Patrick Cates was appointed as the Director of the Nevada Department of Administration (D of A) by Governor Brian Sandoval, effective September 14, 2015.
In Patrick’s capacity as D of A Director, he oversees 12 Divisions, 577 employees, and an annual operating budget of nearly $300 million. The Divisions under Patrick’s direction include: Administrative Services; Enterprise IT Services; Fleet Services; Hearings and Appeals; Human Resource Management; Nevada Deferred Compensation; Public Works; Purchasing; Risk Management; State Library, Archives and Public Records; and the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management.
Before accepting the position of D of A Director, Patrick served as Deputy Director of the Department of Wildlife for six years and managed administration and support functions to include budgeting, contracting, grants management, facilities management, information technology, engineering, personnel, and operations. Patrick has extensive experience working for the State of Nevada including the Departments of Cultural Affairs, Health and Human Services, Administration and Motor Vehicles. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Click here to read the Oct. 3, 2015 Las Vegas Review Journal article about Director Cates
State Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director
Michael Dietrich is the State Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Director of Administration. Michael comes to us from the private sector, where he enjoyed a successful career leading Development and Engineering organizations creating leading-edge products and infrastructure solutions. Most recently Michael was at Ericsson, Microsoft, and its subsidiary LinkedIn.
The State CIO at the Director's Office level helps elevate the critical responsibilities and functions of technology in the delivery of government services. The State CIO is a key leader in IT strategy for the State of Nevada.
Michael reports directly to Patrick Cates, and his direct reports include: David Haws, Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS) Administrator; Bob Denhardt, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); Alisanne Maffei, Chief, Research, Planning and Grant Management; and Michele Lynn, Management Analyst 3.
While not a native of Nevada, Michael has lived in the state most of his life. Since moving here over 30 years ago it is the place he calls home. When he is not immersed in the digital world, Michael enjoys cycling, motorcycling, sailing, and creating art and music.
Jenni Cartwright joined the Department of Administration in November 2017 and has served the State of Nevada for over ten years. Prior to joining the Administrative Services Division, Jenni worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) as the Administrative Services Division Chief. She also worked as an Accountant for the Controller’s Office, NDOT, and the State Industrial Insurance System (SIIS). Jenni earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration from Auckland University in New Zealand (her home country), and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.
As the Administrator Jenni will be responsible for overseeing budget development and management, fiscal transaction processing, contract processing, and fiscal analysis for Department of Administration agencies, as well as other supported agencies. She will establish and monitor rates for internal services, support Capital Improvement Program bond financing, monitor compliance with Federal Regulations, and represent supported agencies at public meetings including the Legislature, Interim Finance Committee, Board of Finance and Board of Examiners.
Peter Long was appointed Administrator for the Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM) in April 2016. Previous to Peter's appointment as Administrator, he served as the Deputy Administrator of DHRM for 12 years. As Administrator, Peter oversees all of the activities of human resources which comprise the following sections: Agency Human Resource Services; Central Payroll; Central Records; Compensation, Classification & Recruitment; Consultation &Accountability; Equal Employment Opportunity and Discrimination Investigation Unit; and the Office of Employee Development. Long will also work closely with the State Personnel Commission and carry out the provisions of Chapter 284 of the Nevada Revised Statues
and Nevada Administrative Code
Peter received his Associates of Science degree in Business Administration from Yuba College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State University. He is a Certified Public Manager from the State of Nevada and received certification in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Division provides highly complex and professional human resource services to directors, administrators, management, and employees in all departments of the State. Services include employee relations, grievances, discipline, succession planning, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, policy development and enforcement, Family and Medical Leave Act leave management, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, catastrophic leave guidance, and rule development, interpretation and guidance. In addition, the Division provides direct, day-to-day HR services for 16 Departments encompassing 46 agencies.
Robbie joins the Department of Administration after eight years with the Department of Public Safety, six of which as a NV Highway Patrol Trooper. Prior to coming to the state, Robbie was President and General Manager of Michael’s Cycle Works in Carson City for over 20 years.
As the Administrator for Fleet Services, Robbie will be responsible to manage over 1,000 vehicles; oversee fleet rental locations in Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas; a fleet maintenance program; a fueling program including alternative fuels and electric charging stations; and emergency road-side assistance, among other things.
