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Title:Manager -Strategic Sourcing Department:Technology Sourcing UndergraduateStudies: A.B. in Government from Harvard University MBAProgram:Ross School of Business at University of Michigan Graduate Studies: J.D. , Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School WorkExperience: Corporate Attorney, Compliance Officer, Human Resources, Organizational Efficiency, Diversity and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert

Daniel graduated from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan in 2016, with a concentration in Operations Management and Organizational Behavior. Before attending Business School, Daniel practiced as an attorney in New York, NY primarily focusing on anti-trust matters, mergers and acquisitions, patent infringement, white-collar crime and foreign telecommunication disputes. Previous to his stint in corporate law, Daniel had a law internship centered on labor law in South Florida, representing firefighters and police officers and their unions in FMLA disputes; he also interned in immigration law in Los Angeles, CA focusing on O & P (performance and entertainment) visas and H & L (corporate visas). Most recently, prior to joining MGM and while also completing his MBA, Daniel worked for The Big Ten Network in Chicago, IL overseeing their Standards and Practices department and ensuring compliance with Fox Network Group Standards and FCC regulations.

Daniel began working with MGM Resorts in August, 2016, as part of the Executive Associate (EA) Program, developing a strategy to enhance the Management Associate Program to better prepare and train participants for leadership positions post-graduation from the program. He managed a company-wide initiative to standardize the Orientation, Onboarding and Integration of future Grade 14+ Executives throughout all MGM corporate entities, and served as sole captain of the Corporate Social Responsibility – Center of Excellence project, overseeing a new departmental and company realignment; after successful completion of the EA Program, he has transitioned to a management role in Global Procurement with MGM. Daniel currently serves on the Nevada Resorts Association – CSR Committee Board and taught as an Adjunct Professor at UNLV in Spring 2018, coteaching an MGM-led and designed course called “Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace”. He now serves as the Chair of the African-American Employee Network Group, is a founding member of the MGM Resorts ENG Grant Council and he recently finished his appointment as the Social Chair of the Executive Associate Program.
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Mario Berlanger

A lot of local business owners give back to the community. It’ s hard not to when you the community is your customer base.

But Mario Berlanga, owner of Mario’s West Side Market, really walks the walk and talks the talk.

How so?

He adopted two children, now 18, who played on the Little League baseball team he sponsored more than a decade ago after hearing how their parents abandoned them; and, of the 38 employees who work for him, 32 are from the immediate West Side, many live within walking distance of the market.

Flanked by a McDonald’s, a Jack in the Box, a Dollar General and a soon-to-open Pollo Loco, Mario’s West Side Market is an independent operator in a sea of franchises, located on the southeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Lake Mead boulevards.

It’s the only place in that area offering a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and home-cooked meals in a part of town where processed foods and supersized drinks are commonplace. In short, Mario’s is the “Cheers” version of a store and restaurant: Everybody knows just about everybody by name, including Berlanga, who grew up in the Marble Manor and Casa Rosa subsidized housing projects just blocks away.

As it turns out, it was Berlanga’s next-door neighbor at Casa Rosa, an outgoing elderly black woman by the name of Ida Jackson, who taught him and his 10 brothers and sisters how to prepare dozens of dishes from the Deep South, some of which you can now be found in Mario’s delicatessen, from the Peach Cobbler to the smothered pork chops to the Ox Tail soup.

Indeed, it was Ida’s recipes — along with her wisdom — that ended up having a lasting effect on Berlanga’s life, serving as quite the contrast from the tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas that his family was accustomed to eating, his mother being from Laredo, Texas; his father a few hours south of the border, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

Berlanga as a teen worked alongside Ida in her kitchen at Casa Rosa, which has since been torn down. But her recipes keep on living, along with the impression she left on Berlanga. When the flour and cheese would come in bulk, courtesy of the a food stamp program, Ida taught Berlanga how to quickly scan the back of flour for cake recipes.

As for the cheese, well, it could be added to just about anything, Berlanga quickly discovered.

“We used to call them ‘commodities,’ ” said Berlanga, 52, whose birth name was actually Maurilio only nobody could pronounce it in grade school and so it became “Mario” by default.

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Chris G  is a Clark County Commissioner for District E in Clark County, Nevada which includes Las Vegas. She is often referred to as “Chris G.”[2]She is a member of the Democratic Party.   She served as president of the Clark County Education Association from 1983 through 1987 and as president of the Nevada State Education Association from 1987 through 1991.[3] Giunchigliani was born to American parents in Lucca, Italy. The oldest of six children (three girls and three boys), Giunchigliani grew up in Chicago, Illinois.[3]

Giunchigliani attended Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri. She worked in retail, bartended and waitressed to pay her way through college, graduating in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in special education.[2]

After teaching special education in Shawnee Mission, Kansas for two years, Chris moved to Las Vegas, and worked her way to another degree, this time at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, earning a master’s degree in education with special emphasis on the emotionally disturbed.[3]
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