*Nonvoting, Ex Officio Board Member
Mike Newcomb is the Executive Director of Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion, and Sam Boyd Stadium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Thomas & Mack Center
Mike moved to Las Vegas in 1990 to attend UNLV and joined the Thomas & Mack Center team in 1996 as the External Facility Coordinator, moved to Event Services then the Booking Department and was named the fourth Executive Director in 2011.
Mike leads a large team of employees that is responsible for a 27 million dollar annual budget. This team hosts over 150 event days and over 800,000 guests each year. The venues operate all departments in house including UNLV tickets, marketing & public relations, food and beverage, operations and event staffing.
In Mike’s time at these facilities in addition to being the home of UNLV Athletics he has been involved in such world class events such as National Finals Rodeo NBA Summer League, USA Basketball, Mountain West Basketball Championships, PBR World Final, The first UFC Ultimate Fighter finally, The first PRIDE Fighting Championship in the United States in 2006 , Supercross finals, Monster Trucks world finals, USA Sevens Rugby, Las Vegas Bowl and more. In 2007 the Thomas & Mack Center was the first non NBA facility to host an NBA All Star game.
The Thomas & Mack Center & Sam Boyd Stadium consistently rank as top destinations in Venues Today Magazines Top Stops. All three venues continue to provide diverse entertainment options for Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world.