NACE Las Vegas Chapter Gala & 2020 Board Installation


November 13, 2019 | 6:00 PM PST - 9:00 PM PST
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Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino | 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
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Las Vegas Chapter Gala and 2020 Board Installation

We hope you will join us for our annual awards dinner and installation November 13th, 2019 inside the Estancia Ballroom at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, & Casino, to congratulate the 2019 Honoree, Donnell G. Bayot, Ph.D., CPCE, CHE, CFBE. In addition to the awards and board installation, there will be a silent auction.

NACE Las Vegas Board Installation and Awards Dinner


Donnell G. Bayot, Ph.D., CPCE, CHE, CFBE

 Immediate President, National Association for Catering & Events

Director of Academic Affairs, The International School of Hospitality

Donnell is the Immediate Past President for the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), Director of Academic Affairs at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), a Past Public Commissioner for the Event Industry Council’s CMP Governance Commission, and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to his current position at TISOH, he was the Director of Religious Education for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas. Donnell is a Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE), a Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE), and a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE).

Donnell is actively involved in the catering, event, wedding, and hotel industries through industry and association participation.  At NACE, he has served multiple roles on the national board and has chaired national and local NACE education committees.  Over 10 years, his positions included Education Strategy Committee Chair, Second Vice President (two terms), President-Elect, President and now Immediate Past President. Donnell was appointed to the President's List of NACE National in 2010 for outstanding achievement and contribution to the association.  On the local level he served multiple terms at Las Vegas NACE including as Education Chair, Faculty Advisor of the Student Chapter, and Treasurer.  Donnell’s additional contributions to the local chapter include the development and launch of the annual honoree program. He was instrumental in increasing the number of CPCE’s in Las Vegas; now, the city has the highest number of such designees in the nation.

Outside of meetings and events, Donnell currently is in his second term on the Board of Advisors for the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA), an Institutional Commissioner for the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), and a Board Member for the Innovations International Charter School of Nevada.

Donnell’s research on competency models has made a significant impact in academia and in the hospitality industry. His Ph.D. dissertation created a competency model for catering and event professionals. For that work, in addition to other efforts, Donnell was recognized with the prestigious Pacesetter award by the Event Industry Council, the pre-eminent hospitality umbrella organization with 26 individual association members covering over 100,000 members, in 2014.

Additionally, Donnell is the Founding President of the Las Vegas New Century Lions Club and the past President of the Lions Quest Inc., the educational foundation for the State of Nevada’s Lions Club.

Celebrate the achievements of our members.

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Meeting Venue of the Year
  • Las Vegas NACE Member of the Year
  • Professionals of the Year in a variety of Categories
  • Event Professional of the Year
  • Chapter Rising Star of the Year

Reception • Silent Auction • Dinner • Awards

Attire: Black Tie Optional

Havana Nights Theme

Registration: 5:45 pm     |     Reception: 6:00 pm     |     Dinner: 7:00 pm


$85.00 Members - $95.00 after November 11

$85.00 Student Members - $95.00 after November 11

$100.00 Non-Members - $110.00 after November 11


Estancia Ballroom at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, & Casino


Green Valley Ranch offers fully customizable space, with perfect rooms for any occasion. They have over 69,000 square feet to meeting and conference space as well as 495 guest rooms that can accommodate from 50 to 5000 guests. With more than 40,000 square feet of configurable space, GVR’s Conference center features two expansive ballrooms and up to 12 breakout meeting rooms. GVR is the perfect location to host a serene, yet stunning event. The meeting areas offer gorgeous views of both the spectacular pool and garden, as well as the Las Vegas Strip.

Parking Info (map attached)

215 Parking Garage is accessible from either Village Park Dr off of Paseo Verde Parkway, or off of Carnegie St. Estancia Ballroom is located at the Casino Level of the Property


NACE is proud to collect toy donations to benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children.  Please bring new and unwrapped toys for donation.

Thank you for supporting this most worthy cause!

~Thank you to our Sponsors~

For sponsorship opportunities to showcase your service or product please contact [email protected]


$85.00 NACE Members
$95.00 after 11:45 pm November 11

$85.00 Student Member - Student ID is required
$95.00 after 11:45 pm November 11

$100.00 Non-Member Ticket
$110.00 after 11:45 pm November 11

$1,000.00 Guest Reserved Table of 10
$1,075.00 after 11:45 pm November 11



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Sponsorship: Do you have a service or product you would like to showcase at an upcoming NACE meeting?  Our sponsors for each meeting receive recognition on the NACE Las Vegas Homepage with a link to their website.  At the meeting as a sponsor you will be recognized.  If you are interested in sponsoring a meeting please contact [email protected] to provide your information!