University of Southern California

Jill and Frank Fertitta

Frank Fertitta, ’84, is the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas-based Fertitta Entertainment, a resort and casino development and management company, and of Station Casinos, the largest provider of gaming and entertainment to residents of Southern Nevada. Under his leadership, Station Casinos has grown from one property with approximately 1,200 employees to 17 properties with nearly 13,000 employees, and is the only gaming company ever to have been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” 

Together with his wife Jill, the Fertittas have provided philanthropic support to a broad range of organizations, many of which are committed to providing or enhancing education. Their daughter, Kelly-Ann, is a 2012 graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. 

“I am grateful to the university for the outstanding educational opportunities I received at USC Marshall, and to experience this once again as a Trojan Parent,” Fertitta said. “Jill and I are proud and very pleased to be able to give back to USC, and to future generations whose careers will be shaped at USC Marshall.”