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March 4, 2022 | Red Rock Casino Resort
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Event Details

When

Friday, March 4, 2022
7:30 – 10:00 am

2022-03-04 07:30:00 2022-03-04 10:00:00 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. Red Rock Casino Resort

Where

Red Rock Casino Resort
Red Rock Ballroom
11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135

 

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Cost

Cost: $25-80
Your ticket includes:

  • 1 copy of Southern Nevada Community Map
  • 1 copy of LVGEA's Annual Report
  • Access to the recording post event

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Sponsorship

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the State of Economic Development, contact Jason Berthiaume at jasonb@lvgea.org.

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Speakers

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Michael Brown

Executive Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Michael Brown is the Executive Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak on November 4, 2019. This is 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 brings 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. 

Betsy Fretwell

Executive Vice President of Strategy, Switch

Betsy Fretwell is the Executive Vice President of Strategy for Switch and Chairwoman of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s Board of Directors.

Betsy will be emceeing SOED 2022 and will moderate the Municipal Economic Development Panel.

Betsy graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration. She completed the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program in 2007. She had an extensive background in local government before joining the City of Las Vegas, serving as intergovernmental relations director for the city of Henderson, in addition to previously working as a strategic issues manager for Clark County where she was involved in public policy, legislative lobbying and organizational analysis.

Betsy currently serves on the editorial board for the Public Administration Review. She was inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration in November 2012 and is a credentialed member of the International City/County Management Association. She served over a decade on the board of the Local Government Managers Association of Nevada (LOGMAN) in various leadership roles. She served as chairman of the Nevada Public Radio board of directors from 2010 to 2012 and is currently chair of the Community Advisory Board. She also previously served as a member of the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) board and the Governor’s Commission on Medical Education, Research, and Training.

Municipal Economic Development Panelists

Derek Armstrong, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Henderson

Shani Coleman, Director, Community & Economic Development, Clark County

George Gault, Council Member, City of Mesquite

Jared Luke, Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development, City of North Las Vegas

Ryan Smith, Director, Economic and Urban Development, City of Las Vegas

Taylour Tedder, City Manager, City of Boulder City

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.

About the Event

Join the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) on Friday, March 4, 2022 for the State of Economic Development event.

The State of Economic Development brings together elected officials, as well as community and business leaders from Southern Nevada and across the state to celebrate our advancements and gain insight on the investments being made in Nevada through economic development and job creation.

Remarks will be followed by updates from city and county leaders working to advance new development and redevelopment throughout Southern Nevada.

Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Networking begin
  • 8:30 a.m. Program begins
  • 10:00 a.m. Program ends

Thank You to our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Champion
$3,500

  • Pre-Event Recognition
    • Recognition as a Champion sponsor on event website
    • Logo representation on Event Homepage
    • Link to your company website on Event Homepage
    • Logo image to use on your company website; highlighting Champion sponsor status
    • Company recognition as Champion sponsor in TV PSA advertising the event
    • Sponsor recognition on event announcements including social media and email blasts
  • Event Recognition
    • One prominent table of ten (10)
    • Banner representing your company during the event
    • Sponsor recognition on event program
    • Logo representation on event live stream
    • Verbal recognition as a Champion sponsor during the event
    • Recognition as a Champion sponsor on event sponsor loop
    • 10 copies of LVGEA's Annual Report provided to guests at check-in
    • 10 copies of Southern Nevada Community Map provided to guests at check-in

Innovation
$2,500

  • Pre-Event Recognition
    • Recognition as an Innovation sponsor on event website
    • Logo representation on Event Homepage
    • Link to your company website on Event Homepage
    • Social media recognition as Innovation sponsor
    • Company recognition as Innovation sponsor in TV PSA advertising the event
  • Event Recognition
    • One reserved table of ten (10)
    • Banner representing your company during the event
    • Recognition as an Innovation sponsor on event sponsor loop
    • 10 copies of LVGEA's Annual Report provided to guests at check-in
    • 10 copies of Southern Nevada Community Map provided to guests at check-in

Development
$1,500

  • Pre-Event Recognition
    • Recognition as a Development sponsor on event website
    • Logo representation on Event Homepage
  • Event Recognition
    • One reserved table of ten (10)
    • Recognition as a Development Sponsor in event sponsor loop
    • 10 copies of LVGEA’s Annual Report provided to guests at check-in
    • 10 copies of Southern Nevada Community Map provided to guests at check-in

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the State of Economic Development, contact Jason Berthiaume at jasonb@lvgea.org.

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