Meet the rest of the elevated team
Eivazi moved from Iran to the United States in 2006 and instantly realized she had a passion for travel and the hospitality industry. This appreciation for hospitality would lead her to join one the most iconic resorts in Las Vegas, Bellagio.
At Bellagio Eivazi held a Convention Services role from 2010 to 2015 and was very successful and highly recognized, selected as the Bellagio Employee of the Month, Employee of the Year finalist and received multiple Bellagio Diamond Awards from her VIP clients. She was also selected to join the Executive Mentoring program which allowed her to expand and develop her hospitality experience within MGM Resorts and the Meetings and Events community.
In 2015 Eivazi joined the MGM Grand team as an Executive Meeting Manager and shortly thereafter she was promoted to a Convention Sales Manager where she closed the year at 165% of her sales goals. Her desire for growth and self-development was rewarded when she received the MGM Grand-100 club award recipient in 2015 and President’s Club award in 2017.
Eivazi strongly believes in giving back to the community to enrich and improve people’s lives. She opened the first chapter of Women of Global Change in Las Vegas and served as their Vice President. In addition, she volunteered for Compassion Care Hospice, Women 2.0, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, Three Square, and several other volunteering roles throughout her stay in Las Vegas. She was a member of Toastmaster International Club, Women’s Networking Group, Young Professional Group and is certified in professional development and leadership strategy delivery.
Eivazi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading/writing and journaling as well as practicing mindfulness, pilates, kickboxing and yoga. She has a passion for cooking and watching documentaries in her personal time.
Davis spent her early years in Sierra Vista and Tucson, Arizona before her family relocated to Las Vegas.
In 1995, Davis earned her Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from UNLV and had already begun her career in the hospitality industry at The Golden Nugget as a Front Desk Representative two years prior. She was recruited by Caesars Palace in 1996 to become a member of their inaugural Concierge team and was later promoted to a Catering and Convention Services Manager.
In 2000 Davis relocated to Scottsdale Arizona to further develop her talents as a Catering and Convention Services Manager at the luxury Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort.
Davis returned to Caesars Palace in 2003 as the Director of Group Sales for the Colosseum and then would become a National Sales Manager in Convention Sales where she would sell multiple Caesars Entertainment properties including Caesars Palace, Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
In 2006, Davis became a National Sales Manager for The N9NE Group at the Palms Casino and then would move to The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as the Assistant Director of Special Events.
Davis became self-employed and was the Owner/General Manager of the School of Rock, Las Vegas in 2011. Under her leadership, the school became the highest-grossing of over 100 national schools. In 2014, she and her husband sold the franchise, so she could concentrate on her other important role, a stay-at-home Mom.
Davis loves live music, baseball, her pets, and enjoys traveling with her husband and three children.
Chilton was born in Philadelphia and quickly moved to Las Vegas when she was only 1 year old. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations. While studying at UNLV, she competed as a Division 1 athlete on the women’s soccer team. During her senior year, she was awarded an internship with one of the city’s most reputable event planning companies, Las Vegas Events and this is where her love and passion for the industry began to flourish.
Chilton is an accomplished and goal-focused professional with experience in successful trade show and event management execution as well as in marketing and business development initiatives. Her experience, complemented with her high-caliber general management qualifications and a proven track record on delivering value to client organizations, has resulted in a successful career in the meetings and event industry.
Chilton has been strongly involved in planning world-class events, including the National Finals Rodeo and FEI World Cup of Horse Jumping and Dressage. She has also partnered with professionals in the dental field when planning the International Association of Cosmetic Dentistry Annual Meeting. After leaving the IACA, she joined the State Bar of Nevada, where she worked for 10 years planning the Bar’s Annual Meeting and Family Law Conference as well as, most recently, the 2019 National High School Mock Trial Competition.
Jaime currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Meadows School in Las Vegas, holding the Chair of the Education Committee. Her two children, Benjamin and Harper, are the joys of her life. She enjoys an active lifestyle and loves spending weekends attending her children’s sporting activities.
Welley was born in New York City and moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend the University of Colorado where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree. She was the recipient of the Jacob Van Ek Award for Humanitarianism and Academic Excellence which recognizes students with high academic achievements and their impact on the university and the community.
Realizing an opportunity with the booming ski industry, Welley became an apparel buyer and in 1995 she started a career as Divisional Merchandise Manager for Specialty Sports Venture (Vail Resorts Retail). She led a team of decentralized apparel and accessory buyers across 150 specialty retail stores in Colorado, Utah and California and supported retailers in process of managing and replenishing their inventory and handled purchasing budgets for all territories. Under her direction the team also facilitated store build outs and grand opening events.
