Effective Sept. 1, 2018, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will have a new CEO: Steve Hill.

Recently selected by the LVCVA Board of Directors, Hill will be the ninth leader of the LVCVA, following the retirement of current CEO Rossi Ralenkotter.

“I am honored the Board of Directors selected me as CEO of the LVCVA. The Authority is an integral part of the Southern Nevada economy,” said Hill in press materials. “I look forward to working with our tremendous team and our mission partners to innovate, improve access to and around the destination and drive growth to keep Las Vegas the number one choice for business and leisure travelers alike.”

A Las Vegas resident for more than 30 years, Hill has played an integral role in the city’s economy for many years, initially as the founder of Silver State Materials, which supplied concrete and aggregates for many projects in the community. This was followed by his tenure as the first director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, where he guided the development of the Moving Nevada Forward plan for diversifying the state’s economy, before the governor appointed him as chairman of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. Hill was also chosen as the chair of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority and is a member of the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee.

Hill brings these years of experience to his new role at a time when the LVCVA is about to undertake the largest infrastructure project in its history with the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For more information, visit lvcva.com, and head to From Nightlife to Yoga: What’s New in Las Vegas for more news from the destination.