Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), one of the eight Regional Development Authorities (RDA) in Nevada designated by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announced three new hires: Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development Heather Brown, Associate Vice President Business Development Mitch Keenan, and Executive Assistant and Board Liaison Katy Evilsizor.
As senior vice president of entrepreneurial development, Brown focuses on building a tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Greater Las Vegas area. Prior to joining the LVGEA, Brown was the president & co-founder of StartUp Vegas, a nonprofit focused on boosting the startup culture and creating an environment of entrepreneurship in Southern Nevada. She was also recently elected to the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education.
As associate vice president of business development, Keenan will support the organization’s attraction, retention and expansion, and entrepreneurship activities. Prior to joining LVGEA, Keenan served as a national business development director partnering with high education institutions, nonprofits, and healthcare groups through the U.S. Mitch graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in casino management.
As the executive assistant & board liaison, Evilsizor provides administrative support to the LVGEA executive team. Evilsizor brings more than 15 years of professional executive assistant experience positions and a proven track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, skillfully managing administrative duties.
“Each of these individuals have long-standing ties to the Greater Vegas community that will be critical as we double down on our business development and entrepreneurship efforts this year,” said LVGEA President & CEO Tina Quigley.