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Board Members

Sandra Morgan

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

Terry Johnson was initially appointed to the Nevada Gaming Control Board on November 12, 2012 and was subsequently reappointed in 2017. Before joining the Board, Member Johnson served as the Director of the Nevada Department of Business & Industry, a cabinet-level position. 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 Gov. 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.

Philip Katsaros

Phil Katsaros was appointed a Board Member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board by Governor Steve Sisolak in April 2019.  Katsaros’ term runs until January 28, 2023.

Katsaros has over 20 years of gaming industry experience, having served in a variety of positions and leadership roles during that time, including time spent as a regulator with the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  Much of Katsaros’ career has been focused on the international and online gaming sectors, where for example, he led efforts on a number of fronts for IGT’s international land-based business during a period of record growth.  All told, Katsaros has gaming industry experience in over 70 international markets.

Katsaros was most recently the Chief Executive Officer and a Director for Certus Gaming USA, Inc., a gaming systems supplier whose parent company is based in Luxembourg.  Prior to this, Katsaros served as the Head of Business Development for Inspired Gaming’s Virtual Sports business for both land-based and online casino markets in N. America.  Before Inspired, Katsaros was employed by IGT and one of its international subsidiaries, with responsibility for regulatory compliance, technical compliance and related market development activities for all European and Asian jurisdictions (land-based) where IGT conducted business.  Katsaros also spent time a number of years working for IGT’s online gaming side of the business.

Katsaros initially began his career in the industry with the Nevada Gaming Control Board, where he was first employed as an Agent in the Tax and License Division conducting regulatory and financial audits of Nevada licensees.  Katsaros later transferred to the Corporate Securities Division where he was promoted to the position of Senior Agent, and later Special Agent.  As a Special Agent, Katsaros was responsible for conducting and overseeing various types of investigative functions, including for instance, compliance reviews and licensing investigations of current and prospective Nevada licensees. Prior to his gaming career, he was an IT professional in the banking industry.

Katsaros earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from the Eastern Michigan University.  Katsaros currently resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife and their two daughters.  Apart from his time spent living overseas, he been a resident of Reno for the last 20 years.

Last updated: 6/24/2020 12:06:24 PM