Scott Whittemore Named Nevada Taxicab Authority Administrator

Las Vegas, NV - June 19, 2018

Department of Business and Industry Director C.J. Manthe this week announced that Scott Whittemore has been appointed as administrator of the Taxicab Authority. The appointment comes following a public interview process conducted by members of the Taxicab Authority board which provided a list of three candidates to Manthe for consideration.  The appointment is effective June 25 when Whittemore will assume the role from J.D. Decker who was serving as interim administrator during the search.  

“Scott was instrumental in re-launching the Mortgage Lending Division and has demonstrated a high-level of performance during his time with the state,” said Director Manthe. “He has proven that he is a quick study with great new ideas and solid leadership skills. He is dedicated to building strong relationships with staff, the board and the industry and his enthusiasm is what is needed to help taxicab owners reinvent the taxi experience in Clark County.”

Whittemore most recently served as a deputy commissioner with the Division of Mortgage Lending where he managed the agency’s daily operations including: development of the division’s legislative agenda, budget implementation, regulatory functions and employee supervision. Prior to that, he was an entrepreneur and owned and operated a number of small business ventures. He earned a political-science degree at the University of San Diego and a juris doctor from the Boyd School of Law at University of Nevada Las Vegas where he wrote for the Law Review. Scott is a third-generation Nevadan and resides in Las Vegas along with his wife Kristin and their two sons.

“My intention is to work closely with the Taxicab Authority board and execute their policy vision with clarity,” said Whittemore. My first and foremost priority is the safety of the riding public.  Taxis provide 20 million annual trips for locals and tourists alike, and we will work to ensure the safety, comfort and convenience of every passenger. Las Vegas is a world class destination, and taxis are an incredibly important part of that customer service experience.”

About the Taxicab Authority

Established by the Legislature in 1969, the Taxicab Authority regulates the taxicab industry in Clark County which encompasses 16 certificated cab companies, 3,000 cabs and 9,000 permitted drivers. The mission of the authority is to provide for the safety, comfort and convenience of the taxi riding public. The authority consists of a part-time five-member board appointed by the Governor and a full-time authority staff which is managed by the administrator who reports to the Director of the Department of Business and Industry.

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Teri Williams
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