Las Vegas, NV, November 14, 2014: In an effort to expand program and event offerings while continuing to further our mission of invoking, promoting, and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride, the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI) is pleased to announce the naming of a passionate, dedicated and experienced Executive Director, Ernie Yuen.

This new, full-time position will focus on expanding the programs and events offered throughout Southern Nevada by SNAPI while ensuring that the organization holds true to our mission. Well known in the Las Vegas LGBT community for his many years of dedicated service and commitment to SNAPI and the Las Vegas PRIDE events, Ernie has the creativity, experience and commitment to meet these needs as well as an intimate familiarity with the operations of the organization; having served in many capacities on the board since 1998 including President, Vice President and Committee Chair.

As a volunteer and board member, Ernie has been instrumental in creating and/or producing many Las Vegas PRIDE events for the LGBT community of Southern Nevada such as PRIDE Family Bingo, Rainbow Fest, PRIDE Pets, NCOD, PRIDE Royalty Pageants, the Annual PRIDE Night Parade and PRIDE Festival. Chances are that if you have attended any Las Vegas PRIDE event since 1998, Ernie has been an integral part of the production of that event. It is because of his experience and commitment to the organization that he was selected to serve as the first Executive Director for SNAPI.

As Executive Director, Ernie will be responsible for maintaining event growth, revenue generation, programs and event planning and execution. He will also be integral in promoting Las Vegas PRIDE to the international community.

In addition to his nonprofit experience, Ernie also brings with him more than 30 years of senior management and consulting experience, with a focus on training, recruitment, customer experience and food and beverage. His experience in the hospitality industry has proven invaluable to SNAPI in the creation of our current programs and we look forward to his coming contributions as Executive Director.

Please join us in welcoming Ernie Yuen as SNAPI’s new Executive Director!

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The primary objectives and purposes of SNAPI are: To educate the general public to the needs and issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; to provide educational outreach to persons directly or indirectly involved in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; to advocate and facilitate the exchange of ideas and resources between the various non‐profit Nevada lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or related organizations; to promote a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and PRIDE; to provide inclusive and diverse representation within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community; to recognize and celebrate the substantial achievements in our community.