On Friday, Sandoval, now working as MGM’s president of global gaming development, was given the Eagle Leadership Award by the Latino Leaders Network. The award, offered to leaders whose achievements the organization credits with making “a significant impact on the lives of Latinos living in the United States,” is given out quarterly. Previous winners include musician Emilio Estefan, former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and journalist Alfredo Corchado.
“It’s overwhelming,” Sandoval told the Nevada Independent before addressing just under 300 attendees – including U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Julian Castro. “A true honor.”