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Governor-Appointed

JAG Board of Directors

Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates Inc. (aka JAG Nevada) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is governed by a board of directors.  Each board member is appointed by the Governor of the state of Nevada.  Formed in 2014, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed twenty-six (26) members to the board of directors.  The makeup of the board includes at least 51% from the private sector and includes a geographically diverse membership that represents most regions of the state. 

Board Leadership

Board Chairperson – Frank Woodbeck

Board Vice Chairperson – Kris Wells

Budget and Finance Committee Chairperson – Dennis Perea

Communications and Outreach Committee Chairperson – Jennifer Day

Human Resources Committee Chairperson – Janice Newman

Nominating and Bylaws Committee Chairperson – Punam Mathur

Strategic Planning Committee Chairperson – Nancy Brune

Secretary – Tray Abney

Treasurer – Maria Jose Gatti

NameTitleProfessional Affiliation
Abney, TrayIndependentThe Abney Tauchen Group
Asher, DonIndependentAsher Associates
Brekken, Katheryn (K.C.)Assistant Research ProfessorUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brown, HannahPresident EmeritaUrban Chamber
Brune, NancyExecutive DirectorGuinn Center for Policy Priorities
Butler, TakiyahIndependent
Capurro, ChelseaGovernment AffairsGriffin Company
Clausen, KirkIndependent
Davey, JeffIndependent
Davis, TraciSuperintendentWashoe County School District
Day, JenniferIndependent Consultant
Diaz, OliviaAssemblywomanNevada State Assembly
Douglass-Morgan, SandraDirector-External AffairsAT & T
Fain, JuanitaVice President for Student AffairsUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Gatti, Maria JoseExec. Dir. Corp. Philan.MGM Resorts
Gonzales, GabrielEducation Organizational Management and DevelopmentNV Virtual Academy
Kieckhefer, BenSenatorNevada State Senate
Leavitt, LibertyGraduation Initiative CoordinatorCCSD School-Comm Partnership Program
Mathur, PunamExecutive DirectorElaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation
Moore, TracyEducation & Alternative Adult HSDepartment of Education
Moradkhan, PaulGovernment AffairsLV Metro Chamber of Commerce
Morris, MattJudicial Law ClerkNevada Supreme Court
Newman, JaniceOwner/PresidentNewman HR
Olson, NancyAdult Education Program SupervisorDepartment of Education
Patterson, BartPresidentNevada State College
Perea, DennisDeputy DirectorDETR
Skorkowsky, PatIndependent
Thompson, TyroneAssemblymanNevada State Assembly
Wells, KrisArea Manager- External AffairsAT & T
Woodbeck, FrankExecutive Director for Workforce DevNevada System of Higher Education