LVGEA Welcomes 9 New Board Members

New Members Include Representatives From Local Municipalities, Utilities, and Businesses

LAS VEGAS– Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) welcomes 9 new members to serve on the LVGEA50 Board of Directors, a diverse group of public and private sector leaders and the largest business board of its kind in Nevada.

“We are thrilled to welcome these intelligent, connected and influential leaders to the LVGEA50,” said Tina Quigley, President & CEO of LVGEA. “These individuals are passionate about creating a prosperous future for Southern Nevada businesses and residents. Together, we’re advancing an ambitious community and economic development strategy that will create jobs, spur capital investment, and diversify our economy.”

Ryann Juden was named the City Manager of the City of North Las Vegas in April 2018, and previously served as Assistant City Manager and Chief of Staff. During his tenure, he has assisted the city’s executive team in balancing its budget and eliminating the city’s budget deficit.

“Our strategic efforts in North Las Vegas to diversify our economy have strengthened the financial standing in our city and the entire region, bringing new, good-paying jobs for our residents, diversifying our tax base, and positioning ourselves to add key services for our constituents,” said Juden. “The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance shares that mission, and I’m excited to join the LVGEA50 board alongside some of the most forward-thinking leaders in business and government in Southern Nevada as we work together to attract top global companies that will continue to shape the economic future of our region.”

Mike Olson is Founder and President of Olson Precast Company, one of the leading precast and cast-in-place concrete underground contractors in the region.

“I am excited to be part of the LVGEA50,” said Olson. “I look forward to being part of a team working to strengthen the Southern Nevada business community and workforce through innovation and diversity.“

John Entsminger is the general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, which serves more than 410,000 customer accounts, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, which is responsible for providing wholesale water to local agencies that collectively serve more than 2.3 million residents and 40 million annual visitors.

“It is an honor help guide Southern Nevada’s economic diversification efforts through this appointment to the LVGEA50 Board,” said Entsminger. “As drought and climate change conditions continue to affect our region, it is imperative that Southern Nevada’s future economic development is done in a water efficient manner to help ensure the long-term sustainability of this great community.”

Steve Westerman is Vice President of Cox Business, the commercial services division of Cox Communications. He leads a large, diverse team of professionals in driving sales, sales support, and enhanced end-to-end customer experiences across all business segments.

“Cox strongly supports the LVGEA and its work to expand and diversify our region’s economy,” said Westerman. “I’m proud to represent our company and community in this effort.”

Kevin Manara is Senior Vice President & General Counsel with the Las Vegas Raiders. He provides strategic advice and direction on all legal matters and matters of risk to Raiders’ management, ownership, and employees.

Patrick Malone is a Vice President at Barrick focused on sustainable mining. He has 20+ years’ experience in managing complex development projects and oversees Barrick’s reclamation and closure activities across the globe.

“I am excited to join the LVGEA50 Board of Directors,” said Malone. “I look forward to expanding partnerships between southern Nevada and our mining operations in northern Nevada to help support further economic development. There are many great opportunities for the Las Vegas area to provide more of the talent, goods, and services we need.”

Kristin Carpenter is the Vice President of Workforce Recruitment at Eastridge Workforce Solutions. She oversees professional services in Orange County, Las Vegas, and Arizona.

“I am so excited about joining the LVGEA50 Board of Directors,” said Carpenter. “Eastridge has a longstanding relationship with LVGEA, and I am eager to continue the partnership. We have been in business in Las Vegas for 40 years and I am dedicated to seeing how our services and expertise can contribute to bettering the community.”

Mike Verville is a Partner at Eide Bailly, a top 25 regional business advisory and accounting firm with more than 40 offices nationwide, including offices in Las Vegas, Reno, and Elko.

“At Eide Bailly we believe it is important to support the economic growth in our community,” said Verville. “When it came to joining the LVGEA we thought it was a perfect opportunity to allow us to be on the forefront of what the economic growth looks like in Las Vegas.”

Dr. Paul Krakovitz serves as the region president of Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada. In his role, Dr. Krakovitz is responsible for growing the medical group, partnering with organizations on community health initiatives, and implementing growth strategies to improve healthcare for Nevada residents.

“I’m thrilled to support LVGEA’s all-important mission of bringing more businesses to Las Vegas while at the same time creating crucial jobs, especially those in healthcare,” said Krakovitz. “Diversification of businesses will not only strengthen our economy, but the health and quality of life for our entire community.”

To learn more about each of these new LVGEA50 members, click here.

To download headshots for each new LVGEA50 member, click here.

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