Carson City, NV – Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow recently announced two new leadership appointments for the Division of Industrial Relations:
Joe “JD” Decker has been appointed Administrator for the Division of Industrial Relations. Decker was previously appointed Administrator of the Nevada Real Estate Division in 2014, tasked with overhauling the agency and improving operational efficiencies. He successfully led modernization changes and improved process at the Division. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Nevada Division of Insurance compliance and enforcement sections.
Decker came to public service after 20 years in private-sector investigations management for a nationally regulated bank. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army’s 12th Special Forces Group. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies, Lee School of Business at UNLV.
David Heath has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Division of Industrial Relations. He previously served as the Director of Administration for the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District where he was responsible for the agency’s finance, information technology, purchasing, risk management and communications functions. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Nevada Housing Division.
Heath has more than 20 years of public sector management experience including expertise in risk management and administration of workers compensation and safety and loss programs. He has served as the Interim General Manager and CFO of the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit and has served as the head of finance with the City of Santa Rosa, California and Carson City, Nevada as well as and Director of Administrative Services in Truckee, California. David earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a licensed CPA in Nevada.
Source: NV Department of Business and Industry