Longtime Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority leader Rossi Ralenkotter announced Tuesday he plans to retire and is in conversations with board members.
The President & CEO has been with the LVCVA for more than four decades.
Ralenkotter’s announcement comes after several recent Las Vegas Review-Journal articles highlighting misuse of agency funds. At Tuesday’s board meeting, Ralenkotter accepted responsibility for misusing airline gift cards.
Ralenkotter also told board members he has been battling cancer for eight years. He says his “vision has been completed” at the LVCVA and boasted his accomplishments of expanding convention space, increasing the number of trade shows, shopping centers, boosting visitation numbers, and jobs.
Ralenkotter said he plans to work with the board on his retirement package and retirement date.