Bill Noonan has held the position of Senior Vice President of Industry & Governmental Affairs for Boyd Gaming Corporation since December 2014. His responsibilities include the oversight of the Company’s Corporate Governmental Affairs and Corporate Communications Departments. Prior to this recent assignment Mr. Noonan was Senior Vice President of Administration since 2005. Previously, he was Vice President and General Manager of Boyd Gaming’s Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, Louisiana, and prior to that, he held a similar position with Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.
Mr. Noonan also has an extensive background in municipal government management to include holding the position of City Manager of Las Vegas. He also held comparable City Manager positions in the cities of Cape Coral and Perry, Florida.
Mr. Noonan was recognized as the Casino Management Association’s Gaming Professional of the Year in the year 2000. He was also recognized as Public Administrator of the Year by Nevada Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration in 1992 and has received the annual outstanding alumni award from both Missouri State University and the Kansas University MPA program. He has been a featured speaker before the World Gaming Congress and numerous other professional and civic organizations.
Mr. Noonan currently serves as a Management Trustee for Unite Here Health which oversees the administration of benefit programs for members of the Culinary Union across North America. Mr. Noonan was appointed by Governor Sandoval to serve by Executive Order on the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. Until September 2015, Mr. Noonan served for over 3 years on the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) as an at-large board member. In 2013, Mr. Noonan was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Executive Committee, Governmental Affairs and Finance Sub-committees. Mr. Noonan has been elected as Chairman elect and will chair the Metro Chamber of Commerce starting in 2017. Additionally he represents the Nevada Resort Association as a member of the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and chairs the Audit Committee. Finally, Mr. Noonan serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Nevada Resort Association and in 2015 was appointed as a Commissioner to the State-wide SAGE Commission reviewing K-12 funding efficiencies.
His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, with an Economics Minor, from Missouri State University.