A former captain in the U.S. Army, Michael Erin returned to civilian life in 2012 and now works as a principal at PacificRock, LLC, in Las Vegas. In addition to his activities at PacificRock, Michael Erin serves as the vice president of development for the Economic Club of Las Vegas, a nonprofit group that provides a forum for the discussion of global economics and public policy.
Throughout the year, the Economic Club of Las Vegas hosts a number of prominent speakers from the business, economic, and political arenas. Recently, on January 7, 2016, the organization brought former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace to speak as part of its U.S. Presidential Candidates Speaker Series.
O’Malley, a Democrat who served as the governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015, officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential nomination in May of last year. During his address to the Economic Club, the presidential candidate discussed his economic plan to make the American Dream a possibility for all Americans.
A nonpartisan organization, the Economic Club of Las Vegas has extended speaking invitations to all 2016 U.S. presidential candidates, both Republican and Democrat. So far, the Club has hosted Governor O’Malley and Senator Rand Paul, who spoke to the organization on December 16, 2015.
Michael Erin currently serves as the global initiatives manager for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.