Las Vegas CVA Employee Celebrates 100th Birthday

IMAGE The Las Vegas CVA’s board of directors recently recognized employee Bill Darwin for his 100thbirthday in a surprise presentation. Darwin officially celebrated the milestone on August 19. An LVCVA employee since September 2008, he works for the organization’s registration services to help staff various meetings, events and trade shows. He has worked 102 shows in the destination via the LVCVA. The LVCVA also honored him for the incredible customer service he provides to Las Vegas’ visitors. “I believe tourism is the backbone of Las Vegas, and I love working at the conventions and meeting the people who come to shows here -- it keeps me young and in good health,” Darwin said. “Las Vegas is such a wonderful place, and I hope I get to keep working at shows for another five or 10 years.” Earlier this year, Darwin was featured in a special edition of the LVCVA’s “Tourism Matters” video series. His video has received millions of views on social media.

Prior to working at the LVCVA, Darwin honorably served the United States Navy during WWII and Pearl Harbor. He also held the office of city manager in Everman, Texas, working for city government for nearly 30 years.