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Investor Exclusive Event | April 9, 2024

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
8:00 am – 11:00 am

2024-04-09 08:00:00 2024-04-09 11:00:00 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. Thomas & Mack Center - Strip View Pavilion


Thomas & Mack Center – Strip View Pavilion
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154


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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
  • High-level networking

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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 2024, and we want to ensure our investors are part of the story.

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 (to be announced soon!). And, of course, the program is not complete without guests being the first to receive a copy of LVGEA’s resourceful 2023 Annual Report and 2024 Community Map.

Current LVGEA investors receive a dedicated number of event tickets based on investment level. An LVGEA team member will be reaching out to investors in the coming days with instructions on how to claim your investor tickets.


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  • 8:00 am Registration, Breakfast & Networking begin
  • 8:45 am Welcome, LVGEA Chairman Clark Wood
  • 8:55 am Economic Development Directors Panel
  • 9:35 am Energy Infrastructure Fireside Chat
  • 10:00 am LOCATE Las Vegas Participant Panel
  • 10:45 am Takeaways, LVGEA CEO Tina Quigley
  • 11:00 am Program ends


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Clark Wood

Market Leader, Nevada and Arizona, US Bank
LVGEA Chairman

Clark Wood joined U.S. Bank in 2014. He currently serves as Market President for Las Vegas and oversees both the Las Vegas commercial banking team and the Bank’s national gaming practice. He also serves as head of our cross-functional Las Vegas market leadership committee and leads our local advisory board. Clark came to U.S. Bank from Thunder Valley Casino Resort (owned and operated by the United Auburn Indian Community) where he had been vice president of finance and a member of their development corporation for the past three years. Prior to that, he served as the managing director for Wells Fargo’s gaming business, where he had been since 1999. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the gaming and financial sectors. Clark earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a past member of the Nevada Society of CPAs, the UNLV Accounting Advisory Council and the UNLV College of Education Advisory Board. He was also past board chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.

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Lauri Perdue

National Workforce Director, University of Phoenix
LVGEA Vice Chairwoman

Lauri Perdue has spent over 25 years in higher education at multiple institutions. She is currently the National Workforce Director for the University of Phoenix. Lauri engages with companies, providing strategic thought partnership to create and maintain a dynamic program to encourage employers to recruit and hire University of Phoenix graduates. She explores and collaborates on initiatives that can provide career pathways for current students and over one million alumni. Lauri is dedicated to creating workforce solutions for organizations and communities.

After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from University of Nevada-Reno, Lauri began her career in education with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Head Start program, specializing in early childhood education in Buffalo, NY.  After returning to Nevada, she completed her Master of Arts in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix.

Lauri is actively engaged in community support, as Board Chair of Serving Our Kids Foundation, an organization addressing food insecurity for school aged children in Southern Nevada.

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Taylour Tedder

City Manager
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Jared Smith

Director of Economic Development & Tourism
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Dina Babsky

Deputy Director Economic and Urban Development
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Jared Luke

Director of Government Affairs & Economic Development
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Shani Coleman

Director Community & Economic Development
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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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