JHS Announces 2016 Commencement Speaker Kim Sinatra

Jamestown High School is proud to announce its 2016 Commencement Speaker, Kim Sinatra, a 1978 Jamestown High School graduate. Ms. Sinatra currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Wynn Resorts, Limited, a $10 billion mark cap NASDAQ company, which owns and operates luxury destination casino resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Macau SAR of China. In September 2014, the company was designated as the awardee in Region 1 in Massachusetts and is in the process of developing a $2 billion resort in Everett, MA.

“I was very pleased to learn that Kim Sinatra was returning to Jamestown to speak at our graduation ceremony,” said JHS Principal Mike McElrath. “Kim graduated a few years ahead of me and I knew her family quite well. I was impressed to see what Kim has done since leaving JHS and I look forward to hearing her story. This should be a great night!”

Ms. Sinatra joined Wynn Resorts in January 2004, as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of its development activities and became the General Counsel in 2005. From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Sinatra served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Park Place Entertainment, Inc. (later acquired by Caesars Entertainment). She also served as General Counsel for The Griffin Group, Inc., Merv Griffin’s investment management company, and as a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Ms. Sinatra received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wellesley College in 1982 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago in 1985.

In addition to her professional work, Ms. Sinatra is on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Southern Nevada and The Smith Center, Las Vegas’ performing arts center. Ms. Sinatra, her husband and three sons reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.    

“I am so honored to have been asked to join the members of the JHS Class of 2016 as they celebrate this milestone of high school graduation,” said Ms. Sinatra. “Coming home to Jamestown is always a highlight for me and my family and this is a great reason to return.”

Jamestown High School’s Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 24th at 7 p.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. JHS Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, June 23rd at 7 p.m. in the SS Peter and Paul Church.


posted on 06/15/2016 - filed under: Academics, Alumni, Graduation, JHS, Spotlight