Former Nevada Regulator Joins Allegiant, Caesars Boards

Ex-Nevada regulator Sandra Douglass Morgan (l.) has joined the board of directors of Allegiant Travel and Caesars Entertainment. Allegiant CEO Maurice Gallagher called her “a dynamic leader” who can “navigate today’s most complex industry issues.”

Former Nevada Regulator Joins Allegiant, Caesars Boards

Sandra Douglass Morgan, former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control board, has joined the boards of directors for two powerful Nevada firms, Allegiant Travel Co., parent company of Allegiant Air, and Caesars Entertainment. Morgan is the owner and manager of Douglass Morgan LLC, a legal and consulting firm.

“We are delighted to add Sandra Douglass Morgan to the Caesars Entertainment leadership team,” said Gary Carano, executive chairman of the board, Caesars Entertainment. “Sandra is rooted in the gaming industry in a way few others could be. Her experience as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission gives her a deep understanding of our industry. Her leadership as an attorney for gaming corporations and government entities adds another lens through which she has developed a unique perspective which will help our company continue to move forward as the gaming landscape evolves and grows.”

Morgan was appointed chairwoman and executive director of the Nevada Gaming Control board in January of 2019 after serving on the Nevada Gaming Commission. In her role as chair of Nevada gaming’s regulatory agency, Morgan implemented sweeping changes, including ensuring licensees adopted and implemented policies against discrimination and paving the way for cashless wagering at machines and table games, as well as steering the industry through the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Sandra is a proven leader, team builder, and passionate advocate for always doing the right thing,” said Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “I’m pleased to add her independent voice to our strong board of directors. I look forward to working with her, the rest of our board, and the management team to continue to drive results for our guests, our team members, and our shareholders.”

With the addition of Morgan, Caesars Entertainment’s Board of Directors will grow to 10 members.

“Sandra brings a great deal of specialized experience in highly-regulated, high-profile industries that will be of tremendous benefit as our company continues to grow,” Maurice Gallagher, Allegiant’s chairman and CEO, said in a release. “She is a dynamic leader with a proven ability to navigate today’s most complex industry issues, from labor regulations to cybersecurity. We are so pleased to have her join our leadership team.”

Morgan is also an independent director with Fidelity National Financial Inc., a provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries, and Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp., a cybersecurity consulting and managed services firm.

Morgan was director of external affairs for AT&T Services Inc. from 2016 to 2019, where she was responsible for managing the company’s local government, legislative and community affairs work in Nevada. That role followed eight years of public service with the city of North Las Vegas in progressive appointments, including serving as city attorney from 2013 to 2016. She previously served as litigation attorney for MGM Mirage, now known as MGM Resorts International.

Prior to chairing the control board, Morgan was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. She is a past board member of Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating achievement outcomes for Nevada students.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant uses its all-Airbus fleet to fly passengers from small- to medium-sized cities to resort destinations across the country, including Las Vegas. The discount carrier commonly offers fares of less than half the cost of an average domestic round-trip ticket.

“Allegiant is a true innovator in the travel industry — a dynamic company that continues to break the mold of traditional airlines,” Morgan said in a release. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Maury Gallagher and the members of this distinguished board, and look forward to realizing the next phase of their vision in becoming a truly integrated travel company.”