Francisco “Cisco” Aguilar was elected as Nevada Secretary of State in 2022 and assumed office on January 2, 2023.
Prior to being elected, Secretary Aguilar served twelve years as General Counsel for Agassi Graf, the management company for Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. In this role, he was responsible for communications and media, marketing and brand management, strategic partnerships, and legal and government affairs. T also served as Special Counsel to the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, Jim Rogers, and as a lawyer for the parent company of the Las Vegas and Reno NBC affiliates, KSNV Channel 3 and KRNV Channel 4, and 15 other NBC affiliates.
The Secretary combined his expertise in business and sports to launch a sports technology startup company, Blueprint Sports & Entertainment, connecting athletes and brands where they live and play. In recent years, Secretary Aguilar spent a year working at Adidas Global Headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany as a member of the Brand Sustainability team through a transatlantic Fellowship with the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH.
Secretary Aguilar graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting, an MBA, and Juris Doctor. At the University of Arizona, he was also elected to represent more than 35,000 students as Student Body President. Secretary Aguilar is a member of the Nevada, California, and Arizona Bars.
Secretary Aguilar is the Founding Chairman of Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School. Cristo Rey serves students in one of Las Vegas’ most vulnerable neighborhoods and provides an innovative work-study program designed to prepare them for future careers.
Governors Jim Gibbons and Brian Sandoval appointed Secretary Aguilar to the Nevada Athletic Commission, which regulates boxing and mixed martial arts. He served on the Commission for eight years, two of which he served as Chairman.