Julie Shaffer – JGS Group

Julie Gilday-Shaffer: President CEO

Contact Julie Gilday-Shaffer

Julie Gilday-Shaffer is the creator and guiding force behind the JGS Group. She has spent over thirty years creating strategic marketing programs, producing live events, and executing multimedia services for national sales meetings, trade show events, product launches, and every other type of corporate/entertainment theatre for Fortune 1000 companies around the world.

Julie uses her expertise and extensive experience in new business development, media management and training, and delivering strategic, creative solutions that bring a brand to life as the foundation of her work with JGS. She is particularly proud of JGS’ work producing the final presidential debate in October 2016 and Blockchains LLC’s global launch in Prague during the fall of 2018. Julie has also produced events for clients including:

The Global Travel & Tourism Summit

Western Digital

R&R Partners



Singapore Airlines

British Airways

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Market

Ariat International


Three Square

Bon Appetit

Sports Illustrated



MAC Cosmetics


Aspect Software

Warner Bros

The Related Group

Julie is a highly distinguished member of the business community in Las Vegas, and has received awards and recognition including:

In Business, “Most Influential Women in Southern Nevada”

Las Vegas Business Press, “Top 40 Under 40”

Las Vegas Review- Journal, “Mother of the Year”

Nevada Arts Associates, Advocacy Award (2008)

She has served as President of the Vegas Chamber Business Council, President of the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Foundation, Board Member on the Parent Advisory Council for Bishop Gorman High School and Chairperson on the Las Vegas Centennial Organizing Committee.  She is currently serving as Trustee on the Desert Research Institute Board of Directors, Board Member on the R&R Partners Foundation Board and is President of the Nevada International Womens Forum.

Julie believes above all that the experience is what builds an organization’s brand. Her expertise in brand-building through marketing communications events allows her to direct The JGS Group’s ample resources in the most effective way possible, creating indelible impressions in the minds of users, customers, and viewers.


  • Three things always in my refrigerator: Sparkling water, Parmesan cheese, apples
  • Favorite musicians: Michael Bublé, Earth, Wind and Fire, Eric Clapton, and Carole King
  • The greatest day of my life: The days my sons were born. I had no idea that love could be so big and that such a great gift would be in my life.
  • Favorite English word: Fruition. So much fun to say, and I like that it means bringing something to life!
  • Favorite restaurant in Las Vegas: Verandah Cafe at the Four Seasons. Casual elegance on the patio and incredible food for any time of day. I always feel like I am on vacation when I dine there.

Meet the Team

Vince Shaffer

Director of Business Development


Darby Fitzpatrick-Reber



Abbey Dalla

Associate Producer