LAS VEGAS (July 14, 2022) – Carolyn Wheeler, executive director of The Downtown Vegas Alliance (DVA), a member-driven 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that connects its members and downtown stakeholders to influence growth the heart of Las Vegas, is pleased to announce the organization’s 2022-2023 officers and board of directors.
Several local businesses leaders were newly elected to this year’s board, joining a slate of returning members including Patrick Reilly, shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, who remains board chair. Bill Paredes, senior managing director of commercial banking at Bank of Nevada, was re-elected as vice chair. Ryan Brown, owner of Classic Jewel, will serve a second term as secretary, and Joe Woody, licensed partner and chief financial officer of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino, returns as treasurer.
New board members include Shahn Douglas, chief marketing officer for DK Las Vegas, LLC, who will serve as engagement chair; Corey Fagan, executive director of the First Friday Foundation, is arts and culture chair; and B.C. LeDoux, chief creative officer, managing director, and partner at Noble Studios, will serve as member-at-large.
Rounding out the returning board members are:
Communications chair – Dulcinea Rongavilla, vice president at Cragin & Pike
Operations chair – Cody Sims, field marketing director at Cox Business
Membership chair – Tyler Williams, director of brand experience at Zappos
Member-at-Large – Andrew Simon, president and CEO of the Fremont Street Experience
Member-at-Large – Seth Schorr, CEO, Fifth Street Gaming and chairman of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
Member-at-Large – Jonathan Alvarez, CEO, co-founder and chief of security at Protective Force International
Member-at-Large – Jonathan Ullman, president and CEO of The Mob Museum
“I am pleased that so many on our board have chosen to remain, and I extend a warm welcome to our new board members, who bring a wealth of experience and a passion for downtown Las Vegas to the leadership team of our organization,” said Reilly.
The board of directors is responsible for guiding the mission of the Downtown Vegas Alliance and ensuring that programs and events deliver value to its members, city entities and stakeholders while positively impacting the business community.
“The Downtown Vegas Alliance continues to be a valuable resource for many businesses throughout the downtown area and beyond. And with the help of this dynamic, creative and seasoned board, we are well positioned to continue our efforts to help spur investment and growth in the heart of Las Vegas,” added Wheeler.
About Downtown Vegas Alliance
The Downtown Vegas Alliance (DVA) is a member-driven 501(c)6 nonprofit organization that connects its members and downtown stakeholders to influence growth the heart of Las Vegas through thought leadership and collaboration. Founded in 2008 by a group of leading business and property owners and the city of Las Vegas, the DVA continues to evolve and advocate for the downtown community. The organization serves as the leading voice of downtown Las Vegas and an indispensable partner for its business community by creating and executing strategic initiatives that bring value to its members and our city. Membership is open to property owners, businesses, nonprofits, local governments, and public agencies that are active in downtown, along with stakeholders from across the region who demonstrate a commitment to improving Downtown Las Vegas’ economic vitality and vibrancy. Visit our website at downtown.vegas for more information.
Lisa Robinson, The Warren Group