he Board of Directors of Allegiant Travel Company announced Tuesday the appointment of Sandra Douglass Morgan as its newest member. Morgan, an attorney and former regulator, is currently the owner and manager of Douglass Morgan, LLC, a legal and consulting firm, and is the immediate past chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
As chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board from 2019 to 2020, Morgan led the passage and implementation of cashless wagering regulations, and ensured that all gaming licensees adopted policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. Morgan was the first African-American to serve as chair in the state’s history.
Morgan was director of external affairs for AT&T Services., Inc. from 2016 to 2019, where she was responsible for managing the company’s local government, legislative and community affairs work in Nevada. This role followed eight years of public service with the City of North Las Vegas in progressive appointments, including serving as City Attorney from 2013 to 2016. She previously served as litigation attorney for MGM Resorts International.
Morgan has also served on the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and is a past board member of Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating achievement outcomes for Nevada students.
In an official press release, Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant’s chairman and chief executive officer, spoke about Morgan’s appointment and said: “Sandra brings a great deal of specialized experience in highly-regulated, high-profile industries that will be of tremendous benefit as our company continues to grow. She is a dynamic leader with a proven ability to navigate today’s most complex industry issues, from labor regulations to cybersecurity. We are so pleased to have her join our leadership team.”
Morgan added: “Allegiant is a true innovator in the travel industry – a dynamic company that continues to break the mold of traditional airlines. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Maury Gallagher and the members of this distinguished board, and look forward to realizing the next phase of their vision in becoming a truly integrated travel company.”
In addition to her appointment to Allegiant’s board, Morgan currently serves as an independent director with Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries, and with Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation, a cybersecurity consulting and managed services firm.