The Human Factor

John “JT” Thomason

Director of Marketing and Entertainment for The Bank
(and other Light Group venues at Bellagio)

Left to right: Light Group’s Tomastik, Comer and Thomason. | Photo by Anthony Mair

Left to right: Light Group’s Tomastik, Comer and Thomason. | Photo by Anthony Mair

Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
Moved to Las Vegas: January 2006

It took just one trip to Las Vegas with his college roommate for Thomason to get hooked. A self-described social butterfly, Thomason was drawn in by the city’s dynamic energy. Soon after graduating from Western State Colorado University with a degree in business administration, he moved to town and scored a job as a server at Roadrunner, later becoming a promoter at the original Beacher’s Madhouse in Hard Rock Hotel. “I originally got into nightlife to be the ‘cool’ host and make the big bucks,” he says, laughing. “As the years went by, I realized I was ready to take my life and career to the next level. When I was approached to become director of marketing for Jet Nightclub, I jumped at the chance.” Now he oversees the execution of marketing and advertising, as well as talent and entertainment, at The Bank. Thomason loves his job for the human factor: “I have been fortunate to have a great team around me, from staff and hosts to promoters and management, which has helped keep it relevant and fun.”

Story by Melinda Sheckells

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