CANDACE EVART, MBA
ADVISOR
EKAY Economic Consultants

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

BA, University of California, Berkeley

MBA, University of Nevada, Reno

EXPERIENCE

Ms. Evart's practice areas include public sector economic and financial analyses, gaming feasibility studies, and litigation support for economic damages. She has over 25 years of experience in public sector operations and financial analyses both as a practitioner with local government and as a consultant with state and local entities. She has extensive experience in analyzing the fiscal and economic impacts of large real estate developments.

Her casino gaming experience primarily involves market and financial feasibility analyses of new casino locations. Her gaming clients include public sector entities, private gaming operators, and Tribal governments which hail from four foreign countries and 18 states.

Candace also has experience as an expert witness specializing in the analysis of economic loss or damages. Cases on which she has worked include wrongful termination, wrongful death, breach of contract, and business interruption.

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

Former Commissioner, Nevada State Tax Commission, Appointed by the Governor

Past Member, Board of Governors, Renown Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Member, Board of Directors, Nevada Land Conservancy

Past Treasurer, Pack Paws, University of Nevada Reno, Women's Athletics Development Organization

Past Chairman, United Way of Northern Nevada

Past Layperson Appointee, Northern Nevada Bar Association, Disciplinary Committee

Past President, YWCA, Reno, Nevada

Past Board Member, Nevada Women's Fund

PUBLICATIONS

"Fiscal Impact Analyses Contribute to Sound Planning," in Government Financial Management, Resources in Review.

"Fiscal Impact Analysis: Casino Gaming and the Public Sector," in Gambling and Commercial Gaming, Essays in Business, Economics, Philosophy and Science, Edited by William R. Eadington and Judy A. Cornelius, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada, Reno, 1992.

"Casino Gaming and the Unwary Host Casino: Lessons Learned," Gambling and Commercial Gaming, Essays in Business, Economics, Philosophy and Science, Edited by William R. Eadington and Judy A. Cornelius, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997.

"Selecting a Gaming Developer: Guidelines for Municipal Governments," co-authored with Carl Zeitz and Richard Treptow, in Gambling and Commercial Gaming, Essays in Business, Economics, Philosophy and Science, edited by William R. Eadington and Judy A. Cornelius, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997.

"Fiscal Impact Analysis - a Measurement Tool for Success," co-authored with Eugenia Larmore, in Nevada Business Journal, March 2008.

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, London, England, "Public Sector Fiscal Impact Analysis of Casino Gambling"

World Gaming Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, "Economic Implications of Casino Gambling"

World Gaming Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, "Advantages and Disadvantages of Limited v. Unlimited Number of Gaming Licenses"

First Nations Gaming in Canada Conference, Vancouver, B.C., "Market Studies for Casinos"

National First Nations Gaming Conference, Vancouver, B.C., "Gaming Feasibility Studies and Market Analysis"

National Conference of State Legislatures, San Diego, California, "Casino Gambling: Expectations and Realities"

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Conference, "Financing Government with Gaming," and "Gambling and Gaming - How Much Bang for the Buck Do They Bring?"

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies, Denver, Colorado, "Casino Gaming in the United States"

Institute for International Research, Toronto, Canada, "The Canadian Casino Industry"

The Times and Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, "Maximizing the Economic Impact of Riverboat Gambling"

Urban Land Institute, Palm Springs, California, "Gaming in the Coachella Valley: Myths and Realities"

American Planning Association National Conference, San Francisco, California, "Casino Gaming in Small and Rural Towns"

William F. Harrah Institute of Casino Entertainment, "Gaming and Social Policy"

University of Nevada Reno, Division of Continuing Education, "The Social Impacts of Casino Gaming"

Southern Municipal Finance Society, Atlanta, Georgia, "The Economic Impact of Gambling on Municipalities"

Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada, "Urban Casinos - Can Their Performance Be Predicted?" at The First Conference on World Tourism and the Future