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Tahoe Prosperity Center welcomes new board members

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Ken Riley

The Board of Directors of the Tahoe Prosperity Center welcomed two new members this month: John McLaughlin, Chief Financial Officer of Edgewood Companies, and Ken Riley, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Infrastructure Group, Inc.

“Our board is one of the most diverse in the Tahoe Basin, representing business, nonprofit, infrastructure, government and education,” said Board Chair Sandy Evans Hall of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. “We are thrilled to have John and Ken join our board with their successful background and expertise.”

McLaughlin is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in the hotel, casino and entertainment industry. He has served as a Corporate Board Director, CEO and CFO of both public and private multi-jurisdictional hotel/casino companies.

In addition, during the economic downturn John formed a consulting company and provided strategic consulting services for commercial/investment banks and private investment funds related to impaired investments in the hotel/casino industry.

Riley has worked in the construction industry beginning as a field engineer and now as Senior Vice-President of Kiewit Infrastructure Group.

He is a Professional Civil Engineer registered in the state of California.

As a senior manager, he has held executive oversight for multiple business units as well as the estimating, negotiating, and execution of numerous large projects (projects from $250 million to $1+ billion construction value).

Both McLaughlin and Riley live at Lake Tahoe with their families and look forward to helping the TPC reach its mission of “promoting regional sustainability through economic vitality, environmental stewardship and healthy communities in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin.”

Other members of the Tahoe Prosperity Center board can be found at tahoeprosperity.org/our-board.

ABOUT THE TAHOE PROSPERITY CENTER

The Tahoe Prosperity Center is an innovative nonprofit collaborative created to champion the prosperity initiatives identified in the 2010 Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan.

Using a regional stewardship model among existing entities, the TPC is bridging the fragmented governing system and speaking in one voice to support the long-term health of the entire Basin.

Current priorities for the center include the Connected Tahoe Project to improve internet speed and cell phone coverage in the Tahoe Basin and a Socio-Economic Indicators report for the entire basin.

The center also recently convened a group of public and private stakeholders from around the basin to provide input to TRPA, which resulted in a Regional Land Development Commodities Action Plan.

The center’s next step will be to convene a similar group of stakeholders to help implement some of the Action Plan’s recommendations.

For more information on the Tahoe Prosperity Center, go to http://tahoeprosperity.org.