nevada pictorial-biographical books have profiled outstanding Nevadans in hundreds of professions. These award-winning books are considered in our state to be one of the most influential reference directories.

These elegant hard-cover books include the portrait, biographical data and back-ground information about each man and woman and their business or profession as a distinguished person. The directory further develops the unlimited resources of Nevada women and men from all fields of endeavor, including business, science, education, medicine, law, government and the arts. Each person must be nominated to be included in the directory and the criteria are established by their business and/or civic achievements. No fee is required to be included.

These award-winning books are placed in the Nevada Archives and bring a wealth of historical value to the future generations of our state as a pictorial and written record. The books are used throughout the state in corporate, business, medical and law offices, university and college libraries, public and private libraries, government offices, the Nevada State Library and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Book honors have included two National and State First-Place Book Awards from the National Federation of Press Women and numerous Nevada State Senatorial and Congressional Recognitions. We have been honored to have forewords written by such distinguished Nevadans as Gov. Kenny Guinn, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt, Senator Harry Reid, Mayor Oscar Goodman and Senator Dina Titus.

The biographies of accomplished Nevadans profiled highlight the strength and commitment of men & women throughout Nevada, people who have made contributions in their work and community and through their leadership benefit others. Distinguished Nevadans such as United States Senator Harry Reid; Elaine Wynn, Wynn Resorts; Judge Michael Cherry; Jan Jones, Caesars Entertainment; Donald Snyder, Boyd Gaming Corporation; Paula Francis, KLAS-TV and W. Stewart Gibbons, Howard Hughes Corporation have been profiled in previous books.

We salute the distinguished men and women included in each directory for they will lead the progress of our Nevada communities and we thank them for their continued support.