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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 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. 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 Program begins
  • 11:00 am Program ends


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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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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.

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Taylour Tedder

City Manager
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Jared Smith

Director of Economic Development and Tourism
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Ryan Smith

Director, Economic and Urban Development
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George Gault

Chairman, Mesquite Works
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Jared Luke

Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development
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Shani Coleman

Director, Community & Economic Development

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