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Sandoval announces more administration appointments

Nevada News Bureau Staff

CARSON CITY – Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval announced today he plans to appoint Terry Johnson as director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry in his administration.

Sandoval also announced he will reappoint Teresa Thienhaus as director of the Personnel Department and Dino DiCianno as executive director of the Department of Taxation.

Johnson has 15 years of experience in state and local government administration.

Sandoval said Johnson will be a valuable asset to the agency and will help his administration make Nevada an even more business-friendly state.

“As the director of administration in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and an experienced state agency administrator, Terry has the experience and the know-how to get the job done,” Sandoval said.

Previously the director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation where he directed all daily and long-term strategic planning and management functions for the department, Johnson also served as a state labor commissioner for five years. In 1996, Johnson was an assistant business advocate at B&I in the Office of Business Finance and Planning.

Sandoval said he is pleased that Thienhaus and DiCianno will continue in his administration.

“With their years of experience, I know that each will be a strong advocate for bringing change to state government while ensuring the missions of their departments are carried out,” he said.

Thienhaus is a former senior deputy attorney general for the state of Nevada. She served as the primary personnel attorney for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Business and Industry.

DiCianno, a native Nevadan, previously served as deputy director of the Tax Department. He also has 10 years of experience in the Division of Assessment Standards as the supervisor of Centrally Assessed Properties.