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NHLA Women in Lodging Meet the Leaders

The Women in Lodging division of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association is robust with career and professional development opportunities. The 2018 winter session of the mentor program is well underway. Next up this month is the Meet the Leaders social event at the Venetian on March 15.

WIL members will gather together to have the opportunity to meet the women leaders in our industry. The leaders have a proven track record in career progress, industry leadership and an abundance of success.


Fabulous venue hosted by the Venetian for the Meet the Leaders event

Paiza Meet the Leaders

The event will be held at the Venetian in the Paiza Piano Lounge on the 36th Floor on March 15 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will have time to network and enjoy the ambiance hosted by the Venetian in this spectacular venue. At 6:30 the panel discussion will begin with several women leaders answering questions and discussing their career journey.

Who’s who in the industry

Leadership panelists for this exciting event include: Mary Ann Burns, VP Hotel Operations with Boyd Gaming; Shannon McCallum, Executive Director of Hotel Operations at Aria; Jaime Miranda, Executive Director of Hotel Operations for Venetian/Palazzo; Lisel Westlake, Director of Security Training with MGM Resorts International; Angelica Palladino, Hotel Manager for Four Seasons; Chris Breed, General Manager of Tahiti Village Resort; Mary Giuliano, General Manager of Vdara; Chandra Allison, VP of Sales for the Venetian/Palazzo; Carolyn Kelly-Shelton, Director of Human Resources, Bluegreen Vacations, Mary Kelly, SVP of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness, Dr. Toni Repetti, UNLV and Karen Betz, Chief Customer Officer with Dale Carnegie. What a line-up!

Sign up to attend the WIL Meet the Leaders event


Remember, if your company is a member of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, so are you! Once a company becomes a member, all employees can take advantage of programs, events, resources and activities.

Janice Tanaka

Join us on March 15 for a dynamic event moderated by Janice Tanaka, Sr. Regional Manager – West Region, Talent Development, Hilton Grand Vacations.



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