LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2022)– DISCOVERY Children’s Museum welcomes five additions to its Board of Trustees. New members include Shameeda Abdul-Mumin, director of sales for Scholastic Book Fair, Allon Englman, Senior Vice President of Game Development at Aristocrat Gaming, Ronn Nicolli, chief marketing officer at Resorts World; Justin Hartmann, vice president and senior portfolio manager at Northern Trust and Suken Shah founder of Envision Marketing.
Shameeda Abdul-Mumin is responsible for driving revenue for Scholastic Book Fairs as the Director of Sales. Abdul-Mumin has a proven track record of leading high-performing teams and creating value for customers and organizations across different business environments. For 13 years, Abdul-Mumin has been employed by top brands such as Coca-Cola and NestléWater. Abdul-Mumin holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a master of business administration from Woodbury University; and is a champion in her community, serving on the advisory diversity, equity, and inclusion council board for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, is a Nevada Promise Mentor for the College of Southern Nevada, is a member of Junior League.
Allon Englman, is currently Senior Vice President of Game Development at Aristocrat Gaming, directing content for the company. Englman and his wife Belinda just became American citizens last year. Englman has been in the gaming industry since 1997 and worked prior to Aristocrat at IGT for 11 years in Illinois. Englman went to the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
Ronn Nicolli, is responsible for overseeing nightlife and property marketing for Resorts World Las Vegas and currently holds the VP of nightlife for Zouk Group and Chief Marketing Officer for Resorts World. Nicolli graduated from Youngstown State with a degree in Advertising & Marketing. With more than 17 years of experience in luxury casino-resorts marketing and nightlife, Nicolli worked at Wynn Las Vegas for more than 13 years. He made a significant impact on world-renowned nightlife such as Nightclub and XS.
Justin Hartmann, has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for portfolio management, data research, asset allocation modeling, and investment solution selection. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2013, he worked as a financial advisor helping clients better understand economic and market trends. He worked with clients to achieve their financial goals through security selection and risk management. Hartmann is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the CFA Institute. Further, he is a past Board Member of the CFA Society of Nevada. Hartman played hockey for the University of Denver NCAA hockey team. He is a local youth hockey coach and part of the Vegas Junior Golden Knights hockey organization. Hartman has a bachelor of science in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Denver.
Suken Shah, started Envision Marketing as a side business, helping clients understand the changing media and marketing landscape. Shah’s dedicated marketing trajectory began in 2000 as an undergraduate communications student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He later became the Sales/Executive Assistant for Clear Channel Radio, where he planned promotions and compiled the station’s budget. In 2004, Shah joined Cox Media, where he organized the COX/ESPN Sports Memorabilia Tour and the NFL Network Kickoff Party. In addition, Shad revamped the A Welcome Home, a program designed to find homes for foster children. As a result, Shah was honored with the Adoption Excellence Award by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in 2005. Shah also serves as an adjunct professor at the UNLV Lee Business School. He has also served on the board of directors for the American Advertising Federation – Las Vegas and led the 200-member organization as Governor of the District.
The new members of DISCOVERY Children Museum’s Board of Trustees will join a group of highly respected community members. Officers on board include Chairperson Boyd Nelson (Southwest Gas), Vice-Chairperson, Rebecca Miltenberger (Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck), Treasurer, Justin Hartmann (Northern Trust Secretary and Secretary, Kevin Holyfield (MGM Resorts International). Members-at-large include Kami Dempsey-Goudie (Accretive Consulting), Stacie Truesdell Michaels (Argentum), Todd Kefkowitz (P3 Health Partners), Joyce Schneider (philanthropist), Jennifer Curland(philanthropist), Dr. Jhone Ebert (Nevada Department of Education) Megan Farnsworth (Wells Fargo), David Gravatt (Epic Creative Solutions), Ashley Levin (philanthropist) Troy Moser (Moser Architecture Studio) and GavinWhiteley (Caesars Entertainment). Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck provides General Counsel for DISCOVERY Children’s Museum.
About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
Celebrating more than 30 years as a non-profit, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is the top interactive Museum in Southern Nevada, welcoming all children and families to explore three complete floors filled with heart-pumping, brain-boosting, curiosity-satisfying fun, adventure, and DISCOVERY. The nonprofit educational institution re-located to Symphony Park in March 2013 and serves as Las Vegas’ only children’s Museum. The three-story Museum encompassing 26,000 square feet is complete with nine exhibition galleries featuring immersive traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities, and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their curiosities while addressing the core academic areas of science and nature, art and culture, and early childhood development.