The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has named Steve Hill as its next CEO, effective Sept. 1. Hill succeeds the retiring Rossi Ralenkotter.

Hill has been with the LVCVA since January, when he was appointed chief operating officer.

After selling Silver State Materials, the concrete business he founded in 1987, Hill was named the first director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development in 2011. 

Steve Hill
Steve Hill

Gov. Brian Sandoval, who appointed Hill to that position, said Hill "helped make Nevada an attractive place to build businesses, bringing some of the world's most innovative companies to the Silver State." Hill played a key role in bringing Tesla, Apple, Solar City, Barclaycard, Amazon, and Hyperloop One to Nevada.

Sandoval went on to appoint Hill as chairman of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, which was charged with reviewing and recommending major economic development projects to the governor and legislature for approval. 

The committee recommended approval of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion and construction of the Las Vegas Stadium for the National Football League's Raiders franchise. The stadium is expected to open in 2020.

Hill was appointed chairman of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, a body responsible for ownership and oversight of the stadium project.

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