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Corporate Member Spotlight: Las Vegas Sands Corp


BIO

Please briefly introduce yourself - including your name, title, and company.

- My name is Shahid Holmes and I am the Director of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion for Las Vegas Sands Corp. I have lived in Las Vegas for 26 years and worked for the company for over 18 years.


INTERVIEW

1. Tell us more about your corporation/business and how you got into it.

- Sands is the world's leading Integrated Resort developer and operator, propelling high-value business and leisure tourism from North America to Asia. Sands established the convention-based Integrated Resort with the opening of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in 1999. Today, our footprint spans eight properties in Macao, Singapore and Las Vegas - each contributing significant economic impact to their home communities. I've been a Team Member since 2002, starting as a front desk agent, and am proud to have grown up, both personally and professionally, with the company. I'm fortunate to have had the guidance of great mentors through various roles in hotel operations and exceptional leaders in the procurement department, which I joined in October of last year.


2. What is the current state of affairs where you work? (Yes, this is general, but this is a place for you to set the stage for our understanding of who you are to