Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Announces Dr. Bobbi Damrow as CEO

By Culinary Academy of Las Vegas April 25, 2024

Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Announces Dr. Bobbi Damrow, as Chief Executive Officer

North Las Vegas, NV — After an extensive, nationwide search, the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Board of Trustees named Bobbi Damrow, Ed.D., as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Damrow comes to CALV from Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin, where she served as Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Relations.

Dr. Damrow has an established reputation developing new programs and initiatives to drive enrollment and satisfy stakeholder employment needs, relationship building, and capital construction projects. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Edgewood College and has extensive experience in post-secondary educational leadership and incumbent workforce development.

“With a proven track record of leadership and innovation, Dr. Damrow brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision to the Culinary Academy,” Troy Mitchum (Wynn Las Vegas) and Terry Greenwald (Bartenders Union Local 165) said in a joint statement from the Trustees. “We are confident that under Dr. Damrow’s guidance, the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas will continue to grow and be a valuable asset to the community.”

“It is an honor to have been chosen to advance the mission of the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas,” Dr. Damrow said. “This organization is clearly a national best practice in catalyzing personal growth and economic stability through short-term training, which simultaneously improves the lives of the relevantly skilled workers and preserves Las Vegas as a world-class hospitality destination. I am thrilled to join with the excellent board, faculty, and staff as we innovate through the changing landscape of workforce development.”

About the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas

The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas (CALV) is the country’s leading nonprofit hospitality training institute offering 16 different programs in hospitality work, digital and employability skills training, and language instruction. CALV’s mission is to train people for successful, family-sustaining careers in the Las Vegas hospitality industry. CALV works to reduce poverty and eliminate unemployment by providing vocational and job-readiness training to youth, adults, and displaced workers. CALV is partnered with the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, Bartenders Union Local 165, and 37 premiere Las Vegas Strip properties.

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