CARSON CITY, NV March 01, 2019
Governor Steve Sisolak today accepted the resignation of Paul Anderson as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Mr. Anderson’s resignation is effective April 1st. In the coming weeks, the governor will announce the appointment of an acting director and will work with the GOED Board to begin a large-scale search process for a new GOED executive director.
“I appreciate all that Paul has done for Nevada and his positive efforts to foster a diverse economy and encourage businesses to expand and open in our state,” Governor Sisolak said. “I thank him for his years of public service both in state government and as an elected official and business owner. I know that he will continue to champion economic development in his future endeavors.”
Anderson was appointed GOED executive director by former Governor Brian Sandoval in January 2018. In September 2017, Anderson joined GOED as deputy director, stepping down from his seat in the Nevada Legislature. He represented Assembly District 13, first elected in 2012. Anderson chaired the Ways and Means Committee and served as majority leader in 2015.
“It was an honor to have had the opportunity to serve the
constituents of Nevada Assembly District 13,” Anderson said. “Equally,
I’ve had the privilege to serve Nevada in the Governor’s Office of Economic
Development to help diversify the economy, bring new businesses to our state,
and help our small businesses grow here at home and expand into international
markets. Nevadans are the beneficiary of great policy in action. I wish Governor Sisolak and his administration nothing but the best. I know how important GOED
is to the continued economic development of the state and to Governor Sisolak’s
goals to support small businesses.”
Anderson indicated he is resigning to pursue new opportunities.