From Brock to Vegas: resort manager to be honoured at Homecoming

It seems as though Lilian Tomovich (BA ’89) hit the jackpot — though luck had little to do with her big win.

It was a long track record of hard work and success that helped to catapult the Brock University alumna into the role of Chief Experience and Marketing Officer at MGM Resorts International, based out of Las Vegas, Nev.

Tomovich, the Brock University Alumni Association 2017 Distinguished Alumna, is an accomplished and passionate marketing executive who operates a portfolio of more than 15 destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay.

In her role, she is responsible for all marketing functions of the brands, with a special focus on perfecting the guest experience through innovation, marketing technology and exceptional service.

Her focus on delivering the best guest experience possible led her to be a respected business leader who takes pride in being recognized as a top manager in the industry.

Reflecting on her time at Brock, Tomovich recalled the strong sense of community, diversity and inclusion she felt as a student — all of which she continues to cherish today.

“I am incredibly thankful for the wonderful experiences and lifelong friends I made,” she said.

Tomovich was thrilled to learn she is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumna award, to be presented during the Alumni Recognition Reception on Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of Homecoming weekend celebrations.

“It is an acknowledgement of what is possible for any Brock University graduate,” she said.

“For me, it is an extra special acknowledgement as my father (Victor) was a Sociology professor at Brock for 29-plus years, and I know he would be proud.”

Tomovich plans to return to campus in September to accept the award and participate in the popular Homecoming celebration.

She will be joined by a number of other outstanding alumni also being recognized for their achievements and ongoing connection to Brock University.

The Alumni Recognition Reception takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. in Lowenberger Dining Hall.

Save the date — Homecoming weekend

Sept. 15 to 17, 2017

The Brock University Alumni Association invites you back to campus.

The weekend is filled with class and Faculty reunions, awards, varsity sporting events, receptions and parties to help you remember and relive the best years of your life.

Visit to register now.

Friday, Sept. 15:

  • Steel Blade Tailgate Party
  • Steel Blade Classic hockey game
  • Alumni Pub Night

Saturday, Sept. 16:

  • Alumni Recognition Reception
  • Varsity athletic games and reunion activities — Alumni Field

Sunday, Sept. 17:

  • Terry Fox Run hosted by Brock University

2017 Faculty Distinguished Graduate Award winners:

  • Faculty of Applied Health Sciences: Jeff Dykeman (BSM ’05)
  • Goodman School of Business: Martin Philp (BAdmin ’80, MA ’86)
  • Faculty of Education: Steffanie Bjorgan (BA ’90, BEd ’90)
  • Faculty of Humanities: Sarah Argue (BA ’06)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences: Tony Abou-Asseleh (BSc ’01)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry (BA ’00)

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