Chief Financial Officer
Ed Finger is the chief financial 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 is the destination marketing organization for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, and its mission centers on attracting visitors by promoting the destination as the world’s most desirable location for leisure and business travel. The LVCVA also owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop designed by The Boring Company and owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor.
Mr. Finger is accountable for the financial operations of the organization. His oversight includes financial reporting and analysis, accounting and payroll; financial systems; purchasing and contracts; central warehouse administration; debt management; cash management and investments. He is also responsible for the preparation, administration and control of an annual budget exceeding $380 million, including the general fund, capital, debt, and internal service funds. Mr. Finger also directs the activities of the information technology department, including systems maintenance; support services; systems development; telecommunications; and audio/visual services.
Mr. Finger has more than 20 years of experience in public sector management and finance. Before joining the LVCVA in 2016 as senior vice president of finance, he was the deputy county manager for Adams County, Colorado, overseeing their finance, technology, facility planning and operations, human resource, human services, community corrections, and criminal justice planning functions. Previously, he served as assistant county manager for Clark County, Nevada, finance director for the City of Thornton, Colorado, and senior auditor at Grant Thornton, LLP. He was promoted into his current position in 2018.
Mr. Finger holds a master of science in finance and bachelor of science in business administration magna cum laude, both from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and previously served as president and board member of the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants.