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Two executives from The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) in Las Vegas were elected to the board of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), an association dedicated to all aspects of the catering and events industry.

Joining the board are TISOH’s Executive Director Tim Lam and Director of Academic Affairs Donnell Bayot. The election was held at the association’s annual Experience Conference and Expo in Baltimore this past July.

“We are so pleased to continue our support of NACE,” Lam said. “We look forward to lending our expertise to further help professionals advance and grow in their careers through networking and continuing education.”

Lam, a certified hospitality trainer and certified guest service professional, was named president-elect of the NACE Foundation. Lam holds a master’s degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a master in International Business Management degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Wake Forest University.

Bayot was named second vice president of NACE. He holds a master’s degree in education from Regis University. He is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), Certified Food and Beverage Educator (CFBE) and Certified Professional in Catering and Events.

His election to the board of NACE comes on the heels of being named among the top 25 young special events professionals to watch in 2014 by Special Events magazine. The magazine, founded in 1982, is the oldest trade publication for special events professionals. Bayot also won the Convention Industry Council’s Pacesetter Award earlier this year.

Lam and Bayot are founding members of TISOH. Working with several university professors and hospitality industry experts from the Las Vegas Strip, they developed practical, short-term training programs to help hospitality workers advance in their careers and to help people aspiring to enter the field. Diploma graduates of the school enjoy a 90 percent job placement rate.

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