Come join us! Support your community, your YNPN members, and come see what we are all about!
We invite current members of YNPN Southern Nevada to join us for our November Board of Directors meeting, where we will have a short meeting to conduct our normal business before listening to a presentation on Board Service conducted by our own Crislove Igeleke. We will also introduce our new 2019 board directors who will begin their terms in January.
Please RSVP as we will send out agendas prior to the meeting via email.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Crislove has compassion and dedication to impact her hometown. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Political Science and International Relations, she taught with CCSD, developing a desire for leading and motivating others before obtaining her Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law with Highest Pro Bono Honors. She externed in Federal Court working on appeals and mediation, and interned with Nevada Systems of Higher Education’s Legal Counsel interpreting statutes and assisting the Board of Regents. In Senator Harry Reid's office she assisted with rural development, energy, immigration, education & diversity initiatives. She served as an educational surrogate parent advocating for foster children through LACSN and fought for reasonable accommodations for students with special needs in Clinic. Her efforts were furthered teaching landlord/tenant classes with Nevada Legal Services (NLS) and doing research, court observations, data collection and grant writing for collateral consequences and domestic violence issues in the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic. As V.P. of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Crislove was named the 2014-2015 Sister in Service for the Western Region for Mentorship and Leadership and with her peers, was named the National Chapter of the Year. She’s served on boards for the Public Interest Law Association, Children's Advocacy Law Association and a liaison to the Nevada Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission learning about board governance, operation management, strategic planning, development and outreach. At NLS Crislove provided legal assistance to nonprofits, resident councils entrepreneurs and small businesses strengthening the infrastructure of low-income communities & fostering grassroots economic development. Currently, Crislove is an Attorney at M&C where she avidly defends clients in a variety of civil litigation matters. In addition to giving back, she enjoys being with her son and traveling.
Join us on Thursday, November 15, from 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. at the Velveteen Rabbit as we host Michael Vannozzi, Managing Member of VNZ Strategies and the Executive Director of the Downtown Vegas Alliance, for our Access to Experts series.
After the talk, stay to mix and mingle with your fellow YNPN members!
A free drink ticket will be provided to those who RSVP (while supplies last).
Michael A. Vannozzi is the Managing Member of VNZ Strategies and the Executive Director of the Downtown Vegas Alliance. An experienced public policy and communications professional, he holds degrees and certificates from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the Leadership Institute of Nevada.
Michael has more than ten years of experience working on strategy and public policy related to education, economic development, and transportation infrastructure. For more than five years, Michael was an aide to United States Senator Harry Reid, serving in communications and public policy roles both in Washington D.C. and Las Vegas. In 2013, Michael joined the LVGEA where he played a key role in setting the vision for the organization and the region. Along with TIP Strategies, Michael was the author of southern Nevada's first Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, a document that informs the region's economic development efforts to this day. In 2015, Michael led the LVGEA's efforts to advocate for increased investment in public education and galvanize the business community in support of a business tax to support education. From 2016 - 2018, Michael was the Vice President of Creative Strategies at TSC2 Group; there, he led efforts to reorganize the Clark County School District. In 2018, Michael was appointed as the Executive Director of the Downtown Vegas Alliance. In that role, he helps to guide that organization on a diverse array of issues important to downtown Las Vegas.
WHAT IS ACCESS TO EXPERTS?
Our Access to Experts series provides access for YNPN Members and others interested in the social sector to local leaders and experts to chat about their work, career development, and the local landscape. It is also an opportunity to introduce yourself to leaders in Southern Nevada and develop direct connections.
More details coming soon!