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

Shannon McCallum

VP of Hospitality
Volan Technology
Vice Chairperson
Chris Breed

Vice President of Resort Operations
Soleil Management
Irving Pamblanco

Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association
President and Founder
Diane Gandy
Clifford Atkinson

V.P. Strategic Partnerships
Able Services
Donald Bowman

Donald Bowman Consulting
Greg Chase

Experience Strategy Associates
Cheraz Ecker

General Manager
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Jaime Miranda

Vice President of Hotel Operations/Luxury Services

Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation Committees

The foundation has committees chaired by the following leaders:

Committee Chair Board Members

  • Fundraising – Co-chairs: Ernest Stovall, Mandalay Bay; Megan Archambeault, MGM Resort
  • Events/Food and Beverage – Debbie Ngai, Director of Catering, Culinary Academy of Las Vegas
  • 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.
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The team at the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation believes that donations should benefit the purpose of the foundation – our scholarship grant recipient program. We also understand donors expect their generous contributions to be used appropriately. To ensure maximum benefit, no one on the board or in any capacity within the organization receives any type of compensation from the foundation. All NHLF leaders and participants are volunteers. This helps to maintain nominal overhead costs allowing us to utilize donations in the manner they were intended – to support hospitality industry education and career enrichment through scholarship grants.