Rob Boehmer currently serves as the appointed Executive Officer of the Nevada Public Employees’ Deferred Compensation Program (NDC). Mr. Boehmer serves the State of Nevada with over 18 years of experience in the Estate Planning/Retirement Planning/Employee Benefits Management business primarily working in the Health Insurance Industry and managing 457b Deferred Compensation, 403b Tax Sheltered Programs throughout multiple western states. He has worked with associations like Institutional Investors Association for Government Plan Sponsors, Nevada League of Cities Municipalities, Nevada Association of Counties, and a multitude of Firefighters and Police Associations, School Districts, and Teachers Associations in assisting their members with Benefits management and 457b Deferred Compensation/403b management and administration. Mr. Boehmer additionally serves as a Certified Senior Advisor through the Society of Senior Advisors (CSA), and a Certified Master Estate Planning Professional (CMEPP), assisting and advising those in the accumulation phase of their lives, as well as those entering or actively in the Preservation stage of their life. Recently, Mr. Boehmer has been certified as a Certified Retirement Plan Administrator (CRPA).
Rob is a Nevada Native, and he holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Southern California, as well as two Associates degrees from local Junior colleges.
In addition to his position as Executive Officer at NDC, Mr. Boehmer volunteers as a Hunter and Angler Education Instructor through the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Conservation Education Division. Additionally, Rob has been appointed and serves as the President of the Nevada Operation Game Thief Citizens Board, a non-profit organization organized in partnership with the Nevada Department of Wildlife to bring public awareness of the prevention of wildlife violations and crimes, and to promote ethical outdoor use and activities throughout the State of Nevada. Furthermore Mr. Boehmer was appointed to serve as a Board member of the Carson City County Wildlife Advisory Board in 2015 by the Carson City Board of Supervisors where he continues to serve as the Board Chairman.
He is a life-long resident of Carson City with his sweet wife Kristi and six children, and actively participates in the community, his Church, and with the Boy Scouts of America.
Jeff Haag was appointed Administrator in October 2015, after working in the private sector for Southwest Airlines where he obtained more than 15 years’ experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier diversity, contract law, and government contracting for State and Federal government, Higher Education, and Fortune 500 Corporations. In addition, Jeff is an active member of the National Association of State Purchasing Officers (NASPO), and a NASPO Value Point Board Member.
As the Nevada State Purchasing Division Administrator, Jeff is responsible for all functions related to service procurement and the purchasing, renting, or leasing of supplies, materials and equipment needed by state agencies. In addition, he oversees the reallocation and disposal of excess state property, inventory of state fixed assets, and administration of the Federal Surplus Property Program.
Connie Lucido has served in public administration, in both State and local government, for nearly 15 years. She was appointed Chief of the Grants Office in April 2016 and has a strong background in budgeting and operations; federal grant policies, auditing, and program development; as well as aligning strategic initiatives and cooperative teaming. Connie’s experience is in public health, public safety, human services and several large education projects; she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is certified in grants management. In addition, she is an active member of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA).
As the Chief, Connie reports to the Department of Administration Director and serves as the authority on federal and state regulations for grant management and policy in Nevada. In addition, she is responsible to facilitate cooperative relationships to foster grant development and planning; ensure training to address the needs of Nevada’s grant workforce; communicate trends in federal and state funding, regulations, and law; and to provide technical assistance to all agencies as needed - conveying concepts, principles and best practices of successful grant stewardship.
Jeff Kintop was appointed Administrator in April 2016 having been at the Nevada State Library and Archives for 33 years, including 7 years as the State Archivist and 18 years as the State Archives Manager. He was Nevada’s representative to the Library and Archives Preservation Institute, Nevada Governor’s Conference on the Future of Libraries, White House Conference on the Future of Libraries and the Society of American Archivists Preservation Management Institute and the Archives Leadership Institute. He has degrees in History from the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato and he has taken additional coursework at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also a Certified Archivist, a Nevada historian and author.
The Division of State Library, Archives and Public Records is responsible for the State Library, a statewide program of development and coordination of library and informational services including standards for public libraries, statewide planning of library services and state and Federal grant programs. The Archives and Records Management Program establishes standards and adopts regulations, procedures and techniques for the effective management of state and local government records, including records retention schedules to preserve records of continuing value and for the prompt and orderly disposition of state records which no longer possess sufficient administrative, fiscal, legal or research value to warrant their further retention. The Division also oversees State Mail Services in Carson City and Las Vegas.
Ana Andrews was appointed Administrator of the Department of Administration’s Risk Management Division in March 2012. Ana has served the citizens of Nevada for over 20 years, holding a variety of progressively responsible positions at the Nevada Attorney General’s office, the Real Estate Division and the Nevada System of Higher Education. Most recently, she has served as the Risk Management Division's Deputy Administrator. Ana has over 10 years of experience in the Risk Management arena, and along with many other educational achievements has earned professional certification as an Associate in Risk Management.
Chris Chimits, Deputy Administrator for Public Works, has agreed to serve as the Interim Administrator while a national recruitment search is conducted for a permanent administrator. Chris is an outstanding leader and exhibits many of the qualities that made his predecessor, Gus Nunez, so successful. Chris’ knowledge and skill are a tremendous asset during this period of transition.