Diane Gandy, President of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, has been elected to the board of directors for Dress for Success Reno-Northern Nevada. Dress for Success NNV is new to the region and making great progress.
In addition to managing the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, a state-wide non-profit hotel industry trade association, in 2015 Gandy was responsible for the launch of the Nevada chapter of Women in Lodging and continues to lead that division, as well.
A native Nevada resident, Diane has held senior positions for over 35 years in hotels throughout the state as well as for a major online travel company and industry start-ups.
Diane joined the staff of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association in 2013 and was promoted to the position of president in 2015. The association has seen substantial growth under her leadership.
“We are honored to have one of Nevada’s most accomplished leaders on the Dress for Success Reno – Northern Nevada inaugural Board of Directors. Diane is an example of everything we represent….independence, leadership, integrity, and a passion to help other women succeed,” says Patti Pietsch Weiske, Founder and Executive Director of Dress for Success Reno – Northern Nevada.
Diane was honored with the Hospitality Women of Distinction Southern Nevada award in May, 2015. Diane will be inducted into the Nevada Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Hall of Fame in March. She has been recognized in Las Vegas Woman Magazine and Vegas, Inc. publications as an outstanding leader in the business community. She is a finalist in the International Athena Leadership Awards for 2017.
Diane served on the Board of Trustees for The Shade Tree for the past two years and is a newly appointed officer on the Society of Association Executives of Nevada board of directors.
“I am so honored to serve on the board of directors for the Northern Nevada affiliate of Dress for Success,” states Diane. “Under the leadership of Patti Weiske, the board members and the wonderful volunteers, this new affiliate brings such an important and much needed service to the women in the region.”
About Dress for Success NNV
Dress for Success Reno – Northern Nevada is one of the newest affiliates of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 150 cities in 28 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 1,000,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.reno.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.