John Delikanakis Begins Term as Chairman of the LVGEA

LAS VEGAS — On December 1, 2016, the board of directors of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) unanimously elected John Delikanakis as chairman of the economic development organization’s 46-member board, consisting of southern Nevada’s top public, private, business and community leaders charged with expanding and diversifying the regional economy.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be nominated by my colleagues to serve as chairman and work alongside the many members of the board helping to foster a southern Nevada economy prepared to compete in today’s connected world,” said Delikanakis. “It is critical that we continue to move our region forward together in order to build on existing industry, attract new investment and create new opportunities for business.”

Delikanakis served on the LVGEA’s board of directors for the last four years, including a stint as the organization’s vice chairman for 2016. In addition, he has served on several boards in the area, including: Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, Board of Directors and The Salvation Army Advisory Board.

“John Delikanakis has been a highly-involved supporter of the business community and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance,” said Jonas R. Peterson, President & CEO of the LVGEA. “His election by our board speaks volumes about his ability to move forward a vision for the greater Las Vegas economy that is more prosperous and diverse.”

Delikanakis is a partner with Snell & Wilmer’s commercial litigation group in Las Vegas. A former associate general counsel for a Fortune 500 company, his experience ranges from counseling senior management on day-to-day operational issues to litigating both simple and complex cases at the district court and appellate levels.

In addition to electing a new chairman, the board of directors also appointed new members to serve on its executive committee and as subcommittees chairs:

Chairman                                                                      John Delikanakis

Vice-Chairman/Secretary                                              Derrick Hill

Treasurer (Finance Chair)                                             Rick Crawford

Immediate Past Chair                                                    Ray Specht

Committee Chair – Bylaws                                            Don Giancursio

Committee Chair – Compensation                                Jeff Parker

Committee Chair – Nominating & Governance             Kirk Clausen

Committee Chair – Public Policy                                   Ray Specht

Committee Chair – Strategic Planning                          Betsy Fretwell

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 Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The Salt Lake City office is celebrating 25 Years of service in Utah. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit