Opportunity Village Announces Addition of Safety and Security Manager to Its Growing Facilities Team

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February 5, 2018

Opportunity Village Announces Addition of Safety and Security Manager to Its Growing Facilities Team

Retired U.S. Navy Officer and Pilot Steve Luce Brings More Than 35 Years of Service In Non-Profit Sector, Private Industry and Department of Defense to Las Vegas’ Beloved Charity

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LAS VEGAS, NV – Opportunity Village introduces Steve Luce as its new Safety and Security Manager, a welcome addition to its expanding Facilities Team. In his role, Luce will be responsible for key initiatives including the standardization of safety training and the implementation of a new Safety Committee to oversee the not-for-profit’s four Southern Nevada campuses and Thrift Store.

Luce joins Opportunity Village with an impressive resume, serving nearly 31 years in the U.S. Navy as an officer, pilot and later in a diplomatic capacity at the United States Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Upon retiring from a military career that saw him spending time on all seven of the world’s continents, Luce made Las Vegas his home in 2009. He has since been immersed in the local non-profit realm and most recently acted as Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Senior Manager of Safety and Security, a role he held for over six years.

Steve Luce, Safety and Security Manager at Opportunity Village

“Steve brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise in safety, security, risk management and loss prevention that will help Opportunity Village elevate its Safety and Security Program,” said Julian Serrano, Opportunity Village’s Director of Facilities and Security. “He is an outstanding leader that has a drive for continuous improvement, meticulous analysis and doing the right thing, no matter the circumstances.”

Luce hails from Southern California and proudly earned his Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA in 1977, later adding a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from UNLV. He and his wife of 39 years, Debbie, have two married sons and are looking forward to someday becoming grandparents.

About Opportunity Village

Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves more than 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hard working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.




Marty Wood
Opportunity Village

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