Sandra Douglass Morgan is the Chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. She was appointed to this role by Governor Steve Sisolak for a 4 year term from January 28, 2019 to January 28, 2023.
Morgan was previously appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission by Governor Brian Sandoval in April 2018. While serving as a Commissioner, she was also the Director of External Affairs for AT&T Services, Inc. and was responsible for managing AT&T’s government and community affairs in Nevada. Morgan previously served as the City Attorney for the City of North Las Vegas, and was the first African-American City Attorney in the state of Nevada. Prior to her public service with the City, she served as Litigation Attorney for one of the world’s largest gaming companies.
Morgan has consistently served the southern Nevada community in leadership positions in both professional and service organizations. She previously served as an Athletic Commissioner on the Nevada State Athletic Commission and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates. Additionally, she has held in leadership positions in the Las Vegas chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
In 2017, Morgan received the Corporate to Community Connector award from the National Urban League Young Professionals. Morgan received the “Women in Business and Politics” award from the Urban Chamber of Commerce in 2015 along with the Ladies of Distinction Award in 2013 from Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting abused and neglected children. She received Nevada Business Magazine’s Legal Elite Top 10 Government Attorneys in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Morgan was also honored as the National Bar Association’s Nation’s Best Advocates “40 under 40” and Attorney of the Year by the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association in 2012.
Morgan is a member of the State Bar of Nevada. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno and was awarded a Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Morgan resides in southern Nevada with her husband and their two children.
Terry Johnson was initially appointed to the Nevada Gaming Control Board by Gov. Brian Sandoval on November 12, 2012 and was subsequently reappointed. Before joining the Board, Member Johnson served in Gov. Sandoval’s cabinet as the State Director of Business & Industry. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. He previously served in the cabinet of former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn, and also served as the State Labor Commissioner for 5 years, receiving the Nevada Taxpayers Association’s “Good Government Award” for his accomplishments. He began his career in public service as the state’s Assistant Business Advocate, serving as a liaison between state government and small businesses.
Member Johnson holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UNLV and a Juris Doctor degree from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. He is a Member of the State Bar of Nevada and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He actively participates in pro bono activities and has been recognized as “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” and “Lawyer of the Year” by legal organizations for his efforts.