GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
CARSON CITY – Carrying out the provisions of Assembly Bill 449, passed during the 2011 Legislative session, Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leadership today announced their appointments to the new Economic Development Board.
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,” 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,” 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,” 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,” McGinness said.