The UNLV Lee Business School will honor prominent business leaders at the 2015 Nevada Business Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony. Christina M. Hixson, Robert (Bob) L. Mendenhall and Kevin T. Orrock will be inducted for their contributions to Nevada's economic development.
Thursday, March 5
Cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner and
induction ceremony at 7 p.m.
The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Grand Ballroom
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Nevada Business Hall of Fame began in 2002 and is presented by the UNLV Lee Business School in partnership with Deloitte & Touche USA LLP.
The 2015 inductees are:
Christina M. Hixson - Hixson is the sole trustee of the Lied Foundation Trust. Since Ernst Lied's passing in 1980, Hixson has overseen philanthropic contributions to numerous educational institutions and community organizations. At UNLV, this includes the Lied Library, Ernst F. Lied Golf Scholarship, Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies in the Lee Business School and Lied Athletic Complex.
Robert (Bob) L. Mendenhall - Mendenhall is founder of Las Vegas Paving Corp. His research on processes and equipment for the recycling of asphalt pavement contributed to the completion of America's first recycled freeway in 1975. Mendenhall holds 47 U.S. patents. In 1984, he was inducted into the Nevada Inventors Hall of Fame for his processes that improve the construction industry and conserve natural resources. In the College of Engineering, the Mendenhall Innovation and Design Laboratory provides space for students to create, invent and design prototypes of their projects.
Kevin T. Orrock - Orrock is president of Summerlin and vice president of Master Planned Communities for The Howard Hughes Corp. Orrock's expertise and leadership in financial operations and land development activities have made Summerlin one of the country's most successful master-planned communities. Last fall, under Orrock's direction, Summerlin debuted the latest shopping endeavor in Southern Nevada, Downtown Summerlin.
Tickets to the Hall of Fame are $275 per person; tables of 10 are $2,500.
To register, visit the registration website.
For more information, contact Anna Drury at (702) 895-3608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media are welcome to attend and must register for a credential by contacting Karyn S. Hollingsworth at (702) 895-3904 or email@example.com.