Southwest Gas has appointed Thomas A Thomas to its board of directors. He will serve on the audit and compensation committees of the board.

Mr Thomas is the managing partner of Thomas & Mack, an investment management and commercial real estate development company with properties and developments in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah and Idaho. He has managed this company since 1992.

From 1986 to 1992, Mr Thomas held various executive positions with the Valley Bank of Nevada until its merger into Bank of America in 1992. He has degrees in finance and law from the University of Utah.