Vice President of Government Affairs, Boyd Gaming Corporation
As an attorney specializing in government affairs, Erin brings a strong political background and several years of experience to Boyd Gaming’s government affairs team. She is responsible for the state and local policy that impacts the company in Nevada, California and Hawaii. She has lobbied full time at the Nevada legislature since 2005 and has developed a sophisticated understanding of the political process at both the state and local level.
Prior to joining Boyd Gaming, Erin was the Director of Government and Public Affairs for R&R Partners in Las Vegas, where she oversaw the development and execution of legislative agendas for the company’s Nevada clients, which covered a diverse set of policy issues, ranging from healthcare, telecom
and energy, to gaming and general business initiatives.
Before her time at R&R, Erin served as an associate attorney with the government affairs group of Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. in Las Vegas, where she specialized in governmental affairs; political lobbying; and administrative and regulatory law for clients in the insurance, health care, energy, banking, taxation, and general business arenas.
From 2003 to 2005, she worked as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Harry Reid in his Washington, D.C., office. In this role, she served as a liaison between the senator and his constituents, assisting Nevada residents with a wide variety of policy issues and legislation related to taxes, budget, labor, and housing.
Erin is a proud fifth-generation Nevadan who earned her B.S. in linguistics from Georgetown University in 2003, and her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2008. She is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the American Bar Association, and a City Council appointed member of the City of Henderson Charter Review Committee. She currently serves on the Board of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities and the R&R Partners Foundation and is a member of both the Nevada Resort Association and Vegas Chamber’s Government Affairs Committees. Erin has provided pro bono lobbying and advocacy services to a variety of organizations, including Communities in Schools of Nevada, Nevada Humanities, and Three Square. Erin was recently named one of Vegas Inc.’s 40 under Forty honorees for 2021 and is an adjunct professor at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law teaching advanced advocacy and legislative policy. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric Midby, and their daughter, Mia.