Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Elected to three terms in the Nevada Assembly, Paul Anderson was a widely-respected legislator and entrepreneur before accepting the role as incoming director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. A native of Las Vegas, he is a third-generation Nevadan, whose grandfather moved here to work on the Hoover Dam and decided to make the Silver State home. A graduate of Clark High School, Paul served a two-year mission for his church in Fukuoka, Japan. While studying business and finance at Chapman University, he founded AndersonPC, which quickly grew to several dozen employees and offers a wide range of technological services to business clients. Grateful for the opportunities provided to him by Nevada, Paul dedicated himself to improving his community and state through civic, business and political efforts.
In 2012, Paul ran for and was elected to the Nevada Assembly. In his second term, he was elected assembly majority leader and helped guide the legislature through one of the most productive sessions in Nevada history. In the assembly, Paul worked to pass major economic and education reforms into law, including during the special sessions for the Tesla Gigafactory, the Apex Industrial Park, and the Las Vegas stadium and convention center. The passage of forward-looking regulations for autonomous vehicles and unmanned aerial systems has put Nevada at the forefront of those growing industries. Such successes contributed to Nevada’s emergence as a national leader for private-sector job growth, rebuilt and diversified the economy, and put the state on the road to improving its education standing and workforce development.