President and CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
For more than three decades, Steve Hill has had a hand in building the economy in Las Vegas. From literally helping build the casinos on the Strip to attracting new businesses to the area to helping pave the way for major league sports in Southern Nevada, Steve has left his mark on Las Vegas. As the CEO and President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, he will continue to have a hand in growing the local economy by driving more tourism to our destination.
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 purchased by CalPortland in 2008, where Steve served as a Senior Vice President until 2011. During his time with Silver State and CalPortland, Steve was active in the community, serving as Chairman of Service 1st Bank of Nevada, Chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, and Commissioner on the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, and Chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.
In 2011, Steve’s work in economic development led to his appointment as the Director of the newly established Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) by Governor Brian Sandoval. During his tenure, GOED lured numerous businesses to the state, including such high-profile companies as Tesla, Apple, and HyperloopOne. Governor Sandoval also tapped Steve to serve as the Chairman of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee which led to the approval of both the $1.4 billion expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the $1.9 billion Las Vegas Raiders stadium projects. 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.
In 2018, Steve assumed the role of President/COO and then that of CEO and President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, continuing his work to have a positive impact on the economy of Southern Nevada by promoting tourism to the destination. Steve oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, including operation of the Las Vegas Convention Center, finance, and the expansion and renovation project.
Steve has also served as a member of the Nevada Savings and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission, the Clark County Growth Task Force, the RTC Regional Fixed Guideway Citizens Advisory Committee, the Clean Water Coalition, the Legislative Interim Advisory Committee on Air Quality, and as Chairman of the Governor’s Construction Liability Task Force. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Steve and his wife Molly have three adult children and are 31-year residents of Las Vegas.