Feb 26, 2024
Taylor Adams

Taylor Adams  joined the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) in July 2023, where he currently serves as President & CEO.  Prior to coming to EDAWN, Taylor held professionally responsible positions in Finance and Economic Development and served the City of Virginia Beach as the Deputy City Manager for Economic Development, Convention and Visitor Bureau, Resort Management, and Cultural Affairs.

Prior to his role at the City of Virginia Beach, Mr. Adams held positions in both the private and public sectors, including chief administrative officer/director of finance for the City of Starkville, MS, purchasing manager for Mississippi State University, Chief Marketing Officer/Managing Partner for Benefits Concepts PA in Columbus, MS and business development officer/commercial credit analyst for the National Bank of Commerce of MS.

Taylor earned his B.B.A., Marketing Management/General, from Mississippi State University, and his M.B.A., Business Administration/Management, from Hult International Business School.  
Taylor is the Chair of the Governing Board of the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (a professional association with approximately 20,000 members serving State and Local Government).

He spends his spare time with his wife Phoenix and their four children Taylor Jr., Kensington, Hudson, and Carys.

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership established in 1983, committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting newly forming companies to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks (Northern Nevada).