40 Under 40: Megan Fazio, Founder and CEO, Neon PR


Megan Fazio

Texas native Megan Fazio has owned and operated an award-winning PR agency in Las Vegas since she was 24 and is responsible for leading hundreds of successful marketing campaigns that continue to attract hundreds of thousands of tourists to Las Vegas.

“I’ve always identified as being über right-brained, which certainly lends itself to being able to tell brands' and people’s stories,” said Fazio, who holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and social sciences from the University of Houston.

She worked for several years at a boutique public relations firm in Houston before moving to Southern Nevada in early 2012 to take a PR position at a Las Vegas agency, prior to founding Neon PR in September of that year. The firm represents clients in the hospitality, entertainment, travel and tourism, and nonprofit arenas. An early adopter of the Downtown Las Vegas movement — with offices located downtown for the past three years — the agency also works with DTP Companies (formerly Downtown Project).

“Neon PR is proud to be making waves with DTP Companies, a $350 million investment initiative funded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas,” Fazio said. “It’s been incredible to watch the area change from a dilapidated, forgotten area of town to a downtown-chic urban oasis right before our eyes — and have a role in that.”

This year, the company is relocating to brand-new digs on South Main Street, according to Fazio, who represents a mixture of Strip and downtown properties, including the nonprofit 9th Bridge School. It also supports the Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association and gainfully employs UNLV grads.