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New Voices Under 30: Dominic Williams

Dominic Williams

Sports Partnerships Manager, MGM Resorts

Dominic Williams is applying his skills in activation, which were displayed masterfully at the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game and all of its events, to business development by taking ownership of the hospitality and experience inventory for MGM Resorts.

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Age: 29

Born: Las Vegas

Education: UNLV, B.S., kinesiology

Family: Spouse, Katrina Romasanta

 

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Most important lesson of the past 18 months: There’s truly beauty in the struggle. You grow through adversity and being outside of your comfort zone, so no matter how far you may believe you have been set back in anything, as long as you keep pushing to overcome, it’s always a setup for a greater comeback.

Go-to person when I need help: My wife, Katrina. She constantly knows whatever it is I need to overcome any problem I may have.

My inspiration: My mother, Sheila Williams. Before she passed away, she showed me the true meaning of overcoming adversity with a smile! She had gone through so much medically and was in more pain than one person should have to bear, but would fight through it all and show up every day in our family’s life as a mother, a wife, and a friend, with a smile and energy that was so electrifying. She had the biggest heart and taught us the importance of keeping God first, helping people, following our passion, and staying humble.

In the Industry

What drew me to a career in sports: The opportunity to utilize my passion for sports every day in my career was a no-brainer for me. Also having the opportunity to engage with fans and bring out that same passion for them when they attend events is an amazing feeling.

Biggest surprise when I started my career: The amount of work that happens on the back end that the average athlete/fan doesn’t realize that goes into creating an event.

How my generation is changing sports: Our generation is full of risk takers! Being able to stand up for what we believe is right vs. shying into the background because we don’t know how people are going to react.

Sports industry needs to do a better job of … : Hiring more diverse qualified candidates.

In 10 years, I hope to be … : Working in corporate partnerships for an NBA team located in Las Vegas.

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