LAS VEGAS– Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is excited to announce that Amber Stidham has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of the organization.
“With more than 20 years of experience leading strategic operations and government affairs efforts for public and private organizations, Amber is uniquely qualified to help LVGEA define its strategy and mission,” said Tina Quigley, President & CEO of the LVGEA. “As LVGEA celebrates 10 years of helping grow the region’s economy in 2022, we’re focused on what our growth will look like over the next 10 years, and we believe Amber will help us create a new path forward.”
Stidham previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs at the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, overseeing economic development, political, policy, and regulatory programs. Under her leadership, Stidham spearheaded the successful foundational development and growth of the organization’s advocacy work over the last seven years. Prior to her time at the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, she worked in government affairs and marketing at both the RTC of Southern Nevada and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
“Amber is well-respected in the Southern Nevada business community as an operational leader who builds consensus and strategic partnerships, and can move projects forward,” said Betsy Fretwell, Executive Vice President of Strategy for Switch and Chairwoman of the LVGEA50 Board of Directors. “We’re confident she will grow LVGEA’s influence and voice at the state, regional, and national levels to showcase the organization’s impact within Southern Nevada.”
As Chief Strategy Officer, Stidham will lead the organization’s operations, outreach and strategy (OOS) department, which includes the business operations, marketing and communications, investor relations, and events functions. She will lead the design and execution of organizational strategy, along with ensuring alignment between LVGEA’s operations and business development functions.
“Working to enhance our region’s economic development needs and diversification through the LVGEA, and alongside our public and private partners, is a tremendous honor and responsibility,” said Stidham. “Looking ahead, together we have the opportunity to drive forward initiatives that will make us a top business destination, which will pay dividends for our entire community.”
Stidham holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
She joined the LVGEA team on Monday, September 12, 2022.
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