The LVBA provides graduate students with the training and tools necessary to become successful professionals and leaders in their fields and in our community.

Students participate in “soft skills” classes that include social, dining etiquette, financial health and wellness, interview and resume building, sales, marketing, among many others. Many of our city’s most successful leaders are highly invested in our young up-and-comers. The LVBA is fortunate to host “success luncheons” with some of these leaders, including:

  • Corey Sanders COO | MGM Resorts, Intl.

  • Vicki Fertitta Co-Founder | Fertitta Enterprises, Inc.

  • Bob Morse President of Hospitality | Caesars Entertainment

  • George Markantonis President & COO | The Venetian & The Palazzo

  • Lawrence Epstein COO | UFC

  • Nick McCabe President | Hakkasan Group

This is a unique opportunity for students to dine with these highly influential Las Vegas names, and engage in conversations about how they achieved their career and personal success. These luncheons provide an intimate platform for these leaders to share their own inspirational stories, instilling in the students that success can be achieved through hard work and dedication.

My experience with LVBA has been truly incredible so far. I have met top executives of some of the biggest brands locally and nationally, and they offer unparalleled advice. My favorite thing about meeting local executives is hearing their stories and understanding that they were in my shoes at some point, making a position like theirs seem more attainable
— Victoria Mitchell