Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo announced the selection of attorney Kirk Hendrick as a member and as the next chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Hendrick has over 30 years of experience in law practice in both the public and private sectors. During his time in the public sector, he worked in Attorney General's Gaming Division and later served as the Chief Deputy for the statewide Gaming Division. Hendrick also served as the legal counsel for the Nevada Athletic Commission.
After his public legal work, Hendrick returned to private practice in 2001 and served as Of Counsel to the law firm of Jones Vargas. His practice focused on gaming and sports law matters, primarily boxing and mixed martial arts. Hendrick then went on to join Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as General Counsel, later becoming Chief Operating Officer for the company. In 2012, Hendrick was named Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for UFC. In 2019, Hendrick founded Hendrick Sports & Entertainment.
Hendrick graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1988 and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from the California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.