Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed J. Brin Gibson to serve as the new chair and executive director of the state’s Gaming Control Board.
The appointment is effective Nov. 18, the governor’s office said.
The previous chair of the GCB, Sandra Douglass Morgan, recently resigned to pursue another professional opportunity.
Gibson is well known in Nevada state government. He served as Gov. Sisolak's general counsel from January 2019 until January 2020, and he was an assistant to 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 his role as the Chief of Gaming, he acted as the chief legal counsel to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Nevada Gaming Commission, and Nevada Gaming Policy Committee.
“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,” Gov. Sisolak said in a statement. “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.”
“I am humbled and honored that Governor Sisolak would appoint me chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board at this point in the state's history,” Gibson said. “It is a position that has been occupied with individuals of high character and ability, including the outgoing chair, Sandra Douglass Morgan, who has done an exceptional job under the most difficult circumstances.”