Betsy Fretwell

Executive Vice President of Strategy, Switch

Betsy Fretwell is chairwoman of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s Board of Directors.

Betsy graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration. She completed the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program in 2007. She had an extensive background in local government before joining the City of Las Vegas, serving as intergovernmental relations director for the city of Henderson, in addition to previously working as a strategic issues manager for Clark County where she was involved in public policy, legislative lobbying and organizational analysis.

Betsy currently serves on the editorial board for the Public Administration Review. She was inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration in November 2012 and is a credentialed member of the International City/County Management Association. She served over a decade on the board of the Local Government Managers Association of Nevada (LOGMAN) in various leadership roles. She served as chairman of the Nevada Public Radio board of directors from 2010 to 2012 and is currently chair of the Community Advisory Board. She also previously served as a member of the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) board and the Governor’s Commission on Medical Education, Research, and Training.

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