Steve Sisolak

Steve Sisolak


State of Nevada

Las Vegas, NV USA

The key to success isn’t winning all the time; it’s how quickly you get up and move on from your disappointments or failures.


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Steve Sisolak

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My road in life took a while to figure out.
Growing up, my parents had always expected me to go to college and get a formal education—I also developed a great work ethic from watching my parents.
I got a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from UNLV—I was always interested in business because I wanted to work for myself.
After college, I ran a business that printed and sold advertising specialty merchandise.
I didn’t know I wanted to go into politics until I lobbied for some marketing and direct sales laws and found that I enjoyed it.
I ran for Nevada State Senate twice and lost before moving on to the Nevada Board of Regents, which was a better fit for me to get my start.
After serving on the Board of Regents for 10 years, I was elected to the Clark County Commission in 2008.
I served as chairman for the Clark County Commission before being sworn in as the 30th Governor of Nevada in 2019.
As governor, I’m passionate about speaking up and fighting for people who can’t fight for themselves.
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High School
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Business Administration and Management, General
University of Nevada, Las Vegas



I head the government's executive branch in Nevada.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Listening is very important in my position. A lot of leaders don't listen as much as they should because they think they have the best ideas. It's important to be able to listen to others and realize when they may know more or be stronger in certain areas than you. You also need to learn to be detail-oriented. I have to do a lot of follow ups in my position to check on those details and make sure nothing is falling through the cracks.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Set your goals and then keep your options open as best as possible. Not everyone can reach a certain goal sometimes because it's just not possible. For example, 10 people may have wanted to be governor but all 10 can't get elected. Do things that will direct you towards the goals you've set so that you give yourself the best chance of achieving that goal, but keep your options open because things change along the way.


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You need to fix everyone's problems."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress

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