Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Boyd Alumnus Jeremy Aguero Makes His Mark in Nevada

For more than a decade Jeremy Aguero ’04 has steadily built a strong reputation in Nevada as an expert in economic, fiscal and policy analysis. He formed Applied Analysis, a Nevada-based advisory firm, in 1997 and has become a trusted expert on the Nevada economy. What started out as a one-man shop in a basement apartment has grown to become one of Nevada’s largest and well-respected consulting firms.

Aguero’s work history demonstrates a wide range of abilities. He has performed countless economic and fiscal impact assessments for projects of local, regional and national significance. Some of his major projects include The Hospitality Industry’s Impact on the State of Nevada, delivered to the Federal Gaming Impact Study Commission in 1998. In 2003, he chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Tax Policy’s technical working group, co-authoring its 1,400-page report and ultimately receiving the coveted Cashman Good Government Award from the Nevada Taxpayers Association.

In 2005, he served as the lead analyst for the Clark County Growth Task Force; and, in 2008, he was the principal researcher for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Fiscal Impact Series, which helped pave the way for significant reforms to Nevada’s public employee pay and benefit statutes during the 2009 Session of the Nevada State Legislature.

Currently, Aguero is focusing on a number of issues. With the state and local government budget challenges, education reform topics and business restructuring and reposition analyses atop the list. Considered a leading authority on Nevada’s economy, Aguero has also been asked to speak on economic and development trends for numerous professional groups. He has been a recurring presenter for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s annual Preview Las Vegas event and contributes to the respected Las Vegas Perspective, southern Nevada's definitive annual market profile.

In addition to his professional activities, Aguero is involved actively in the community. Aguero enjoys working with children as well as children’s causes. He lends his time and talents to a number of local organizations as a board member of Nevada Child Seekers, Opportunity Village and Paseo Verde Little League, where he also serves as a coach. Jeremy also coaches U6 boys and U8 girls through the Henderson United Soccer Organization. Passionate about education, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Willliam F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration where he teaches hotel law to undergraduate students.

A fifth-generation Nevadan, Aguero graduated with honors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he undertook a special course of study under the direction of the late Shannon Bybee and  earned the Wm. M. Weinberger Outstanding Graduate Award. He earned a juris doctorate degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2004, graduating cum laude and earning the Dean’s Graduation Award. Aguero currently lives in Henderson with his wife, Melissa, and their children Jacob, Emma and Abrahm.

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