Senior Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs
Lori Nelson-Kraft serves as senior vice president of communications and government affairs for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) overseeing corporate communications, public and government affairs, community relations and the Las Vegas News Bureau.
Prior to joining the LVCVA, she served for 14 years as vice president of corporate communications for Station Casinos, one of the leading providers of gaming and entertainment with 20 properties located throughout Southern Nevada. In her role, she oversaw media and community relations as well as served as the Company spokesperson. Throughout her 25-year career, Ms. Nelson-Kraft also served as Associate Director of Public Relations for R&R Partners and owned a small public relations agency, both in Las Vegas.
Ms. Nelson-Kraft currently serves as a Board Trustee for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, where she additionally serves as the Leadership Foundation president as well as serves on the board of directors for Noah’s Animal House, a full-service pet shelter located next door and in partnership with The Shade Tree Shelter in Southern Nevada and with the Domestic Violence Resource Center in Northern Nevada in support of victims of domestic violence.
Ms. Nelson-Kraft grew up in Detroit, Michigan and is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.