The Neon Museum Board of Trustees announced Rob McCoy as the museum's new CEO. A lifelong Las Vegan and former chairman of the Museum's board of trustees, McCoy will move to his new position on May 15.
McCoy began his career as a television news reporter and anchor, and moved into the corporate world in 1983. He spent 18 years at CenturyLink where he was an associate vice president of government affairs and community development before he was hired at the Neon Museum.
As a native Las Vegas, McCoy spent much of his life focusing on issues concerning quality of life and sustainability in the community. In addition to serving on the Neon Museum's Board of Trustees for the past seven years, he most recently served on the boards of The Boys & girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada Taxpayers Association.
McCoy has both a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Communications from LaSalle University and is also a graduate of the Martin School of Radio & Television Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he retains professional certifications from Harvard, MIT and Cornell. He is also a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas.
“Rob McCoy is a proven leader and his passion for the Neon Museum, Las Vegas history and this community inspires everyone he meets,” said Dulcinea Rongavilla, incoming chair of the Neon Museum Board of Trustees. “Rob is uniquely equipped to guide the museum as it builds upon its past successes and prepares to reach ever larger numbers of art, architecture, history and culture enthusiasts from around the globe.”
In a note to museum staff, McCoy said, "I am both humbled and honored to have been chosen to lead the Neon Museum. At the end of the day this native born son could not ignore the history and passion I have for my hometown.”