Meet Our Las Vegas Casino Executive Host Team

Dedicated to Providing Seamless Experiences

Let our friendly and helpful Las Vegas casino executive hosts make your gaming experience seamless. Dedicated to ensuring that each of our valued guests has an exceptional stay, each casino host at our local friendly hotel casino offers unparalleled expertise.

Meet Our LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Executive Host Team:

Jim Roets

Jim Roets has nearly 40 years of experience in Nevada gaming. In 1978 he was recruited to open the MGM Grand in Reno, the largest property in northern Nevada at the time. Jim worked at the Reno Hilton, Caesars Tahoe, the Grand Sierra Resort and the Hooters Casino Hotel before joining the LVH in November 2012. Born in Wisconsin, Jim considers himself a Silver State resident having lived here since he was a teen and watched as Las Vegas has grown into a world class destination.

Senior Vice President of Casino Operations & Marketing
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Alex Montanarella

Alex Montanarella was born in New York and moved to Las Vegas in 1976 to attend UNLV. He has been in the casino industry for 37 years, having begun his career as a dealer at the MGM Grand. Alex worked at the Tropicana for 20 years, and also worked at the Rio before joining the Las Vegas Hilton, now the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. He notes that what he enjoys most about the gaming industry is that every day provides new challenges and new opportunities. Alex also loves spending time with his wife and daughter, playing golf, traveling and attending sporting events.

Vice President of Player Development & Casino Credit & Collections
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Nancy Briggs

Nancy Briggs started her career at the LVH in 1991 assisting the VP of International Marketing and Executive Casino hosts. Nancy worked her way through various departments at the LVH and is now Executive Casino Host International Marketing. Nancy loves to watch old movies, Broadway musicals, “oldies” music, non-fiction and autobiographical books.

Executive Casino Host International Marketing
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Anthony "Toby" Dicesare

Toby a resident of Las Vegas since 1957, has seen Las Vegas’ growth in the last 50 years. He started out as a dealer making $8 a day and worked at various casinos around town working his way up to Shift Boss, Casino Manager, Casino Host, Executive Casino and now LVH’s Director of Player Development. Toby workouts daily and is an avid Racquetball player.

Director of Player Development
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Michael Espinosa

Michael Espinosa hails from one of the greatest cities in the world, New York, New York. Michael joined the LVH in 2006 after working over a decade as a foreign currency/interest rate trader at various New York financial institutions. At the LVH, he has worked in various departments, from VIP Services to Database Marketing and is now a Casino Host. He prides himself in providing exemplary customer service that makes visits to the LVH a memorable one. Michael enjoys spending time with his family, friends and taking advantage of the all the fun things that Las Vegas has to offer.

Executive Casino Host
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Jeremy Freeman

Jeremy Freeman was born in Tampa, Florida, and came to Las Vegas in 1999. Jeremy started in Marketing in 2007 and joined the LVH in February 2013. Jeremy likes watching sports and spending time with his kids.

Executive Casino Host Slot Marketing
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Kathy Manard

Kathy Manard, born in California, moved to Las Vegas in 1978 to attend UNLV. She majored in hotel administration and worked her way through various casinos accumulating over 34 years in the casino industry. Kathy’s favorite thing about her position at the LVH is the relationship she’s built with her customers and independent agents. Kathy enjoys fishing, camping and most of all, spending time with her dog, Blossom.

Casino Marketing Manager
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Robert Mosher

Robert Mosher was born in New York and made his way to Las Vegas in 2001. Robert started in Marketing in 2004 and he hasn’t looked back, joining the LVH in March 2013. The dedication, experience, creativity, and drive for success that Robert brings from working in the casino industry will add excitement and an experience that is nothing short of legendary for his customers.

Executive Casino Host Slot Marketing
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Gordon "Tad" Nakano

Tad Nakano found his way to Las Vegas all the way from Boise, Idaho. Tad’s career at the LVH began in 2006 and he brings us over 10 years of experience in the casino industry. Tad enjoys singing, cycling, running, swimming, woodworking and wine drinking.

Executive Casino Host Slot Marketing
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Idalia Sandoval

Born in Durango, Mexico and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Idalia proudly represents the Latin American market at the LVH. She has developed her bilingual skills and fully understands the Latin culture and its needs. She joined the LVH in 2005 as the coordinator for Latin Marketing and, through hard work and dedication, Idalia quickly worked her way up to International Marketing Director. Besides work, Idalia takes pleasure in spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to the opportunity to welcome you into her circle of friends here at the LVH.

International Marketing Director
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Lester "Les" Thacker

Les Thacker, a native of Ft. Bragg, NC, has over 35 years experience in the casino industry. Les started at the International Hotel in 1969 as a bus boy and left in 1970. Les found his way back to the LVH in 1974 as a dealer and worked his way to Executive Casino Host in 2005. Les likes all types of motor sports and is an avid biker.

Executive Casino Host
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