Mendy Elliott is a Senior Vice President and Director of Public Policy for Flynn Giudici Government Affairs. Her love of this State was complimented by her decades of public and private sector experience, as illustrated by her extensive community, corporate, and government relations career. For the past ten years, Mendy served as a partner at a Nevada-based lobbying firm. Before that, she served the State of Nevada when Governor Jim Gibbons appointed her 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.
Mendy’s foray into government affairs and lobbying began 30 years ago as the Community and Government Affairs Officer for First Interstate Bank, Norwest Bank, and Wells Fargo. She retired after a 30-year career in the financial services industry, making her keenly knowledgeable in policies and regulations governing the financial services industry. She was a Personal Banking Officer, Branch Manager, and Commercial Loan Officer in various positions. Her most recent posts included Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Private Banking Manager. Additionally, she served as Senior Vice President, Community and Government Relations Department at Wells Fargo, overseeing all aspects of the bank’s government relations and community relations/foundation programs. Additionally, she was the primary liaison with the Nevada legislature and the State’s University System.
A stalwart in the community, Mendy has been active in numerous nonprofits and charities, including the RSCVA, where she served as the Chairman; Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce; Nevada Donor Network; WIN; United Way of Northern Nevada; Nevada Women’s Fund; KNPB Public Broadcasting; APT’s; Community Foundation of Western Nevada; American Heart Association; Nevada Women’s Fund; Girl Scouts of Northern Nevada and the Sierra; and the Nevada Humane Society. She also served as a member and Chairwoman of the Athletic Association of the University of Nevada, Reno; Reno Chamber Orchestra; Community Service Agency; Nevada Gear-Up; and Nevada Schools to Careers Chair. In addition, she was a founding member of the Washoe County School District Foundation.