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Gov. Sandoval Appoints New Business Agency Director

By Nevada News Bureau Staff | 1:44 pm October 29th, 2012

CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Bruce Breslow as director of the Department of Business and Industry, effective November 12. Breslow is currently Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

“Bruce’s people-first approach to problem solving has helped pioneer a new era for customer service at the DMV,” Sandoval said. “His innovative thinking has led to the development of mobile applications, the placement of DMV self service kiosks at grocery stores throughout the state and a reduction in wait times for customers at the DMV. I am confident that Bruce’s leadership and customer-first mentality will be an invaluable asset to B&I.”

DMV chief Bruce Breslow. / Nevada News Bureau.

Breslow takes over the agency from Terry Johnson, who Sandoval last week named to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

The Department of Business and Industry is comprised of fourteen regulatory agencies, 635 employees and a combined budget of $119 million. A multitude of industries are regulated by the department, including insurance, transportation, financial institutions, and boxing and mixed martial arts, among others.

Sandoval appointed Breslow to head up the DMV in January 2011. He formerly served as the executive director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects and as commissioner and administrative law judge for the Transportation Services Agency under former Gov. Kenny Guinn.

Troy Dillard has been named interim director at the DMV. A native Nevadan, he was employed with the Nevada Department of Public Safety from 1989 until 2004 when he transferred to the DMV as an administrator. In 2011, Dillard was appointed to the position of deputy director with the DMV.

Gov.-elect Sandoval Names Three Additional Members To His Administration

By Nevada News Bureau Staff | 11:02 am December 16th, 2010

CARSON CITY – Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval announced today he plans to appoint Terry Johnson as director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry in his administration. 

Sandoval also announced he will reappoint Teresa Thienhaus as director of the Personnel Department and Dino DiCianno as executive director of the Department of Taxation.

Johnson has 15 years of experience in state and local government administration.

Sandoval said Johnson will be a valuable asset to the agency and will help his administration make Nevada an even more business-friendly state.

“As the director of administration in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and an experienced state agency administrator, Terry has the experience and the know-how to get the job done,” Sandoval said.

Previously the director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation where he directed all daily and long-term strategic planning and management functions for the department, Johnson also served as a state labor commissioner for five years. In 1996, Johnson was an assistant business advocate at B&I in the Office of Business Finance and Planning.

Sandoval said he is pleased that Thienhaus and DiCianno will continue in his administration.

“With their years of experience, I know that each will be a strong advocate for bringing change to state government while ensuring the missions of their departments are carried out,” he said.

Thienhaus is a former senior deputy attorney general for the state of Nevada. She served as the primary personnel attorney for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Business and Industry.

DiCianno, a native Nevadan, previously served as deputy director of the Tax Department. He also has 10 years of experience in the Division of Assessment Standards as the supervisor of Centrally Assessed Properties.