The City of Henderson has announced Jared Smith as the new Director of Economic Development and Tourism. Smith has over 15 years of experience in economic development and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer with the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) and was Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Group for Southern Nevada.
He also served on the Board of Directors for Workforce Connections and as Honorary Commander in the Civic Leader program at Nellis Air Force Base.
Smith is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), an active member of the International Economic Development Council and named one of the 2022 Top 50 Economic Developers in North America by Consultant Connect.
“Jared’s extensive experience and success for leading business development and strategy are proven assets that will serve to strengthen our City’s economic diversification efforts,” said Henderson City Manager and CEO Richard Derrick.
Smith holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University, a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute from the University of Oklahoma.