Department of Administration Leadership

Administration Leadership

Laura Freed

Laura Freed

Director
Laura Freed was appointed Director of the Department of Administration by Gov. Sisolak in January 2020. Since 2015, Freed served as Executive Branch Budget Officer II in the Governor’s Finance Office for the State of Nevada. In that role, she trained and supervised a team of executive branch budget officers, analyzed agency budget requests, reviewed contracts, monitored compliance, and reported to the Director and Governor’s staff. Prior to working as a budget officer, Freed served as Deputy Administrator for Regulatory Services, leading two bureaus totaling 190 FTEs within the Division of Public and Behavioral Health at the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. From 2003 to 2014, she worked as Program Analyst and Senior Program Analyst with the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

Freed graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in political economy of natural resources. She also received a Master of Arts in urban planning from the University of Washington.
Matthew Tuma

Matthew Tuma

Deputy Director
Matthew was appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Administration in April 2021. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, he served as Administrator of the Administrative Services Division of the Department of Administration since March of 2020. Matthew’s state public service has included working for the Governor’s Office of Finance, the Governor’s Office of Energy, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Prior to joining the State of Nevada, Matthew was the Nevada state director for The Nature Conservancy, the state’s largest conservation organization, and worked for U.S. Senator Harry Reid, serving in a variety of roles and positions. 

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Vacant

Timothy Galluzi

Timothy Galluzi

Administrator

Timothy Galluzi was appointed Administrator of the Enterprise Information Technology Services Division (EITS) in February 2021. Timothy has been serving the State of Nevada since 2013 in various roles in IT and leadership. Timothy has been with EITS since 2018 and has served as the project manager for the statewide Office 365 implementation as well as the technology investment administrator in the Office of the CIO. Prior to his tenure at EITS, Timothy held IT professional and programmer/analyst roles at the State Public Works Division and Western Nevada College, respectively. Timothy started his IT career by serving 8 years in the United State Marine Corps filling roles as a telecommunications chief and Formal Schools instructor.

Timothy earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Business Administration in IT management from Western Governor's University - Nevada. Timothy is a proud Marine Corps veteran and has worked to give back to his fellow veterans, volunteering to serve on former Governor Sandoval's Student Veterans Advisory Council, the Western Nevada College Veterans Resource Center, and the Disabled American Veterans, Carson City Chapter.  

Daniel Marlow

Daniel Marlow

Administrator

Daniel Marlow was appointed Administrator of the Administrative Services Division in April 2021. Prior to being appointed Administrator, Daniel served in two different positions in the Administrative Services Division, as Administrative Services Officer and Budget Analyst, since 2018. Before joining public service for the State of Nevada, Daniel worked in various roles in healthcare administration in the private sector.

As Administrator, Daniel will oversee the work of the division that provides fiscal and administrative support to the Department of Administration as well as a variety of other state agencies, offices, boards, and commissions including the Governor's Office, the Governor's Finance Office, the Lieutenant Governor's Office, and the Nevada Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Daniel earned his Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University in 2019 and his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2005.

Robbie Burgess

Robbie Burgess

Administrator
Robbie joined the Department of Administration after eight years with the Department of Public Safety, six of which were as a Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper. Prior to coming to the state, Robbie was President and General Manager of Michael’s Cycle Works in Carson City for more than 20 years.

As the Administrator of Fleet Services, Robbie is responsible for leading the division to meet its mission to provide safe, efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective transportation solutions for the state.
Michelle Morgando

Michelle Morgando

Senior Appeals Officer
Michelle was appointed as the Senior Appeals Officer in the Hearings Division in June 2018. The Hearings Division was established to provide an independent appeals process for workers compensation disputes and a variety of state agency administrative hearings. The division contains the Hearing Office and the Appeals Office. The Hearing Office is the first level for a hearing in a contested matter and the hearings are conducted in an informal setting by Hearing Officers who come from a variety of backgrounds. The Appeals Office is the final administrative level for hearings for contested matters.
Frank Richardson

Frank Richardson

Administrator

In June 2021, Frank Richardson was appointed Administrator of the Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM), after serving as Interim Administrator since May 2021. DHRM provides highly complex and professional human resource services to directors, administrators, management, and employees in state agencies. Frank oversees all activities of the division, which include: Agency Human Resource Services; Central Payroll; Central Records; Compensation, Classification & Recruitment; Consultation & Accountability; Equal Employment Opportunity and Discrimination Investigation Unit; the Labor Relations Unit; and the Office of Employee Development. 

Frank has served as Deputy Division Administrator for DHRM and as a Compliance Investigator with the Sexual Harassment Discrimination Investigations Unit of DHRM. Frank's private and public sector experience includes executive-level manager and director positions with high-tech and human resource firms, local governments, and colleges. 

