Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 | 1:25 p.m.
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Terry Johnson, director of the state Department of Business and Industry, to the Gaming Control Board to succeed Mark Lipparelli, who resigned.
The appointment is effective Nov. 12. The job overseeing and regulating the gaming industry pays $125,741 a year.
Sandoval said Johnson’s regulatory experience will be a strong foundation for his new job.
In his present post, Johnson oversees 14 agencies with 635 employees and a combined budget of $119 million.
Sandoval has not yet named one of the three members of the Gaming Control Board as chairman. The other two members are A. G. Burnett and Shawn R. Reid.
Prior to his selection to head the business agency, Johnson was assistant director of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office from 2007 to 2011. From 2004 to 2007, he was deputy director of the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Before that, he was state labor commissioner.
Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in political science from UNLV and is a graduate of UNLV’s law school.