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Sandoval announces plans to appoint director of business and industry



sandovaltransition-300x62-2313257-6582847Governor-elect Brian Sandoval announced today that he plans to appoint Terry Johnson as the director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry in Sandoval’s administration.

“As the director of administration in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and an experience state agency administrator, Terry has the experience and the know-how to get the job done,” Sandoval said. “With over 15 years of experience in state and local government administration, I know Terry will be an invaluable asset to the Department of Business and Industry. He will help my administration make Nevada an even more business-friendly state.”

Previously the director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation where he directed all daily and long-term strategic planning and management functions for the department, Johnson also served as a state labor commissioner for five years. In 1996, Johnson was an assistant business advocate at B&I in the Office of Business Finance and Planning.

Sandoval also announced today his plans to reappoint Teresa Thienhaus as director of the Personnel Department and Dino DiCianno as executive director for the Nevada Department of Taxation.

“I am pleased that Teresa and Dino have agreed to join my effort to get Nevada working again,” Sandoval said. “With their years of experience, I know that each will be a strong advocate for bringing change to state government while ensuring the missions of their departments are carried out.”

Thienhaus, the director of personnel, is a former senior deputy attorney general for the state of Nevada. She served as the primary personnel attorney for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Business and Industry.

DiCianno, the executive director of the Nevada Department of Taxation, is a native Nevadan. A former deputy director of the department, DiCianno has 10 years of experience in the Division of Assessment Standards as the supervisor of centrally assessed properties.

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