Preview Las Vegas

Preview Las Vegas 2024!

Preview Las Vegas is presented annually by the Vegas Chamber and is the region’s leading business forecasting event of the year. Business leaders from across Southern Nevada rely on the information delivered at Preview to appropriately plan for the coming year and beyond.

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Mary Beth Sewald
President & CEO

Vegas Chamber

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.

In her role, Sewald represents the business community in a wide-range of capacities.  She currently serves on the board of directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, where she serves on the Audit, Compensation and Marketing Committees.  She is also on the boards of Workforce Connections, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, Western Association of Chamber Executives, the Nevada Military Support Alliance, Hope for Prisoners National Advisory Council, City National Bank, US Bank, the UNLV Lee Business School Dean’s Advisory Board, the Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas and of the National Championship Reno Air Races.   She was appointed by former Governor Brian Sandoval to the Southern Nevada Sporting Events Committee, charged with making recommendations on how Las Vegas can maximize opportunities from professional sports to grow the economy.

Sewald is engaged on several policy initiatives at the local, regional, national and international levels, and works with the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee and team to advocate on behalf of the business community.  Under her leadership, the Vegas Chamber was named as the World Trade Center Las Vegas Business Club to connect international visitors to the local business community.  And she worked with the Secretary of the US Department of Labor on Association Health Plans, helping businesses provide more affordable health insurance to their employees.

Sewald has successfully served as a strategic and visionary executive in both the private sector and non-profit association sectors.  She is the former President & CEO of the Nevada Broadcasters Association (NVBA) where she led the efforts of the NVBA to collaborate with government officials, represented Nevada’s broadcast industry to all constituencies, and assured the financial health of the Association.  She also 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 required to run a professional broadcast organization.

Sewald was recognized as the first woman to be named Television General Manager in 2003 and was inducted into the Nevada Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame in 2009. She earned an Emmy Award for a documentary she executive-produced called “Meth Madness” at the NBC affiliate that is now KSNV-TV in Las Vegas.  Most recently, she was honored with the Silver State Award for Excellence in Service, named one of Nevada Business Magazine’s 2019 Women to Watch and has graced the July 2019 cover of Nevada Business Infinity Magazine.

She is the host of the Vegas Chamber’s Like Nobody’s Business television show and is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas program.

 

Renee Wilm
Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc.
Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Liberty Media

Renee Wilm serves as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Liberty Media Corporation, Qurate Retail, Inc., Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc., Liberty Broadband Corporation and Liberty Media Acquisition Corporation.

Wilm is responsible for managing legal and regulatory matters, providing strategic support across departments and supervising the day-to-day operations of Liberty Media’s parent companies. Wilm also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media and Formula 1, which will serve as the promoter entity for the inaugural race on the iconic Las Vegas Strip November 16-18, 2023. She is responsible for overseeing all operations for the circuit on the F1 calendar.

Previously, Wilm was a Senior Partner with the law firm Baker Botts L.L.P., where she represented
Liberty Media and its predecessors for over twenty years. In this role, she specialized in mergers and
acquisitions, complex capital structures and shareholder arrangements, as well as securities offerings
and matters of corporate governance and securities law compliance. At Baker Botts, Wilm was a
member of the Executive Committee, the East Coast Corporate Department Chair and Partner-inCharge of the New York office.

Wilm earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with High Honors in Finance from Hofstra
University and a Juris Doctorate degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where she
graduated summa cum laude and served as the Executive Articles Editor of the St. John’s Law Review.
Wilm currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Fashion, Arts, Media & Entertainment Law
Center at Cardozo Law School, Gala Committee of St. Mary’s Academy and Teach for America Central
Florida Advisory Board.

Jeremy Aguero
Principal

Applied Analysis

Jeremy Aguero is a principal analyst with Applied Analysis and has been with the firm since its inception in 1997. His areas of expertise include economic analysis, operational model development and fiscal impact analysis. 
 
Jeremy attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he graduated with honors in 1997. During his last year of undergraduate course work, Jeremy took a position as an intern/analyst with Coopers and Lybrand, LLC’s (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) Financial Advisory Services group. After spending eighteen months with Coopers, he left and began his tenure with Applied Analysis. 
 
Jeremy’s project history demonstrates a wide range of abilities. He has worked for clients in the private and public sectors, and undertaken projects of local, regional and national significance. 

 

Steve Hill
CEO/President
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA)

Steve Hill is the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the destination marketing organization that promotes and attracts tourism, conventions, meetings and special events to Las Vegas and throughout Southern Nevada. The LVCVA also owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

Under Hill’s leadership, the LVCC recently completed construction of its $980 million expansion as well as is nearing completion of the Convention Center Loop, a first-of-its kind underground transportation system in partnership with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company. The convention center expansion adds 1.4 million additional square feet of exhibition and meeting space to the existing campus for a total of 4.6 million square feet throughout the entire facility.

