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Andrew Doughman Named Communications Director for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Published on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 (9:54 a.m.)(Las Vegas) – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced today that Andrew Doughman has been appointed to the position of Communications Director for the organization.
Doughman, an experienced journalist, has written for the Las Vegas Sun, the Nevada News Bureau, the Seattle Times, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. A University of Washington graduate, Doughman has covered the Nevada Legislature for the past two sessions, and has done extensive reporting on health care issues for the Keiser Family Foundation.
“This is a great hire for the region,” said Tom Skancke, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “The nature of politics, economic development, and marketing is changing. No longer can you simply just put up a sign advertising the merits of doing business in Southern Nevada. You need someone who really understands the nature of communication and persuasion in the 21st Century Global Economy. Andrew is just such a person. For the past few years, I’ve enjoyed working with Andrew in his role as a reporter; I really look forward to working with him as a member of the team.”
Andrew joins the LVGEA as the organization continues its rapid growth. In 2013, the organization assisted in the creation of more than 2,400 jobs in the region. Those jobs will create more than $50 million of new revenue for the state and local jurisdictions in the coming years, and will help to diversify the region’s economy. In 2014, the LVGEA will continue its aggressive push to remake the region’s economy by working with its business and education partners to improve our K-12 and higher education systems and create the workforce that the region needs to be competitive in the 21st Century Global Economy.
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 www.lvgea.org. The LVGEA is located in The Rob Roy inNEVation Center in Las Vegas
About Switch SUPERNAP
Switch 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, CEO and founder of Switch, is the technology inventor and designer of the SUPERNAPS. 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 Switch SUPERNAP, please visit www.supernap.com.
The Rob Roy inNEVation Center
The inNEVation Center is a philanthropic effort by Switch SUPERNAP 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 SUPERNAP. His passion for a more diverse Nevada economy led him to create The inNEVation Center to foster collaboration between Nevada entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, educators and government agencies.
The inNEVation Center hosts industry events and provides meeting space, coworking space, executive suites and space for corporate headquarter development with close proximity to the Switch SUPERNAP technology ecosystems. The SUPERNAPS represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 1000 global clients, from passionate startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. For more information about The inNEVation Center, visit www.innevation.com.