State Sen. Becky Harris to become first female chair of Nevada Gaming Control BoardMegan Messerly, The Nevada Independent · January 12, 2018 at 12:56 pmState Sen. Becky Harris will step down from her legislative post to become the first female chair of the Gaming Control Board, The Nevada Independent has learned.With the appointment, Harris will become the second-ever female member of the Gaming Control Board, following in the footsteps of Patricia Becker who was appointed to the board in 1982. Harris was offered the post and accepted it Thursday evening.Harris, a lawyer at Jerimy Kirschner & Associates, holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Gaming Law and Regulation from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, in addition to a J.D. from Brigham Young University, a master’s from UNLV and a bachelor’s from Brigham Young. She is a member of the bar in both Nevada and Virginia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.The announcement comes just a day after the conclusion of the board’s January meeting, which was presided over by just two members of the board after board Chair A.G. Burnett tendered his resignation last month. Sandoval designated member Shawn Reid as acting chair of the board in the interim.