Michael Skaggs is the Executive Director of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development (NCED). Mike has made a career out of economic development, including extensive work in the southwest as a consultant and advocate for regional development efforts. He most recently served as Vice President of Solutions for DW Turner Public Relations and Advertising in Albuquerque, developing communication strategies for business, government and non-profit enterprises.
He previously served as president and CEO of Next Generation Economy, Inc., in Albuquerque, vice president of Albuquerque Economic Development and Chairman of the Economic Development Group in Phoenix. While serving as chairman of the Economic Development Group, Mike consulted with the Nevada Economic Development Commission, Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Mike has a degree in advertising from Texas Tech. His wife, Susan, works as a fundraiser and event planner for an Albuquerque private high school. He has two daughters, Mary Katherine, grown and living in Texas, and Skye, a senior in high school. The family enjoys hiking and outdoor activities.