The Vallen Dinner of Distinction


Apr. 25, 2019, 6pm

Office/Remote Location

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
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Join Dean Stowe Shoemaker and the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality as we celebrate casino veteran and college alumnus David D. Ross, '95 '05, as our Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year.

A gaming expert, Ross brings more than 35 years of executive-level experience to the hospitality and gaming industry. He is currently the CEO of Gaming Asset Management Advisers LLC and the sole owner of Gaming Asset Management Enterprises LLC. As a proud alumni, Ross actively participates in the Harrah College of Hospitality community, currently serves on the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees as Second Vice Chairman, and is a member on the UNLV Foundation finance committee.

The Vallen Dinner of Distinction is the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality's signature event honoring excellence in hospitality. The purpose of the event is to recognize alumni and leaders in the hospitality industry who have made significant contributions to the industry and hospitality education. The event is named in honor of Hospitality College founding Dean, Jerome Vallen.

Admission Information

To register, visit the Vallen Dinner webpage.

Cost is:

  • $175 for Individual Tickets

Sponsorships & reserved tables:

  • Ante Up Sponsor: $1,750
  • Double Down Sponsor: $2,500
  • Jackpot Sponsor: $5,000

Contact Information

Harrah College of Hospitality
Maggie Hausbeck