Nevada Donor Network Foundation (NDNF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Jones Blackhurst as a founding board member.
Jones Blackhurst is the former mayor of City of Las Vegas and a member of the Caesars Entertainment Board of Directors. As a member of the NDNF board, Jones Blackhurst’s background and leadership experience will help the foundation’s mission to maximize the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donation.
Jones Blackhurst brings over 20 years of executive experience from Caesars Entertainment Corp., where she created the casino industry’s first regulatory practices for problem gaming. She served as the executive vice president of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility since 1999 and in 2019, Jones Blackhurst was appointed to Caesars Entertainment’s Board of Directors.
Jones Blackhurst has recently been named chief executive in residence at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute. In this position, she is leading the school’s efforts to support gender equity through UNLV’s “Expanding the Leaderverse” program.
In addition to serving as a board member for NDNF, Jones Blackhurst serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is also chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association and Las Vegas Stadium Authority.
Jones Blackhurst holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University and attended the University of Southern California’s School of Food Marketing Management.