LVGEA Welcomes Three New Team Members

Company expands with new roles in investor relations and communications

LAS VEGAS (August 6, 2019) – Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) has welcomed three new hires to the organization: Vice President of Investor Services & Engagement Alaina Cowley, Manager of Investor Services & Engagement Alexandra Shahady-Dupree and Public Relations Specialist Danielle Smith.

“This is a great time for our organization as we fill more roles that are integral to furthering economic development efforts,” said LVGEA President & CEO Jonas Peterson. “We are thrilled that Alaina, Alexandra and Danielle have become part of the team. They all bring with them years of experience in development, sales and public relations that will be key to supporting our mission.”

Alaina Cowley—As Vice President of Investor Services & Engagement for LVGEA, Alaina Cowley manages investor recruitment and recognition efforts. She specializes in relationship building, external relations and strategic growth. Prior to joining the LVGEA team, she served as Director of Development at UNLV, directing fundraising programs for the College of Sciences. At Snell & Wilner LLP, she worked in Nevada Government Affairs representing small businesses and Fortune 500 companies across various industries. Additionally, she has experience with political campaigns and the Nevada Legislature. Raised in Las Vegas, Alaina is a graduate of UNLV, earning a Dual Baccalaureate in Political Science and Women’s Studies.

Alexandra Shahady-Dupree—As Manager of Investor Services and Engagement, Alexandra Shahady-Dupree is responsible for identifying, cultivating and maintaining financial relationships with small business stakeholders to support LVGEA’s mission and strategic initiatives. She is a sales and management professional with eight years of experience supporting sales team across various industries. Alexandra specializes in building relationships for long term business success and is passionate about new techniques and avenues to network across broad audiences.

Danielle Smith—Serving as Public Relations Specialist, Danielle Smith manages all communications, public relations and social media efforts for LVGEA. Upon relocating to Las Vegas to assist in creating and facilitating community services, she began her public relations career at Kirvin Doak Communications, Nevada’s largest communications agency. There, she worked on the launch teams of high-profile events such as T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights; Park MGM, the newest hotel-casino on The Strip; and much more. Danielle feels privileged to become part of another team shaping the landscape of Las Vegas, bridging a passion for community development with her communications skillset.

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