The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation hosts the annual Great Chef Run 5K and welcomes volunteers to join the fun.

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Officers and Trustees


Donald Bowman


CEO & Founder, Donald Bowman Consulting


Chris Breed

Vice Chairperson

Vice President of Resort Operations, Soleil Management


Diane Gandy

President and Founder

Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association


Jaime Miranda


Vice President of Hotel Operations/Luxury Services, Venetian Resort Las Vegas


Shannon McCallum


Vice President of Hotel Operations, Resorts World Las Vegas


Evan Meyer

Board Member

Director of Hotel Operations (Downtown Region), Boyd Gaming


Robert Jenny

Board Member

Hotel Manager, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas


Anthony Lai

Board Member

Assistant Director of Career Services & Employer Relations, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, University of Nevada

Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation Committees:


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Great Chef Run


Education / Mentoring

Events / F&B


Committees have openings for members to join and assist in the dynamic activities and progress accomplished through each committee. Committee members must be currently employed in a hotel or related industry position to serve.

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The foundation is led by chairperson Donald Bowman and has a dynamic board as well as several committees. We have openings on each committee and would like to invite any NHLA member to join. The foundation provides scholarships to members and their immediate families. We look forward to an active year in 2023.

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We are always looking for new volunteers to join one of our committees.

Our Committees

Education/Mentoring Committee

The NHLF education and mentor committee exists to develop and maintain the related foundation program components including scholarship application process, communication, and administration.

Fundraising Committee

The NHLA fundraising committee has the responsibility to meet the financial goal set each year. This is accomplished through soliciting and receiving monetary contributions from donors within and outside the hospitality industry.

Communication Committee

The NHLF communication committee is responsible for helping to develop, create, and maintain the brand throughout all communication areas including website, social media, and marketing or information collateral.

Events/F&B Committee

The Events and Food and Beverage committee is responsible for creating, managing, and coordinating events annually that generate funds for the foundation. A minimum of one main event will take place and be developed into a signature event on an annual basis. Smaller events will be scheduled throughout the year with proceeds benefitting the foundation.