LVGEA Welcomes Four Additions to LVGEA50 Board of Directors

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

“The LVGEA50 allows our organization to work alongside the community to advance an ambitious economic development strategy designed to create new high-quality careers and spur capital investment in the Las Vegas valley,” said Tina Quigley, president and CEO of LVGEA. “These new board members represent both our public and private partners, and with the growing community support, we plan to accelerate our work to create a bright future for all Southern Nevadans.”

Weston Adams is the President and CEO of Western States Contracting, a large civil infrastructure services company. He is also the President of Prometheus Development Group, a leader in land and infrastructure development in Nevada. As a native Las Vegas resident, Weston has a vested interest in the growth of the Las Vegas valley.

“As a local developer, I have had the opportunity to lead many major development projects over the years and believe my breadth of knowledge can assist the LVGEA50 with its economic development efforts,” said Adams. “Partnering with LVGEA has also allowed me to connect with regional stakeholders and provided me with the resources needed to grow my business in Southern Nevada.”

Dr. Andrew Priest serves as the Campus President and Provost of Touro University Nevada since 2022. Dr. Priest began his career as a practicing physical therapist and education leader serving the country as a physical therapist in the US Army. Before arriving at Touro University Nevada in 2012 as Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, Dr. Priest served as director of the physical therapy program at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa.

“As campus president and provost of our state’s largest medical school, Touro University Nevada’s goal is to place an additional one thousand highly qualified physicians and medical professionals in our community by 2030,” said Dr. Priest. “LVGEA’s mission to attract and retain the businesses needed to fuel our growth requires a strong healthcare system to support employees and their families. Our visions align perfectly, and I am honored to be a part of it. Let’s keep working.”

Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller was elected to serve District C in November 2020 and was sworn into office in January 2021. Miller has served Nevadans for many years in his public work, including serving as the former Nevada Secretary of State. A former prosecutor, Ross served Clark County as Deputy District Attorney until he was elected as the youngest Secretary of State in Nevada’s history at 30 in 2006, a post he held until 2014.

“I’m honored to be part of the LVGEA and help further its commitment and dedication to the economic growth of Southern Nevada by providing opportunities to assist and support businesses in their pursuit for success and expansion not only locally but globally,” said Commissioner Miller.

Mike Janssen became Las Vegas City Manager in September 2023, where he oversees 17 city departments and more than 3,700 employees. Janssen began his career with the City of Las Vegas in 1997 as an entry-level engineering associate in the public works department. He has risen through the ranks and held numerous positions including engineering project manager, transportation manager, public works director, and executive director of infrastructure.

“The city of Las Vegas is a worldwide brand, and we look forward to partnering with our business community to continue to push our city forward,” said Janssen. “I am honored to be selected to be a part of the LVGEA50 board and look forward to a continued partnership that results in new economic development in our community.”

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