Executive Director

Rob Hooper has forged a reputation as a distinguished executive in multiple industries including health care, financial services, manufacturing, retail, resort development and tourism as well as consulting for major global brands and governments. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center, he is also Executive Director of the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA)–entrusted by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development with the economic future of the Sierra Region of Nevada.

Rob has acted as Entrepreneurship Instructor for La Sierra University (2000–2004), President of Outlook International (1989–2004), President of Healthy Drugstore September (1999 –2005), Chief Operating Officer of Vitamin Research Products (2005—2008) and Chief Strategy Officer for One Globe Foundation (2008–2009).

In 2010, Rob began to actively support and promote the Nevada State EB-5 Regional Center (NVEB-5)–a Nevada non-profit organization committed to creating and promoting economic growth through foreign investment capital. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011, and in 2014, Rob was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

Community minded, Rob has served on numerous boards and committees impacting education, health care and public service. In 2012, he was appointed, and continues to serve, as member to the Health Care Sector Council for the State of Nevada. Additionally, in 2013, he was appointed to be a member of the Nevada State Agriculture Sector Council and Dream It Do It Nevada where he serves as Chairman. In 2009 Nevada State Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki recognized Rob’s outstanding work by presenting him with the Nevada Leadership Award on behalf of the state.

In 1973, Rob graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, Riverside. Committed to fostering exceptional education with in the State of Nevada, Rob has worked closely with various education boards. His efforts include the Nevada Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education and the Western Nevada College Advisory Board.

“Improving the State of Your Business™ is my mission for the businesses of Nevada, both present and future ones. It’s easy to do when your product is so great!”

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