Gov. Steve Sisolak has chosen his former common counsel, J. Brin Gibson, to steer the Nevada Gaming Management Board.

Sisolak introduced on Tuesday afternoon that he was appointing Gibson as the brand new chair and government director of the gaming regulatory company. Gibson will take the reins following the departure of Sandra Douglass Morgan, who final month accepted a place on Constancy Nationwide Monetary’s Board of Administrators.

Gibson, who most lately served as a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, will begin his new function Nov. 18. He might be leaving his place with the legislation agency.

“I’m humbled and honored that Governor Sisolak would appoint me chair of the Nevada Gaming Management Board at this level within the state’s historical past,” Gibson mentioned in an announcement. “It’s a place that has been occupied with people of excessive character and talent, together with the outgoing chair, Sandra Douglass Morgan, who has executed an distinctive job below probably the most tough circumstances. I’ll work tirelessly to serve with the identical sense of honor and dignity for the place these earlier than me have proven.” 

Gibson’s path to the Nevada Gaming Management Board started at Brigham Younger College, the place he earned his bachelor of arts, grasp of public coverage and juris physician levels. He went on to function first assistant lawyer common and chief of the gaming division throughout the Nevada lawyer common’s workplace, overseeing a workers of almost 400 legal professionals and authorized help professionals. Gibson’s time in that workplace coincided with former Repulican Legal professional Basic Adam Laxalt’s management.

As chief of the gaming division, Gibson additionally served as main authorized counsel to the Nevada Gaming Management Board, Nevada Gaming Fee and Nevada Gaming Coverage Committee. Former Gov. Brian Sandoval additionally appointed Gibson to function the commissioner of the Colorado River Fee of Nevada. 

Through the summer time, Gibson helped the governor’s workplace throughout the two particular legislative classes, underscoring his shut working relationship with Sisolak. He served because the governor’s common counsel from January 2019 till January 2020.

Sisolak, in an announcement, lauded Gibson as “precisely the kind of dedicated public servant” wanted presently within the state’s historical past.

“Brin’s intensive background and experience in extremely regulated industries, together with his expertise as Chief of the Gaming Division, makes him an ideal match for this place, and I stay up for watching him excel on this place,” the governor wrote.

The Nevada Gaming Management Board subsequent meets Dec. 2 and Dec. 3.