Caesars Exec & Former LV Mayor Joins LVGEA Board of Directors

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) recently announced that former Las Vegas mayor and current Caesars Entertainment Executive Jan Jones Blackhurst was unanimously voted into its Board of Directors—the largest C-level business board in the state, consisting of the region’s top public, private, business and community leaders charged with expanding and diversifying the regional economy of Southern Nevada.

“The LVGEA is the region’s leading organization focused on raising the standards for businesses and our residents, which is why I’m honored to join their board of directors,” said Jan Jones-Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility. “Communities grow when there are good jobs, and I look forward to working with the LVGEA to support their vision and the continued growth of our economy.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Jan Jones Blackhurst join our Board of Directors,” said LVGEA CEO Jonas Peterson. “Jan is an influential champion for Southern Nevada and a highly respected leader within the gaming and hospitality industry. She brings a wealth of insight and experience to our team.”

Blackhurst is Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility for Caesars Entertainment and is a long-time political and business leader, who became Las Vegas’ first female mayor in 1991. After joining Caesars Entertainment in 1999, her efforts have helped to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, advance environmental stewardship and advocate for important social issues. Under her guidance, she grew the industry’s first Responsible Gaming practices, making Caesars the first casino to roll out an industry code of commitment. Furthermore, with Blackhursts’ leadership, Caesars earned a 100 percent perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for ten consecutive years. With a passion for charitable causes, she also plays a role as Chair of the Caesars Foundation.

Blackhurst is the second to recently join the LVGEA’s Board of Directors who represents a key player in the casino-entertainment industry. In March, MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega was added to the board.

The LVGEA also recently welcomed three other new members to its now 48-member board:

  • Brass Cap Companies Principal Mike Chernine
  • Via West Vice President of Channel Sales J.P. Pataky
  • Councilman Dan Stewart (replacing Councilman John Marz)

About 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

About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: the majority owned operating subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, wholly owned Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties and Caesars Growth Properties, in which we hold a variable economic interest. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, CEC has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 50 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. The Company’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. CEC’s portfolio also includes the London Clubs International family of casinos. CEC is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. For 15 years, the Caesars Code of Commitment has underpinned its approach to citizenship and responsible business practices while inspiring employees, guests, partners and communities to share in making a positive contribution to society and protecting the environment. For more information, please visit