About Us

Department of Business and Industry

The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of small businesses, homeowners and consumers including small business advocacy, bond programs, access to capital, housing retention programs, constituent services and fraud prevention and education.

    Our Team

    C.J. Manthe, Director

    Terry Reynolds, Deputy Director

    Marcel F. Schaerer, Deputy Director

    Lisa Figueroa, Chief Financial Officer

    Miriam Hickerson, Ombudsman of Consumer Affairs for Minorities

    Teri Williams, Public Information Officer

    Tawny Polito, Executive Assistant to the Director