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The Voice of Business. Standing Up For You, Every Day.

Overall, the Vegas Chamber is the voice for your business in government. It fights for your business every day, actively developing and promoting policy positions on critical issues impacting the business community, as well as continuously asserting its role as the leading business organization in the state on your behalf at all levels of government.

View the Vegas Chamber’s Final 2021 Legislative Session Summary

A Special Message from Mary Beth Sewald, Hugh Anderson and Gina Bongiovi


Attend the 2022 Washington, D.C. Fly-In

Monday, Sept. 19 – Thursday, Sept. 22

LV in DC is back for 2022! Join the Vegas Chamber and Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance for its annual trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s Fly-in will be <strong>Sept. 19-22</strong>.

Every year, Nevada’s business leaders go to Washington, D.C. to advocate and meet with policy makers on federal issues that directly impact employers. It is the largest Fly-in of business leaders from Nevada to Washington, D.C.

This year’s trip will be comprised of meetings with Congressional members, think tanks, national trade organizations, and policy groups. We will also be hosting several receptions during the trip to further build relationships with Congressional leadership and to strengthen existing connections.

Don’t miss out, join your fellow Chamber and LVGEA members in Washington, D.C. and help make a difference.

Early Bird Registration Fees:  Now Through August 1, 2022
– $1,495 In-person Policy Registration per person

Spouse Program Registration Fees:
– $995 In-person Registration per person
– This does not include any of the policy briefing, think-tank discussions or congressional meetings.

Please note: Attendees are responsible for your own air travel and transportation from the airport to the hotel, and back to the airport. In-person registration fee includes all transportation from the hotel to meetings plus meals and receptions. Dinners are on your own.

The Vegas Chamber and LVGEA are pleased to offer a special room block at the JW Marriott on 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Rates are $309 a night. Once you register for the Fly-in, the room block code will be sent to you.

Please note that the Vegas Chamber and LVGEA are following federal, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 mitigation efforts including the requirement of wearing masks for guests and employees for all in-door events and gatherings.

In addition, as of Jan. 15, 2022, the City of Washington, D.C. requires proof of vaccine to enter certain establishments such as restaurants, bars, indoor entertainment establishments, gyms,  event and meetings establishments. Please note that this policy has been set by the City of Washington, D.C. If there are any changes, the Chamber will do its best to keep attendees informed.

Please be advised all transactions are final. The Chamber will not be able issue any refunds. No exception.

Special thanks to  Presenting Sponsor Cox Communications.

Check out the 2021 LV in DC recap – you don’t want to miss out this year!

Register for 2022 LV in DC


The Vegas Chamber’s Government Affairs team:

  • Promotes policy priorities that support the expansion of business and job creation
  • Protects employers
  • Commissions thorough, ongoing policy reports and research
  • Furthers economic development initiatives and activities

A fundamental component of the Vegas Chamber’s mission is to advocate the views of the business community to our elected officials. This is done by engaging elected officials in meaningful policy discussions on your behalf. The Government Affairs team identifies, develops, and recommends policy to the Government Affairs Committee. The committee is a dynamic volunteer committee of Vegas Chamber leaders who meet monthly to guide the Vegas Chamber in its public policy positions, such as representing the best interests of business through candidate endorsements, contributions, and grassroots campaign support.

Government Affairs Team

The Government Affairs team keeps you informed of important issues facing your business through newsletters, policy reports, political events, and policy committee meetings. With more than 50 years of combined public policy and advocacy experience on staff, the Vegas Chamber’s Government Affairs team are experts in your corner every day. Feel free to reach out to the team with any questions you may have.

Paul J. Moradkhan – Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

Dylan Keith – Assistant Director of Government Affairs

Erica Valdriz – Manager of Political Affairs and Fundraising

Trevor Parrish – Manager of Government Affairs

Nicholas Schneider – Government Affairs Analyst

Phone: 702.641.5822

  • Government Affairs Committee Members

    The Vegas Chamber’s legislative and policy priorities are developed by its Government Affairs Committee. This is a group of Vegas Chamber members who analyze issues and make determinations that guide the Vegas Chamber’s positioning on matters to promote fiscal responsibility at the state and local government levels, improve our education system, and strengthen the business environment and economy in Southern Nevada. The committee also makes decisions regarding endorsements of candidates and political contributions.


    • Hugh Anderson, Chairman, Government Affairs Committee, Hightower Las Vegas
    • Paul Anderson, Chairman, Board of Trustees Boyd Gaming Corporation
    • Robert Novotny, Chairman-Elect, Skyracer Consulting
    • Michael Feder, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Dickinson Wright
    • Gina Bongiovi, Bongiovi Law Firm
    • Michael Britt, Red Rock Resorts, Inc
    • Michael Bolognini, MFB Enterprises
    • Mark Brown, Miracle Flights
    • Thomas J. (Tom) Burns, Cragin & Pike, Inc.
    • MaryKaye Cashman, Cashman Equipment Co.
    • Tim Cashman, The Cashman Companies
    • Lisa de Marigny, Omni Limousine, Inc.
    • J.T. Foley, Las Vegas Sands
    • Betsy Fretwell, Switch
    • Craig S. Galati, LGA, Inc.
    • Jason Gray, MGM Resorts International
    • Keith Hansen, Allegiant Travel Company
    • Dave Howell, Wells Fargo
    • Karlos LaSane, Caesars Entertainment Corp.
    • Chad Leavitt, Findlay Automotive Group
    • Scott Leedom, Southwest Gas
    • Todd Mason, Wynn Resorts
    • Meghan McLean Fair, Anderson, & Langerman
    • Erin McMullen Midby, Vice Chair, Government Affairs Committee, Boyd Gaming Corporation
    • George F. Ogilvie III, Esq., McDonald Carano LLP
    • John O’Reilly, O’Reilly Law Group
    • Damon Schilling, AMR/Medic West
    • Greta Seidman, Opportunity 180
    • Jennifer Simich, Republic Services
    • Craig Stevens, Cox Communications
    • Judy Stokey, NV Energy
    • Todd Sklamberg, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
    • Ted Wiens, Jr., Ted Wiens Tire & Auto
          • The Rundown Newsletter: Legislative Session Edition

            The Rundown is the Vegas Chamber’s way of getting you involved in all legislative happenings at the local, state and federal levels of government. This weekly digital newsletter will give you the inside scoop on what legislation the Vegas Chamber is currently working on, on the behalf of our Chamber members. Through this newsletter, you will learn about the bills we are supporting and opposing as well as how you can get involved in advocating for your business. Whether you are a legislative expert or just getting in the game, this newsletter will help you all the same. Gain a greater perspective of what the Vegas Chamber’s legislative stances are and what we are doing directly to support your business.


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