Thornton Named Dir. of Investor Services at LVGEA

(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) announced today that Terrence Thornton has been promoted to the Director of Investor Services and Development.  Thornton will be responsible for increasing the number of investors and revenue streams to support the organization’s programs and services for long term financial sustainability.

“After a very careful review of our entire team, I found Terrence to be extremely qualified to assist us in our efforts securing long-term financial viability for our organization.  Terrence has the skills, education and endurance to lead our investor services program to put us on a sound financial foundation,” said CEO Tom Skancke.  “I’m very excited to have Terrence in this newly created position.”

Thornton, who worked with the LVGEA’s predecessor – Nevada Development Authority (NDA) – since 2006, initially served as an administrative assistant and eventually held two key administrative roles within the NDA.  The positions allowed him the opportunity to assist the organization’s Executive Committee in investor retention efforts as well as coordinate non-governing committees tasked with investor recruitment and recognition.

Thornton began his professional journey with the Clark County School District in 1999 where he served as a Special Programs Teaching Assistant.  Thornton later obtained a preliminary teaching license, allowing him the opportunity to accepted a long-term teaching position at Variety Special School where he worked in the Secondary Education Autism Program from 2003 – 2006.

Thornton completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned a Master’s in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University in 2011.  He has already begun his next step in professional training by working on becoming a certified fundraising executive.  As a Las Vegas native, Thornton shares the passion of the organization’s mission to help secure the economic future of Southern Nevada.  He is also a member of the Las Vegas Young Professionals networking group.

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to diversifying the economy in Southern Nevada and building the foundations for long-term economic growth.  For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is located in The Rob Roy inNEVation Center.

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