Switch announced as 50th member of LVGEA Board of Directors

by Nicole K. Santero

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The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) recently announced that Senior Vice President of Switch CITIES, Betsy Fretwell, became the 50th member of the organization’s Board of Directors.

The LVGEA has completed its two-year long “Drive to 50” campaign. Known as the “LVGEA 50,” the board continues to be the largest C-level business board of its kind in the state, consisting of the region’s top public, private, business and community leaders charged with expanding and diversifying the regional economy.

“We are thrilled to announce Switch and Betsy Fretwell as the 50th member of our board of directors,” said LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. “Betsy has made a tremendous impact on the Las Vegas community, and in her role at Switch, she will continue to bring the experience, insight and innovation needed to help us drive our mission in creating a more prosperous and diverse economy.”

In her position at Switch, Fretwell drives the strategic development, implementation and national expansion of the company’s vision to integrate all aspects of smart city development utilizing its world renowned shared infrastructure platform.

“Switch’s vision of engaging in economic development to grow our economy and build a strong future for our state aligns directly with the LVGEA’s role,” said Fretwell. “Working collaboratively with the LVGEA, we will continue to leverage Switch’s technology infrastructure and ecosystem to attract businesses and expand our regional and statewide global competitiveness.”

Throughout her career, Fretwell focused on utilizing technology and innovation to create better cities, better quality of life, better standards of service delivery, and improved sustainability. She drove a collaborative vision and public policy framework that weaves together the critical infrastructure that moved Las Vegas and the southern Nevada community forward.  During her tenure, the City of Las Vegas invested significantly in connected infrastructure to create an urban center testing area for autonomous and connected vehicles and recently tested the first driverless shuttle in the downtown core. Under her leadership, the City also moved to 100-percent renewable energy.

Fretwell had previously been a part of the LVGEA’s Board of Directors while she was Las Vegas City Manager, serving on the board’s executive committee.

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach.  LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy.  For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.lvgea.org.

About Switch 
POWERING THE FUTURE OF THE CONNECTED WORLD®

Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) the technology infrastructure corporation headquartered in Las Vegas, is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 350+ issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs, that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned hyperscale data center ecosystems and technology solutions.

Visit switch.com for more information.

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