The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation announces the addition of five employees: Mark Chow, Director of Community Outreach; Linda Kennedy, Executive Assistant; Nicole Semaia, Administrative Manager; Lisa Tomlin-Kurr, Director of Development; and Brooke Tuerke, Events Coordinator.
Chow has more than 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector serving in administrative positions at City of Hope and Ronald McDonald House of Charities; and he founded A Foundation for Kids, a nonprofit serving families in need. Chow oversees community outreach and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the Foundation.
Kennedy joins the Foundation with more than 25 years’ experience as a senior professional administrative assistant in domestic and international industries with experience in software development, regional utility, government contracts, health, and hospitality. Kennedy provides administrative support to help advance the Foundation’s initiatives and goals.
Semaia has more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare and education and has worked within multiple facets of the nonprofit sector for organizations such as Vista Hill Foundation and University California, San Diego. Semaia joins the LVMPD Foundation to manage the day-to-day operations of the administrative department.
Tomlin-Kurr joins the Foundation with more than 20 years’ development experience working for organizations such as Clear Channel Outdoor, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, and ALS Association Nevada Chapter. Tomlin-Kurr oversees the Foundation’s development of garnering sustainable support through giving programs and partnerships.
Tuerke has worked in the guest services, sports, and entertainment industries for more than six years for organizations such as Harry Reid International Airport and the Oakland Raiders. She launched a guest service division for clients such as MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mandalay Bay Michelob ULTRA Arena, and the Bud Light Garden at Luxor. Tuerke coordinates all aspects of event planning for the Foundation.
“It takes talented, passionate, and dedicated individuals to build and maintain the LVMPD Foundation’s mission to fund area commands, special units, crime prevention programs, community engagement activities, and the construction of the new LVMPD Reality Based Training Center on the campus of the Joint Emergency Training Institute,” said Tom Kovach, executive director, LVMPD Foundation. “We appreciate the role everyone in our organization plays to help make Southern Nevada a safer place to live, work, and visit.”
About the LVMPD Foundation:
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to support and supplement Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department programs and initiatives. The LVMPD Foundation was established in 1999 and is dedicated to supporting LVMPD area commands, special units, equipment, training, and hundreds of community engagement programs and initiatives that build relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers are here to Protect and Serve our community, and together with law enforcement, we can help make our neighborhoods safer for all. Please join us in our important work by contributing at www.lvmpdfoundation.org