President—Paul Lowden has been playing music all of his life. He has been a professional musician, orchestra leader and accompanist for many performers. Paul is a successful businessman and hotelier in Las Vegas, Nevada. At one time he was the majority owner of 4 hotels in Southern Nevada, including the famous Sahara Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. He has served on many non-profit boards including the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Paul received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from MDA. Paul hosted the famous Jerry Lewis MDA telethon at the Sahara Hotel for many years. Because of his love of children in need and the arts, he has devoted much of his philanthropic efforts towards young people. The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, a magnet public school, named it’s new facility The Lowden Theatre to honor the Lowden family for their dedication and financial support towards the young people at the school. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Paul started working in Nevada in 1961. Paul has been married for 34 years to his wife, Sue. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren who all reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul continues to play keyboards and supports numerous charitable organizations including the Nevada Military Support Alliance, Opportunity Village, Nevada Dance Theatre/Smith Center for Performing Arts and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association. Paul currently serves on the Board of the Great American Songbook Foundation, founded by Michael Feinstein, a cultural affiliate of the Los Angeles based Grammy Museum.