The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association presents four awards for outstanding volunteers of the quarters each year. Each recipient receives a certificate of appreciation and an Amazon gift card.
The Volunteer of the Quarter program was implemented in 2015 and is a fun and rewarding experience for recipients.
As NHLA is a non-profit trade association with minimal staffing, the involvement of volunteers is crucial to the success of the entity and its members. Great appreciation for the support and participation is extended to all of the active members.
The 2016 Volunteers of the Quarters
Shay Velich, Shay Velich Studio: Shay is a professional commercial photographer who opened his business in Las Vegas last year. He joined NHLA and has been a very active member. He developed the new NHLA YouTube channel by creating the interview videos now available online. Shay has attended many NHLA events, has been our photographer for several, and has volunteered to help in various activities. Shay was selected as the Q1 Volunteer of the Quarter.
Andy Ginsburg, Director of Public Area, Aria: Andy chairs the 2016 NHLA sustainability committee. Andy has volunteered many hours in steering the activities of the committee. He has been instrumental in helping to organize the first NHLA Sustainability Conference in November. Andy also volunteers services and goods to The Shade Tree shelter for abused women, children and pets. Andy was awarded Q2 Volunteer of the Quarter.
Edward Robusto, President of Predictive Leadership Solutions: Edward was recognized as the NHLA Q3 Volunteer of the Quarter. Edward and his team have provided several important webinars for NHLA members this year. He has sponsored various awards and events as well as participating as frequently as he could. Predictive Leadership Solutions is a leader in employee background screening and other human resource management policies and best practices.
Dr. Toni Repetti, UNLV Professor: Toni serves on the Women in Lodging council as well as assisting at all NHLA major events. She has provided students to help with activities, as well. Toni was instrumental in assisting with the development of the WIL mentorship program format. Toni was awarded with the Q4 Volunteer of the Quarter.
On behalf of the NHLA staff and board of directors, we thank each of these outstanding members for their dedication and ongoing support in the association.