Nevada Division of Emergency Management / Homeland Security Chief
Nevada Division of Emergency Management / Homeland Security Chief
Justin Luna was appointed in August 2019, as Chief of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management and Office of Homeland Security, within the Department of Public Safety. He has been with the division since November 2014, previously serving as the Chief Fiscal and Administrative Officer. During this time the division has transitioned to focus on resilience throughout the state with a vision to continue efforts to build a more resilient Nevada. Justin’s previous experience includes time with the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services; the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy; and the Nevada Department of Corrections. Prior to state service, he worked in Las Vegas for almost nine years in the private sector with a national homebuilder. Justin is a graduate of Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he played collegiate volleyball. He grew up in Tennessee but ended up marrying a Nevadan over 20 years ago. Justin lives in the quaint Nevada town of Minden, about a half hour south of the state capital, Carson City, in the beautiful Reno/Tahoe area, where he spends his spare time with his family enjoying various outdoor activities. He is currently a master’s candidate at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.