Anthony Ruiz is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Government Relations and Presidential Communications at Nevada State College. He also serves as chairman of the Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission (MOAC). At Nevada State College, Ruiz is responsible for working with local, state, and federal government officials and their staff to successfully execute the College’s mission and Board of Regent-approved initiatives. He is also responsible for external communications for the office of the president as well as helping build productive relationships within the business community and with other key local and state stakeholders to help ensure the strategic initiatives of the College are achieved.
Before joining Nevada State College in 2018, Ruiz worked at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) where he held the role of senior director of communications and public affairs. There he managed marketing, public relations, and government affairs initiatives while building strategic partnerships to further the LVGEA’s mission of growing and diversifying the regional economy of southern Nevada. Ruiz was appointed to the Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission (MOAC) by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on September 3, 2021, and was selected unanimously by members of the Commission to serve as chairman of MOAC on October 28, 2021.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric and media studies and political science from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he has served as a member of the College’s board of alumni since 2018. Ruiz is currently in his final year of law school at William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma (OU EDI) and Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas.