Daniel Solomon served in the United States Army for 6 years. Daniel climbed up the ranks during his time of service and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Daniel graduated from Binghamton University in 2007 with a B.S in economics. After graduation, Daniel enlisted in the Army Reserves. Daniel’s path in the U.S Army Reserves was an exceptional one. After boot camp, he went through a plethora of training–eventually spending 47 weeks at the Defense Language Institute (D.L.I) learning Farsi.
After graduation from D.L.I, Daniel performed one tour of duty in Iraq. There, he led a small group of younger soldiers in an effort to enhance force protection and protect soldiers and civilians from terrorist threats. After one year, Daniel returned home to his family and continued his military training.
While overseas, Daniel’s thirst for knowledge grew strong. The foundation that Binghamton University helped Daniel build led to his acceptance into Columbia University, where he is currently enrolled in a dual major program to receive an MBA and a Masters of International Affairs.
George Goldhoff has led thousands of employees at famous establishments including the Rainbow Room in New York City, the Bellagio – MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now at the largest casino operator in Alberta, Canada.
A 1983 graduate of Schenectady County Community College, Goldhoff is now the President and CEO of Pure Canadian Gaming, which has casinos throughout Canada and generates $100M in revenue. After graduating from SCCC with an A.A.S. in Hotel Technology, he earned his B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from the University of Massachusetts, followed by an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from Columbia University.
His work as the General Manager of the Rainbow Room earned the famed private club in Rockefeller Center a three-star rating by The New York Times in the mid-1990s. While he was the Executive Director of Food and Beverage at the Bellagio from 1998 to 2001, the Bellagio achieved the first AAA Five Diamond award for a casino-hotel. And following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, George coordinated the food and beverage redesign and reconstruction of the $700M resort restoration as Vice President of Food and Beverage at the Beau Rivage – MGM Resorts International in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mr. Goldhoff was Schenectady County Community College’s Class of 2013 Commencement speaker.