Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association Serving the industry since 1979

NHLA Committees


NHLA committees are open to all qualified members. The purpose of the committees is to ensure NHLA is offering the most relevant and beneficial resources and education for our members in each area. The committees meet once quarterly in person or by conference call.

To join a committee, please contact Diane Gandy, 702-878-9272 or diane.gandy@nvhotels.com. We welcome your participation, guidance and support.

Education Committee
Chairperson: Diane Gandy, NHLA

The Education Committee assists in guiding NHLA in providing educational resources, activities, seminars, webinars, industry programs, certifications and other related information for NHLA members.

Government Affairs Committee
Co-chairpersons: Cheraz Ecker, Atlantis; Audrey Damonte, Holley, Driggs, Walch, Fine, Wray, Puzey & Thompson

The mission is to promote the hospitality industry by developing and maintaining relationships with key government officials, ensure that there is adequate monitoring of state and federal legislation including issues that may affect the association and members, and make recommendations to the board of directors addressing government affairs activities that may affect the industry.


Note: This committee is at capacity at this time.

Safety and Security Committee
Chairperson: Lori Mack, Director of Safety/Security, Soleil Management

The Safety and Security Committee guides NHLA in providing information, updates, alerts, legislative information, news, resources, education and related community affairs for members.

Hotel Food and Beverage Committee
Chairperson: Josef Wagner, Vice President of Food and Beverage, Aria

Our mission as the Hotel Food & Beverage committee of NHLA is to offer unmatched training classes, knowledge resources and trade tastings, in order to stay abreast with the ever changing world of Food & Beverage.

Clean and Green Committee

Co-Chairperson: Andy Ginsburg, Director of Public Area, Aria
Co-Chairperson: Kevin Holloway, Executive Director of Housekeeping, Aria

The Clean and Green Committee committee promotes best practices in housekeeping and sustainability, efficiency, communication, education and environmental practices in today’s Hospitality Industry. Focus is on best operational practices to reduce costs while increasing guest satisfaction.

Next Reigning Generation (NRG-Young Professionals Group, under 36 years of age)
Chairperson: Anthony Lai, The International School of Hospitality

The NRG Committee works to engage industry professionals in the Nevada hospitality and support industries through the development of unique local resources including networking, mentorship, philanthropic and educational opportunities.