Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ted Quasula to his cabinet.
Quasula is chairman of the Nevada Indian Commission and member of the Hualapai Tribe of northern Arizona. He lives in Henderson.
The governor’s office says according to tribal representatives and state archives, the appointment marks the first time in Nevada history that tribes will have formal representation at the cabinet level.
Quasula spent 26 years in law enforcement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He holds degrees in police science and administration from Northern Arizona University, and also attended the Kennedy School of Government Program at Harvard and the FBI National Academy.