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Investor Exclusive Event | February 23, 2023
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Thursday, February 23, 2023
8:00 am – 10:30 am

2023-02-23 08:00:00 2023-02-23 10:30:00 America/Los_Angeles The State of Economic Development Join the LVGEA to gain insight on the investments being made in Nevada through economic development and job creation. Vū Studios


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901 Grier Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89119


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Cost: LVGEA Investor-exclusive Event
Your ticket includes:

  • 1 copy of Southern Nevada Community Map
  • 1 copy of LVGEA's Annual Report
  • Hot breakfast

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About the Event

With each new year comes new growth and our State of Economic Development event is no different. LVGEA anticipates transformational economic development growth in 2023, and we want to ensure our Investors are part of the story.

This annual signature event will shift to a special investor-only program dedicated to bringing together key private and public stakeholders to gain insight into economic investments being made now that will foster a prosperous community for us all for years to come.

The program will continue to host insightful discussions on current and future economic development trends among municipal leaders, as well as other engaging guest speakers. And, of course, the program is not complete without guests being the first to receive a copy of LVGEA’s resourceful 2022 Annual Report and 2023 Community Map.


  • 8:00 am Registration, Breakfast & Networking begin
  • 8:30 am Program begins
  • 8:40 am GOED Directors Panel
  • 9:10 am Municipal Economic Development Panel
  • 10:15 am Tina Quigley Remarks
  • 10:30 am Program ends


Tom Burns

Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Burns was previously with Cragin & Pike, an insurance company in Las Vegas. Burns joined Cragin & Pike in 1991, became a shareholder in 1998 and served as President from 2010 to 2022. He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte and subsequently was the Assistant Corporate Controller at United Gaming, the predecessor of Bally Gaming Technologies. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, he has also served as the Chair of the Las Vegas Chamber.

Steve Hill

CEO/President, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Former Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Steve Hill is the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the destination marketing organization that promotes and attracts tourism, conventions, meetings and special events to Las Vegas and throughout Southern Nevada. The LVCVA is the destination marketing organization for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, and its mission centers on attracting visitors by promoting the destination as the world’s most desirable location for leisure and business travel. The LVCVA also owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop designed by The Boring Company and owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor.

Under Mr. Hill’s leadership, the LVCC recently completed construction of its $980 million expansion as well as the Convention Center Loop, a first-of-its kind underground transportation system in partnership with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company. The convention center expansion adds 1.4 million additional square feet of exhibition and meeting space to the existing campus for a total of 4.6 million square feet throughout the entire facility.

Mr. Hill owned Silver State Materials from 1987 until its purchase by CalPortland in 2008 where he served as Senior Vice President until 2011. He was then appointed director of the newly established Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) by Governor Brian Sandoval where during his tenure he lured numerous businesses to the state, including Tesla, Apple, and HyperloopOne.

Mr. Hill also serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association, the national advocacy association that represents the travel and tourism industry. Mr. Hill also serves as chair of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, overseeing the construction of the nearly $2 billion Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

Paul Anderson

Senior Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs, Boyd Gaming
Former Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Paul Anderson is Senior Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs for Boyd Gaming, one of the nation’s largest casino entertainment companies.  In this role, Paul oversees Boyd Gaming’s government relations initiatives across the country.  Paul also has day-to-day oversight of Boyd’s industry affairs and corporate communications functions.

Prior to joining Boyd Gaming in 2019, Paul had a distinguished career as an elected official in the state of Nevada.  First elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012, Paul served as Assembly Majority Leader and Chair of the Ways and Means Committee in the 2015-2016 session.  In that role, Paul worked with Gov. Brian Sandoval to pass critical educational and economic reform legislation.  He later led legislative special sessions that secured funding for Raiders Stadium, the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the Tesla Gigafactory.

After leaving the legislature in 2017, Paul served as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office for Economic Development (Nevada GOED), the state agency tasked with diversifying Nevada’s economy through the recruitment of new companies and industries. Previous to joining GOED, Paul was president and founder of AndersonPC, a multimillion-dollar IT services company with clients across the western United States.

In addition to his role at Boyd Gaming, Paul currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

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Michael Brown

Former Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Michael Brown is the former Executive Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak on November 4, 2019. This was Mr. Brown’s second cabinet-level appointment in the Sisolak Administration as he previously served as the Director of the Department of Business & Industry. 

Mr. Brown brought vast experience to the Sisolak Administration. Previously, he held two roles at Barrick Gold of North America, the world’s largest gold mining company. First, he served as the Vice President of U.S. Public Affairs before becoming the president of the organization. In addition, he served eight years under President Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Treasury as Special Assistant to the Director of the United States Mint and the U.S. Mint’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee under U.S. Senator Harry Reid. He started his career in the Ohio House of Representatives, working for Representative William Batchelder. 

A first-generation college student, Mr. Brown attended Lorain County Community College before earning a bachelor’s degree in Labor & Industrial Relations at Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Business from George Washington University. 

His dedication and passion have been recognized in many forms. In 2015, he received the Civitas Laurel award from the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow. In 2016, the Latin Chamber of Commerce recognized him as a Señores of Distinction. In 2017, Mr. Brown was recognized as an Education Hero by the Public Education Foundation, and in 2018 he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Lorain County Community College. 

Currently, Mr. Brown serves as a board member for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Public Education Foundation, and Nevada Ballet Theatre.

Tina Quigley

President and CEO, LVGEA

Tina Quigley is the President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). She most recently served as CEO for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. She oversaw the region’s public transportation, traffic management center, road construction and funding, and regional planning.

During her tenure, Quigley embraced and fought for sweeping technological advances, advocated for comprehensive future planning, and built critical partnerships to position the Las Vegas Valley for ongoing and sustained economic vitality.  She believes firmly in approaching regional projects with collaborative, multiagency communication, and public inclusion.  Many of the RTC’s successes during her tenure can be credited to this collaborative approach.  Specific examples include: the Transportation Resource Advisory Committee (TRAC), the Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI) tax initiative, and execution of the Southern Nevada Strong regional plan.

Quigley began her career as a planner at Harry Reid International Airport where, over 15 years, she grew to oversee the major capital projects program. She is a licensed pilot and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Airport Planning & Development from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.

She is active on several boards including NV GrantLab, Fulfillment Fund of Las Vegas, Desert Research Institute, and the Nevada Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

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