The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association (NHLA) has announced the forming of The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 scholarship entity serving Nevada’s hotel industry.
The foundation is aligned with the goals and vision of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. The mission is to grant scholarships for education, certifications and training programs to eligible persons seeking to enter or advance within the hospitality industry in Nevada.
The board of trustees is comprised of experienced senior level leaders in the industry with an interest in providing educational opportunities for Nevada students attending accredited universities, colleges and educational institutes. The responsibilities of the board include fundraising, allocation of scholarship funds and assisting in the development and ongoing growth of the foundation.
Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation Board of Trustees
Chairman: Greg Chase, Vice President, Guest Strategy & Insights MGM Resorts International
Vice Chairman: Donald Bowman, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria
Treasurer: Jaime Miranda, Executive Director of Hotel Operations, Venetian/Palazzo
“I am inspired by the opportunity to bring additional opportunities for career growth and professional development to the extremely hard-working men and women of the Nevada hospitality industry,” states Greg Chase, Chairman of the Nevada Hotel Lodging Foundation. “Reducing the financial burden on these talented employees further enables the elimination of barriers that may have once stood in their way to achieve their potential,” states Greg Chase.
Chris Breed, VP of Operations, Soleil Management
Simon Pettigrew, Sr. VP Resort Operations, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Josef Wagner, VP Food and Beverage, Aria Resort
Diane Gandy, President, provides strategic management, development and oversight of the foundation. Irving Pamblanco, Vice President, is responsible for the financial operations.
“We are so excited to bring this additional educational resource to our members and our community,” states Diane Gandy. “It is our desire to help advance talented individuals in our Nevada communities and in our properties in completion of their college degrees or continuing education programs in the hospitality industry.”