Tom Burns

Executive Director, Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

Governor Joe Lombardo appointed Tom Burns Nevada Governor’s of Economic Development (GOED) Executive Director on January 30th, 2023.

Burns started his career by attaining his Certified Public Accountant designation with Deloitte and was subsequently the Assistant Corporate Controller at United Gaming, the predecessor of Bally Gaming Technologies.

In 1991, Burns joined Cragin & Pike. He became a shareholder in 1998 and served as President from 2010 to 2022.

Burns has served on numerous professional boards, including charitable organizations and government-appointed committees. He served on the Government Affairs Committees and Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce where he also served as chair for two years beginning in 2020. He was named to the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Board in 2023.

A University of Nevada, Reno graduate, Burns enjoys spending time with his wife of 34 years, Shelly and his two children, JT and Megan.

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