Guinn Appointments

Governor Guinn has reappointed Dennis Neilander as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and named his chief of staff, Keith Munro, to a vacancy on the same board.

Neilander has served on the board that investigates and regulates Nevada's casino industry since 1998. He was named chairman in 2003 and currently earns a salary of 134,554 dollars. This will be his third, four-year term.

Munro is a former deputy attorney general who moved to the governor's office in 2000. He has served as Guinn's general counsel, deputy chief of staff and chief of staff.

Munro will replace Bobby Siller on the Gaming Control Board and
receive an annual salary of 125-thousand-112 dollars. Siller served two terms and did not seek reappointment.

Guinn also appointed Carson City attorney James Todd Russell to
the First Judicial District Court. The 59-year-old Russell will fill the unexpired term of District Judge Michael Griffin, who is retiring.

The governor also named Charles Howard Bowling to the Nevada
Commission on Tourism.

The 46-year-old Las Vegas casino executive replaces Elaine Wynn
on the tourism board.