Thoran Towler, Chief Executive Officer
Thoran Towler, former State of Nevada Labor Commissioner,
became Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Association of Employers in August
2016. Thoran possesses extensive knowledge and experience in wage and
hour rules, employment law and labor issues.
Thoran was the Labor Commissioner for the State of Nevada
from 2011 to 2014 where he administered and enforced Nevada’s wage and hour
laws, set and enforced the state’s minimum and prevailing wage, investigated
complaints related to the non-payment of wages and violations of Nevada labor
law, and oversaw and licensed private employment agencies and apprentice
programs. Thoran served as general counsel for the Nevada Association of
Realtors and worked as a labor and employment attorney at the law firm of
Allison MacKenzie, Ltd prior to joining NAE. Thoran was admitted to
practice law in the State of Nevada in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Science in
Technology from Walla Walla University and he earned his law degree from
Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.
Luke Molleck, Esq., General Counsel
Luke Molleck joined the Nevada Association of Employers in June 2019. Luke had previously worked at the law firm Thorndal Armstrong, practicing complex civil litigation defending various municipalities and private insureds. Luke’s experience includes municipal liability defense for a range of constitutional violations, defending Title VII claims, employment discrimination claims, and workers’ compensation claims, as well as personal injury defense.
Luke is licensed in all courts in Nevada, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Luke earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Mexico and his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Audra Parton, Member Services Coordinator
Audra Parton joined the Nevada Association of Employers in
December 2016. Prior to joining NAE, Audra worked in legal and regulatory
compliance for a nationwide workers’ compensation insurance carrier and served
as the Deputy Labor Commissioner for the State of Nevada from 2013 to 2014. She
brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding regulatory compliance to
Audra earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from
the University of Nevada, Reno and her law degree from California Western
School of Law in San Diego, California.
Amy Matthews, Human Resources/Business Development
Amy Matthews joined the Nevada Association of Employers in June 2017, with a focus on Southern Nevada. Amy brings a unique perspective to our members, having been a private sector executive level HR employee as well as operating as an independent HR consultant.
She is a native Las Vegan with 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Operations, Training and Compliance, and is certified in Human Resources Management and Employment Law.
Ashley Staab, Member Liaison
Ashley Staab joined the Nevada Association of
Employers in late October 2017. Before joining NAE, Ashley worked in the
staffing industry and worked in retail management.
She worked in almost every aspect of the staffing industry,
from recruitment to being the HR Representative for a local Northern Nevada
franchise. Her areas of expertise are Unemployment and I-9 compliance.
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