Sisolak appoints new chair and director of Nevada Gaming Control Board – KTNV Las Vegas

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Today, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of J. Brin Gibson to the Gaming Control Board and designated him to serve as the new chair and executive director.

Gibson will fill a vacancy left after Sandra Douglass Morgan resigned to pursue an exciting professional opportunity. The appointment is effective November 18.

“I am overjoyed to make this appointment. Brin is exactly the type of committed public servant needed in this important role during this critical time,” said Gov. Sisolak. “Brin’s extensive background and expertise in highly regulated industries, including his experience as Chief of the Gaming Division, makes him a perfect fit for this position, and I look forward to watching him excel in this position.”

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Gibson formerly served as Gov. Sisolak’s general counsel from January 2019 until January 2020, before he left to pursue a new career opportunity. Gibson also recently assisted the Governor’s Office during two special legislative sessions this summer.

While serving as Gov. Sisolak’s general counsel, Gibson served as the Chief Legal Counsel regarding ethics, transactional and legislative matters as well as protection of state interests in the gaming and cannabis industries. In this role, Gibson acted as the Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Sisolak and all Executive Branch agency directors and Cabinet members.

Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, he served dual roles as the First Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Gaming Division within the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. In these roles, he supervised all regulatory and administrative law action for the Office of the Attorney General and oversaw a staff of nearly 400 lawyers and legal support professionals.

In his role as the Chief of Gaming, he acted as the chief legal counsel to the Nevada

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