George Togliatti is currently serving as Director
of the Nevada Department of Public Safety with responsibility for the Nevada
Highway Patrol, Nevada Division of Parole & Probation, Nevada Division of
Investigation, Homeland Security, Division of Emergency Management, Capitol
Police, Records, Communication & Compliance, Cyber Defense Coordination, and
Fire Marshal. He was appointed to this position in 2019 by Governor Steve
Sisolak, and previously served in this capacity through an appointment by
Governor Kenny Guinn in 2004.
Prior to his appointment as Director of Public
Safety, Mr. Togliatti served as Vice President of Security, Surveillance, &
Safety at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, MGM Resorts International; Regional
Vice President of Government, Community Relations, and Regulatory Compliance
for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. He also
served as Treasurer of the Harrah's Employee Political Action Committee (PAC). In addition, he established and served as
Treasurer of The Harrah's Foundation, a not-for-profit private foundation. Prior to the relationship with Harrah's, Mr.
Togliatti served as Vice President of Corporate Security, Government and
Community Relations for Caesars World Inc.
Mr. Togliatti is a member of the Society of
Former Special Agents of the FBI, a former
member of the Mt. Charleston Town Advisory
Board for Clark County, the Board of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling,
and the FBI Citizens Academy Foundation. He is also a former board member of
the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Civilian Review Board, the Las Vegas Metro
Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, the Nevada Resort Association (NRA)
Government Relations, Budget, and Regulatory Affairs Committees, the Women’s
Development Center, as well as other community organizations in Nevada.
Mr. Togliatti is a former Supervisory Special
Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
During his FBI service, he managed the organized crime and drug units in
Las Vegas, and also served as the white-collar crime supervisor. He served the Bureau as a Special Agent in
Detroit, Michigan and Boise, Idaho assigned primarily to criminal matters,
electronic surveillance, and undercover operations. While assigned to the Detroit Division, he
was the undercover agent in a racketeering case that resulted in the conviction
of the then Genesee County (Flint, MI) District Attorney.
While working in the Las Vegas Division of the
FBI, he was the undercover agent assigned to infiltrate the Gambino and Detroit
organized crime families' operations in Nevada.
In the latter case, he testified in 2002 in the trial of alleged mob
underboss, Anthony Zerilli, and in 2001, in the trial of mob boss Jack Tocco and
two of his capos.
Mr. Togliatti is a former Naval Aviator. He achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Economics from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, performed graduate study
in Accounting at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and is in possession
of a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the
University of Detroit (Detroit-Mercy), Detroit, Michigan.