Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Names New Deputy Director
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CARSON CITY, NV – Jenny Casselman was recently named as Deputy Director of the Nevada
Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR). Ms. Casselman’s official first
day will be Monday, October 12th.
“We are very pleased to have Jenny join the DETR team. We are confident that her
leadership and strategic planning skills will be a great fit with our agency and provide us with
a fresh insight into accomplishing our agency’s immediate and long-term mission and goals to
serve Nevadans in these challenges times,” said DETR Director, Elisa Cafferata.
As deputy director for DETR, Ms. Casselman is charged with overseeing the department's
workforce development initiatives in support of the state's demand-driven business
occupations. She has responsibility for ensuring quality delivery of the state's employment
and training, and enforcement programs and has executive oversight of the Nevada Equal
Rights Commission, Employment Security and Vocational Rehabilitation Divisions, and the
state’s Research and Analysis Bureau.
“I am delighted to be selected as DETR’s new deputy director and look forward to meeting
the unique challenges afforded by the position. I look forward to learning more about the
agency and meeting with employees in the upcoming weeks,” said Casselman.
Ms. Casselman brings more than 15 years of experience in management , finance, and
strategic planning to increase efficiencies and strengthen service levels. In addition, she has
expertise in deploying programs, building and implementing strong processes, and creating
Prior to joining DETR, Ms. Casselman worked as Vice President of Commercial Operations for
Greater Commercial Lending (GCL), overseeing all operations for the commercial loan
servicing, secondary marketing, funding, and investor functions in support of small
businesses. She was heavily involved in all aspects of loan origination for Small Business
Administration's Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that helped so many Nevada businesses in
the face of our current pandemic.
Ms. Casselman has held retail and mortgage lending roles overseeing multiple lines of business
to maintain compliance with Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Administration, and U.S.
Department of Agriculture lending requirements, implementing processes to enhance
mortgage loan servicing, and building investor relations. She has also worked directly with
customers in a range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and
Outside of work, Ms. Casselman is actively involved with The Nevada Governor’s Council for
Developmental Disabilities and volunteers for the Special Olympics. She graduated from
University of Phoenix with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Finance and
Management from the University of South Carolina
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