Senator Heidi S. Gansert

Caucus Policy Coordinator
Party: Republican

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, 2009
  • Class President, Council of State Governments (CSG West), Legislative Leadership Academy, 2005
  • Freshman Legislator of the Year, Las Vegas Review Journal, 2005
  • Freshman Legislator of the Year, Police Officers' Research Association, 2005
  • Woman of Achievement, Nevada Women's Fund, 2008
  • Nicholas J. Horn Award, Nevada State Medical Association, 2007
  • Special Recognition, Nevada Department of Public Safety, 2012
  • Special Recognition Award, Washoe County Medical Society, 2007

Affiliations

  • Board Member, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), 2012 - Present
  • Board Member, Nevada Women's Fund, 2014 - Present
  • Member, International Women's Forum, Nevada Chapter, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Children's Cabinet Strategy Committee, 2013 - Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Northern Nevada Literacy Council, 2015 - Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Girls on the Run-Sierras, 2015 - Present
  • Advisory Board Member, College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010 - Present
  • Former Treasurer and Board Member, University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business Alumni Association
  • Former President and Board Member, Casa de Vida Auxiliary (home for pregnant girls)

Education

  • University of Nevada, Reno - Reno, Nevada, MBA
  • Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, California, B.S., Engineering

Professional

  • Republican Caucus Policy Coordinator - 2016
  • Chief of Staff, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, January 2011 - September 2012
  • Nevada State Assembly Republican Leader, Previous positions included Assistant Minority Leader and Minority Whip, 2007 - 2010
  • Nevada Assemblywoman, District 25, Washoe County, 2004 - 2010
  • Nevada Assembly Committee Assignments: Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Commerce and Labor, Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics and Constitutional Amendments, 2004 - 2010
  • Governor's Appointee, Legislative Committee to Evaluate Funding for Higher Education, 2012
  • Member of Nevada's Team, National Governor's Association Policy Academy to Improve Performance Measures for Higher Education, 2012
  • Legislative Member, Committee to Study Capital Funding for Washoe County School District, 2007 - 2008
  • Legislative Member, P-16 Committee to Study Education in Nevada
  • Vice Chair, Legislative Interim Committee to Study Water in Washoe County, 2005 - 2006

Personal

Recreation: Cycling, Running, Swimming, Triathlons, Travel
Born: 1963 - Reno, Nevada
Spouse: Guy
Children: Four