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Becky Harris

Becky Harris is the Chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. She was appointed to this role by Governor Brian Sandoval in January 2018.

Ms. Harris studied Political Science and French at Brigham Young University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. She attended J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, graduating in 1992. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2000, and earned an LL.M. from UNLV, Boyd School of Law in 2016.

Before being appointed to the Board, Ms. Harris represented State Senate District 9 in Clark County for two legislative sessions. During the 2017 Legislative Session, she served on the Senate Judiciary, Finance, and Education Committees. Additionally, she served as the Treasurer of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States and had recently been selected to Chair its Committee on Responsible Gaming. At that time, she also served as Nevada’s State Director for Women in Government. During the 2015 Legislative Session, she served as the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and was a member of the Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy Committee.

Prior to her appointment, she also practiced law in Las Vegas. Her areas of focus included counseling business clients in entity formation; maintaining compliance with State and Local Regulations; contract negotiations, commercial leases and dispute resolution.


Shawn R. Reid

Shawn R. Reid currently serves as a member on the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  He was appointed by Governor Jim Gibbons from January 1, 2011 to January 30, 2011 and was reappointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve a four year term, beginning January 31, 2011.  On January 26, 2015 Mr. Reid was re-appointed by Governor Sandoval to serve another four year term.

Mr. Reid was also appointed by Governor Sandoval to the Nevada Crime Commission on April 2, 2012 and served until the Crime Commission’s expiration on July 1, 2015.

Mr. Reid began his career at the Board in 1990 as an agent in the Board’s Investigations Division.  Prior to his appointment as Board Member, he was the Chief of the Investigations Division.

Mr. Reid graduated from the University of Nevada where he was awarded a B.S. in Business Administration.


Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson was initially appointed to the Nevada Gaming Control Board by Gov. Brian Sandoval on November 12, 2012 and was subsequently reappointed. Before joining the Board, Member Johnson served in Gov. Sandoval’s cabinet as the State Director of Business & Industry. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. He previously served in the cabinet of former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn, and also served as the State Labor Commissioner for 5 years, receiving the Nevada Taxpayers Association’s “Good Government Award” for his accomplishments. He began his career in public service as the state’s Assistant Business Advocate, serving as a liaison between state government and small businesses.

Member Johnson holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UNLV and a Juris Doctor degree from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. He is a Member of the State Bar of Nevada and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He actively participates in pro bono activities and has been recognized as “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” and “Lawyer of the Year” by legal organizations for his efforts.

Last updated: 2/16/2018 8:46:47 AM