About the Board

Richard Arnold

Chair

(Term: November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2019)

Richard Arnold is Southern Paiute from Pahrump, Nevada and serves as Chairman of the State of Nevada Indian Commission. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Cal-State Long Beach and has a background in administrative management where he focuses on developing national policy and implementing progressive approaches for building capacity and increasing interactions among federal, tribal, state governments and local municipalities.

Richard serves as Spokesperson for the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO) which is comprised of 16 Tribes from Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona that focus on expanding government-to-government interactions.

He has received numerous awards and citations throughout his career and has served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Indian Education. Richard has co-authored numerous reports and journal articles pertaining to American Indian topics focusing on understanding complex situations. He serves on several technical working groups where he facilitates discussions and evaluates research, development and implementation strategies.

Kelly Krolicki

Commissioner

(Term: November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2021)

Kelly Krolicki is a lifelong resident of South Lake Tahoe, CA and NV. She attended San Francisco State University in 1985 and pursued a minor in American Indian Studies. She graduated from the California State University at Chico in 1990. In 1992, she moved to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her Masters of Business Administration from UNR in 1994.

Kelly and Brian Krolicki have been instrumental in Nevada politics for well over 24 year. Her husband, Brian Krolicki is the former Nevada Lt. Governor and State Treasurer. Her oldest daughter, Kate Krolicki, interns for the Nevada Indian Commission when she is home from college.

“I have always been passionate about American Indian issues. The Stewart site is a project that I would like to see to fruition. The Stewart project has an important story to tell in the plight of the American Indian and Nevada history,” says Kelly Krolicki.

Kostan R. Lathouris

Vice-Chair

(Term: December 4, 2017 to October 31, 2020)

Kostan R. Lathouris, an enrolled member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, received his Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (“UNLV”) in 2015 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as a University Honors Scholar, from UNLV in 2009. He is a member of both the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the District of Nevada, the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of California; the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and in the courts for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, and the Colorado Indian River Tribe.

Kostan practices federal Indian law and tribal law, including rendering legal opinions, drafting and updating tribal laws, representing tribal interests in tribal-state gaming compact negotiations, and asserting and defending tribal sovereignty in tribal and federal court litigation for various tribes. His volunteer work includes representing abused and neglected children, grandparents seeking visitation with their descendants, and serving on his tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Act Committee and the Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance.

During law school, Kostan received the Barbara Buckley Community Service Award, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Environmental Law, the State Bar of Nevada Diversity Scholarship, the Public Interest Law Association Full Grant, and the Professional Development Fellowship. He chaired his school’s Native American Law Student Association (“NALSA”) and was awarded second place “Best Spoken Advocate” during the 2015 National NALSA Moot Court Competition. He also spent a summer interning with the Department of the Interior, Officer of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Brian Wadsworth

(Term: November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019)

Brian Wadsworth is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Kooyooe Tukadu). He currently works at BlueBird, CPAs, a Nevada based CPA firm that provides auditing and consulting and training services to Tribal Nations and casinos nationwide, as a Staff Auditor.

Brian graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in International Business. He holds a Master of Business Administration in American Indian Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University and is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Wadsworth is currently in the process of obtaining his Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Nevada.

Brian is the former Chairman of the Board for the Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School Board of Education (2014-2018). As well as a former Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Councilmember (2013-2015 and 2016-2018).
Brian proudly serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Numu, Inc., a Section 17 federal corporation for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Additionally, Brian is an active member of the University of Nevada, Reno Native American Alumni Chapter.

Brian is also honored to serve as a Commissioner on the Nevada Commission of Tourism