Former US Army Captain Michael Erin currently serves as the vice president of development at The Economic Club of Las Vegas. Away from his professional life, Michael Erin enjoys watching Major League Baseball, and his favorite team is the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs have acquired star closer Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the Yankees, sending Rashad Crawford, Adam Warren, Billy McKinney and Gleyber Torres--all minor league prospects--back in return.
The 28-year-old Chapman is one of the more prominent names that has been floating around the trading block according to MLB analysts. Media reports indicate that the Yankees were shopping the reliever around to the Nationals, Dodgers, Giants, and Cubs, with Chicago ultimately coming away with the deal.
Since returning from an early season suspension, Chapman has been a force in the bullpen, posting a 2.01 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.5 to 1, saving 20 games, and averaging 13 strikeouts per nine innings. By acquiring Chapman, the Cubs solidify their late-game pitching, hoping that this will be the final piece in the team’s effort to produce a championship for long-suffering Cubs fans.
Prior to his current role as principal with PacificRock, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael Erin served as chief of staff and director of operations for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, an organization focused on regional development for southern Nevada. Active in his professional community, Michael Erin is also a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The nonprofit IEDC is a membership organization that caters to the economic development profession and is the largest organization of its kind in the world. Its 4,500-plus members have far-ranging economic development experiences and hail from private, public, rural, urban, and international backgrounds.
IEDC will hold its 2016 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 25-28, 2016, which coincides with the organization’s 90th anniversary. The conference’s headquarters will be at the Westin Cleveland Downtown.
The annual conference agenda will feature the emerging trends and best practices within the economic developer profession. Participants will also be apprised of Cleveland’s inspiring rebirth and the transhistorical narrative of Northern Ohio’s economy.
Attendees will learn about Cleveland's adaptation to changing economic realities, the initiatives it undertook, and the lessons learned that participants can bring back with them. Invited speakers include Frank Jackson, a three-time mayor of Cleveland.
Michael Erin currently serves as the global initiatives manager for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.