LVGEA Expands Board of Directors to 46

LAS VEGAS  — The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) recently welcomed six new members to its board of directors, bringing its membership total to 46.

The newest additions to the board include:

  • Michael Cunningham, Executive Vice President and Regional President of Bank of Nevada
  • James Holt, President of National Securities Technologies
  • Kenneth Ladd, Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Based Economic Development at Desert Research Institute
  • John Martino, Director of U.S. Workforce Management and interim Henderson Site Director at Barclaycard
  • Tim Oudman, Market Vice President of Republic Services
  • Shannon Petersen, Executive Vice President of Nevada State Bank

“The LVGEA is thrilled to continue expanding our board of directors by including more talented members of the community,” said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of the LVGEA. “We are one step closer to bringing together 50 of the region’s most influential private sector, public and education leaders on the LVGEA board.”

The addition of these new members is part of the LVGEA’s “Drive to 50” campaign, an initiative that aims to assemble a diverse, knowledgeable and talented group of leaders who can contribute to industry diversification and community development projects that will benefit Southern Nevada. Several new members expressed the importance of serving on the board:

“Economic development is critical to the future prosperity of the state of Nevada,” said Ladd. “LVGEA is the premiere economic development organization within the state, and it is therefore an honor to be a member of its board of directors.”

“LVGEA’s ability to help connect community and business leaders creates an environment where economic development can thrive,” said Oudman. “I’m honored to be a part of an organization that helps strengthen our community and helps build for the future.”

“To be a member of such an influential and well-respected organization in Nevada was an easy decision for me,” said Martino. “The team at the LVGEA was critical to our journey entering the Southern Nevada community. The values aligned perfectly with ours at Barclaycard, and I personally look forward to paying it forward.”

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