- University of Nevada, Reno, B.G.S. Business: Dewing Syndicate, Inc. 1974-2003 CEO/Owner. Politek, Inc., 2003-2005 President/Owner.
- Nevada Assembly, 1991 (appointed to fill vacancy), 1999-2003—two special and four regular sessions. First Lady of Nevada 2007-2010.
- Bernice Mathews Elementary School Foundation Member
- National Osteoporosis Advisory Board
- Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board
- Healthy Women 2000: Maternal Child and Health Advisory Board
- Council on State Government Committee on Aging
- Federal Budget and Taxation Committee
- Goodwill of Southern Nevada – Major Gift Officer – 2010
- Fox News 1270 AM talk show host – 2010
- Senior Vice President Communication and Government Relations KSNV (Las Vegas 3), KRNV (Reno 4) and KENV (Elko 10).
Having graduated from the University of Nevada, she is also a successful businessperson, and has received many accolades, including: Business and Professional Women Woman of the Year: Who’s Who in Business; Who’s Who in Politics; Who’s Who of Women; the Attorney General’s Role Model of the Year; and the Las Vegas Women to Watch award. Dawn has served on prominent boards such as the Desert Research Institute, Reno Tahoe Airport Authority, Washoe County Visitors and Convention Authority, Sierra Bank of Nevada, American Red Cross, Children’s Cabinet, Westcare, National Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, and Positively Kids. She was the 2011/2012 chairwoman of Go Red for Women with the American Heart Association. Most recently, she managed her own radio talk show with Fox News 1270 and is now the Director of Community and Public Relations with KSNV NEWS 3, KRNV NEWS 4, and KENV NEWS 10. She is the mother of Navy LTJG and Naval aviator, Jimmy Gibbons.
Education: University of Nevada, Reno, B.G.S. Business: Dewing Syndicate, Inc. 1974-2003 CEO/Owner. Politek, Inc., 2003-2005 President/Owner.
Legislative Service: Nevada Assembly, 1991 (appointed to fill vacancy), 1999-2003—two special and four regular sessions. First Lady of Nevada 2007-2010.
Communications and Media Experience: Fox News 1270 AM talk show host – 2010. Presently, S.V.P. Communications & Government Relations KSNV (Las Vegas 3), KRNV (Reno 4) and KENV (Elko 10).
Personal and Professional Achievements:
1988-1989 Reno Business and Professional Woman of the Year Award; Sierra Bank Founding Board Member, 1992; Washoe County Airport Authority Board Trustee, 1993-1997; Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Board Trustee, 1995-1996; Desert Research Foundation Board Trustee; Chairwoman, Children’s Cabinet; Committee to Aid Abused Women Board Member; American Red Cross Board Member; Founding Member of Northern Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence; Toastmasters; French Ambassador, Nevada Opera Association, 1991; March of Dimes Member; Who’s Who in Business; Who’s Who of Women; Assemblywoman of the Year, 2001, Peace Officers’ Association of Nevada; 2002 Nevada Women’s Role Model Award by Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa; 2002 Honoree, Nevada Diabetes Association; 2001 Honoree, Nevada Organ and Tissue Network; 1999 American Lung Association Honoree; Co-authored the constitutional enactment of the Gibbons Tax Restraint and Education First Initiatives; National Co-Chair, Youth Challenge-National Guard Youth Foundation:; Nevada Chairwoman, “I Keep Safe”; Spearheaded National/International campaign against Methamphetamine use called Crystal Darkness.; Honorary Chair Nevada Volunteers; Americorp honorary member; Gold Star of Honor Recipient from The Achievement Academy in Las Vegas in October 2008; Founder and Co-Chair of Nevada’s Organ and Tissue Donation Task Force at the University of Nevada Medical School; F.A.S. T. Finding Autistic Solutions For Tomorrow Honoree October 2008; Humanitarian of the Year Award – Hispanic and Lupus Foundation June 2009; Nevada Women’s Lobby Hall of Fame legislative honoree November 2009; National Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free – Board Member; Westcare National Celebrity Advisory Council, Positively Kids – Board Member; Nevada Heart Association 2011-12 Fundraising Chair, Grant a Gift Foundation – Honorary Chair; 2012 Women to Watch VEGAS INC. magazine; 2012 Distinguished Women and Men in Nevada for the past 25 years – Distinguished Publishing, 2014 My Vegas Magazine Women to Watch, 2014 Distinguished Women of Nevada.
Past Affiliations: Bernice Mathews Elementary School Foundation Member; American Association of University Women; National Osteoporosis Advisory Board; Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board; Republican Women’s Federal Forum; Congressional Spouses; Republican Women National Federation; Healthy Women 2000: Maternal Child and Health Advisory Board; Council on State Government Committee on Aging; Federal Budget and Taxation Committee.