Advisory Board Member
Jan Jones Blackhurst is a long-time political and business leader where she spent most of the 1990s as the first
woman mayor and one of the most popular mayors in Las Vegas’ history. She then joined Caesars Entertainment,
where she and her teams developed the industry’s first Responsible Gaming practices, helping advance
environmental stewardship and advocating for important social issues. Jan speaks extensively at many universities
and helped establish the International Gaming Institution Center of Excellence at UNLV.
Committed to education, Jan serves as Chairwoman for the Public Education Foundation; has earned numerous
awards and accolades while serving on several boards including the Las Vegas Stadium Authority and the Nevada
Resort Association. In 2014, she was one of the first women to be inducted into the American Gaming Association
(AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame.
Jones Blackhurst holds a bachelor's degree in English from Stanford University.