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Morgan appointed to Nevada Athletic Commission

The state of Nevada announced the appointment of Sandra Douglass Morgan to the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Morgan will replace Cisco Aguilar for a term that will end in October 2018.

“Sandra Douglass Morgan is an active member of the Southern Nevada community in both her professional life and through multiple service organizations,” Governor Brian Sandoval said Aug. 11. “She has used her talents and experience to advocate for neglected children, victims of domestic violence and served as the vice-president on the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association. She will be a fresh face on the Nevada Athletic Commission and I am proud to announce her appointment.”

The new appointee was unavailable for comment but will be releasing a statement soon, according to the Nevada Athletic Commission.

According to the state of Nevada, the Nevada Athletic Commission regulates all contests or exhibitions of unarmed combat, including the licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, mixed martial artists, kickboxers, seconds, ring officials, managers, ring announcers and matchmakers.

Morgan serves as the director of external affairs for AT&T Nevada for Southern Nevada. The new athletic commissioner, a native of Las Vegas, previously served as the city attorney for the city of North Las Vegas.

Prior to her public service with the city, she served as litigation attorney for MGM Mirage, the state’s largest employer. Morgan earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno and was awarded a Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com

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