Lawyer J. Brin Gibson is the new chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced. The governor moved with speed to make the appointment just as he had promised. Gibson replaced Chairwoman Sandra Morgan as the board’s chair after the former executive stepped down on October 29. The new chair has worked in several capacities before, including being the general counsel to Gov. Sisolak from January last year to January 2020.
Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed lawyer J. Brin Gibson to head the Nevada Gaming Control Board and serve as its executive director. The appointment came just four days after former Chairwoman Sandra Morgan left the job.
Gibson will join the board on November 18, a day before the Nevada Gaming Commission is scheduled to meet and a good while before the Control Board meets in December.
In a statement, Gov. Sisolak said that Gibson is the perfect fit for the position, thanks to his “extensive background and expertise in highly regulated industries, including his experience as chief of the Gaming Division.”
Gibson was also the general counsel of the governor from January 2019 to January 2020.
While appointments in the past have taken weeks or months, Sisolak promised to work on this appointment quickly. He delivered the promise.
Gibson’s appointment breaks the line of women serving as chair to the state’s top gaming regulatory body.
Morgan stepped down as chairwoman and executive director to the board on October 29. A day later, an announcement revealed that she would join the board of directors of Fidelity National Financial, Inc, a company based in Jacksonville, Florida.
William P. Foley II, the company’s top executive, is the principal owner of Vegas Golden Knights, the city’s entry in the NHL.
Morgan became Fidelity’s 11th director. The company