Nevada campaign named best in travel marketing

TravelNevada was awarded a Silver Anvil, the public relations industry’s most distinguished honor from the Public Relations Society of America, for its “Don’t Fence Me In” millennial marketing campaign.

TravelNevada was also recognized with two national Bronze Anvil Awards and an award of commendation (honorable mention) for its New York City media event launching new JetBlue service into Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Also this year, TravelNevada was named a finalist for the Holmes Report 2016 SABRE Award for Superior Achievement in Measurement and Evaluation.

For more than 70 years, the Silver Anvil Awards have celebrated the best in public relations programs nationwide.

Caesars, MGM Resorts

cited by Points of Lights

Points of Light, an organization dedicated to volunteer service, named Caesars Entertainment Corp. and MGM Resorts International as two of America’s most community-minded companies.

The companies were recognized through the Civic 50, an annual survey used to identify and recognize companies for their commitment to improving life in the communities where they do business. Civic 50 applicants were evaluated based on several criteria, including the quantity and impact of financial and human resources applied to civic improvement; whether internal and external resources are activated to maximize community impact; how a company’s community engagement activities support its business interests; how broadly community engagement is supported and institutionalized within a company’s policies; systems and incentives; and how a company measures the social and business value of its community engagement programs.

Caesars’ integrated, companywide citizenship strategy includes its HERO employee engagement initiative through which employees volunteer more than 200,000 hours each year; CodeGreen environmental program, focusing on the dramatic reduction of waste, water and carbon emissions; Responsible Meeting program that allows customers to host eco-friendly events with sustainable options; commitment to diversity, as 41 percent of property and corporate managers are women and 36 percent of property and corporate managers are minorities; investment in community, with Caesars Foundation donating more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations.

For MGM Resorts International, financial donations and volunteer service to the community is not only a moral obligation the company shares with its employees, but also a vital part of its business imperatives, the company said.

The winners were announced at the Points of Light conference in Detroit.

Lobbyist Conaboy honored

by orthopedic surgeons

Kathleen Conaboy, a lobbyist in the Government Affairs &Advocacy Group of law firm McDonald Carano, was recognized as Executive Director of the Year by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, an organization engaged in health policy and advocacy activities.

For eight years, Conaboy has served as the academy’s executive director for Nevada. She has more than 30 years of experience in external affairs and has developed and executed advocacy strategies on the federal and state levels, and served as liaison with state economic development agencies and city planning agencies on public educational and clinical capital projects.

The board of the Nevada Orthopedic Society nominated Conaboy for the honor.

Attorney re-elected

to bar association board

Ann Morgan, a director in the Reno office of law firm Fennemore Craig, was elected to a third term on the Nevada Bar Association board of governors. Morgan’s practice focuses on employment law, estate and trust litigation, and general business advice. She serves as general counsel to private individuals, physicians groups and the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.

Veterinarians group

names officers, directors

Veterinarian Joe M. Howell was named president of the Western Veterinary Conference, a provider of continuing education to veterinary professionals. Dr. Darwin R. Yoder became vice president and Dr. Gary D. Weddle and Dr. William Wright became directors.

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