Philip Engel, circa 2003
Philip Engel is a Las Vegas CPA and was president of the Las Vegas Jewish Federation from 1983-1984. Engel was born in New York and educated at the University of Illinois and University of California Los Angeles where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Engel came to Southern Nevada in 1950 as part of a professional team responsible for installing a state-of-the-art- accounting system for the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino. Engel stayed in Las Vegas and opened his own accounting firm Engel and Engle. While he was president ofthe Jewish Federation he helped to develop the Business and Professional Group as well as an adult learning opportunity, the Dr. Harry L. Goldberg Jewish Lecture series. He also served as a treasure for the Las Vegas chapter of the Jaycees, or the United States Junior Chamber.
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Champions of Freedom Dinner Gala pamphlet, 15 March 2003. Edyth and Lloyd Katz Papers. MS-00376. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/d18w3bp2h