LAS VEGAS – Project 150 has appointed Meli Pulido and Harper Ko to its board of directors. Pulido served as executive director of Project 150 for two years. Ko joined the Project 150 advisory board in early 2015, prior to her being appointed to the board of directors.
As executive director of Project 150 from February 2013 to February 2015, Pulido was responsible for helping the organization grow from serving 12 to 38 Nevada schools, in addition to establishing key community partnerships with the City of Las Vegas, Zappos, Cirque du Soleil and more.
Before joining Project 150, Pulido’s nonprofit experience included helping various organizations that advocate in areas of hunger relief, rights for higher education, youth leadership, and fair access to health care. She retired from the City of Las Vegas in 2011 after a 25-year career in human resources. In 2008, Pulido was the third Hispanic woman in Nevada to be selected to attend the Premier National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), a yearlong leadership program that included executive training at the Center of Creative Leadership and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Ko serves as deputy general counsel – gaming for Scientific Games. She joined the company after working for eight years at Bally Technologies, which was acquired by Scientific Games in November 2014. As assistant general counsel at Bally Technologies, Ko served as primary counsel in support of Bally’s gaming device business and casino management systems business, in addition to playing a key role in the integration of the SHFL entertainment Inc. gaming business following Bally’s acquisition of that company in 2013.
“We are honored to have Meli and Harper join our board,” said Patrick Spargur, co-founder of Project 150. “Meli and her family have been passionate volunteers and champions for the student population we serve. She will continue to paly a key role in Project 150’s mission. Harper has a wealth of knowledge and experience from her years working with several multi-national corporations. She will help advise from a legal perspective as well as help us establish new corporate partners.”
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two had heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 1,900 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 43 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.
For additional information about Project 150 and its programs, visit www.Project150.com, or call 702-721-7150. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.