Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Announces Additions to its Board of Directors

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June 9, 2014                                                                                   The Ferraro Group


Las Vegas — The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance welcomes five community leaders to its board of directors.

On May 1, 2014, the LVGEA board of directors took unanimous action to elect five community leaders to join the board. These new members will help continue to build public and private sector relationships to bolster a new economy in southern Nevada for long-term economic sustainability. The new board members are:

-John S. Delikanakis, partner with Snell & Wilmer’s commercial litigation group

-John Guedry, president and chief operating officer of Bank of Nevada

-Michael Richards, president and CEO of the College of Southern Nevada

-Donald Snyder, acting president of the University of Nevada Las Vegas

-Frank Woodbeck, executive director of the Nevada College Collaborative

“These Southern Nevada leaders add value to our board of directors and provide expertise in key areas related to economic development,” said Missy Young, chairman of the LVGEA board of directors and executive vice president of colocation at Switch. “We’re especially fortunate to add three higher education leaders to our board of directors, further strengthening ties between regional economic development and the institutions that provide a quality workforce for Southern Nevada. We have also added diversity in legal and financial expertise to our board.”

Two new members of the board are returning to the board as they transition to new roles in the community. Snyder was the former chairman of the board of LVGEA’s predecessor, the Nevada Development Authority. Woodbeck served on LVGEA’s board of directors as the former director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

"We are pleased to welcome, and in some cases re-welcome, these talented individuals to our board of directors," said Tom R. Skancke, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. ​"Each new appointee to the board brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience to this organization. These are experts in education, law, and finance, and, more importantly, they have done tremendous work for this community, and we are fortunate to have them on our board of directors."  ​


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 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 or

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