Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is dedicated to supporting the people in our company and the people in the hospitality industry. We exhibit that dedication through our corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. LVS has had a long-standing relationship with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and with the launch of Sands Cares in 2014, we strengthened that relationship by making a 5-year, $7 million contribution to the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV.
Part of that commitment has been the support of The Venetian and The Palazzo to the UNLV Hotel College Mentor Program. Each year, UNLV honors the top mentor with the distinct Mentor of the Year award. On March 24th, that honor went to our very own Vice President of Yield Management Jack Easdale. Easdale lent his time and expertise to help UNLV student Kaiyang Wu, who moved from China to Las Vegas to attend UNLV in 2012, on his path to success in the hospitality industry. Additional nominees from The Venetian and The Palazzo included: Executive Director of Market Research Mara Reimer, VIP Manager Paul Schillig, Executive Director of F&B Josef Wagner, and Assistant Director of Luxury Services Michael Willinsky.
“I became a mentor because I wish it was something we had in school when I was a student,” said Easdale, “It’s a great way to get involved in the industry when you are still learning.”