Harry Reid is a former five-term Democratic U.S. Senator from Nevada. He is the driving force behind the creation of the National Clean Energy Summit and has been a leading supporter of developing Nevada’s abundant solar, wind and geothermal resources. In 2009 as Senate Majority Leader, he led passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Nevada and helped the state become the nation’s renewable energy leader. Since Nevadans first elected him to the Senate in 1986, Reid has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and a skillful legislator who takes care of Nevada first. He is currently serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Brian Sandoval was elected the 30th Governor of Nevada in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. In 2005 he was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Nevada and in 2002 he was elected Attorney General of Nevada. He has previously served as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and in the Nevada Legislature. During his inaugural legislative session, Governor Sandoval transformed Nevada’s approach to economic development by moving the duties directly under his authority and created the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. During Governor Sandoval’s tenure, GOED successfully partnered the state with cutting-edge companies, technology innovations, and helped develop new industries across the Silver State, clean energy chief among them. He was selected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA). As NGA Chair, he leads an initiative called “Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors.”
With deep roots in Nevada’s clean-tech revolution, the Clean Energy Project (CEP) is Nevada’s premier 501(c)(3) advocacy organization to educate civic, community and business leaders on the importance of smart, forward-looking energy policies that strengthen the Silver State’s economy and improve its environment. CEP’s goal is to grow the clean energy economy in Nevada and the West through policy development. CEP promotes the economic benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy through educational events, outreach and media.
MGM Resorts International is a leader in corporate responsibility focusing on Diversity & Inclusion, Philanthropy & Community Engagement and Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability. It has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the company’s commitment to sustainable development and operations.
With more than 75,000 employees, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of integrated resorts including Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, MGM Grand, and The Mirage as well as MGM China Holdings Limited. MGM Resorts operates or is invested in 27 resort destinations located in Nevada, Mississippi, Michigan, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, and Macau. Combined, these destinations offer more than 48,000 hotel rooms, nearly 4 million square feet of convention space, and over 2 million square feet of casino space. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the MGM Resorts holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-gaming resort projects around the world.