Sandoval Appoints Members To Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee


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CARSON CITY, NV - May 24, 2018

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed the members of the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee. The Committee was established via Executive Order 2018-7 in April.

“As the Vegas Golden Knights experience this incredible race toward the Stanley Cup and we welcome the Raiders to town, Southern Nevada is receiving renewed attention as a major destination for sporting events,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Combined with the recent Supreme Court decision on sports betting, even more opportunities to attract major sporting events and associated activities to our state are arising. I am confident that this Committee will be able to explore all of the possibilities and report back to me and the Legislature.”

Governor Sandoval has appointed the following members:

  • Paul Anderson, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Steve Hill, Chairman, Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board
  • Carolyn Goodman, Mayor, City of Las Vegas
  • Steve Sisolak, Chairman, Clark County Commission
  • Mary Beth Sewald, President and CEO, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • Thom Reilly, Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Peter Sadowski, Executive Vice President, Vegas Golden Knights
  • Marc Badain, President, Raiders
  • Andrew Abboud, Senior Vice President, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • John McManus, Executive Vice President, MGM
  • John Maddox, Vice President, Government Relations and Development, Caesars Entertainment
  • Kim Sinatra, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
  • Michael Britt, Vice President, Government Relations, Red Rock Resorts
  • William Noonan, Senior Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs, Boyd Gaming Corporation
  • Steven Stallworth, General Manager, Arena & Equestrian Center
  • Dallas Haun, Chairman, Nevada State Bank
  • John Hill, Public Relations & Advertising Representative, Palm Mortuary

The Governor has also appointed Scott Sibella, Chairman of the Board of Las Vegas Events to the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee.

The full Committee includes:

  • Paul Anderson, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Steve Hill, Chairman, Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board
  • Carolyn Goodman, Mayor, City of Las Vegas
  • Steve Sisolak, Chairman, Clark County Commission
  • Mary Beth Sewald, President and CEO, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • Thom Reilly, Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Peter Sadowski, Executive Vice President, Vegas Golden Knights
  • Marc Badain, President, Raiders
  • Andrew Abboud, Senior Vice President, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • John McManus, Executive Vice President, MGM
  • John Maddox, Vice President, Government Relations and Development, Caesars Entertainment
  • Kim Sinatra, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
  • Michael Britt, Vice President, Government Relations, Red Rock Resorts
  • William Noonan, Senior Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs, Boyd Gaming Corporation
  • Steven Stallworth, General Manager, Arena & Equestrian Center
  • Dallas Haun, Chairman, Nevada State Bank
  • John Hill, Public Relations & Advertising Representative, Palm Mortuary
  • Scott Sibella, Chairman of the Board, Las Vegas Events

The Committee will be assisted by the non-voting Technical Advisory Committee including Scott D. Adams, City Manager, City of Las Vegas; Yolanda King, County Manager, Clark County; Tina Quigley, General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; and Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation, McCarran International Airport.

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