Las Vegas Hospitality Association Installs New Board for 2013, Launches New Website
Julie Pazina, Director of Sales at Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, is the 2013 president for the Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA), a 450-plus member Las Vegas tourism industry organization.
The new board of directors was installed at the installation luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2013, at The Four Seasons Hotel.
Pazina’s goals as president are to further increase the awareness of LVHA and its members, produce top-notch educational and networking events and raise even more money for scholarships and community outreach programs. “It is an honor to be a part of such an amazing group of hospitality professionals,” said Pazina, who has been on the LVHA Board since 2009.
In her current position, Pazina oversees sales in the Las Vegas market, regionally and nationally for Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services. In the past, the Atlanta native and Vanderbilt University graduate was Assistant Cruise Director and Port and Cruise Consultant for the cruise industry. While in the advertising industry, she worked on The Ritz-Carlton and the Ohio Electric Choice campaign accounts.
For the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, Pazina has served as a national committee chair, graduated from the Krakoff Leadership Institute and been named 2011 Young Professional of the Year.
The LVHA incoming board for 2013 is:
Bryan Kroten – Vice President of Marketing, Maverick Aviation Group
Julie Pazina – Director of Sales, Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services
President – Elect:
Tami Hance – Vice President, Destinations by Design
Vice President – Membership:
Jennifer Cheung-Cline – Account Executive, Hello Las Vegas!
Vice President – Meetings:
Danelle Dodds – Account Executive, Hosts Las Vegas
Kathy Dyke – Event Design, By-Dzign
Linda Ness – Owner-CEO, Evolution Event Services
Director – Marketing:
Josh Martin – Director of Marketing, Exotics Racing
Jamie Malloy – National Sales Manager, Wynn/Encore
Lynda Richardson – Director Hotel Sales, Tropicana Las Vegas
Daniel Rush – Vice President of Sales, The Mirage
Michelle Sharples – Director of Group Sales, BASE Entertainment
Casey Shields – Sales Executive, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Assistants to the Board:
Lauren Bauer – National Sales Manager, Shepard Exposition Services
Mindi Cherry – Vice President, ConvExx
Jenny Gasalao – Corporate and Travel Industry Sales Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Cyndi Stumbo-Martin – Sales Manager, Exposition Services, Freeman
Shannon Trujillo – Regional Vice President, Sales, PSAV Presentation Services
Mary Thomas – Owner, MKT Consultants
The Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA), a premier tourism destination organization, also launched a brand new website and address - www.MyLVHA.org - on Jan. 24, 2013.
“The new website has been optimized from the previous version, which now features improved navigation, social media integration and offers more flexibility,” said outgoing LVHA president Bryan Kroten. “The board made the decision in late 2012 to also update the URL to increase brand recognition for the organization.”
The new MyLVHA website offers a clean, modern design, easy-to-navigate functionality, and a content-rich site experience. The audience can learn about the organization, sign up for upcoming events, view photos from past events, join the organization, learn about the more than 450 members and see member spotlight videos. The site also provides social media integration and direct links to LVHA’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.
The old website, www.lvhospitality.org, will automatically redirect traffic to the new website.
About Las Vegas Hospitality Association
The Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA), which just celebrated its 50th anniversary, is a non-profit state association made up of more than 450 working professionals and 240 businesses in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1962, the LVHA encompasses a broad spectrum of companies supporting the tourism, convention and hospitality fields in Southern Nevada.
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