Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced staffing changes in his communications office.  Effective August 11th, Mari Nakashima St. Martin will join the Governor’s Office as Communications Director. St. Martin currently serves as Communications Director with the Governor’s re-election campaign.

St. Martin’s previous experience includes employment with a private marketing and public relations firm in Las Vegas and the campaigns and Congressional offices of Congressman Joe Heck and Senator Dean Heller. In 2012 Mari was a candidate for Nevada State Senate.

“Mari brings with her an extensive amount of experience in the fields of communication and public relations,” said Governor Sandoval.  “Having worked in both the private and public sector, Mari has a great understanding of the communities we serve and will be a strong asset to my administration. I am pleased she has accepted the position and look forward to her joining the team.”

St. Martin is a native Nevadan who grew up in Ely, Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is married to Jack St. Martin and the couple has two daughters, Darla and Scarlett.

Sandoval today also announced that Press Secretary Tyler Klimas will be joining the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange as Communications Officer effective August 11th