Who we are

The Board of Trustees is comprised of leaders within the state’s hospitality industry who are passionate about providing opportunities for individuals to enter, grow and excel in the industry. The responsibilities of the board include fundraising, allocation of scholarship funds and assisting in the development and ongoing growth of the foundation.

Diane Gandy, President and Irving Pamblanco, Vice President of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation provide strategic management and oversight of the entity. The Board of Trustees meet quarterly to review and guide the current business, fundraising, financial status, issues, and future activities.

Officers and Trustees

Chairman
Simon Pettigrew

Sr. Vice President Resort Operations
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Vice Chairperson
Chris Breed

Vice President of Resort Operations
Soleil Management
Trustee
Jaime Miranda

Vice President of Hotel Operations/Luxury Services
Venetian/Palazzo
Trustee
Cheraz Ecker

General Manager
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Trustee
Josef Wagner

Vice President of Food & Beverage
Aria Resort & Casino
Trustee
Donald Bowman
Trustee
Greg Chase
President and Founder
Diane Gandy
Treasurer 
Irving Pamblanco

Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation Committees

The foundation has committees chaired by the following leaders:

Committee Chair Board Members

  • Fundraising – Open
  • Events/Food and Beverage – Debbie Ngai, Vdara Hotel and Spa
  • Communication – John Carpenter, Glass Box Group
  • Education/Mentorship – Dr. Toni Repetti, UNLV

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.
Contact us today to learn more.