VEGAS INC honored 40 of Southern Nevada’s most promising and influential business professionals under the age of 40 at its 17th annual 40 Under 40 awards poolside at Green Valley Ranch on Thursday, March 23 (Photo credit: © Wade Vandervort / Greenspun Media Group and © Tek Le / Greenspun Media Group).
Honorees from a variety of industries united with their families, friends and colleagues to network and celebrate their accomplishments.
Prior to the main event, honorees gathered for a reception on Green Valley Ranch’s Opium Terrace complete with complimentary craft cocktails provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and passed hors d’oeuvres provided by the hotel. The honorees were also gifted complimentary makeovers from Sephora at their Town Square location prior to the reception. Living Spaces crafted a cozy atmosphere with stylish lounges for the honoree reception while Eric Tuiloma serenaded guests on the guitar.
Honorees, family and friends gathered poolside for the main reception at 6 p.m. Brian Greenspun kicked off the ceremony with a short speech, and Greenspun Media Group’s Group Publisher Gordon Prouty hosted the program along with Living Spaces Director of Business Expansion Debbie Ponsford. Once on stage, each honoree was tasked with answering a question pertaining to superheroes, super powers, and their real life super heroes. Living Spaces provided another sleek lounge on stage for the honoree program. Prouty ended the program by thanking the honorees for making Southern Nevada an amazing place to live. Highlights of the evening included snacks provided by Borracha, Bottiglia, Pizza Rock and Green Valley Ranch, live music by Michael Johnson with The A-List Band, and complimentary makeovers provided by Sephora.
The presenting sponsor for the 2017 40 Under 40 Awards was Living Spaces. The event was also sponsored by Green Valley Ranch, Sephora, and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
The 2017 40 Under 40 honorees included: Aga Abram of Wynn Las Vegas; Alejandro Hormechea of Fino For Men; Amanda Moore of Live Nation; Armen Yemenidjian of Essence Cannabis Dispensary; Blake Sartini II of Golden Entertainment; Bret Davis of Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage; Brian Affronti of Drai’s Enterprises; Bryce Krausman of DW Bistro; Chris Smith of McDonald’s; Christian Stuart of Caesars Entertainment; Christine Maddela of Fox5 News Las Vegas; Christopher Oh of MGM Resorts International; Cory Johnson of Caesars Palace; Dan Flores of Maverick Aviation Group; Earl Shelton of Sephora, Eric Cohen of The Calida Group; Gerald Pacheco of sbe Las Vegas; Greg Riches of MGM Resorts International; Kyle Markman of Silent Savasana; Jason “JRoc” Craig of 81/82 Group; Dr. Jonathan Salinas of Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants of Nevada; Judah Zakalik, Esq. of Peters & Associates LLP; Laiyla Bass of IKEA; Latoya Bembry of The Ferraro Group; Loni Gray of Brown-Forman; Micah Phillips of Nevada State Bank; Michelle Massaro of Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino; Patrick Wallace of Station Casinos; Rikki Tanenbaum of Golden Nugget Casinos; Robert “Twix” Taylor, Fade’Em All Barber Shops and Salons; Robin Perkins, Snell & Wilmer; Romain Thievin of Exotics Racing; Rachel Skidmore of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Steven Peralta of Roseman University; Sasha Rincon-Camacho of House of Blues Las Vegas – Live Nation; Stacie Michaels of Wynn Las Vegas; Stephanie Mohr of SolarCity; Sydney Smith of Rise Center for Recovery; Tya Mathis-Coleman, Clark County School District; and Timothy O’Reilly of O’Reilly Law Group.