Steve Hill has had a hand in building the Las Vegas economy for more than three decades. From literally helping build the casinos on the Strip to attracting new businesses to the area and helping pave the way for professional sports leagues, Steve has left his mark on Las Vegas. As Chief Executive Officer and President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority since 2018, Steve continues to have a hand in growing the local economy by driving more tourism to the Southern Nevada region.
Originally from Ohio, Steve moved to Las Vegas in 1987 to start Silver State Materials, a concrete, sand and gravel supplier that grew to one of the largest in the country. Silver State was later purchased by CalPortland in 2008 and Steve served as the new company’s senior vice president until 2011 when he was appointed director of the newly established Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) by then Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Numerous businesses—including high profile corporations like Tesla, Apple and HyperloopOne—were lured to Nevada during Steve’s tenure. Former Gov. Sandoval also tapped Steve to serve as chairman of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, which led to the approval of both the expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the $1.9 billion Las Vegas Raiders stadium. He was subsequently appointed by the governor to serve as chairman of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority and as a member of the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee to help attract high-profile events to Las Vegas when the stadium is completed.
Active in the Las Vegas community, Steve has served as chairman of Service 1st Bank of Nevada, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Construction Liability Task Force and the Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas. He also served on the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, Nevada Savings and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission, Clark County Growth Task Force, RTC Regional Fixed Guideway Citizens Advisory Committee, Clean Water Coalition and Legislative Interim Advisory Committee on Air Quality. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN. Along with his wife, Molly, and their three adult children, Steve has resided in Las Vegas for 31 years.