Jeff Mohlenkamp joined the Department of Administration in July of 2011, bringing more than 20 years of experience in state government. Previously Mohlenkamp held the position of Deputy Director, Support Services at the Department of Corrections (DOC). His primary responsibility at DOC was handling Budget Division and Legislative requests and preparing presentations for public testimony. Mohlenkamp also served as the Chief Fiscal Officer at the Nevada State Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services and was responsible for oversight of 13 different budget accounts totaling over $320 million annually and over 1,900 employees. From November 2003 to November 2005, Mohlenkamp was an Executive Branch Auditor IV in the Internal Audits Division of the Department of Administration. He has also worked for the Nevada Gaming Control Board as a Special Agent and Supervisor.
Jim Barbee has worked on policy issues with both the Nevada State Board of Education and the Nevada Legislature. Barbee has served on the National Future Farmers of American Board of Directors and on the Future Farmers of America Foundation Board of Trustees. He has been a teacher and will receive his certificate as a Certified Public Manager (CPM) this month. Barbee has managed millions in grant monies and currently manages three budgets. He has a Masters of Agriculture Science, Agriculture Education from Cal Poly SLO and a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from CSU Chico.
Breslow, previously the Executive Director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, served as Commissioner and administrative law judge for the Transportation Services Agency under former Governor Kenny Guinn. In that post, he helped to restructure an organization once described by columnist George Will as the "worst-run agency in America" through the resolution of case backlogs and stalled applications and by working with transportation industry leaders to resolve concerns. Breslow is also the former Mayor of Sparks, Nevada. As Mayor, Breslow led the effort to revitalize an oil-blighted gravel pit and transform it into one of Sparks' newest recreational attraction, the Sparks Marina. From 2003-2005, he served as chairman of the Employee Management Committee for the State of Nevada. Breslow has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. His private sector experience includes CB Richard Ellis and Commercial Partners of Nevada, real estate services firms. Breslow holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and is in the Nevada Broadcasting Hall of Fame and has been an international commentator for the last seven summer Olympic Games.
Drozdoff, Director of Conservation and Natural Resources, was previously the Administrator for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. Drozdoff has also served as the Bureau Chief of Mining Regulation and Reclamation, Water Pollution Control and as Deputy Administrator for NDEP's water programs.
Previously the Deputy Director for the Nevada Department of Corrections, Greg Cox was appointed Director in June of 2011. He has previously served as warden of the High Desert State Prison and the Southern Desert Correctional Center. Prior to moving to Nevada in 2003, Cox was a Senior Public Service Administrator at Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois and held several other leadership position in the corrections field in Illinois. Cox has attended numerous national trainings, including several from the National Institute of Corrections.
Vecchio previously served as the tourism director in Ohio where she supervised the overall brand development of state tourism, working closely with the Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Arts Council to create development programs. Vecchio also has an extensive background in marketing, having worked with the Edelman public relations firm in Chicago and Burson-Marsteller in Dallas.
Governor's Office of Economic Development
Hill was previously the Sr. Vice President at CalPortland, a concrete, sand and gravel supplier in the Las Vegas area. During Governor Sandoval’s transition, Hill served as Chair of the Economic Development Policy Committee and advised the Governor, Speaker and Majority Leader on economic development issues in preparation for the 2011 Legislative session.
Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rorie Fitzpatrick was appointed Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction on March 29, 2013. She has served a Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at the Department of Education.
Previously the Director of Las Vegas Operations and Workforce Initiatives for the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, Woodbeck was responsible for economic development activity in coordination with the local development authorities in southern Nevada and for providing advice and guidance to create employment and training opportunities for new and emerging companies throughout the state. He was previously a strategic consultant on workforce initiatives for DETR.
Accredited in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Crowley is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In 2006, Crowley was a presenter and panel member on the Governor's High Performance Building Summit, "Introduction to LEED in Nevada." She is a frequent speaker on green energy and sustainability, and her work from single family homes to master-planned communities has been recognized with industry awards for neutral energy use and smart growth. Crowley has a Masters of Architecture from the University of New Mexico.
Mike Willden has served as Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) since July 2001. Prior to his appointment, Willden was the State Welfare Administrator. Willden holds a degree in Business Administration from Southern Utah University.
A resident of Henderson and a member of the Hualapai Tribe of northern Arizona, Quasula is Chairman of the Nevada Indian Commission, part of the new Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Currently general manager of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Quasula served for 26 years in the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Law Enforcement Services, rising through the ranks from field criminal investigator to director of the national program.
Chief Information Officer
Gustafson is currently serving as the State Chief Information Officer. He received a BSBA degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has been a Nevada resident for over 15 years. He has held numerous IT leadership roles over his career and is a certified project manager with the Project Management Institute. Prior to joining the State government, he worked in the private sector as the Director of IT for EMPLOYERS and has worked at Microsoft Licensing and Accenture consulting.
Brian K. Krolicki
As Lieutenant Governor, Krolicki serves as President of the State Senate, Chairman of the Commission on Economic Development, Chairman of the Commission on Tourism, and Vice-Chairman of the State Board of Transportation. He also serves as the Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition – comprised of a distinguished group of private and public sector leaders from both Nevada and California dedicated to bringing the Winter Olympic Games back to the Lake Tahoe region, Chairman of the Nevada Economic Development Inter-Agency Task Force, and as a member of the Executive Branch Audit Committee.
Troy L. Dillard was appointed Interim Director of DMV on November 12, 2012.
Brigadier General William R. Burks is the Adjutant General for the State of Nevada. As Adjutant General, he is the senior uniformed Nevada National Guard officer responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, programs and plans affecting more than 4,000 Nevada Army and Air National Guard personnel. Appointed by the Governor, State of Nevada, General Burks serves as the Governor’s principal adviser on all National Guard issues, is responsible for both the federal and state missions of the Nevada National Guard, and serves as the official channel of communication with the National Guard Bureau, Department of the Army, and Department of the Air Force.
Perry began his law enforcement career in 1982 as a Trooper with the Nevada Highway Patrol in Las Vegas and has previously served as Deputy Director of the Department of Public Safety. In 2005, Perry was appointed Chief of the Department of Public Safety Training Division. In 2006, he was appointed Chief of the Highway Patrol Division. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and extensive advanced law enforcement training; including certifications from Northwestern University, the US Department of Justice, and Nevada POST.
Daniel Klaich was appointed by the Board of Regents to serve as the NSHE's tenth chancellor on June 18, 2009. He previously held the positions of executive vice chancellor, vice chancellor for legal affairs and administration and chief counsel. Klaich is an attorney, admitted to the bar in Nevada and California and was in private practice for almost 30 years prior to joining the NSHE.
Previously Chief of the Division of Internal Prior to his current position, Nielsen served as Interim Executive Director from March 2011 to September 2011. During the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, Nielsen tracked legislation and testified before committees on numerous occasions. Using innovative solutions to close budget holes, Nielsen implemented tax amnesty programs in 2008 and 2010 that brought in a total of over $70 million in previously uncollected revenue for the State and local governments.
Rudy Malfabon has worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation for more than 25 years. Malfabon has served on two research panels for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, dealing primarily with construction management issues. Malfabon is a graduate civil engineer from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a registered professional engineer in Nevada and Washington.
Caleb S. Cage was appointed as Executive Director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services by Governor Jim Gibbons in July 2010. Cage is a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 2002 – 2007.
Wasley has worked for NDOW for the last 16 years. He has managed statewide game programs, worked as an area biologist and participated in research, restoration, enhancement and protection projects for species such as the sage-grouse, mule deer, elk and bighorn sheep. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno and Great Basin College in Elko.