Rebel In Action: Deanna Burgess '97
Deanna Burgess is treasurer of the UNLV Alumni Association and a resort executive.
Deanna Burgess brings 20 years of professional finance and management experience to her role with the Alumni Association where she serves as treasurer. As the executive director of Citywide for MGM Resorts International, Deanna oversees hotel and sales opportunities in excess of $100 million annually.
In 1990 Deanna came to UNLV as a freshman from Granada Hills, Calf. “I choose UNLV because it was affordable as I paid for college on my own. Once I was accepted into the business school, I stayed because of the school’s accreditation and the opportunities available in the surrounding community.”
“One of my fondest memories as a student was around basketball and the excitement on campus with the championship team. I remember waiting in line at the Thomas & Mack so we could secure a seat with my classmates.”
Deanna is an active member of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association and served on its board of directors for more than five years where she served as treasurer. A fan of continuing education, Deanna maintains several industry certifications. She’s a Certified Meeting Professional, Certified in Exhibition Management, and Certified Revenue Management Executive.