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.
Scott began his career in the hospitality industry in 1986 managing a privately owned Aetna Prime Agent, Corporate Education Training facility in Hartford Connecticut.
Scott moved to Las Vegas in 1992 where he joined the opening team in a mangers role in Hotel Operations for the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
He eventually participated in the hiring processes for the impending opening of Bellagio Resort in 1997 for the Guest Services operations teams and after the successful opening of Bellagio he stepped into the role as Valet Manager at the Mirage Hotel.
In 2002 he joined the opening team at the Five Diamond Luxury Resort Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas as the Director of Guest Services and 3 years later Scott joined Wynn Resorts, opening the Wynn Las Vegas as well as the eventual opening of the Encore Resort Hotel in 2008. He would eventually assumed the role of Director of Front Services in Hotel Operations for Wynn|Encore where he established guidelines and protocols for following the Forbes Five Star standards.
Scott has extensive hotelier experience and background with a wide range of talents in all aspects of the Hotel Resort and hospitality industry. In his many leadership roles, he has developed high performing teams and the policies that helped to define operational successes while creating positive and lasting experiences for clients and hotel guests.
Scott enjoys spending time with his spouse of 30 years, sharing their passion for food, health, exercise, travel, family and life balance.
Scheer was born in South Korea and has lived all over the world, more recently, she lived in Denver and move to Seattle in 2020.
In 2011, Scheer earned her bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Management. In 2014, she graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University with a focus on learning the most of important aspect of business, people. Her education had an emphasis on organization psychology, effective teams, and leadership. While studying, she gained experience in food and beverage management and customer service.
Supporting her passion for travel, adventure, and growth, Scheer moved to South Korea for 2 years and taught Business English to Korean executives. Scheer returned to the U.S. and worked in commercial insurance as an account manager for cities, states, and municipalities, where she was able to combine her customer service skills with her knowledge of operations and management. During this period, she also worked as a freelancer, providing services to clients involving web administration, IT, technology consulting, and event management (in-person and virtual).
Scheer joined CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium), as a System Operations Manager in 2019. She provided IT support and managed the association’s memberships. She also provided on-site management of their conferences in Las Vegas and London. During her time with CLOC, she consulted on technological solutions to increase efficiencies in operations and event management using internal resources and outside vendors.
Scheer strongly believes in community and has a life-long commitment to service. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and participates in the local baby-cuddler program at the NICU at Swedish Hospital. She is also a Board-Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist, empowering her clients to accomplish their goals through peaceful and relaxing hypnosis. She has a passion for learning and strives to grow in everything she does. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and traveling all over the world and loves to attend live music events and theater and hopes to pursue her interest in community theater in the near future.
Box hails from Illinois just north of Chicago. Her appreciation for numbers and a meticulous eye for detail led her to pursue accounting, where she attended Rockford Business College and then Rock Valley College.
In 1998, Box took a leap of faith to pursue her passion for acting & theater by relocating to Las Vegas. While pursuing theater & acting she transferred her managerial position from Illinois to Las Vegas where she was operating the only million-dollar branch located in Las Vegas, she increased sales by 28%, created a dynamic new training curriculum, and established new policies & procedures that would lead to successful results.
After a productive year, a turn of events lent her the opportunity to transition into the beauty & spa industry with Destination Spa Salon. With a founding enthusiastic passion for the beauty & spa industry, she tapped into her creative flare. Rising through the ranks over the next 10 years, Box was managing 5 salons & a prominent beauty school with a vibrant workforce of approximately 300+ppl, while maintaining a rental station ratio of 94%.
During her tenure in the beauty & spa industry, Box also managed to partner and open an auto detailing business. Positioning the auto detailing entity with a strategic marketing plan, Box laid the foundation for creative revenue streams of tiered memberships bringing in over 80 new members in her 1st month as well as partnering with other auto entities such as window tinting and dent repair creating trusted allied partnerships.
In 2007, Box was introduced to the world of conventions, joining Mandalay Bay as an Executive Meeting Manager with dual roles in catering & convention services. She was quickly promoted to a Convention Services Manager where she found a deeper passion for events topping 150,000 attendees, city-wide and high-profile events. Box has a knack for training and mentoring where she was part of the initiative of “Train the Trainer” for rollouts of more than 7,000 Mandalay Bay employees.
In 2017, Box turned her attention to the tradeshow industry and joined GES as a Tradeshow Sales Manager where her knowledge of convention services & catering came full circle seizing new and unique business opportunities. Having the desire to continue mentoring, Box volunteered with TISOH, capturing the new talent entering the event industry where she still maintains a close relationship with many.
Box also collaborated with event associations such as PCMA, Women in Sports and Entertainment & LVHA. She is an avid reader and loves to travel to destinations for hiking, dancing, and culinary delights and spending time with her family and friends.
Greitzer brings more than 20 years of experience in Hospitality, Loyalty, and Brand Marketing having worked at luxury hotels, entertainment, dining, and shopping destinations around the country, to Elevated Meeting Solutions and our clients.
During her 10 years at MGM Resorts International, Greitzer managed all Sports and Entertainment Public Relations for the 12 Las Vegas Resorts. During her tenure she managed the client relationships, media procurement, and media event operations for championship boxing events including Oscar De La Hoya vs, Floyd Mayweather; sporting events including Los Angeles Kings hockey and Professional Bull Riders World Finals; concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Paul McCartney; special events including the FOX Billboard Music Awards, Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children Benefit, and the 2007 All-Star Jam Session.
Following a brief sabbatical in Israel, Greitzer returned to the city she grew up in, Los Angeles, and worked with multiple professional athletes managing their public relations efforts, digital marketing, and fundraising events. She also acted as a Marketing and Communications consultant on the opening of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA.
In 2013, Greitzer joined Caruso, a premier hospitality company, and operators of such properties as The Grove, The Americana at Brand, Palisades Village, and Miramar Beach Resort. With her extensive Marketing and Hospitality background Greitzer joined the Brand Marketing team and developed and managed the multimillion-dollar Caruso loyalty program and CRM implementation.
After six years at Caruso, she joined the team at 1on1 Public Relations as their head of Marketing and Media Strategy formulating media strategy, story development, marketing, and social media campaigns for such clients as Orangetheory Fitness, Xperience Restaurant Group, and Circa Las Vegas.
Greitzer currently lives in Sherman Oaks, CA with her husband and two children.