In 2002, Welley joined Spyder Active Sports, an American Colorado-based manufacturer of high-end ski and outdoor apparel. She quickly accelerated through the company, eventually rising to Director of Sales. In 2011, she became the first and only female Vice President of Sales in the entire North American outdoor industry. In this role Welley directed a team of 15 outside agencies and internal staff, owning a portfolio of over 650 clients and accounting for over 50% of Spyder’s worldwide business. In addition, she also collaborated directly with marketing teams for global sales meetings and events, celebrity seeding opportunities, and managed three product showrooms.
After 25 rewarding years in the ski industry, in 2016, Welley became self-employed with CLOC, a member run organization to help legal operations professional optimize the delivery for all legal departments. During her time with CLOC, Welley built upon her decades of event management experience and coordinated and managed all aspects of the food and beverage program for the CLOC Institutes in London, Sydney and Las Vegas.
In addition, Welley managed CLOC’s 25 regional leaders, as well as regional groups and meetings.
Ellen and her husband Kent share a passion for travel, food, and spending time with their wonderful and growing family.
Viviano was born and raised in the Detroit area and moved to Las Vegas when she was 15. She fell in love with the hospitality industry while completing her Associates of Arts at Eastern Florida State College and working at numerous restaurants along the Space Coast of Florida. She eventually transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. While Studying at UNLV, she was an officer for the largest student ran organization; the National Society of Minorites in Hospitality (NSMH) and rebuilt a dormant student chapter of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) as the Chapter’s President. During her Junior year she was offered an internship at the city’s CVB, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority where she closely worked with the Global Business Sales team and the several hotels in Las Vegas. Senior year Viviano was awarded the 2017 Hospitality Hero Award from former Mayor Oscar Goodman.
In 2017 Viviano joined the Mandalay Bay team as a Sales Coordinator and was promptly promoted to an Executive Meetings Manager. Thriving in a fast paced, self-motivated, and results driven environment, Viviano was a recipient of the “100 Club Award”, a program that rewards high performers in Sales Management and leadership, in both 2018 and 2019. Viviano is very passionate about hospitality with great experience and concentration in food and beverage and hotel sales.
Viviano believes in being connected to her community and to the hospitality industry. She is always looking for volunteer opportunities at our local food bank Three Square and other philanthropic organizations such as Shade Tree and Las Vegas Rescue Mission. She stays involved with her UNLV College of Hospitality Alumni Chapter, was a member of Emerging Leaders, and President of Toastmasters International, Aces of Inspiration Blue Chapter.
Viviano currently runs a book club, as she appreciates great reads and great conversation. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and loves all things outdoors and lives a very active lifestyle with traveling, hikes, kayaking, golf, snowboarding, and yoga. She has a passion for trying new ideas in the kitchen as she loves to cook in her personal time.
Anthony was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and at a very young age she knew she had a passion for the hospitality and event industry. She would eventually attend the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelors in both Hospitality and Tourism and Business Management.
In 2009, Anthony relocated to Las Vegas and followed her love for the fast paced life of hospitality when she was offered a college internship at MGM Resorts International. She began her career at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino as a lead Wedding Planner where she booked, planned and executed over a hundred Weddings a year. During that time she received “Employee of the Year” and “Top Sales Manager” recognition for multiple years.
She was then promoted to a Catering and Convention Services Manager at the MGM Grand where she partnered and planned world renowned events such as the ACM Awards, NHL Award Show, iHeart Radio Music Awards and over 200 large corporate conventions. Her passion for the industry did not stop there, as she expanded her talents and learned all aspects of large trade shows she would transition to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in 2015 as a Convention Services Manager. In this role she would plan and execute Las Vegas’s largest conventions and trade shows and become highly recognized and a celebrated member of the Mandalay Bay team..
In late 2017, Anthony made the hard decision to leave Las Vegas and move back home to Orlando to be closer to family and continue to expand her market knowledge in the event industry. She accepted a role with Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center under the Marriott International brand as the Senior Catering Manager and not only did she exceed sales goals continuously, she was also awarded “Presidents Club” recognition.
Anthony is dedicated, enthusiastic, and accomplished: the three pinnacle elements a professional meeting and sales executive needs to showcase and perform each and every day. She is an industry insider and leader who sets a new standard for exceeding personal and client expectations.
Anthony has a passion for traveling and a focused involvement in charitable organizations. She is continuously learning and developing her knowledge of the culinary field and has had extensive training in beer and wine protocols and etiquettes. She loves an active lifestyle and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, teaching tennis, and staying connected to organizations and fellow experts in the meeting and hospitality industry.