County Manager, Clark County, Nev.
Appointed as County Manager for Clark County in December 2016, Yolanda King is responsible for the executive oversight of the nation's 14th-largest county, which provides both regional and municipal-type services to 2.3 million residents and 45 million visitors per year. In her position as Clark County's chief executive officer, Ms. King is charged with carrying out the policies established by the seven-member Board of County Commissioners. She is responsible for the fiscal management of the County's $6.5 billion budget and provides administrative oversight for 38 diverse and geographically dispersed departments (including McCarran International Airport and University Medical Center) and for more than 10,000 employees. Ms. King served as Clark County's Chief Financial Officer since January 2014 and Assistant County Manager since June 2013. Prior to that, she served as director of Budget and Financial Planning, before which she was budget manager, a principal financial analyst and senior financial analyst. Ms. King has a dual bachelor of science degree in accounting and management information systems from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master's of business administration from the University of Phoenix.