People: Christine Brandon named executive director of Western Nevada Development District

Christine Brandon

Christine Brandon

Western Nevada Development District announced that after a national search, the board has selected Christine Brandon as the organization’s new executive director.

Brandon has unique and varied experience in the areas of economic development, engineering, project and program management, and leadership of non-profit organizations. In her previous position as instructor at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, she developed youth programming and managed grant funding.
Prior to the university, she was acting executive director of the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.

 Notably, she served as board member on the City of Arlington’s Industrial Development Board. Here she was responsible for encouraging and attracting industrial development and collaborated with various organizations to entice new businesses through tax incentives, special permitting, and government lease programs.

Brandon has a Bachelor of Science degree in geological engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. After obtaining her degree, she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she presided over the environmental cleanup of hazard waste sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense.

She hopes to draw on her extensive experience to support programming focused on improving much needed infrastructure, attracting new businesses, and promoting economic resilience and vitality.


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