Chief Executive Officer/President
Steve Hill is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the destination marketing organization that promotes and attracts tourism, conventions, meetings, and special events to Las Vegas and throughout Southern Nevada. The LVCVA also owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the premier destination for meetings and conventions in the United States.
Under Mr. Hill’s leadership, the LVCC debuted its $1 billion, 1.4 million-square-foot expansion in June 2021, growing the campus to 4.6 million square feet. He is currently leading the LVCVA through a $600 million renovation of the existing campus. In conjunction with the convention center expansion, Mr. Hill brought the Convention Center Loop to fruition. The underground transportation system, in partnership with The Boring Company, offers guests an innovative, fun, and free way to move around the 200-acre convention center campus. He is actively involved in bringing its larger application—the Vegas Loop—to downtown Las Vegas, the Strip, and Allegiant Stadium. Mr. Hill spearheaded the LVCVA’s acquisition of the 3.9-mile Las Vegas Monorail in 2020, bringing it into profitability in under two years.
An outspoken advocate for the economic and marketing benefits of hosting high-profile sporting events, Mr. Hill, together with resort partners and government leaders, has secured marquee events such as the NFL’s Pro Bowl and Draft in 2022, Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, the NCAA Final Four in 2028, and an annual Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix beginning in November 2023. Under Mr. Hill’s direction, the LVCVA has secured such a high volume of visible sporting events that it has trademarked the city’s moniker, “The Greatest Arena on Earth.”
Mr. Hill owned Silver State Materials from 1987 until its purchase by CalPortland in 2008 where he served as Senior Vice President until 2011. He was then appointed director of the newly established Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) by Governor Brian Sandoval where during his tenure he lured numerous businesses to the state, including Tesla, Apple, and Hyperloop One.
Mr. Hill serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association, the national advocacy association that represents the travel and tourism industry. Mr. Hill also serves as chair of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, the entity that owns and has oversight of the nearly $2 billion Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders.