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 B.S. in Political Economy of Natural Resources. She also received an M.A. 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.
Alan Cunningham
Alan Cunningham
State Chief Information Officer
Alan Cunningham was appointed Chief Information Officer for the State of Nevada in August 2020. As CIO, Cunningham establishes the strategic direction of state information technology. He served as the Washoe County School District’s Information Security Officer since 2016, following a 14-year IT career in the private sector. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with extensive experience in cyber security operations, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, and policy and strategic planning.
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 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.
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
Acting Administrator

In May 2021, Frank Richardson was appointed Acting Administrator of the Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM), which 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.  

Rob Boehmer
Rob Boehmer
Executive Officer
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.
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 an MA in history from Central Washington University and a BA in history from the University of Oregon.

Erin Hasty
Erin Hasty
Acting Administrator

Erin was appointed Acting Administrator of the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management (Nevada Grant Office) in January 2021. Prior to becoming Acting Administrator, Erin served as Senior Executive Grant Analyst and as an Executive Grant Analyst (2015-2017 and 2019-2020) where she assisted state agencies, local government, and non-profit organizations in seeking federal funding for grant programs providing direct services to communities. Before returning to the Nevada Grant Office, she was appointed as the Nevada State Apprenticeship Director in the Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation where one of her main duties was coordinating systems and activities to expand, diversify, and scale Registered Apprenticeship programs for the ApprenticeshipUSA grant.

Erin also served as a Health and Education Policy Analyst in the Office of Governor Brian Sandoval where she worked on statewide workforce, education, and health initiatives and assisted in securing grants in these areas. Erin also worked at the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services as a Management Analyst and Health Program Specialist. Prior to state service, she served as a Special Education teacher, where she taught students from PreK-12 grade.

Erin earned an MA in Teaching from Sierra Nevada College and a BA in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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
Spanning nearly three decades, Mandy Hagler’s workers’ compensation experience includes twenty-one of those years specific to the State of Nevada account, and most recently, six years of direct oversight of the State of Nevada Workers’ Compensation Program as the Deputy Risk Manager. 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. Her experience continued with over 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.

Mandy served as the Deputy Risk Manager for the State of Nevada for the past six years, where she oversaw a multitude of safety and loss control programs, in addition to workers’ compensation oversight. She was appointed under two governors to sit on the Employee Management Committee, and is currently serving her sixth term, with her second nomination to serve as Chair.

Mandy was selected to serve as Risk Management Administrator by Director Patrick Cates effective October 10, 2018, after the retirement of Ana Andrews who held the position for more than six years.
Ward Patrick
Ward Patrick
Administrator
Ward Patrick was appointed Administrator of the Department of Administration’s Public Works Division in May of 2018 to manage the architects, engineers, planners, building inspectors, plan examiners, leasing agents, building maintenance and support staff of this division. The sections within his oversight include Leasing Services, Buildings and Grounds, Facility Condition Analysis, Marlette Water System, Building Official and Engineering and Architectural Services. This diversified staff under Ward’s direction, provide Nevada state agencies with safe and efficient facilities to administer their programs.

Ward has 22 years of experience with the Division with his most recent experience as the Chief of Planning developing and overseeing the Capital Improvement program. He was born and raised in North Central Montana, worked summers on his family’s wheat farm and attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and his Master of Business Administration from Eastern Washington University. He enjoys cycling, skiing, camping and time spent with his family.