Class of 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
Anthony Ruiz is a Las Vegas native and currently serves as the senior advisor for Government Relations and Community Affairs for Nevada State College. In this position, he is responsible for working with state, local, and federal government officials as well as for building productive relationships within the business community to help ensure the strategic initiatives of the College are achieved.
Following graduation from Lewis & Clark College, Anthony worked at Erickson Group Ltd where he was a business analyst and marketing specialist. In his role, he managed relationships with city leaders and led rebrand and marketing strategies for its aviation-centric subsidiaries.
After that, Anthony worked for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) where he held the role of senior director of communications and public affairs for two years. There he managed public affairs initiatives for the LVGEA and built strategic partnerships to further the organization’s mission.
Anthony received a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric and media studies and political science from Lewis & Clark College in 2013. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, Anthony currently serves as founding board member and secretary of the Nevada Economic Development Association.