Chief Operating Officer
Brian Yost is the Chief Operating Officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The LVCVA is the destination marketing organization for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, and its mission centers on creating the world’s most desirable destination for leisure and business travel. The LVCVA also owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center.
In his role, Mr. Yost is responsible for providing leadership and strategy to create exceptional customer experiences at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as providing oversight to all facility operations and any future facility expansion and renovation projects.
Prior to joining the LVCVA in 2018, Mr. Yost was the owner and founder of Meliora Consulting, LLC, a full-service consultancy firm focused on the hospitality industry. Throughout his illustrious 35-year career, he has served as President of Amphitheaters and President of Onsite Products for Live Nation Entertainment. Mr. Yost also previously served as Vice President of Development for Harrah’s Entertainment and held senior leadership roles with Marriott International, The Walt Disney Company and Universal Studios.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Yost graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
In addition to his work in the industry, Mr. Yost serves on the Board of Directors of Children of Restaurant Employees, a national 501(c)3 charity that provides support for children faced with life altering conditions.