Meet our amazing Board Chair, Ann Simmons-Nicholson! Ann has been a member of the United Way of Southern Nevada Board for 7 years. She currently serves as the Founder and CEO of the Simmons Group. Ann shared why she supports UWSN’s mission of uniting our community to improve people’s lives, “The collective focus United Way of Southern Nevada helps all community members to come together to help. I refer to United Way of Southern Nevada as the “force multiplier” of addressing community needs.” Learn more about Ann and how she gives back to the place we all call home below.  

Can you share what inspired you to join the United Way of Southern Nevada Board of Directors?  

I was invited onto the HR committee at United Way almost 7 years ago.  The amazing work and impact on the community that United Way has, inspired me to accept when asked to join the board. 

How do you give back to the Southern Nevada community?       

I volunteer my time on numerous non-profit boards.  In addition to time, my husband and I donate financially to numerous non-profits. We believe to whom much is given, much is expected and the Las Vegas Community has given us so very much.  

What about living in Southern Nevada inspires you?   

I am so very proud to call Southern Nevada my home for the past 26 years. My inspiration comes from the generosity of our community members. Not just during this past year’s pandemic. We as a community have come together so many times in the last two decades. During the financial crisis, after the tragedy of 1 October, as well as in so many other ways, both large and small. The hearts of the people of Southern Nevada are kind and generous. That continues to be my inspiration. 

What is a fun fact about you?   

I have been on five reality TV shows – never as a contestant.  Always as a trainer or a coach.  

How do you have fun in Las Vegas?   

Since I travel for a living, simply being home and being able to enjoy family and friends is my best fun in Las Vegas. 

UWSN Board Chair Spotlight | Ann Simmons-Nicholson