THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF LAS VEGAS SANDS

OUR WRITERS

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Afshin Ravanbaksh

Afshin joined The Venetian Macao in August 2011 as Public Relations Manager in charge of editorial content. He’s a journalist by training, having worked at CNN, The Weather Channel, and as a freelance video editor. A native of Iran, he grew up in southern Louisiana and has lived in Asia a total of eight years. His passions include music, technology and tennis, and he’s the proud father of four girls.


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Bhavna Moolani

Bhavna is a member of Marina Bay Sands’ social media team. With her trusty iPad in hand, she focuses on Retail and Entertainment activities in and around the property and has a keen interest in sharing the latest happenings and unique capabilities of social media.


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Ciara Matthews

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Ciara serves as a corporate communications manager for Las Vegas Sands Corp. She has spent the last two years traveling around the country working with national and local media outlets as a public relations professional. She currently focuses her attention on Las Vegas Sands’ corporate social responsibility including sustainability efforts and community outreach and involvement.


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Darcy Martinez

Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Darcy is currently an Engagement Coordinator in the Human Resources department at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. She keeps our fabulous team members informed and engaged with current projects on property via communications and special events.


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Jenny Yu

From Hangzhou, China, Jenny is a director of sustainability, and she will keep us informed about the environmental efforts of Las Vegas Sands, as well as help keep us abreast of what we’re doing in Asia. As a founding member of Sands Eco 360°, she focuses on continuously improving the company’s stewardship of the environment.


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Jonathan Vista

As an officer for internal communications at Marina Bay Sands, Jonathan spearheads a number of projects that keep team members informed about what’s going on at our resort in Singapore. He writes for our daily news, oversees a closed Facebook group for team members, as well as helps with a weekly in-house newsletter. He says he’s humbled to be responsible for disseminating information at a company-wide level and to be a contributor to the corporate blog of Las Vegas Sands.


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Katarina Tesarova

Born and raised in Slovakia, Katarina leads Sands Eco 360°, our global sustainability initiative. She says it is her personal and professional mission to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. An outdoor enthusiast, she has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, gone on safari in Africa, explored ancient ruins in Egypt, and dived in the Red Sea.


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Kenny Coyle

Kenny Coyle is a senior manager in Sands China’s Resort Marketing department, which covers The Venetian Macao, The Plaza Macao and Sands Macao. Kenny is originally from Scotland but has been based in Asia for the past decade, living in Singapore and Hong Kong before coming to Macau. He’s a travel journalist by profession and before joining Sands China he edited two of Asia’s leading conference and meetings magazines. Among Kenny’s responsibilities is overseeing Cotai Style Macao, Sands China’s bilingual magazine. With the exciting opening of Sands Cotai Central next year, there will be plenty to write about.


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Philicia Tan

Philicia is a Social Media Officer from the Communications Department at Marina Bay Sands. Observing creative inspirations drawn from people and things around her, she is eager to share this with engagement on Social Media channels for the company.


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Scott Intravaia

Scott is part of the corporate communications team at Las Vegas Sands, working as the digital communications coordinator. His focus is online, where he manages all of the social media sites for Las Vegas Sands including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Scott also manages the corporate media center and will be a frequent contributor to Sands Confidential.