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September 3, 2015

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Breslow named director of Department of Business and Industry

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval has continued his shuffling of top executives in his cabinet, naming Bruce Breslow as director of the Department of Business and Industry.

Breslow is currently director of the state Department of Motor Vehicles and replaces Terry Johnson, who was named to the three-member state Gaming Control Board.

Breslow’s switch in positions doesn’t change his present $124,528 salary. He will take over his new job Nov. 12.

The governor said Troy Dillard, deputy director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, would become interim director of the DMV.

Breslow, the former mayor of Sparks, was formerly executive director of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects until he was named director of the DMV by Sandoval in early 2011.

The governor said Breslow has made major improvements at the DMV, reducing wait times for customers, placing self-service kiosks at grocery stores and developing mobile applications.

“Bruce’s people-first approach to problem solving has helped pioneer a new era for customer service at the DMV,” Sandoval said.

The Department of Business and Industry has 14 agencies, 635 employees and a combined budget of $119 million.

Breslow was a former television sports reporter in Reno and is in the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He has been an international commentator for the last eight summer Olympics.

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