EKAY Economic Consultants


BS, Marketing and International Business with a focus in Russia, a minor in Economics, with High Distinction, University of Nevada, Reno

MBA, University of Nevada, Reno

PhD, Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
Dissertation Focus: Public Finance, Regional Economics, Forecasting/Modeling
Dissertation Title: Methodologies for Forecast Modeling for Small Areas with Limited Data Availability and Unique Tax Structures

CMA, Certified in Management Accounting

CVA, Certified Valuation Analyst

MAFF, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics


Eugenia's areas of practice include financial, fiscal impact and economic impact analyses dealing with real estate developments and economic development studies. Eugenia has experience in conducting feasibility, fiscal and economic impact, and financial analyses for the gaming industry, including public sector, private sector and tribal clients.

Eugenia also provides testimony, economic analysis and research for the litigation support division of the firm. Eugenia takes the lead in calculating economic damages due to wrongful termination, wrongful death, and business losses due to business interruption, breach of contract, and patent infringement. Eugenia is bilingual, fluent in both English and Russian.


Member, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Member, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Member, National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE)

Past Member, NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Member, Regional Alliance for Downtown

Member, Washoe County Organizational Effectiveness Committee

Vice-Chairman, Washoe County Board of Equalization

Member, Young Professionals Network (YPN)-20 Under 40 Award Recipient

Member, Board of Directors, Nevada Women's Fund

Past Member, Junior League of Reno-2010-11 Assistant Chair, Marketing Communications (MarCom) Committee

Past Charter Member, New Generation Rotary Club-2010-11, 2011-12 Public Relations Chair

Past Member Executive Board, Pack PAWS, University of Nevada Reno, Women's Athletics Development Organization

Alumna, Leadership Reno Sparks-2008

University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Young Alumna Award Recipient


"Tourism Districts to Drive Industry in State," in Northern Nevada Business Weekly, July 16, 2007. Published as Eugenia Kokunina.

"Fiscal Impact Analysis - a Tool for Developers," co-authored with Candace Evart in Nevada Business Journal, March 2008. Published as Eugenia Kokunina.

"Is Clark County missing the TID boat?" Las Vegas Business Press, July 21, 2008. Published as Eugenia Kokunina.

"Economic Loss Cases: Why You Must Consider an Expert Witness," in Las Vegas Business Press, September 29, 2008. Published as Eugenia Kokunina.

"Economic Loss Cases: Can You Afford Not to Have an Expert," in The Writ, Official Publication of the Washoe County Bar Association, February 2009.

"Recovery of Business Damages: Valuation vs. Lost Profit," in The Writ, Official Publication of the Washoe County Bar Association, April 2012.

"Know It to Grow It: The Analytical Tools of Economic Development," in Northern Nevada Business Weekly, April 2012.


14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, Stateline, Nevada. "The Importance of Fiscal Impact Analyses in the Approval of Casino Projects." May 2009.

Kiwanis Club of Reno Sunrisers. “Dealing with Change.” July 29, 2011.

Lawyers, Guns, and Money. Television Interview. May 13, 2013.

Associated General Contractors Nevada Chapter Board Meeting. “Impacts of Tesla Gigafactory in Storey County, NV.” September 24, 2014.

Northern Nevada Development Authority-NNDA’s Legislative Update. “Nevada Commerce Tax Overview.” July 22, 2015.

Leadership Reno-Sparks 2015 Program. “Potential Impacts of Projected Regional Growth.” September 17, 2015.

Critical Issues Conference-Business Council of Douglas County. “Nevada Commerce Tax Overview.” September 24, 2015.

Nevada Infrastructure Concrete Conference. “Potential Impacts of Projected Regional Growth.” October 27, 2015.