As the Vice President and Chief Experience Officer, Suzanne Chabre is responsible for building the Smith Center brand, supporting education and donor giving initiatives, and promoting all performances and events. She oversees the areas of advertising, public relations, direct marketing, group sales, and corporate sponsorships.
Upon graduating from Arizona State University with a BS degree in marketing and a MBA, Suzanne began her marketing career in the automotive industry working for Volkswagen of America and Porsche Cars North America.
Suzanne left the automotive industry and returned home to Las Vegas where she began her career in gaming. As a marketing executive for Grand Casinos, Caesars’ Entertainment and Pinnacle Entertainment, she has extensive experience driving sales and marketing at the corporate and regional level for start-ups and established entertainment based resorts across the country. Throughout her gaming career, Suzanne has been responsible for marketing entertainment and theater operations, to include Bally’s Jubilee! and all productions in the Paris Las Vegas showroom.
Suzanne grew up in Las Vegas and has served as the president of the Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women and has served on the board of the American Marketing Association and Junior Mesquite. Committed to education, Suzanne has been active in Junior Achievement, the Learning Center of Minneapolis, Big Sisters, and has taught advertising management at UNLV. In 2001, she received the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Award for community service and contributions to the tourism industry.