Brian Sandoval was elected the 30th Governor of Nevada in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. In 2005 he was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Nevada and in 2002 he was elected Attorney General of Nevada. He has previously served as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and in the Nevada Legislature.
During his inaugural legislative session, Governor Sandoval transformed Nevada’s approach to economic development by moving the duties directly under his authority and created the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. During Governor Sandoval’s tenure, GOED successfully partnered the state with cutting-edge companies, technology innovations, and helped develop new industries across the Silver State, clean energy chief among them.
He was selected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA). As NGA Chair, he leads an initiative called “Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors.”