United Way Of Southern Nevada Announces Julian High As President And CEO

An Innovative Leader Focused on Creating Meaningful Change in the Southern Nevada Community

After a comprehensive nationwide search, United Way of Southern Nevada’s (UWSN) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Julian High as their President and CEO.

“With decades of experience in driving change and raising the bar for nonprofits and for-profit organizations, Julian High is well-equipped to bring meaningful change as United Way of Southern Nevada’s President and CEO,” said Ann Simmons Nicholson, United Way of Southern Nevada Board Chair. “As a Las Vegas native, Julian has an unwavering dedication and passion to connect local families and individuals with the resources that they need to succeed.”

As President and CEO, Julian will provide dynamic leadership to an organization that unites more than 250 nonprofit organizations, 2,600 volunteers, and 23,000 donors to help everyone in Southern Nevada have a roof over their heads, a good job, and access to a quality education.

“As a son of the entire Las Vegas valley, it is my highest honor to be appointed to this role as I’m eternally grateful to the founders of UWSN, Bill Boyd and Don Snyder, for paving the way for this tremendous opportunity,” said Julian.

With deep roots in Las Vegas, Julian began his career as the Director of Community and Government Affairs for Sahara Gaming Corporation. As the first African American to serve in this role for a gaming corporation, Julian began his path to breaking new ground and aligning philanthropic giving with local issues. Throughout his career, Julian has been a passionate advocate for equal opportunity for all through his work with the National Industries for the Blind and the Human Rights Campaign. Most recently, Julian served as the Founder and President of J3H Platinum, an executive management consultancy that has helped C-Suite executives build cohesive teams and create effective communications, business, and political strategies.

Julian is inspired to leverage resources in our community to match the $10 million donation that United Way of Southern Nevada received from Amazon co-founder MacKenzie Scott to help provide access to education, workforce development, and community support.

To access Julian High’s bio, click here. To meet Julian, attend his official introduction at United Way of Southern Nevada’s Day of Caring on October 8. To stay connected with Julian’s journey in the coming weeks, please send an email to Marketing@uwsn.org to subscribe to “High Notes,” a weekly communication from Julian, outlining his strategy for uniting Las Vegans to better the community together.


Donate today to help ensure Southern Nevadans have the opportunity to succeed.


Support opportunities for all by learning, sharing, and advocating for your community.


Support your community by volunteering as an individual or a group.