A proud native of Las Vegas, Jim Gianoulakis has three sons ages 26, 24 and 23 who also live in the Valley. Jim graduated from Western High School and from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in business and a computer science emphasis.
In his 30th year at Southwest Gas Corporation, Jim can’t imagine a better place to work.
“I am a manager in the Information Services department and am responsible for the software used by the company’s field workers,” said Jim.
In his spare time, Jim is an avid golfer, high school and college baseball umpire and he is an amateur astronomer.
“In my role as the President of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society I am involved in an exciting project,” said Jim. “My organization is building an observatory in the mountains outside of Las Vegas with the intent of introducing astronomy to the Las Vegas valley youth.”
Jim has supported United Way for over 25 years and believes the organization plays an integral role in helping families and individuals throughout the Valley.
“The United Way has been a part of this community for as long as I remember,” said Jim. “The organizations they support touch all of our lives in one way or another. They do so much for the community that I am happy that I can be a part of that.”
Jim also volunteers with Los Vaqueros to help at-risk kids in the valley.
“I get far more out of the experience than what I put in,” said Jim. “Helping in this way keeps me humble and reminds me every day how lucky a guy I am.”