Gov. Brian Sandoval confirms Damon Haycock as new head of Nevada PEBP | NevadaAppeal.com

Gov. Brian Sandoval confirms Damon Haycock as new head of Nevada PEBP

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

Damon Haycock has been confirmed as the new executive officer of the Public Employees Benefits Program.

Gov. Brian Sandoval confirmed the recommendation by the PEBP board just one day after the board voted to support Haycock to replace Jim Wells.

Chief of Staff Mike Willden confirmed the decision saying Haycock takes over at PEBP August 24.

That opens his current job as Chief Operating Officer for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.

Haycock won unanimous support from the board on Thursday after interviews with Haycock and the other three finalists for the position.

The job pays $123,783 a year.