The Center for American Progress is a progressive think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are creating a long-term progressive vision for America – a vision that policymakers, thought leaders, and activists can use to shape the national debate and pass and implement laws that make a difference. Our mission is to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy and partnerships with other progressive leaders through the country and the world. The Center for American Progress was founded by John D. Podesta, former chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He is now Chair and Counselor of CAP. Neera Tanden is President of CAP.
Clean Energy Project, Inc. (CEP) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to powering the clean energy economy through education and engagement with policy makers, community leaders and citizens on the economic benefits of fully developing a clean energy economy. CEP builds on existing successful policies and advocates for continued development of the west's promising clean energy industry.
MGM Resorts is a leader in corporate responsibility focusing on Diversity & Inclusion, Philanthropy & Community Engagement and Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability. It has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the company’s commitment to sustainable development and operations.
With 62,000 employees, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of integrated resorts including Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, ARIA, VDARA MGM Grand, and The Mirage as well as MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino. MGM Resorts operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan as well as additional investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the MGM Resorts holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-gaming resort projects around the world.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid is the driving force behind the creation of the National Clean Energy Summit and is the leading supporter of developing Nevada’s abundant solar, wind and geothermal resources. He has consistently fought for funding and federal support for renewable energy development, especially in Nevada. In 2009, he led passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Nevada and helped the state become the nation’s renewable energy leader. Since Nevadans first elected him to the Senate in 1986, Reid has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and a skillful legislator who takes care of Nevada first. He is currently serving in his fifth term for Nevada.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or UNLV, offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is increasingly recognized as a premier metropolitan research university. The university is ranked in the category of "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With approximately 29,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate/professional students, UNLV offers close to 133 graduate degree and certificate programs, including 37 doctoral and professional degrees. The university employs over 3,000 faculty and staff, and Dr. Len Jessup has served as president since his appointment in January of 2015.