Sandoval and Legislative Leadership Announce Appointments to Economic Development Board


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Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - September 14, 2011

Carrying out the provisions of Assembly Bill 449, passed during the 2011 Legislative session, Governor Brian Sandoval and Legislative leadership today announced their appointments to the new Economic Development Board.

Governor Sandoval has appointed Rob Roy, CEO of Switch in Las Vegas, William Weidner with Gaming Asset Management, and Kathleen Drakulich, a lawyer with McDonald Carano Wilson.

“The new Economic Development Board brings together individuals from across Nevada representing some of the economic sectors we will be targeting to help diversify our economy and help get Nevada working again,” Governor Brian Sandoval said.

Assembly Speaker John Oceguera has appointed Heather Murren of the Nevada Cancer Institute. Senator Steven Horsford appointed Benjamin Yerushalmi with the Jewelers of Nevada and Senator Mike McGinness has appointed Sam Routson with Winnemucca Farms.

“We worked hard to create an entirely new and results-oriented economic development model through this legislation, and today we have taken another step that will deliver the results we need,” Assembly Speaker John Oceguera said.

“These individuals represent some of the best and brightest minds in our state, from small businesses and large, and we are fortunate to have their expertise made available at this critical time,” Senator Steven Horsford said.

“Nevada has a rare opportunity with this legislation and the joint efforts of the Governor and the Legislature to make real changes in the way we help small businesses in our state grow and bring new employers here,” Senator Mike McGinness said.

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