Switch VP is first woman to lead Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Missy Young, Executive Vice President of Colocation at Switch, makes some remarks during the Global City rountable, held inside the Stan Fulton Building, UNLV, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has picked new leaders for its executive committee.

The business-development group said today that Missy Young, an executive vice president with data-center operator Switch, was elected chair of its policy-setting body.

Young is the first tech executive and woman to lead the committee, comprised of roughly 30 politicians, business executives, attorneys and other local bigwigs.

The group said it also elected Ray Specht, vice chairman of Toyota Financial Savings Bank, to be the committee’s vice chairman.

Additionally, it re-elected developer Kevin Orrock as secretary-treasurer. Orrock is president of the Summerlin master-planned community for Howard Hughes Corp.

Their two-year terms start Jan. 1.

The committee’s outgoing chairman is former Station Casinos Chief Financial Officer Glenn Christenson, and the outgoing vice chairman is NV Energy CEO Michael Yackira.