Conference Sales Manager, Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Casino
Pedram Pakneshan (B.S., Hospitality Management, ’03 ) grew up in Berkeley, California, graduating in December 2003 from SF State with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree, with a minor in Business Administration.
While attending SF State, Pedram was named in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also the recipient of scholarships from the California Hotel Lodging Association, the SF State Hospitality Management Society, and the Hotel & Restaurant Foundation. He was the founding president of the SF State Hospitality Management Alumni Association and president of the Hospitality Management Society.
In addition to his studies, he worked many jobs including at Clark Kerr Dining in Berkeley, where he was quickly promoted from server to banquet captain. After graduating, he moved to Las Vegas and in early 2004, joined the staff of the MGM Grand Resort & Casino as an assistant manager within the food & beverage department.
In February 2005, Pedram joined the sales & marketing opening team as a conference sales manager of the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Casino, a Mobile Five Star and AAA Five Diamond destination. Pedram credits his education at SF State in allowing him to gain a diverse background within the hospitality industry, and as a result, it will enable him to achieve his ultimate goal of general manager, and eventually partner, of a mega-resort.
In February 2005, Pedram joined the sales & marketing opening team as a conference sales manager of the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Casino, a Mobile Five Star and AAA Five Diamond destination.