Derrick Hill Named Chairman of LVGEA Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) proudly welcomes its incoming Chairman of the Board, Derrick R. Hill, vice president of Cox Business. Hill was unanimously elected by the board, known as the “LVGEA 50,” on Nov. 1 to serve as chairman beginning Jan. 2019.

The largest business board of its kind in Nevada, the LVGEA 50 is made up of a diverse group of public and private sector leaders dedicated to driving the Greater Las Vegas community and economic development efforts to strengthen the region, create new jobs and spur capital investment.

“I am honored to serve as LVGEA board chairman and excited about leading this dynamic organization and other committed strategic partners whose insight embodies the spirit of our vibrant and diverse region,” said Hill, vice president of Cox Business.

“We will deepen our collaboration with new legislative leadership, municipalities and business organizations to grow the economy through innovative solutions and policies that attract new companies and industries to the Southern Nevada region. I would like to thank outgoing Chairman John Delikanakis for his leadership that positioned us for continued regional growth and success.”

Hill, vice president of Cox Business in the Las Vegas market since 2013, joined the LVGEA 50 in 2014 serving as vice-chairman and secretary the past two years.

The graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Cox Business including Hospitality Network, an affiliate of Cox Business in Las Vegas. He has additionally graduated from executive education programs at the Harvard Business School, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and the University of Georgia.

“We are proud to announce Derrick Hill as the new chairman of the LVGEA 50. He is a thoughtful, accomplished business leader with a passion for bringing groups together in support of common goals,” said Jonas Peterson, President and CEO of LVGEA. “I couldn’t be more excited to work with Derrick and our incoming executive committee as we continue to strengthen and diversify the economy of Southern Nevada.”

The LVGEA 50 also appointed new members to serve in other roles as subcommittee chairs. In Jan. 2019, the following individuals will begin their term on the board’s executive committee:

  • Chairman: Derrick Hill, Vice President of Cox Business
  • Vice Chair / Secretary / Strategic Planning Chair: Betsy Fretwell, Senior Vice President of Switch Cities at Switch
  • Treasurer / Finance Chair: Rick Crawford, President and Owner of Green Valley Grocery
  • Committee Chair— Bylaws: Frank Woodbeck, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development at the Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Committee Chair—Compensation: Jason Bruckman, Regional Vice President of Workforce Recruitment at Eastridge Workforce Solutions
  • Committee Chair—Nominating and Governance: Clark Wood, Market President of Southern Nevada Gaming at U.S. Bank
  • Committee Chair—Public Policy: Glenn Christenson, Managing Director of Velstand Investments

Learn more about the LVGEA 50 at

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For 10 years, Cox has been recognized as a best operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 13 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. As Southern Nevada’s regional development authority, the LVGEA’s vision is to help residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. To learn more, visit


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