Diane Gandy, president of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Shade Tree, a Las Vegas shelter for women, children and pets who are victims of domestic abuse.
“We are delighted to welcome Diane Gandy to the Board of Trustees. Her wisdom, enthusiasm, experience, and motivation are great treasures that will be extremely impactful on the work of the agency,” states Marlene Richter, The Shade Tree’s executive director.
In addition to managing the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, a state-wide non-profit hotel industry trade association, in 2015 Gandy was responsible for the launch of the Nevada chapter of Women in Lodging. She currently manages the chapter in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the executive council.
A native Nevada resident, Gandy has held senior positions for over 30 years in hotels throughout the state as well as for a major online travel company and industry start-ups. Diane joined the staff of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association in 2013 and was promoted to the position of president in 2015. The association has seen substantial growth under her leadership.
Gandy was honored with the Hospitality Women of Distinction Southern Nevada award in May, 2015. She has also been recognized in Las Vegas Woman Magazine and Vegas, Inc. publications as an outstanding leader in the business community.
“I am so honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for The Shade Tree. Marlene Richter, Shade Tree’s Executive Director, is a phenomenal leader and one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met,” Gandy said. “I am looking forward to seeing how we can work closely together bringing support and services to the women, children and pets finding safety and hope for the future at this truly amazing facility.”
The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association is the leading industry association in Nevada and one of the strongest in the USA. Since 1979, NHLA has been the unifying voice for Nevada’s multi-billion dollar resort and lodging industry. With over 200 hotels and industry supporting vendor members, NHLA is the state’s largest industry advocate. The mission is to serve the lodging industry by providing representation at the local, state and national levels in industry affairs; provide comprehensive and robust educational resources and programs; offer valued member benefits; provide industry communications and value-added member based services.