Michael Severino
Senior Director of Special Events & Marketing at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada

As Senior Director of Special Events and Marketing for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Michael Severino heads the team that masterminds the myriad of events, both small and gigantic, private and public, that relate not only to business but also to giving back to the community.  UNLVino is among the largest and most visible fundraisers and serves the great purpose of raising money for scholarships that enable talented students with financial needs to pursue a career in the hospitality industry at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

Michael has been in Las Vegas since 1977 and has compiled an increasingly impressive 20-years-plus career in Food and Beverage.  He was part of the opening team of the Maxim Hotel and also employed his talents and energy at the Frontier Hotel, Caesars Lake Tahoe and the Riviera Hotel.

As an added responsibility, Michael is Executive Officer of the Las Vegas Chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, an international gourmet society, for which his multiple talents create memorable events.  He has been involved with the realization and development of the Cleveland Clinic – Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health since its inception and plays a major role in its annual Keep Memory Alive blockbuster gala.   He also participates actively in many other charitable causes.

Michael has recently celebrated 20 years with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and the customer relationships and friendships he has developed, undoubtedly make him “The Guy Who Knows a Guy”!

For many years, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has been a proud sponsor of Chefs for Kids – an organization dedicated to alleviating malnutrition and hunger in children through education and awareness. This year, the 26thannual celebration will honor Michael Severino with the Legacy Award and the Corporate Award for the Binion Family Foundation.