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Lori Nelson-Kraft - Head shotLori Nelson-Kraft

Senior Vice President of Communications

Lori Nelson-Kraft serves as senior vice president of communications for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) overseeing corporate communications, public affairs, community relations and the Las Vegas News Bureau.   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.

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.