GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
CARSON CITY – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Terry Johnson to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, effective November 12, 2012. Mr. Johnson is currently the Director of the Nevada Department of Business & Industry.
“I am pleased that Terry has agreed to serve our state in this capacity,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Terry’s strategic leadership and innovative thinking has helped him effectively operate one of the more complex departments in state government. I have no doubt that his regulatory experience and public service background will serve as a strong foundation for this next step.”
As Director of Business & Industry, Johnson oversees a diverse department comprised of fourteen regulatory agencies, 635 employees and a combined budget of $119 million. A multitude of industries are regulated by the department, including insurance, transportation, financial institutions, and boxing and mixed martial arts, among others. Prior to becoming Director of Business & Industry, Mr. Johnson served as Assistant Director of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office from 2007 to 2011.
Johnson served as Deputy Director and then Director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation from 2004 to 2007. From 1999 to 2004, he was the State Labor Commissioner and received the Nevada Taxpayers Association’s Cashman Good Government Award for his regulatory reforms and reducing the agency’s backlog of complaints by 77 percent.
From 2001 to 2007, Johnson served as Chairman of the Public Employees Benefits Program Board. Mr. Johnson began his career in public service in 1996 as the Assistant Business Advocate with Nevada’s Office of Business Finance & Planning, where he served as a liaison between the business community and state government.
Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Juris Doctorate degree from UNLV’s Boyd Law School.
Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada’s 30th Governor, focuses his administration on economic development, education and an open and responsible government. A member of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Republican Governors Association, Sandoval is Vice-Chair of NGA’s Health and Homeland Security Committee and Chair-elect of the Education Commission of the States. For more information, visit gov.nv.gov.