Caesars Entertainment Inc has boosted the regulatory and legal quota of its board with the appointment of attorney and former Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan.
The first African American to serve as Chair at the regulator, she joins the Caesars board with immediate effect and subject to required regulatory approvals.
Gary Carano, Executive Chairman of the board, welcomed the appointment, saying: “We are delighted to add Sandra Douglass Morgan to the Caesars Entertainment leadership team. Sandra is rooted in the gaming industry in a way few others could be. Her experience as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission gives her a deep understanding of our industry.
“Her leadership as an attorney for gaming corporations and government entities adds another lens through which she has developed a unique perspective which will help our company continue to move forward as the gaming landscape evolves and grows.”
Morgan was appointed chairwoman and executive director of the Nevada Gaming Control board in January of 2019 after serving on the Nevada Gaming Commission. In her role as chair of Nevada gaming’s regulatory agency, she implemented sweeping changes, including ensuring licensees adopted and implemented policies against discrimination.
She also paved the way for cashless wagering at machines and table games, as well as steering the industry through the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CEO Tom Reeg noted: “Sandra is a proven leader, team builder, and passionate advocate for always doing the right thing. I’m pleased to add her independent voice to our strong board of directors. I look forward to working with her, the rest of our board, and the management team to continue to drive results for our guests, our team members, and our shareholders.”
Before becoming chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Morgan served as Director of External Affairs for AT&T Services Inc, responsible for managing its government and community affairs in Nevada.
She previously served as the City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas and was the first African American City Attorney in Nevada. She began her career as a litigation attorney in the gaming industry.
Morgan currently serves as a board member of the following publicly traded companies: Fidelity National Financial, Allegiant Travel Company, and Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp. This latest appointment sees Caesars Entertainment’s Board of Directors grow to 10 members.