Ann Wilkinson Appointed Department of Administration Deputy Director


Lesley Henrie
Assistant to the Director
Carson City, NV - September 05, 2014

State of Nevada Director of Administration Julia Teska today announced the appointment of Ann Wilkinson to the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Administration.  Wilkinson will leave her position with Reno City Attorney’s Office at the end of September and join the Department of Administration, effective Monday, September 29, 2014.

“I am pleased that Ann Wilkinson has agreed to join the Department of Administration leadership team as the new Deputy Director. Ann’s experience with the state, especially in her previous role as the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, gives her a comprehensive understanding of how our divisions serve other state agencies and the public. Coupled with her extensive background in strategic leadership and innovative thinking, I am confident she will be a great asset to this department.”

Wilkinson is a graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University, and she has practiced law for over 20 years. Her career in Nevada began as an associate with the law firm of Hale, Lane, Peek, Dennison and Howard (now Holland & Hart) and also includes working as an in-house attorney for Sprint Telecommunications (Las Vegas).  Additionally, Wilkinson has extensive experience representing city, county and state departments throughout Nevada.  In her role as the First Assistant Attorney General (2002-2005), Wilkinson advised a number of state agencies, including the Department of Administration, and was responsible for statewide management and operation of the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.  Recently, Wilkinson held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Sandoval (2011-2013) where, among other duties, she served as the Governor’s liaison to the 12 divisions that make up the Department of Administration.

As Deputy Director for the Department of Administration, Wilkinson will be responsible for overseeing, planning and coordinating the operational functions and activities within and between the divisions of the department. In addition to many other duties, she will serve as principal advisor on divisional management operations and ensure implementation of administrative directives, guidelines and policies.


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