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May 14, 2019
7:30 - 10:30 am

Program starts promptly at 8:00 am

2019-05-14 07:30:00 2019-05-14 10:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Vegas Perspective Perspective is the region's premier source for community and economic development information, analysis, and forecasting. 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183


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Grand Ballroom

9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183

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Cost: $115.00
Your ticket includes:

  • 1 copy of the 2019 Las Vegas Perspective Data Book
  • 1 copy of the 2019 Business and Community Survey
  • Chance for networking and high-level relationship building
  • Hot buffet breakfast

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President, Crescendo Strategies

Workforce thought leader Cara Silletto, MBA, works with organizations of all sizes to reduce unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making managers more effective in their roles. As a Millennial herself, she knows first-hand what it is like to have a heightened sense of entitlement, very little employee loyalty and a dependency upon her smart phone. However, unlike many Millennials, Cara has figured out exactly how these attributes were cultivated during her formative years, and she now shares that story with leaders across the country, including teams at Toyota, UPS, Cintas and Humana.

Cara learned early in her career, from her Baby Boomer and GenX mentors, what “professionalism” meant to them, and absorbed critical information about management expectations during her first decade in the business world. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the top-ranked University of Louisville Entrepreneurship program, lived overseas teaching German executives about business practices in the U.S., and then started her consulting firm, Crescendo Strategies, in 2012.

Today, at age 37, she’s a highly-sought-after national speaker conducting 50 to 100 engagements annually. Louisville Business First recently named her one of their 2018 Forty Under 40 young professionals. Workforce Magazine in Chicago named Cara a “Game Changer” for her innovative approach to solving generational issues in the workplace and listed her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch,” list. She is also the author of the 2018 book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer.


Professor, Dartmouth College

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Professor Finkelstein has published 25 books and 90 articles, including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, which LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls the “leadership guide for the Networked Age.” His new book is The Superbosses Playbook, a practical workbook of exercises and tools to help managers become superboss leaders. Professor Finkelstein is the host of the new podcast The Sydcast, a Fellow of the Academy of Management, a consultant and speaker to leading companies around the world, and a top 25 on the global Thinkers 50 list of top management gurus.


Principal Analyst, Applied Analysis

Jeremy Aguero is a principal analyst with Applied Analysis, a leading economic, fiscal and policy research firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aguero’s 20-plus-year work history demonstrates a wide range of abilities. He has performed countless economic and fiscal impact assessments for projects of local, regional and national significance.

Aguero also acted as lead staff for the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. The committee’s 16-months of public hearing ultimately culminated in a Special Session of the Nevada State Legislature where Senate Bill 1 paved the way for a $1.9 billion NFL stadium and $1.4 billion convention center expansion and Assembly Bill 1 provided increase funding for police officers within the regions tourism corridor and throughout southern Nevada. Aguero leads the staff for the Las Vegas Stadium Authority.

Aguero is also active in the community. He has taught hotel law and data for policy analysis as distinguished professor of practice at UNLV and he currently serves on the advisory board of Nevada State Bank. In addition to serving on the R&R Foundation board, Aguero was previously the treasurer of Nevada Child Seekers and chairman of Opportunity Village’s ARC Board. He has been honored as the Hispanic of Year by the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce and Alumni of the Year by both the Boyd School of Law and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


President & CEO, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Jonas Peterson serves as President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). In that role, he leads a talented team focused on strengthening the regional economy and positioning LVGEA as a national leader in community and economic development.

Since its launch in 2012, LVGEA has more than tripled in size to become the largest business organization in Nevada. During that time, LVGEA has helped over 150 companies create more than 20,000 jobs and deliver $12 billion in economic impact throughout Southern Nevada. Some of the more notable projects include Hyperloop One, Amazon, Sutherland Global, Barclaycard, Machine Zone and many others.

Jonas received a M.S. in Community and Economic Development from Pennsylvania State University and a M.B.A. from North Dakota State University. He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), graduate of Oklahoma University’s Economic Development Institute (OUEDI), graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Program, Leadership Series graduate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Certified Business Retention and Expansion Consultant.

He is actively involved in many community organizations and currently sits on the boards of the International Economic Development Council, WaterStart, Las Vegas HEALS and Anthem Community Church. In 2010, Jonas was recognized as Arizona’s “Economic Developer of the Year” by the Arizona Association for Economic Development and as the “New Economic Developer of the Year” by the International Economic Development Council.

Prior to joining LVGEA, Peterson served as President/CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC). During his tenure, SCVEDC quickly emerged as one of the most productive economic development organizations in California.

About the Event

Now in its 39th year, Perspective is the region’s premier source for community and economic development information, analysis, and forecasting. It has become a valuable resource for a diverse group of companies, ranging from small business entrepreneurs to some of the largest in Nevada, as it not only provides a comprehensive overview of the market as it stands today, but also an economic forecast component to give expert opinion about where the market is headed. Perspective would not be possible without the financial and in-kind contributions of generous community organizations and businesses. The sponsor companies comprising the LVGEA’s Perspective Council put this valuable content in your hands and guide the research and thoughtful analysis.


  • 7:30 a.m. Networking
  • 8:00 a.m. Program & Breakfast
  • 10:30 a.m. Event Concludes

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Perspective Council Member

  • Pre-Event Recognition
    • Provides direction and planning for event and publication
    • Provides direction and planning for event direction; publication content
    • Opportunity to participate in televised PSA promoting the event
    • Recognition on Perspective event website
    • Link to your company website from event homepage
    • Logo image to use on your company website and social media; promoting your Perspective Council engagement
  • Publication Recognition
    • Company logo on publication front cover
    • Full page advertisement
    • 400 copies of the Perspective publication with custom back covers
  • Event Recognition
    • Three tables of eleven
    • Logo representation on event live stream
    • Company logo rotation on screen during pre-event networking
    • Backlit banner recognizing your company
    • Verbal recognition
  • Recognition in Perspective Newsletter
    • Access to Perspective e-newsletter for all company contacts


  • Pre-Event Recognition
    • Recognition on Perspective event website
    • Social media recognition as Prism sponsor
    • Televised PSA recognition
  • Publication Recognition
    • 1/2 Page Ad in Perspective Publication
    • 30 copies of the Perspective Publication (to be delivered to your office post event)
  • Event Recognition
    • One table of 11
    • Company logo rotation on screen during pre-event
    • Banner recognizing your company


  • Pre-Event Recognition
    • Recognition on Perspective event website
    • Social Media recognition as a Periscope sponsor
  • Publication Recognition
    • 1/4 Page Ad in Perspective Publication
    • 15 copies of the Perspective Publication (to be delivered to your office post event)
  • Event Recognition
    • One table of 11
    • Company logo rotation on screen during pre-event

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for Vegas Perspective, contact Ariel Riley at (702) 522-3604 or

Download Sponsor Form