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public safety and returned to school recently after receiving a full tuition scholarship from his tribe to complete a Master of Science degree in management. As long-time Nevada residents, Frank and his wife Monica have lived in the Reno-Tahoe area since high school and both of their children were born in Carson City.  

James Gast

James Gast

Administrator

James Gast was appointed Administrator of the Mail Services Division in September 2021. James has been in Nevada state service for more than ten years, including serving as the interim manager of Mail Services during the unprecedented challenges of staffing shortages and massive workload increases brought on by the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and prior to Mail Services being a stand-alone division. James has also served in roles as Resolution Conference Coordinator and Supervisory Compliance Investigator in the Division of Human Resource Management, as well as other compliance, audit, and investigator roles within Nevada state government.

James holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a Certified Mediator and Certified EEO Investigator.

Rob Boehmer

Rob Boehmer

Executive Officer
Rob Boehmer currently serves as the appointed Executive Officer of the Nevada Public Employees’ Deferred Compensation Program (NDC). He serves the state of Nevada with more than 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 and 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, Nevada Association of Counties, and a multitude of firefighter and law enforcement associations, school districts, and teachers associations in assisting their members with benefits management and 457b deferred compensation/403b management and administration. Rob 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. He is also certified as a Certified Retirement Plan Administrator (CRPA).

Rob is a Nevada native, and he holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California, as well as two associates degrees from local junior colleges.
Mike Strom

Mike Strom

Administrator

Mike Strom was appointed Administrator of the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records Division (NSLAPR) of the Department of Administration in May 2021. Mike most recently served as Virginia State Archivist, Director of Government Records Services, for the Library of Virginia. He has also held various archivist positions in the states of Wyoming, Texas, and Connecticut, including as the Wyoming State Archivist.

As Administrator, Mike leads the operations and strategic direction of NSLAPR, which provides comprehensive government information services through library, archives, and records management programs.

Mike holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Texas, Austin. Originally hailing from the western United States, Mike also earned a Master of Arts in history from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Oregon.

Kristen Stout

Kristen Stout

Administrator
Kristen Stout was appointed Administrator of the Nevada Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management (Nevada Grant Office) within the Department of Administration in April 2022. The Nevada Grant Office provides a full range of grant-related support to state agencies and community partners.

Stout has served for nearly two decades in the public sector at the federal, state, municipal and special district levels. Prior to joining the Nevada Grant Office, she served as the Administrative Services Director for the Port San Luis Harbor District since 2016, driving economic sustainability for the district and overseeing the operations of six departments. She has also served as Coordinator for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and held several positions with the City of Las Vegas.

Stout earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Bachelor of Arts from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

On July 1, 2022, the Nevada Grant Office will transition from the Department of Administration to the Office of Federal Assistance within the Governor’s Office.
Kevin Doty

Kevin Doty

Administrator

Kevin Doty became Administrator of the Purchasing Division in July 2019 after serving as Acting Administrator since April 2019. Prior to that, Kevin served as General Counsel for the division since January 2018, where he provided legal oversight for the state’s solicitation and contracting processes handled by State Purchasing. Kevin also served as Chief of Contract Management with the Division. 

Before joining the Purchasing Division in the Department of Administration, Kevin was in-house counsel for Caesars Entertainment, General Counsel for the Nevada Press Association, and taught at the William S. Boyd School of Law.   

Kevin earned a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the State Bar of Nevada since 1994.

Mandy Hagler

Mandy Hagler

Administrator

Mandy Hagler was appointed Administrator of the Risk Management Division in October 2018. Prior to her appointment, Mandy served as the Deputy Risk Manager for the state of Nevada for six years, where she oversaw a multitude of safety and loss control programs in addition to workers’ compensation oversight. 

Mandy began her career in 1986 with the State Industrial Insurance System (SIIS) and, through the years, her experience grew to include all aspects of workers’ compensation, including specializing in large Nevada construction groups. She spent more than seven years as the Lead Adjuster for Sierra Nevada Administrators, overseeing management of state of Nevada claims including but not limited to heart and lung, indoor air quality, contagious disease, and catastrophic claims. Mandy returned to state service in 2008 as the Heart/Lung Coordinator, overseeing that program, which provides specific benefit to State of Nevada named police and fire officers. 

 

Kent LeFevre

Kent LeFevre

Interim Administrator

Kent was appointed Interim Administrator of the State Public Works Division in May 2022. The sections within his oversight include Leasing Services, Buildings and Grounds, Facility Condition Analysis, the Marlette Lake Water System, the Building Official, and Professional Services. Prior to his appointment, he served as Deputy Administrator of the division since October 2018.

Kent’s state service has also included working for the Department of Corrections as their Chief Engineer. Before joining the state, Kent practiced architecture across the southwest in the private sector, devoting most of his time to managing projects for public-sector clients.

Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow.