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LVCVA board elects new chairman, officers

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s (LVCVA) board of directors unanimously elected officers during its meeting on Jan. 13. The officers will serve a two-year term.

ECN 012015_POM_LVCVA_Lawrence WeeklyClark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly was named chairman of the board, making him the LVCVA board’s 20th chair to serve since 1955. Weekly is the first African-American to serve in this role.

“As a native Las Vegan, I have watched our community grow into a leading leisure and business destination known around the world,” said Weekly. “I feel blessed and honored to serve as the chairman of the LVCVA given the critical work the Authority does to ensure Southern Nevada’s tourism industry continues to thrive, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and injecting billions of dollars into our local economy.”

Chuck Bowling, president and chief operating officer of Mandalay Bay, was selected as vice-chair. Bill Noonan, senior vice president of administration for Boyd Gaming Corp., serves as secretary. Tom Jenkin, global president for Caesars Entertainment, remains treasurer.

LVCVA board officer elections are held in odd numbered years.  The term of office for all officers is two years.

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