Sandoval Appoints Debbie Fuetsch to Gaming Commission, Announces Reappointment of Chairman Alamo


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - April 21, 2016

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Deborah “Debbie” Fuetsch to the Nevada Gaming Commission, effective May 1, 2016 for a term that will expire April 27, 2017. Fuetsch will replace Michonne Ascuaga who resigned from the Commission.

“I have full faith in Debbie’s abilities and am confident that her banking compliance background will be of value to the Commission,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “Debbie is a lifelong Nevadan who has served Nevada’s communities in the private sector and as an active philanthropist. I am pleased she has accepted this new role in public service.”

“I am truly honored that Governor Sandoval has asked me to fill the vacancy on the Nevada Gaming Commission. I sincerely appreciate his confidence in my abilities and will work hard over the next year to make informed and thoughtful decisions in the best interest of the State of Nevada,” said Debbie Fuetsch.

Sandoval also announced the reappointment of Dr. Tony Alamo as Chairman of the Commission for a term that will expire May 27, 2020.

“Dr. Alamo has served as a steady hand and thoughtful regulator throughout his term,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “The Gaming Commission will play an important role as Nevada continues to pursue innovative technologies that keep the industry fresh and attractive to a new generation of gamers. I am confident Dr. Alamo will continue to lead the Commission effectively and efficiently.”

Debbie has worked for Wells Fargo Bank and its predecessor, First Interstate Bank, for over 23 years. Currently as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, she is responsible for the acquisition and management of a commercial banking portfolio. Debbie was also a member of the startup team of First Independent Bank, serving as Vice President of Commercial Lending. A locally owned, community bank at that time. Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.

An image of Debbie can be provided upon request.


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