Effective immediately, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has promoted Terrence Thornton to Vice President of Investor Services and Development.
Thornton’s work with the LVGEA dates back to 2006—where he initially served as administrative assistant—eventually working his way up the ranks of the organization to play a leading role in investor recruitment and recognition efforts.
“Terrence has been a loyal, hardworking, and indispensable member of the LVGEA team for the last 10 years,” said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “Terrence’s leadership in maintaining valuable relationships with our board of directors and investors allows the LVGEA to have the resources it needs in order to accomplish its goals. His dedication to community and economic development over the years have left a lasting impact on the diversification efforts of our region.”
“Through the years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with some amazing people; my peers on LVGEA’s team, governance and community at large,” said Thornton. “It is a credit to their collective influence that I have been able to achieve this advancement. I am excited about the success that LVGEA has been able to achieve in such a short amount of time. With this promotion, I am looking forward to progressing LVGEA’s connections to leaders and industries needed to advance economic development in southern Nevada.”
A product of Southern Nevada, Thornton completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned a Master’s in Nonprofit management and Leadership from Walden University in 2011.