The board took this action during its October meeting.
“Economic development and diversification are two of the most pressing issues facing Southern Nevada as this region accelerates its growth out of the Great Recession, and it’s vital to have continuity in leadership as the LVGEA continues its mission,” said Missy Young, chairman of the LVGEA board and executive vice president of colocation at Switch. “Tom Skancke has elevated Southern Nevada’s economic development efforts, and this board has asked him to continue his valued leadership for positive change in our community.”
The board first appointed Skancke during its October, 2012 meeting. At the time, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature had directed the State of Nevada to reorganize its economic development structure. Skancke, the first executive officer of the LVGEA, has been responsible for re-launching the former Nevada Development Authority as the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and transforming the way economic development is done in Southern Nevada.
In addition to overseeing business attraction, retention and expansion efforts in Southern Nevada, Skancke has led efforts to grow budget and staffing capacity at the LVGEA; shepherded the creation of an organizational strategic plan and a federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy; advanced a communitywide dialogue with regard to the role of Las Vegas in the global economy; and tackled large community issues around water, transportation, and education.
“I’m glad to have the opportunity to continue the work that we’ve started,” Skancke said. “We’ve built an amazing team of people to help grow Southern Nevada’s economy, and I’m looking forward to the next two years of continuing the cultural shift that our community needs for long-term economic sustainability.”
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 innevation Center in Las Vegas.
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
Switch is the super-scale technology solutions company led by inventor and solutionist Rob Roy. As Founder and CEO he holds 218 patents and patents pending that have produced an essential revolution in data center architecture, engineering, technology and operations. His vision also resulted in the creation of CORE, the only $3 trillion telecommunications purchasing cooperative in the world and the highly respected “Truth in Technology” operating ideology.
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