Community and Government Relations

Mendy Elliott

Mendy Elliott has an extensive career in community, corporate and government relations. Before joining forces with Forte LLP,  Mendy served the State of Nevada when she was appointed by  Governor Jim Gibbons to serve as Director of Business and  Industry in 2007, a post she held until July 2008 when the  governor promoted her to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff.

Ms. Elliott was recruited into state service after a 30-year career in the financial services industry, making her keenly  knowledgeable in policies and regulations governing the  financial services industry. She spent 24 years of her financial  career with Wells Fargo Bank. Among her various positions, she served as a Personal Banking Officer, Branch Manager, and  Commercial Loan Officer. Her most recent posts included Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Private Banking  Manager. Additionally, she served in the capacity of Senior Vice President, Community and Government Relations Department  at Wells Fargo where she oversaw all aspects of the bank’s  government relations and community relations/foundation  programs including serving as the main liaison with the Nevada legislature and the state’s University System. In each of these  positions she worked on human resources projects and handled  HR issues for her direct staff.

Additionally, Ms. Elliott is an active member of the community,  serving in a number of volunteer roles. She is currently active in the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce, WIN, United Way of  Northern Nevada, Nevada Women’s Fund, KNPB Public Broadcasting, Community Foundation of Western Nevada,  American Heart Association, and the Nevada Humane Society.   She previously served as a member of the Athletic Association  of the University of Nevada, Reno; Reno Chamber Orchestra;  Community Service Agency; Nevada Gear-Up; Nevada Schools 
to Career; Step 2; Care Chest; Nevada Mule Deer Foundation;  Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.  She has also served on the  Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority in an appointed  position as Chairman of the Board and the Finance Chairman.
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