Nakisha Skinner is a commissioner at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, appointed by Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah Goldberg. She has over twenty years’ experience in local and state government regulation and executive leadership, including serving as General Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, responsible for management and oversight of the legal division, including class action legal strategy, internal investigations, and public assistance policy. She acted as Special Assistant Attorney General under former attorney general, Maura Healey.
Nakisha is a former Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association director and vice president of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys and has since maintained active membership in both organizations.
Nakisha received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Human Services and Leadership Management from Suffolk University.
In 2016 Nakisha was recognized as In-House Leader in the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was honored with the Young Alumni Award from Suffolk Law School in 2010.