Guinn Center for Policy Priorities
Feb 12, 2024
Jill Tolles
Guinn Center for Policy Priorities

Jill Tolles is the Executive Director of the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities. She has taught at the University of Nevada since 2005, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Studies. She is also on the faculty of the National Judicial College, where she teaches courtroom management, collaborative decision-making, and procedural fairness to judges from around the nation and the world.

Prior to joining the Guinn Center, Jill served three terms in the Nevada Legislature as the Assemblywoman for District 25, where she has served on the Education, Judiciary, Commerce and Labor, and Ways and Means Committees. 

Jill has given back to the community by serving on numerous boards and commissions over the years, including the WCSD Education Alliance Board, the Attorney General’s Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group, and is the Chair of the Northern Nevada Sex Trafficking Task Force. Jill is a Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Recipient, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow, FBI Citizen’s Academy Graduate, and member of the International Women’s Forum.