People: Lynn O’Mara takes on VP role at Northern Nevada Development Authority

Lynn O'Mara

Lynn O'Mara Courtesy Photo

The Northern Nevada Development Authority announced June 22 the promotions of Lynn O’Mara to Vice President, Administration & Programs, and Amy Miller to Director of Business Development.

O’Mara has been with NNDA for four years as Director of Communications. She holds public sector experience working for the State of Nevada, including regulatory oversight, grants management, and facilitating development and passage of state legislation. Her private sector experience includes working as Director of Corporate Communications for a Nasdaq microelectronics company focused on defense electronics.

She began her career as a Registered Dietitian. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts from Rosary College (now Dominican University).

“I am excited that Lynn has accepted this new position,” NNDA CEO Rob Hooper said in a statement. “Lynn’s knowledge of federal and state government operations in combination with her private sector experience and communications expertise will be indispensable to NNDA.”

Amy Miller


Miller joined NNDA two years ago as a Business Support Specialist. A native Nevadan born in Carson City, Miller is an alumnus of Douglas High School and has attended business management courses at Liberty University.

She previously served as Executive Director of the Yerington Chamber of Commerce for over four years, and she has five years of experience as an educational paraprofessional working with special needs students at Yerington Elementary School.

“I am equally excited that Amy Miller will be leading NNDA business development as we help Nevada’s Sierra Region navigate economic recovery and growth,” Hooper stated. “… Amy’s firsthand knowledge of rural Nevada and her experience leading the Yerington Chamber of Commerce will continue to be invaluable for NNDA as we collaborate with our Sierra Region partners to strengthen strategic ties and grow the region’s economy.”

The organization also announced June 22 the departure of Andrew Haskin who had been with NNDA for over seven years and served most recently as Deputy Director. Haskin accepted a position with Lyon County.


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