Raised in Scottsdale, Ariz., Halee Harczynski grew up in shopping centers.
“I would often go to work with my mom, who oversaw marketing for Scottsdale Fashion Square, and spent Saturday mornings playing in the fountain secretly stealing change, and Christmas Eve with the mall Santa at my house,” said Harczynski, who holds a degree in fashion-merchandise management from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Harczynski, who moved to Southern Nevada in 2008, has held her current position of director of marketing for Downtown Summerlin/Howard Hughes Corp. since July 2016. Along with her team, Harczynski organizes, executes and hosts more than 150 events each year.
“In its second year, the 2016 17-day holiday parade generated over 40 million media impressions, an 846 percent increase over 2015, with over 70,000 visitors attending the kick-off celebration,” said Harczynski, adding that attendance of the festivities exceeded 1.2 million visitors, up more than 16 percent from 2015.
It’s currently all hands on deck in anticipation of the Downtown Summerlin April 9 opening of Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-seat stadium that will be home to the Las Vegas Aviators.
“Beyond this, we are welcoming over a dozen retail and restaurant partners, including Nevada’s first True Food Kitchen,” said Harczynski, who supports Las Vegas Animal Assisted Therapy, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and Nevada Ballet Theatre.