Bob Ostrovsky, Chair of the Commission for Cultural Affairs
Bob Ostrovsky joined The Ferraro Group as Principal in August 2012. Since 1981, Mr. Ostrovsky has worked in the Nevada Legislature as a lobbyist representing the Nevada Resort Association, Employers Insurance, City of Las Vegas, United Health, Cox Communications, The Hertz Corporation, 3M Products and many others. From 1973 to 1996, Mr. Ostrovsky held various Human Resources Management positions at MGM and Bally’s Casino and Resorts. He was previously the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Bally’s Grand, Inc. from 1986 to 1996. In this role, Mr. Ostrovsky managed all human resources and labor relations matters for Bally’s Reno and Las Vegas. He also formerly served as Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Grand, Inc., as well as handled all governmental affairs for the corporation from 1973 to 1986.
Mr. Ostrovsky serves as a Trustee for IATSE Training, Disability and Pension Trusts. He is a member and chairman of the Nevada Commission for Cultural Affairs, member of the State Board of Museums and History since 1998, and serves as chairman of the Nevada Cultural Affairs Foundation.
He was a member of the Department of Industrial Relations Advisory Board from 1981 through 1998 and 2009 through 2012. Additionally, he was Chairman of this Board from 1989 through 1999 and also 2009 through 2012. The Board oversees workers’ compensation, safety and industrial insurance regulation. Mr. Ostrovsky is a also Past President of the United Way of Northern Nevada, Past President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development, Past President of the Nevada Self-Insured Employers Association.
Mr. Ostrovsky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and archaeology from the California State University at San Francisco as well as a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.