All Lee School Prize submissions are reviewed by a committee composed of the Deans of UNLV’s schools of Business, Science, Engineering and Hospitality, along with renowned industry leaders and icons who have achieved unparalleled excellence in their chosen field of endeavor. The distinguished figures who sit on the committee are representative of the vast breadth of the hospitality, entertainment, and travel industries; their expertise bolsters and actualizes the all-encompassing and ambitious goal of the Lee School Prize, which is to fuel worldwide innovation and make safer these industries that employ roughly 330M people globally.
Lee School Prize winners will have access to an advisory board that can provide expertise, guidance and business-development insight as needed.
Board Member/Director, Advisory Specialist, and Entrepreneur
JMK Partners INC
Entrepreneur, Investor, and Director
Commissioner, Nevada State Athletic Commission
Executive Director, International Gaming Institute
President & CEO, Brady Enterprises
COO, Eureka Casinos
Lily T. Garcia
Dean, UNLV School of Dental Medicine
Christopher R. Hemmeter
Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Founder & CEO, TERBINE
Entrepreneur, Investor, and Director, JMK Partners Inc
Owner & CEO, Lights FC
Executive Director, Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Associate Vice President for Economic Development, UNLV
Foundation Chair, Desert Research Institute and former CEO, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Director, Hospitality Lab at the International Gaming Institute
Founder, A Perfect Bite, Inc.