Introducing the LVGEA 50, the largest business board in Nevada

by Nicole K. Santero

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) introduced its board of directors known as the “LVGEA 50.” The largest business board in Nevada, the LVGEA 50 is made up of an impressive group of public and private sector leaders, dedicated to driving Southern Nevada’s community and economic development efforts in order to strengthen the region, create new jobs and spur capital investment.

“We believe it takes a team of passionate and dedicated leaders to grow our regional economy,” said LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. “We are blessed to have 50 of the most talented and influential leaders in Southern Nevada working together to advance our economic development mission.”

From improving Nevada’s operating environment for business to creating high-quality jobs that diversify the economy, the LVGEA 50 is working to strengthen the Southern Nevada community for years to come.

“The LVGEA 50 provides a forum for different groups to meet, discuss, and debate public policy,” said Chairman John Delikankis, partner at Snell & Wilmer LLC. “The goal is to forge consensus as to what business people and municipal leaders at the local level believe is best for Southern Nevada’s economic future.”

The LVGEA 50 operates on public guiding principles that are forward-looking and designed to foster an inclusive conversation that generates practical solutions to move the region and state forward. Its members work together to address the most impactful policy issues facing the economy. The board is also driven by an Action Plan and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy that have supported the creation of new jobs and billions in economic impact for Southern Nevada.

View the board’s newly launched website:

See what other LVGEA 50 members have to say: video

The LVGEA 50 is represented by the following companies and organizations:

  • Bailey Kennedy, LLP

  • Bank of Nevada

  • Barclaycard US

  • Barrick Gold USA

  • Caesars Entertainment

  • CenturyLink®

  • City of Boulder City

  • City of Henderson

  • City of Las Vegas

  • City of Mesquite

  • City of North Las Vegas

  • College of Southern Nevada

  • Clark County

  • Cox Communications

  • Desert Research Institute

  • Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

  • Eastridge Workforce Solutions

  • Green Valley Grocery

  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • Holland & Hart LLP

  • Lewis Management Corp.

  • Manpower

  • Marnell Properties, LLC

  • Martin-Harris Construction

  • MGM Resorts International

  • Mission Support and Test Services LLC

  • Nevada State Bank

  • Nevada State College

  • Nevada System of Higher Education

  • NV Energy

  • OS National – NV

  • Republic Services

  • Snell & Wilmer LLP

  • Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc.

  • Switch

  • The Howard Hughes Corporation

  • The PENTA Building Group

  • Touro University

  • Toyota Financial Savings Bank

  • U.S. Bank

  • UnitedHealthcare Nevada

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Velstand Investments, LLC

  • Flexential

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

  • WGU Nevada

*Note: Several members are not listed, as they are pending formal approval. 

About the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. As Southern Nevada’s regional development authority, the LVGEA’s vision is to help residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. To learn more, visit