Emeritus: Robert R. Barengo joined the Commission on December 3, 2003. He represents General Business.
Mr. Barengo attended the following schools, St Thomas Aquinas Grammar School, Reno; Bishop Manogue High School, Reno; University of Santa Clara; J.D. – 1969; and California State University at Hayward; B.S. – 1966 He has held many elected offices and has extensive legislative experience. 1981-1983 Speaker of the Assembly and Chairman of Legislative Commission. 1978-1981 Speaker Pro Tempore. 1973-1979 Chairman Judiciary Committee. 1972-1982 Assemblyman, District 29, five regular sessions and one special session. Served on various committees including Interim Finance, Ways and Means, Commerce and Judiciary.
In 1972 to present Mr. Barengo has been in private practice of law: general business; municipal finance and bonding and investment banking; government and administration law; Gaming Law. He was Judge Pro-Tem, Sparks Municipal Court and Reno Municipal Court in 1976-1995. He was also the Deputy District Attorney for Washoe County, Nevada in 1969-1972. Mr. Barengo founded, and was the President and Director of Western Thrift and Loan, a Nevada Thrift Company. He was President from April 1998 to August 2000 and Director from 1997 to 2003. 1992 to present he is the Director of Riviera Holdings Corporation, publicly traded Corporation (AMEX) and subsidiaries, Riviera Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada , member, Board of Directors. 1992-2000 he was director of American Wagering, Inc., publicly traded Corporation (NASDAQ) and subsidiaries, Leroy’s Horse and Sports Place and Leroy’s Hotel Corporation, Board of Directors 1996 (board member of private corporation before public offering). He is currently a Commissioner for National Conference of Commission on Uniform State Laws and was elected a life member in 1988.
Listed in the Bond Buyer’s, Directory of Municipal Bond Dealers, Section Municipal Bond Attorneys of the United States and National Association of Bond Lawyers. 1992 to August 2004 State of Nevada Dairy Commission, Governor appointed Chairman in July 1993; State of Nevada Dairy Commission, Governor appointed member for banking and finance in October 1992. 1988-1991 Member City of Reno Financial Advisory Board. 1996-2003 Member of the Nevada Insurance Commission Advisory Committee on Health Care and Insurance. His Community Service includes: Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation Board of Trustees 1998; Truckee Meadows Community College Advisory Board 1981-Present; Nevada Opera Association Board of Directors 1987-1989; Nevada Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society Board of Trustees 1987-1989; member Board of Trustees, Nathan Aldelson Hospice, Las Vegas, Nevada 1993-Present.