LVGEA Announces 2 New Hires for Economic Development

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is proud to announce the addition of two new full-time team members: Chris Zunis and Nick Clason. Zunis and Clason will help Southern Nevada’s regional economic development authority to continue advancing the economy through connectivity, community development and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach efforts.

“The talent and experience these individuals possess will add tremendous value to the LVGEA and its efforts,” said LVGEA Chief Operating Officer Jared Smith. “Each of them will play a critical role in helping us attract and retain business that is essential to the economic stability of Southern Nevada.”

A seasoned sales and marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience, Zunis rejoins the LVGEA as the organization’s new Vice President of Economic Development and will be responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring the attraction of new companies to Southern Nevada.

He brings a proven track record of helping bring businesses to the state. His previous work with the organization resulted in 120 new companies relocating to the Greater Las Vegas Region. Zunis also assisted in the expansion of more than 40 existing businesses, which led to the creation of thousands of high-paying jobs.

Clason, a Las Vegas native and highly experienced researcher, will serve as the organization’s Economic Development Analyst. In this role, he will support the business development team through client management, research and reporting.

Prior to joining the LVGEA, Clason served as an aide to former Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) in Washington, D.C. As a member of the Senator’s staff, he assisted in advising Senator Hatch, then the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on tax, trade, banking, budget and finance policy issues. In his previous role, Clason also worked on many of the most important issues to come before Congress in the last decade, including tax reform, financial regulatory reform and trade policy issues.

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 the Greater Las Vegas Region through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. LVGEA’s vision is to help residents of the Greater Las Vegas Region thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit 


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