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Las Vegas Moulin Rouge, LLC Historic Westside


Scott Johnson Las Vegas Nevada

Scott Johnson 

Principal | LVMR LLC 


Scott Johnson has been an active community member of Las Vegas since 1991. Scott graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayettville with a B.S., in Construction Management, and was the recipient of the Transition, Retention, Minority Engineering Scholarship awarded to Outstanding Students in the State of Arkansas. 


Having been involved in the state of Nevada Construction Industry for over 30 years now, has allowed Scott the opportunity to work on a broad scope of both private and public construction and infrastructure projects including 24 years as the project manager and superintendent for the Richardson Construction Company. 


Scott’s current position as President of Las Vegas Moulin Rouge LLC., has allowed him the Opportunity to work on a Historical Project of great magnitude. Scott has utilized this opportunity to continue to fight for the heritage and community prosperity of Las Vegas through his persistent pursuit of the iconic Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino, granting a huge employment influx and expansion of the socio-economic status of the community. 


Scott continues his pursuit of the realization of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge project and has shown his ability to persevere, overcome challenges and withstand public and private scrutiny.

Gene Collins Las Vegas Nevada

Gene Collins 

Principal | LVMR LLC 


Eugene (Gene) Collins is a community activist and leader who served as the NAACP President of Las Vegas Chapter from 1999-2003. He was the National Action Network President of the Las Vegas Chapter from 2001- 2012. 


Gene sought public office in 1982-86 and became State Assemblyman of Nevada 6th District. He was instrumental in introducing the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, holiday bill during his term.

Mr. Collins was involved in establishing the first business incubator in “Historical West Las Vegas.” During this period, he was actively involved in passing the City of Las Vegas redevelopment plan, first black president of the Sara Allen Credit Union and advocated on the committee for the construction of West Las Vegas Library. 


Through his activism he fought against one of Nevada gaming giants the MGM Resorts International. He held MGM Resorts accountable for not extending service contracts to minority own businesses. Because of this, in 2009, MGM Resorts was the only company based in Nevada to be named the Diversity Inc., Top 50 Companies for Diversity. In 2005, Terri Lanni, former chairman and chief executive officer of MGM, personally acknowledged Mr. Collins for his efforts. 


During his journey and life of advocacy, he met with heads of state, Winnie Mandela, the former wife of President Nelson Mandela, who served as President of South Africa. He has dined with three former U.S. Presidents and participated in coaching little league baseball.

Edward Vance, FAIA Las Vegas Nevada

Edward Vance, FAIA  

Architect | LVMR LLC


Mr. Vance is the Founder and CEO of EV&A Architects of Las Vegas specializing in Gaming & Hospitality projects internationally. He has served his clients, his community, and the profession of architecture for more than three decades. Mr. Vance is actively registered as an Architect in seven states and is NCARB certified. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from North Dakota State University. 


Mr. Vance has been awarded the AIA Nevada Young Architect Citation, the AIA Nevada Service Award and in 2006 he received The AIA Nevada Silver Medal, the highest honor bestowed on an architect in the State. He was elected to the AIA’s National Board of Directors in 2010 where he served a three-year term receiving his Richard Upjohn Fellowship in 2012. 


He was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in early 2014 and received the AIA Regional Silver Medal in October of the same year, the highest honor bestowed on an architect in a six-state region. 


Mr. Vance is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows and a past professor at UNLV’s College of Architecture where he continues to guest lecture professional practice classes and juries 5th and 6th year design studios.

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