About: Bette Gaines-Snyder

  • Role :  Logistics Support Specialist

Bette Gaines-Snyder joined MGM Grand in 1993 as a Tour Guide and later transitioned to several Human Resources positions including Training Facilitator for New Hire Orientation and adjunct faculty member for the MGM Grand University. As Executive Director of Special Events at MGM Grand Las Vegas. Bette’s responsibilities were a wide array of Casino and Employee-based events. Bette managed over an average of 110 events per year. Served as the primary liaison to all of the property’s departments for the development and implementation employee programs.

Bette served as the MGM Grand Las Vegas Diversity Council Co-Chair for four years. As a pioneer in the diversity effort for the Company, Bette led MGM Grand’s Diversity Council which was placed in the Top 25 U.S. Diversity Council Groups by the Association of Diversity Councils two years in a row. She was integral in creating employee campaigns, raising more than $800,000 annually for the MGM Resorts Foundation. Bette also served on the UNLV Mentor program for three years and was voted outstanding mentor.

As Executive Director of Special Events Bette led the creative productions of elaborate and complex corporate events such as the Women’s Leadership Conference of over 1200 attendees, Diversity Recharges, MGM Resorts Foundation Festival events and fundraising, Employee of the year Galas and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Bette was a key contributor to MGM Resorts International’s Inspiring Our World employee production show. She was also the recipient of MGM Resorts International’s first-ever J. Terrence Lanni Award for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed on an MGM Resorts’ employee.

Currently, Bette works as a Smith Center Teaching Artist for the Disney Musicals in Schools program. She is a founding member of the Yellow Pants Project, a 501c3, which provides anti-bullying education through the arts. Bette brings her passion and enthusiasm to the Guardian Quest team in her role as support specialist.