CARSON CITY, NV - March 20, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced his appointment of Kristopher Sanchez to serve as interim executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Outgoing executive director Paul Anderson’s last day is April 1st, and Sanchez will assume the position of interim executive director on April 2nd.
“I am thrilled to appoint Kristopher Sanchez as interim executive director of GOED,” Governor Sisolak said. “With more than six years of service in the office, Kristopher has the knowledge and experience necessary to lead GOED through this transition as I work with other GOED Board members to conduct a nationwide search for a new permanent director. I am confident that GOED will continue its recent successes under Kristopher’s leadership during this period.”
Sanchez has worked at GOED since 2012, first as the Southern Nevada regional director and, since 2013, as the director of international trade, leading international trade operations on behalf of the State of Nevada. In his current role, Sanchez has facilitated, managed, and developed governor-led trade missions to 14 countries and has successfully negotiated more than 25 agreements with state and federal governments of 10 countries. Prior to joining GOED, Sanchez held outreach and policy roles for various members of Congress.
In the coming weeks, Governor Sisolak will work with the GOED Board to conduct a large-scale search process for a new GOED executive director.