Brown succeeds GOED Interim Executive Director Kristopher Sanchez, who held the role since March.
Some properties are charging three times as much for a room the night of Dec. 7 compared with just two weeks later on Dec. 21.
The winner played five credits for the winning jackpot that hit just after 11 p.m. Sunday.
Some of the new or expected developments in west Henderson also have landed government-approved cost savings along the way, fetching tax breaks and discounted land.
The new three-times-per-week flights launched Sunday, with the maiden flight from Frankfurt Airport arriving to McCarran International Airport to a ceremonial water arch.
French company Air Liquide plans build a plant in Apex Industrial Park. North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee expects the company to attract others to the area.