Donald Soderberg Appointed Division of Industrial Relations Administrator

Carson City, NV - December 03, 2013

Bruce Breslow, Director of the Department of Business and Industry announced that Donald Soderberg has been appointed Administrator of the Division of Industrial Relations.  He is based out of the Las Vegas office and will oversee the Division’s statewide operations.  


Soderberg has more than 25 years of legal and regulatory experience which includes eight years as the Chairman of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. He also served terms as Commissioner on the Public Utilities Commission, Nevada Transportation Services Authority and Public Service Commission of Nevada.


He most recently served as the Vice President of Risk Management and Corporate Compliance at Southwest Gas.  Previously he served as Vice President of Pricing and VP of External Affairs.  Prior to that, he was the Regulatory Affairs Director at R&R Partners.


Soderberg began his career in public relations and marketing. After attending law school, he practiced administrative and commercial law with Lionel Sawyer and Collins from 1987 to 1995.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.


About the Division of Industrial Relations

The Division of Industrial Relations, a Department of Business and Industry agency, promotes and enforces safety in the workplace.  Should injury or illness occur, the Division ensures the timely and appropriate delivery of benefits.  The Division encompasses five units to address worker safety including Workers’ Compensation, Nevada OSHA, Mechanical Section, Mine Safety and Training, and Safety Consultation and Training (SCATS).  For more information about the Division, please visit




Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
(702) 486-0407