Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced that he will appoint Sandra Douglass Morgan as the new Chair of the state’s Gaming Control Board. Morgan, who currently serves as a member of the Gaming Commission, was appointed by Governor Sandoval in April 2018. The term of current Board Chair, Becky Harris, expires on January 27, 2019.

“Sandra Douglass Morgan will be an incredible asset to the Gaming Control Board and I am proud to be able to appoint her as chair,” said Sisolak. “Sandra’s extensive experience and record of leadership shows that she is not only qualified to chair the Nevada Gaming Control Board, but that she will excel at it as well.”

In recognition of the work done by the outgoing Chair Harris, he added: “I want to thank Becky Harris for her service during her time as chair. And to recognize the incredible milestone her tenure marked as the first woman chair of the Board as well as her commitment to combating sexual harassment and discrimination in Nevada’s gaming industry.”

Morgan, a native of Las Vegas, is the Director of External Affairs for AT&T Services, Inc. for southern Nevada and is responsible for managing AT&T’s legislative and community affairs activities. Previously, she served as Litigation Attorney for one of the world’s largest gaming companies before serving as the City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas. Morgan was the first African-American city attorney in Nevada.