New LVGEA Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Anthony J. Ruiz has been promoted to Senior of Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the organization.

Since joining the team in October of 2015, he has progressed within the Alliance from a role as a manager to a director, now moving into a senior director position. In that time, Ruiz has fostered strategic partnerships to further the organization’s mission and elevated the overall brand of the LVGEA.

“In the last 12 months, Anthony has done an excellent job handling LVGEA’s marketing and communications efforts,” said Jonas Peterson, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “In his time with LVGEA, Anthony has progressed quickly because he works hard. He is the right person to take on an expanding role now covering both communications and government relations. I look forward to what he is able to do next.”

Prior to joining the LVGEA, Ruiz worked for the Erickson Group Ltd. in Oregon as a business and marketing analyst. In this position, Ruiz oversaw marketing and community relations efforts for Erickson’s many subsidiaries, managed relationships with city representatives, created new brands, and lead the corporate re-brand of two established aviation companies.

A product of Southern Nevada, Ruiz graduated from Desert Pines High School before earning a duel degree in Political Science and Rhetoric and Media Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

About the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach.  LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy.  For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit