We will be joined by NV IWF members Mary Beth Sewald and Tina Quigley to hear about economic development updates in our region.
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Information on our presenters below:
As the chief executive of the largest and broadest-based business association in Nevada, Mary Beth Sewald sets the vision for the Vegas Chamber and leads its strategy of supporting local businesses and pursuing initiatives to boost job growth, a healthy economy, and a vibrant community.
Sewald represents the business community in a wide range of capacities. She serves on the board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. She also serves on the boards of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Western Association of Chamber Executives, the Nevada Military Support Alliance, the UNLV Lee Business School Dean’s Advisory Board, Workforce Connections, the Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas, the Hope for Prisoners Advisory Board, the University of Nevada Reno College of Business Sports Management Executive Board and the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV. She currently serves on the Super Bowl Host Committee for the 2024 Super Bowl that will be held in Las Vegas.
Sewald is engaged on several policy initiatives at the local, regional, national, international levels, and works with the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee and team to advocate on behalf Nevada’s business community.
She is the former President & CEO of the Nevada Broadcasters Association and served as General Manager of the NBC affiliate, KRNV TV in Reno, NV, where she managed and developed a staff of 110 broadcast professionals across all disciplines.
Sewald is the host of the Vegas Chamber’s television show, “Taking Care of Business” and is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas program. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, scuba diving, riding motorcycles, playing piano, and is a single-engine rated private pilot.
Tina Quigley joined the LVGEA in February 2022. Her priorities for the agency include strengthening partnerships with regional economic development stakeholders and workforce training programs.
Prior to the LVGEA, Tina served as CEO for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. She oversaw the region’s public transportation, traffic management center, road construction and funding, and regional planning.
During her tenure, Quigley embraced and fought for sweeping technological advances, advocated for comprehensive future planning, and built critical partnerships to position the Las Vegas Valley for ongoing and sustained economic vitality. She believes firmly in approaching regional projects with collaborative, multiagency communication, and public inclusion. Many of the RTC’s successes during her tenure can be credited to this collaborative approach. Specific examples include: the Transportation Resource Advisory Committee (TRAC), the Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI) tax initiative, and execution of the Southern Nevada Strong regional plan.
Quigley began her career as a planner at Harry Reid International Airport where, over 15 years, she grew to oversee the major capital projects program. She is a licensed pilot and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Airport Planning & Development from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.
She is active on several boards including Workforce Connections, NV GrantLab, Fulfillment Fund of Las Vegas, Desert Research Institute, and the Nevada Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.
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