The Secretary of State's executive staff is comprised of Secretary of State, Ross Miller; Chief Deputy, Nicole Lamboley; Deputy for Commercial Recordings, Scott Anderson; Business Portal Administrator, Karen Michael; Deputy for Elections, Scott Gilles; Deputy for Operations, Ryan High; Deputy for Southern Nevada, Robert Walsh; Securities Administrator, Diana Foley; and Executive Assistant, Sallie Lincoln.
Each of the Deputies is a sworn officer and is responsible for overseeing all functions of the Constitutional office as well as managing their respective divisions and to carry out the duties of the Secretary of State as prescribed by law and the State Constitution.
Nicole Lamboley was named Chief Deputy Secretary of State in December 2006. She is responsible for implementing agency policies, carrying out Secretary Miller's mandates and policies, administering the agency's budget, supervising all agency personnel, and acting on behalf of the Secretary of State when necessary. Chief Deputy Lamboley works extensively with the legislature to develop, review and testify on behalf of all pertinent legislation for the agency before the Senate, Assembly and various committees.
Ms. Lamboley served as the Legislative Affairs Manager for the City of Reno, a Senior Regional Manager for the National Association of Manufacturers and Deputy Chief of Staff for former Governor Bob Miller. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Scott Anderson has served as the Deputy Secretary of State for Commercial Recordings since 1997. Deputy Anderson is responsible for overseeing the Division that processes and maintains the documents of more than 310,000 business entities on file with the Secretary of State's office. He supervises staff in both Carson City and the Las Vegas office of the Secretary of State. He assists the Secretary of State in developing, reviewing and presenting legislation pertaining to the Commercial Recordings Division, working with legislators, the Business Law Section of the State Bar Association and the Nevada Resident Agents Association. He serves as the Secretary of State's designee as chairman of the State Records Committee, as a member of Secretary of State's Task Force on Filing Practices, and has worked in an advisory capacity with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL).
Mr. Anderson has served on the governing board of the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) for seven years and served as the IACA President in 2006. He also serves on the boards of directors and in advisory capacities for several nonprofit organizations. Mr. Anderson is a certified public accountant and prior to joining the Secretary of State's office, served as the Chief Financial Officer for a local manufacturing business. Mr. Anderson received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Nevada.
Karen Michael was appointed Business Portal Administrator in July 2011. Ms. Michael has successfully led the initiative since 2009 to realize the Secretary’s vision of Nevada’s first one-stop shop for cross-agency business registrations. SilverFlume, Nevada's Business Portal, includes the first-ever online Digital Operating Agreement application developed from work initiated at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, with generous support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Ms. Michael’s credentials include an M.S. Software Engineering from the University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.; a B.A. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.; and certifications in Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). Ms. Michael previously consulted for Fortune 500 organizations.
Scott Gilles was appointed Deputy Secretary for Elections in January, 2011, and is responsible for administering the State's election process including enforcing state and federal election laws and procedures and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).
Mr. Gilles was most recently an associate with the law firm Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster. He is a former law clerk and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada and his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Ryan High is the appointed Deputy Secretary of State for Operations and is responsible for managing the internal functions of the Secretary of State’s office such as the agency’s budget, personnel and information technology systems. Deputy High is the Secretary of State’s voting alternate for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
Mr. High was previously the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Administrator for the Secretary of State’s office from 2008 to 2011. Mr. High received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Maryland and a JD from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.
Robert Walsh was appointed Deputy Secretary for Southern Nevada in March, 2009 after serving as Public Information Officer for the Secretary of State since June, 2007. As Deputy for Southern Nevada, he oversees the daily operation of the Las Vegas office, and is the Secretary of State’s liaison to the Southern Nevada community.
Mr. Walsh is a former journalist and public relations executive whose experience includes speech writer and southern chief of staff for Governor Bob Miller; director of communications for Lt. Governor Lorraine Hunt; reporter/producer for KLAS-TV, Las Vegas; and communications executive for private sector gaming and manufacturing concerns. He holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from San Diego State University, and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Regis University.
Diana J. Foley, Esq., was appointed Securities Administrator in December 2011. She oversees the Securities Division of the Secretary of State’s office and is the chief regulator of the securities industry in Nevada. The Securities Division pursues both criminal and civil penalties for violations of Nevada’s securities law, and licenses firms and individuals engaged in the sale of securities, including those who provide investment advice for compensation.
Ms. Foley began her career as a prosecutor in Utah and has a wide range of experience in entity formation, transactions and civil litigation. She has practiced law in Las Vegas since 1985, most recently with the law firm of Foley & Oakes, PC. Ms. Foley previously served as member of the Disciplinary Board of the Nevada State Bar and the Chief of Enforcement for the Securities Division. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, College of Law in 1983, where she distinguished herself as the Traynor Moot Court Champion, 1982 and the Chancellor of the Moot Court Board, 1982-1983. Ms. Foley clerked for the Honorable Donald M. Mosley, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada from 1984-1985. Ms. Foley is a member of the Nevada Bar (active), California Bar (inactive), and Utah Bar (inactive).
Catherine Lu was appointed Public Information Officer in September 2011. Ms. Lu is responsible for communication with the media public and dissemination of information regarding the Secretary of State’s various divisions.
Ms. Lu was most recently an account executive as the Ferraro Group, a statewide public relations and public affairs firm. From 2005 through 2011 she worked extensively with a variety of industries on marketing campaigns. Prior to joining The Ferraro Group, Ms. Lu freelanced for several news publications and interned at National Public Radio-affiliate KQED-FM in San Francisco, Calif. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Ms. Lu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Asian American studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Executive Assistant Sallie Lincoln provides administrative support to the Secretary of State and Chief Deputy and manages all functions of the executive office. Ms. Lincoln previously worked in the agency's Customer Service Division. Before joining the Secretary of State's office in 2002, she was employed in the Legislative Counsel Bureau's Media Services Division. Sallie graduated from Heald Business College in Sacramento and outside the office, she is a beekeeper, holds a Master Gardener's certificate.