Nevada Department of Business and Industry Director Terry Reynolds has appointed Karl Armstrong as administrator of the Taxicab Authority. The appointment was made following a public interview process conducted by members of the Taxicab Authority Board which provided a list of three candidates to Director Reynolds for consideration. Armstrong was selected and assumed the post on May 10.
Armstrong most recently served as an appeals officer with the Nevada Department of Administration where he primarily conducted hearings to adjudicate workers’ compensation disputes. Prior to that he served as a defense attorney for several law firms in the area of insurance litigation.
Before entering private practice, Armstrong was employed as a deputy attorney general at the Office of the Nevada Attorney General and Nevada System of Higher Education as assistant general counsel. He also has experience as a law clerk in the Eighth Judicial District Court and as an assistant public defender in the Cook County Public Defender’s office.
Throughout his career, he has served on a number of boards and commissions including, but not limited to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, FAME Transportation, Inc., State Bar of Nevada Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board, and the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Standards. He currently serves as a commissioner on the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline.
Armstrong graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and the University of Iowa College of Law with a juris doctorate degree.