Bryan Wachter

Bryan Wachter

Director of Public and Government Affairs

As Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs Bryan is responsible for RAN’s overall Government Affairs Strategy inside and outside of the legislative session. Bryan serves as RAN’s chief spokesman representing the Association in all forms of media and in many different situations; whether at a charity event presenting members of RAN to the larger community or defending the Retail Industry on TV, Bryan enjoys working for an extremely fluid and important industry in Nevada.

During legislative sessions Bryan is directly responsible for coordinating the position and execution of RAN’s tax policies along with state budget concerns and works with legislative leadership in both houses on issues connected to RAN’s members concerns. Bryan is charged with coordinating the retail industry’s tax concerns while remaining consistent to the Association’s tax policies and strategically balancing the issues so that these don’t outweigh the policy consideration of RAN’s many other priorities. Bryan’s job is to narrate the multifaceted context among all of the retail industry’s priority issues. Whether the priority is taxes, healthcare, general merchandise, elections, transportation, or employment issues, Bryan coordinates RAN’s considerable government affairs team to provide an overall coherent message.

Bryan is a life-long Nevadan and resident of Las Vegas but received his degree in political science from the University of Nevada Reno. When not in legislative session Bryan in also responsible for the management of the Las Vegas offices of RAN and continues to develop policies, legislative communications and election strategies for its members.