Keolis North America
KLAS TV Channel 8
Lisa Howfield is the Vice-President and General Manager of KLAS-TV 8. She joined the CBS affiliate in August 2015 and has 23+ years of local television broadcast experience. Howfield serves on the board of Nevada Broadcasters Association, Core Academy and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. Broadcasting & Cable awarded Howfield “2008 General Manager of the Year” and she co-authored college textbook “Managing Electronic Media.” Lisa moved to Las Vegas at 6 months. She graduated from Bonanza High School and earned her B.A. degree in Business Communications from Pepperdine University.
Konami Gaming, Inc.
KTNV-TV, Channel 13 Action News
Chris Way is VP/General Manager of KTNV-TV, 13 Actions News, and E.W. Scripps company. He oversees all business and operations activities of Las Vegas’ ABC affiliate. Chris recently returned to Las Vegas after a short stint at KMTV-TV, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served as General Manager. Previously, he worked at KLAS-TV and is looking forward to re-engaging with business and community partners. Chris held volunteer roles with the United Way of Southern Nevada, the Nellis Support Team, and the Las-Vegas Clark County Library District Foundation.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Jonas R. Peterson
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Las Vegas HEALS
Doug Geinzer is a skilled and successful entrepreneur who was built and sold several businesses throughout his career. Doug spends a significant amount of his time improving Southern Nevada’s healthcare infrastructure and positioning Las Vegas to become the most globally recognized health & wellness destination. As CEO of Las Vegas HEALS, Doug has been the recipient of many awards including Entrepreneur of the Year, Healthcare Hero, Innovative Business Leader, Top 40 under 40, “most influential” in employment and a ‘who’s who’ in healthcare.
Las Vegas Lights FC
Brett Lashbrook founded Las Vegas Lights FC, which begins its first season of professional soccer play in 2018 at Cashman Field as part of a multi-year deal. It will provide another marquee entertainment option in the continued revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas. Lashbrook formed the franchise with his family, who has called Las Vegas home for 20 years.
Lashbrook has made a career in the over the last two decades, most recently serving as the Chief Operation Officer of Major League Soccer’s expansion franchise in Orlando, Fla.
Las Vegas Paving Corp.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Chase Rankin is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest and most widely read news and information source in Nevada, northern Arizona and southern Utah. He leads sales and marketing initiatives of the Review-Journal’s strong portfolio of print and digital niche products, including Desert Deals, Sunday Select, LUXURY Magazine, Highlander Magazine, and El Tiempo to name a few.
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