Michael Vannozzi Named Manager of Strategic Initiatives for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, formerly the Nevada Development Authority, announced today that Michael Vannozzi has been appointed to the position of Manager of Strategic Initiatives. Vannozzi will be working with LVGEA’s executives to advance the organization’s strategic development goals.
“I am thrilled to welcome Michael to the LVGEA team,” said LVGEA President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Skancke. “His experience and background will be a great addition to the LVGEA as we work to make Las Vegas a preeminent global business destination.”
Prior to his appointment with the LVGEA, Vannozzi worked as Senator Harry Reid’s Special Projects Manager. In this position, Vannozzi worked with local, state and federal leaders to affect various economic development goals, including those identified in the Brookings/SRI Report. He also had a special focus on bringing new capital and expertise into the regional economy, and has worked with dozens of small businesses to meet their financial goals. In his time with Senator Reid, Vannozzi worked closely with the leadership of the Nevada higher education community to identify funding opportunities, improve programs and bring talent to the state. In addition, he worked with various stakeholders on trade issues, including miscellaneous tariff bills and the free trade zone. Vannozzi also has specialized expertise in immigration and K-12 education issues, and was Senator Reid’s point person in the education community for several years.
Vannozzi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, previously known as the Nevada Development Authority, is Southern Nevada’s premier economic development agency. For 57 years, it has continued to diversify and improve the economy of Southern Nevada. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.lvgea.org. The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is located in The inNEVation Center powered by Switch.
Switch is the world’s most reliable technology ecosystem, in the country’s safest desert. Switch is a Nevada-based technology ecosystem that includes the Switch SuperNAP, a 407,000-square-foot facility that houses the servers of Google, VMWare, HP, Intuit, eBay, Zappos, and many more. The SuperNAP has gained global attention through its use of patented technology to house servers at a density that far surpasses industry standards, with additional safeguards provided by armed security and Las Vegas’ unique geography as a city free from natural disasters. The company provides colocation, connectivity and cloud services, all on an expansive technology campus in Las Vegas. Switch also powers the inNEVation Center – the first public/private economic diversification effort of its kind. For more on Switch, visit switchlv.com or contact Kristi Overgaard at email@example.com.
About the InNEVation Center
The inNEVation Center is the first public/private economic diversification effort of its kind. It was developed by Rob Roy, the Founder and CEO of Switch, Nevada’s most successful tech start-up to date. The more than 40,000-square-foot center is a COWORKING environment where start-ups and entrepreneurs (inNEVators) converge with business luminaries, political leaders, and investors (COLLABORATORS) to launch and nurture new ventures. It’s also a thriving business community complete with networking opportunities and educational and promotional events held at a state-of-the-art venue. The inNEVation Center is powered by Switch, the Las Vegas-based technology superpower whose globally dominant SuperNAP provides 100% secure uptime for the servers of Google, VMWare, HP, Intuit, eBay, Zappos, and 462 others. For more on the inNEVation Center, visit inNEVation.com or contact Richard Ethington at firstname.lastname@example.org.