Lorraine Hunt-Bono, Commissioner

Prior to being appointed a commissioner, Mrs. Hunt-Bono served two terms as Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor, from 1999-2007. In 2004, as the chairwoman of the NCOT, she opened the Nevada Tourism Office in Beijing, China and was the first Nevada elected official to formally visit the People’s Republic of China. She also served as the first woman chair of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Mrs. Hunt-Bono has a lengthy leadership record in the public and private sector and has received numerous honors, including the first lifetime achievement award for the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. As an award winning Las Vegas restaurateur, she and her family own the historic Bootlegger Italian Bistro.