Ed Finger is the chief financial officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the destination marketing organization for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada that also owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center, one of the largest convention centers in the United States.
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.
The LVCVA is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center. With 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company and the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor.