Serves as the regional development authority for the Greater Vegas region. With broad support from private businesses, public agencies, educational institutions, and local utilities, LVGEA works to strengthen the Greater Vegas economy through intentional business attraction, expansion, and connectivity. We are the thought leader for economic and community development in Southern Nevada.

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Stronger Together

LVGEA engages in a number of programs, services, and initiatives that position us as the thought leader in economic and community development in Greater Vegas. By providing services to growing businesses and through research, signature events, marketing, and policy advancement, LVGEA is uniquely positioned to support local, state and federal policymakers in pursuit of our common objectives.

Board Committee Structure

Executive Committee (Officers)

Clark Wood


Lauri Perdue

Vice Chair / Secretary

Michael Cunningham

Treasurer / Finance Chair


Executive Committee

Michael Bonner

Nominating & Governance Committee Chair

Glenn Christenson

Public Policy Committee Chair

John Cannito

Business Development Strategy Committee Chair

Mike Olson

Business Development Strategy Committee Vice Chair

Karlos LaSane

Business Development Strategy Committee Member

Dr. Kumud Acharya

Business Development Strategy Committee Member

Kerry Bubolz

Business Development Strategy Committee Member

Finance Committee

Michael Cunningham (Chair)

Rick Crawford 

Shannon Petersen

Kevin Schiller

Mike Verville

Richard Derrick 

Nominating & Governance Committee

Michael Bonner (Chair)

Betsy Fretwell

Clark Wood

Frank Woodbeck

Public Policy Committee

Glenn Christenson (Chair)

Shannon Petersen (Vice Chair)

John Bailey 

Kerry Bubolz 

Betsy Fretwell 

Mayor Carolyn Goodman  

Karlos LaSane 

Frank Martin 

Dr. DeRionne Pollard 

Lauri Perdue

Clark Wood

Steve Zanella 

Jeff Brigger

Ryann Juden

Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown

Mayor Joe Hardy

Mayor Michelle Romero

Business Development Strategy Committee

John Cannito (Chair)

Mike Olson (Vice-Chair)

Kerry Bubolz

Karlos LaSane

Dr. Kumud Acharya