Nevada Gaming Commission member Pat Mulroy has resigned that post and joined the board of directors for Wynn Resorts.
Mulroy submitted her resignation to Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday morning, a few hours before the casino company announced her new post.
Mulroy was appointed to the state board in July 2014, after then-chairman Pete Bernhard resigned. She was widely praised for her work in her prior career leading the water authority that encompasses Las Vegas.
She will be the only woman on the Wynn Resorts board. Elaine Wynn, who co-founded the company with her ex-husband Steve, lost a bid this spring to stay on the board and decried the resulting lack of diversity.
Mulroy told Sandoval that serving on the commission was one of the greatest honors of her career.