Hill owned Silver State Materials from 1987 until its purchase by CalPortland in 2008 where he served as Senior Vice President until 2011. He was then appointed director of the newly established Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) by Governor Brian Sandoval where during his tenure he lured numerous businesses to the state, including Tesla, Apple, and HyperloopOne.

Hill also serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association, the national advocacy association that represents the travel and tourism industry. Hill also serves as chair of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, overseeing the construction of the nearly $2 billion Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

Sibley Scoles
Journalist, In-game host Las Vegas Raiders, 
Host, Raiders: Talk of the Nation on NBC

Sibley Scoles is currently in her 2nd season with the Las Vegas Raiders. Returning as the In-game host and now Host of Raiders: Talk of the Nation airing on KSNV 3, NBC Las Vegas.

She was previously an on-air correspondent for Access Hollywood as well as Co-Host of Access Hollywood Weekend Edition and had her own weekly segment, Sibley Spotlight, which showcased artists on the rise in the music industry.

She served as an On-Air correspondent at E! News, covering Hollywood’s biggest red carpets and awards shows. She was also co-host of E! Live From the Red Carpet. Sibley is fresh off from hosting the two-hour live stream for the NFL Pro Bowl Red Carpet in Las Vegas, featuring Russell Wilson and some of the NFL’s Select Pro Bowl Athletes. As well as hosting the pink carpet and main stages of the NFL Draft in Las Vegas.

Her first love of music brought her to Los Angeles where she began working with top music producers whose credits include Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Jessie J and Lana Del Rey. During this time, Sibley toured the UK with Taio Cruz, filling in for Ke$ha. Soon after, she wrote and recorded the radio hit, “Donuts,” which was featured in Stella McCartney’s Fashion Week Soundtrack as well as licensed for Stella McCartney’s Children’s Line. Before joining E! News and Access Hollywood, she was signed as the first female host for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ music television show, Revolt TV.

Sibley recently started her production company and already has a McDonald’s commercial under her belt, this time behind the scenes as a talent producer. Sibley continues to expand her resume and build new chapters in her growing career.

 

Brett Mufson
President

Brett Mufson is President of Fontainebleau Development, a premier real estate development group specializing in large-scale lifestyle developments within the hospitality, retail, residential, and commercial sectors. As President of Fontainebleau Development, Mr. Mufson is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, overall management of the firm, overseeing operations for the company’s portfolio of resorts, the pursuit of new development opportunities and corporate acquisitions as well as financing activities across all business platforms. In line with Fontainebleau’s mission to create dynamic, multi-faceted spaces that connect people and enrich their communities, Mr. Mufson is committed to developing customer-centric growth and operations strategies to enhance the performance of individual assets and drive business line expansion while meeting the needs of the modern-day customer.

Prior to Fontainebleau, Mr. Mufson served as Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets for Witkoff, a private real estate and development company headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami. Mr. Mufson successfully led more than $7 billion in development and real property transactions across virtually every sector of the real estate industry.

Mr. Mufson began his career at Bear Stearns in their mortgage structured products group focusing on highly complex conduit originations and real estate financings. After Bear, Mr. Mufson joined LoanCore Capital, a privately held asset management firm focused on commercial real estate credit, where he was responsible for originating, structuring, and underwriting commercial real estate loans across the country.

Mr. Mufson spearhead the development of Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a vertically integrated luxury hotel, gaming, entertainment, and meeting destination on the Las Vegas Strip. Fontainebleau Las Vegas opened December 13, 2023, and it joined a portfolio of acclaimed and award-winning Fontainebleau Development assets, including premier assets such as Big Easy Casino, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Hilton Downtown Nashville, and numerous residential landmarks. The Company has also built nine residential towers in Las Vegas, including Turnberry Towers, Signature, and The Residences at MGM Grand, which includes three sold-out and completed 40-story towers on the Las Vegas casino-hotel property.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Mufson is actively involved in many real estate, art, and charitable organizations, including the Whitney Museum and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a member of the executive committee of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School. He also sits on the board of Gibson Avenue Capital, a value-add real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition of manufactured home communities, retail, and office assets.

 

Peter O’Reilly
Executive Vice President, Club Business, Major Events & International
National Football League (NFL)
Peter O’Reilly joined the NFL in 2005 and has worked across multiple areas of the NFL business. He currently leads the NFL’s Major Events, Club Business Development, and International departments, overseeing both the league’s major year-round event platforms, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and NFL Kickoff, working with the 32 NFL clubs on maximizing their business and fan engagement opportunities, as well as oversight of the NFL’s international strategy and business.
Prior to joining the NFL, Mr. O’Reilly held the position of Senior Marketing and Sports
Manager for NYC2012, the New York City Olympic Bid. He also has past experience as Director of Production at the National Basketball Association where he spent six years. Peter began his career at ABC Sports working on the network’s college football and college basketball broadcasts.
Mr. O’Reilly received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he was also a Senior Football Manager, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife and two children

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