LAS VEGAS (May 2017) – One of Las Vegas’ most distinctive venues for group meetings and events, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, introduces its newest team-building program: Mob Mystery. Designed for groups of 10 to 30, this 60-90 minute, action-packed challenge provides a dynamic way to kick off a day of meetings or recharge when the workday is complete.
Using Mob Mystery cards, groups work together to prevent a crime from being committed. Team members must search the Museum for clues indicating where the crime will take place, the identity of the suspect and the crime he or she intends to perpetrate—all before it’s too late! The first team to correctly identify all components of the prospective crime wins.
In addition to this new group activity option, The Mob Museum also offers Museum Scavenger Hunts. Participants scour the Museum’s exhibits and displays to be the first to discover answers to provocative questions about the history of the ongoing battle between organized crime and law enforcement. The Mob Museum’s sales team can custom-design a scavenger hunt to meet the needs of any group.
Sample questions include:
- The gas chamber chair on the third floor is from which prison?
- “If you people wouldn’t have drunk it, I wouldn’t have bootlegged it.” Who said it?
- Who is the canary that can sing, but not fly?
The Mob Museum counts numerous law enforcement officials, Mob history experts, authors and speakers among its resources, many of whom are available to speak to groups meeting at the Museum. A partial list of these individuals includes:
- Former Mayor of the City of Las Vegas Oscar B. Goodman, the visionary behind the creation of the Museum, represents one of the colorful individuals available to speak at the historic venue. He famously made a name for himself while serving as legal counsel for reputed mobsters such as Meyer Lansky, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro, among others. Goodman currently serves as a Board Member of The Mob Museum.
- Dr. Jack Brown, expert in nonverbal communication, physician: Dr. Brown coaches, speaks and trains in the field of body language. He can discuss the interpretation of body language in the many nuanced contexts of professional and personal life including jury selection, negotiations, sales training, threat assessment and personal safety, crisis management, political consulting, projecting confidence, criminal profiling, rapport building, speech coaching, media training, dating and romance and lie detection. Dr. Brown’s expertise has been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and National Public Radio.
- Paul Camacho, Vice President of Anti Money Laundering Compliance at Station Casinos and retired special agent in charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and board member, The Mob Museum: Over the course of his career in IRS CI, Camacho oversaw a number of sophisticated financial investigations involving offshore abusive tax schemes, high-dollar Ponzi and investment fraud, wide-scale internet fraud, military contract fraud, mortgage fraud, organized crime groups, narcotics money laundering, and political corruption. Among the many topics he is available to address are the Kefauver Hearings, Al Capone, the T-Men, the Lindbergh kidnapping, major Prohibition-Era gangsters, Federal law enforcement, government leadership, why character matters and J. Edgar Hoover vs. Elmer Irey – a tale of two leaders.
- Frank Cullotta, former enforcer for the Chicago Outfit: Leader of the “Hole in the Wall” gang, and a friend of notorious mobster Tony Spilotro. In later life, after having given evidence against Spilotro, he wrote a book about his experiences. His talk would focus the mob in Las Vegas in the 1970s and early 1980s – an era brought to life by the movie “Casino”.
- Jack Garcia, retired undercover FBI agent: Garcia is renowned for being instrumental in bringing down the infamous Gambino crime family and is available to discuss this experience and others accumulated during his career.
- Michael Green, Ph.D., associate professor of history, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Board Member, The Mob Museum: One of Southern Nevada’s most respected historians, Green is former editor of The Valley Times, a freelance journalist and author of nine books about the history of not only Las Vegas and Nevada, but also broader topics in American history. He is available to speak about the Mob, the media and the history of Las Vegas, Nevada and the United States.
- Geoff Schumacher, senior director of content, The Mob Museum: Schumacher joined the Museum following a 25-year career in journalism. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Schumacher started his career at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a reporter, editorial writer and city editor over a 10-year period. Schumacher is the author of two books, Sun, Sin & Suburbia: A History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He served as editor of Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State, the official book commemorating the state’s sesquicentennial.
- Jeffrey A. Silver, Esq., and Board Chair, The Mob Museum: Silver is a past Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney in the White-Collar Crimes Division, where he served as the resident member in charge of the Las Vegas office for the Nevada State Gaming Control Board during the State’s tumultuous period of developing regulatory oversight. Silver is available to speak about gaming regulation, gaming crimes and casino marketing.
- Jonathan Ullman, executive director and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum: Prior to joining The Mob Museum, Ullman spent more than 20 years in a variety of management and leadership roles within the nonprofit museum industry. He is responsible for leading The Mob Museum that has been named both a “Top Workplace” by the LVRJ and the #19 Top Museum in the U.S. by TripAdvisor. Most recently, he was the president and COO at the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Ullman’s museum career began at Liberty Science Center, where he was intimately involved in the Center’s opening in 1993. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers College and a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers Business School, Ullman is a graduating member of the FBI Citizens’ Academy, LV Metro Police Department Citizens’ Academy and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Las Vegas program.
Unique Meetings Packages
The Mob Museum offers flexible space and can accommodate group events from 10 to 500. Packages start at $1,000 for a four-hour meeting for 30 guests in the Oscar B. Goodman room, with access to Museum exhibits for all guests. Packages can be customized based on clients’ wishes to include AV, food and beverage, private speakers and team building activities.
To inquire about hosting a meeting or group activity at The Mob Museum, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through more than 2,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.
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