CARSON CITY — Governor Jim Gibbons has named Francisco Aguilar to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Mr. Aguilar is presently employed as corporate and communications counsel for The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Agassi Graf Holdings. Mr. Aguilar’s professional past includes working as Senior Counsel for Southwest Gas Corporation and as Special Counsel to the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education. He also serves on the Nevada Community Foundation, the Clark County Housing Authority and the Bond Oversight Committee of the Clark County School District.
“Francisco Aguilar has just the right combination of experience and enthusiasm for the Nevada Athletic Commission,” Governor Gibbons said, “I am certain he will work closely with the other Commission members to serve the best interests of our state.”
“I am proud Governor Gibbons has given me this opportunity to serve on the Nevada Athletic Commission,” Aguilar said, “The Commission’s work is important to our state’s economy and to the safety of the participants in the events the Commission oversees.”
The Commission regulates all contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat, including the licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, mixed martial artists, kick boxers, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers.
Mr. Aguilar’s appointment becomes effective on November 1, 2009. He will replace John Bailey on the Commission. Mr. Bailey’s term expires October 31, 2009.