Carson City, NV October 31, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Terry Reynolds as Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry (B&I). Reynolds previously served as Deputy Director of B&I for six years.
“Terry has been a steady hand and devoted public servant at B&I for more than six years and helped reinvigorate the Department under my Administration by strengthening regulatory programs and emphasizing workforce and labor protection,” Governor Sisolak said. “Terry has more than 40 years of experience in leadership roles in the public and private sectors, and he has shown time and time again that he is up to the challenge of making government work for the people.”
Since 2013, Reynolds has managed budget development, human resources, policy and legislative matters, and the Department’s private activity bond program at B&I. He worked closely with now-GOED Director Michael Brown on overseeing 11 diverse state agencies – from the Insurance to Financial Institutions to the Taxicab Authority – and 23 boards and commissions, and helped Governor Sisolak with key pieces of legislation, including prevailing wage and insurance reforms.
Prior to joining B&I, Reynolds served in a variety of leadership roles in the private sector, including as CEO and owner of Reynolds Company from 2008 to 2013 providing government affairs representation, project management, and entitlement expertise to public and private clients. From 2003 to 2008, he was Senior Vice President for external affairs and entitlements with the Wingfield Nevada Group Management Company and acted as a liaison to federal, state, and local agencies. He also worked in city management roles for Elko, Nevada, Prescott, Arizona, and Sparks, Nevada, and he served as an administrative officer in the Court Administrator’s Office of the Nevada Supreme Court handing legislative matters for the lower courts.
In recent years, Reynolds has served as Alumni President of the University of Nevada, Reno, and as a member of the University of Nevada Foundation. He has served on several local boards and commissions from United Way to Rotary and continues to support and be involved in civic organizations.
Mr. Reynolds graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A., with a concentration in Public Administration. In addition, Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Senior Executive Program.