Jim Gibson President - CEO
Jim Gibson is an Emmy Award Winning Television Host and Vocal Recording Artist. Gibson’s Professional Career Began At The Young Age Of 16 When He Joined The Professional Musician’s Union. His Career Took A Major Leap When He Became A Member Of The Grammy Award Winning “B.J. Thomas Band”, Whose Hits Include “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” and “Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”. Gibson Then Stepped Into The World Of Television Where He Hosted “Windy City Alive,” Winning An Emmy For “Best Music And Variety Show For A Series” - WCFC-TV Chicago. Gibson just completed his 3rd and final year hosting “Money IQ” for TLN-TV Chicago.
Among Gibson’s Many Other Credits, He Was A Male Vocal Finalist On The Popular Television Talent Show “Star Search” With Ed McMahan; he performed In The White House At The Congressional Ball For President’s Reagan and Bush Sr. Gibson Sang The National Anthem On The Nationally Televised Miami Dolphins / Buffalo Bills Football Game; he hosted MGM-TV’s “Dreams Can Come True,” Co-Hosted With “Down Town Julie Brown” The Hawaiian Tropic Spring Break Specials On MTV, and the Internationally televised Miss Universe Presentation telecast in Puerto Rico for Telemundo. Throughout His Career Gibson Has Recorded 5 Independent Solo Vocal Albums.
Gibson Is Most Known For His Hosting Of More Than 1,500 Televised Pageant Telecasts & Specials Throughout The World For Many Organizations, Including Miss Universe, Miss Hawaiian Tropic, American Dream Model Search, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss Globe, Mrs. America And Venus Model Search. When Real Estate Mogul Donald Trump Purchased Miss Universe Inc., Trump Retained Gibson As His “Director Of Pageant Affairs”. As A Point Of Interest, Some Of Gibson’s Former Pageant Contestants Include Vanna White, Marla Maples, Paula Zahn, Marishka Hargitay, Sandra Bullack, Halle Berry, And Dozens Of Soap Stars And Models.
Gibson Is Very Active In A Number Of Charities. Most Notably, Gibson Is The Executive Producer Of “Fight Night”, A Washington DC Black Tie Charitable Event (A Fundraising Arm For Fight For Children Inc.), Featuring Both Sports And Entertainment Super Stars. Fight Night Has Raised More Than 400 Million Dollars With Matching Grants Over The Past 23 Years For Select Children’s Charitable Needs. Gibson Was Also The Voice Over Announcer And Line Producer For “Rockin The Corps”, The Largest Military “Tribute Concert” Ever Produced (2004), Featuring Destiny’s Child, Kiss, Hootie And The Blowfish and Cerdick The Entertainer, Recorded Live For An International Movie In Front Of More Than 50,000 Marines & Their Families During Iraq Deployment.
Chiann Gibson Talent
Chiann Gibson was Born in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Taiwanese parents, who immigrated to America and spent most of her childhood as a true Texan. A graduate of the University of Washington, she was a 3-year cheerleader, cheering in both the Rose Bowl (Rose Bowl Parade) and the Japan Bowl in Tokyo. Chiann won the title of Mrs. United States 2005, representing all the married women of America. She also was a former Washington State Junior Miss, Miss Washington USA, American Dream Calendar Girl, and Miss Hawaiian Tropic winner. She was chosen 1 of 15 professional models out of 10,000+ auditions to compete in 2003 on ABC-TV’s modeling television show, “Are You Hot?” Chiann was inducted (1 of 67 inductees) into the Tri-Delta Sorority Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Senator Elizabeth Dole, Katie Couric, Liz Claiborne, Deborah Norville, Catherine Crier, Dixie Carter and Farrah Fawcett.
Chiann often speaks at numerous schools and youth clubs. She is often hired as a spokes model t speak at major dental trade meetings, including the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting, the California Dental Association’s Scientific Sessions, and the American Dental Association’s Annual Session. Chiann was recently chosen as one of two doctors for the TV pilot, Extreme Faces Miracle Cases. Chiann is a true inspiration of what a woman can do if she applies herself. Her motto, “The American Dream is Alive and Well for those who dare to reach for it” only exemplifies her spirit and successes to date.
Robert Saroli Chairman
Bob Saroli is the President and CEO at Can Art Aluminum Extrusion Inc., North America’s largest privately held extruder of standard and custom aluminum profiles. Can Art has grown from a single press operation in 1988 to the multi plant, multi press operation that it includes today.
Corporate and plant locations include a 110,000 square foot corporate head office and plant located in Brampton, Ontario, a 190,000 square foot manufacturing facility Windsor, Ontario (near Detroit, Michigan) and a state of the art 45,000 square foot anodizing facility in Mississauga, Ontario. In addition to Mr. Saroli’s industrial assets, he owns and operates a number of additional businesses including restaurants, night clubs, internet and social businesses operations.
As the Chairman of the Las Vegas International Model Search, Mr. Saroli brings a proven business record and vision on expanding the Las Vegas International Model Search into becoming one of the Premier model search opportunities for young women from around the world, today.
Rachael White MGM GRAND - Director of Special Events
Rachael White is perhaps one of MGM Grand's hardest working team members when it comes to Special Events. Rachael oversees all (hundreds of events a year) of MGM Grand's special events of every kind. It is Rachael's energy, effort and knowledge that oversees everything from music productions, to corporate events, to large scale productions including the Las Vegas International Model Search. Without question, if there were no Rachael White, there would be no Las Vegas International Model Search at the MGM Grand. Rachael resides in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.
Peggy Gordon Executive Assistant
Peggy Gordon graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and Graduate School at National Louis University with MBA. She Serves On the Asian American Collation of Chicago (AACC) Associate Board Member.
In Addition To Serving As the Executive Assistant To Jim Gibson & Las Vegas International Model Search, Peggy Also Is the Executive Assistant at Grant Thornton LLP, for Two Partners In The Organization.
Peggy Serves A Number Of Charitable Organizations Which Includes Being A Team Capitan For The MS Society Tour De Farms Bike Ride.
Missy Cochran Event Choreographer
Miss Cochran returns as the official Choreographer of the Las Vegas International Model Search simply because, she is the best.
Working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years Missy brings her decades of experience to the table every time. Missy produces events and provides talent for Casino Marketing Events, Corporate Trade Shows, Themed Events, Nightclub Promotions, Benefits and all types of Meetings and Seminars!
Missy is known for her Award winning choreography and the BEST dancers Las Vegas has to offer! Weather your event is in Las Vegas Nevada or Tokyo Japan, you may have already enjoyed a Miss Cochran Entertainment Production. One thing is for sure. You will love the production of Miss Cochran’s dancers and choreography at all Las Vegas International Model Search events at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas Nevada.