LVGEA Announces New Board of Directors Officers and Members

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announces new officers and four new additions to its board of directors.

The LVGEA board of directors elected executive committee officers and committee chairs to one-year terms at its October meeting:


  • Chairman – Ray Specht, Vice Chairman, Toyota Financial Savings Bank
  • Vice Chairman – John Delikanakis, Partner, Snell & Wilmer
  • Treasurer – Kirk Clausen, Nevada Region President, Wells Fargo

Committee Chairs:

  • Bylaws – Frank Woodbeck, Executive Director, Nevada College Collaborative, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Compensation – Richard T. Crawford, President and Founder, Green Valley Grocery
  • Nominating & Governance – Derrick Hill, Vice President of Cox Business/Hospitality Network, Cox Communications
  • Public Policy – Glenn C. Christenson, Managing Director, Velstand Investments, LLC
  • Strategic Planning – Jeff Parker, Vice President, Manpower Inc. of Southern Nevada

The LVGEA also recently accepted the nominations of Dave Cheval, Division President at Stewart Title; Jennifer Dehaven, President and CEO, Millennium Staffing; Spencer Stewart, Chancellor of Western Governors University; and Clark Wood, Market President at U.S. Bank.

“We are thrilled to welcome this estimable group to our board while also electing this great group of officers and committee chairs,” said Jonas Peterson, CEO of the LVGEA. “As we seek to advance our mission of community and economic development, it’s heartening to have the guidance, assistance, and expertise of these leaders. It’s through such networks of community and business leaders that we are best able to advance the LVGEA’s vision of helping our residents thrive in the 21st century global economy.”

The LVGEA board has grown to 42 members as part of the LVGEA’s “Drive to 50” campaign. The campaign is an initiative to assemble a diverse, knowledgeable and talented group of leaders together who can catalyze industry diversification and community development projects that will benefit the whole region.

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