Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Michael Erin has joined the organization as Chief of Staff and Global Initiatives Manager.
Metropolitan regions like Las Vegas are increasingly competing in the global marketplace, and Erin will lead the LVGEA’s efforts to both attract foreign direct investment and assist local businesses in taking their companies to the global market.
In his role, Erin will be responsible for ensuring the CEO’s office runs efficiently and projects are completed in a timely manner. Additionally, he is responsible for creating and implementing global strategic initiatives, communicating with entities around the globe in an effort to bring business to Nevada, handling international relations with business and civic leaders, and developing campaigns that attract companies to the region. Moreover, he collaborates with regional stakeholders in the public and private sectors to achieve the goals and objectives of the LVGEA.
As a former U.S. Army Captain who served in the military from September 2001 to late 2012, Erin was responsible for managing military operations in medicine and safety for more than 200 soldiers. In returning to civilian life, he oversaw day-to-day operations at a 62-employee dental practice, where he analyzed and streamlined company business practices to achieve greater profitability.
“Michael’s training and background in the U.S. Army will bring a wealth of experience our organization needs going forward. Our military provides great training to the men and women who serve our country, and Michael will bring those skills and leadership we need to expand our reach in the global economy,” said Tom Skancke, president and CEO of the LVGEA. “His work aligns with our economic diversification goals and will better help position Southern Nevada as a global business destination.”
Erin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business with distinction from Virginia Military Institute.
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. The LVGEA is located in The Rob Roy inNEVation Center in Las Vegas.
The Rob Roy inNEVation Center
The inNEVation Center is a philanthropic effort by Switch and its CEO and Founder Rob Roy to support economic diversification in Nevada. As the leader of Nevada’s most successful tech startup, Rob Roy is committed to paying forward the success of Switch. His passion for a more diverse Nevada economy led him to create The inNEVation Center to foster collaboration between Nevada entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, investors, educators and government agencies. The inNEVation Center hosts collaboration events and provides meeting space, coworking space, and executive suites on the SUPERNAP campus with access to advanced technology ecosystems. For more information about The inNEVation Center or SUPERNAP, please visit www.innevation.com or supernap.com.
About Switch SUPERNAP
SUPERNAP is the world’s leader in data center ecosystem design, development and mission critical operations, providing unrivaled independent solutions for colocation, connectivity, cloud and collaboration ecosystems. They represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 1,000 global clients, from sophisticated startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. Rob Roy is the CEO and founder of Switch, the parent company of SUPERNAP, and is the technology inventor and designer of the SUPERNAP data centers. Rob Roy’s 218 patented and patent pending claims on data center systems, designs and related industry technologies, have changed the technology landscape. For more information about SUPERNAP, please visit www.supernap.com.