Brian Mitchell

Nevada: Director - Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology

Brian Mitchell serves as the Director of the Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT), the State of Nevada’s Broadband Office, and oversees the planning, mapping and procurement of broadband infrastructure. Brian leads the State’s High Speed Nevada Initiative, a $500 million program to achieve the goal of universal access to affordable, reliable, scalable broadband. Over the last five years, Brian and his team have secured State and federal funds to build over 400 miles of fiber to nearly 40 different entities, including 12 Tribal libraries, and annually assist over a thousand local entities apply for federal broadband funding. Passionate about equity, Brian also oversees Nevada’s digital inclusion program.

Brian also oversees Nevada’s STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including the State’s Graduate Medical Education and Physician Loan Repayment programs, STEM Workforce Pathways programs that bridge the high school-college gap, STEM professional learning programs for K-12 teachers, and an academy for aspiring STEM schools. In total, Brian manages a grant portfolio of over $40 million that has funded the creation of over 100 new STEM programs across the P-20 spectrum in high-demand career fields over the last six years.