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GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL COMMISSION



GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL COMMISSION


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GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS TO STATE LOTTERY AND GAMING CONTROL COMMISSION


ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 19, 2012) – Governor Martin O'Malley today announced the appointment of seven individuals to the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission. In formulating the Commission, the Governor appointed five members of the current Lottery Commission to maintain continuity and to capture their experience in dealing with complex fiscal and economic issues.  Two new members who have significant experience in finance consistent with the stated intent of the legislature have also been added to this group. 
 
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of these highly-qualified and diverse individuals to the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission,” said Governor O’Malley. “Their expertise will be vital for the oversight of the lottery and gaming in our State.”
 
The State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission will advise in the operation of the traditional lottery and has regulatory oversight for the State's commercial casino industry, including ensuring proper adherence to internal controls, surveillance, security and responsible gambling programs. The Commission meets monthly and receives status reports from the State's casino operators and others involved in the gambling industry, as well as public comment. 
 
The new members are:
 
1. John Morton, III - Retired President and CEO of three major financial institutions (Bank of America/Nations Bank, Premier Bank and Boatmen's National Bank of St. Louis), Chair of the Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, Anne Arundel County resident 
2. Bert J. Hash, Jr. - Chairman and CEO/President of  the Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU) of Baltimore, Inc. since 1997, member of the Board of Directors of CUNA Mutual Group, member and former Chairman of the Maryland & District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA) Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the African-American Credit Union Coalition, Howard County resident
 
 The new members who previously served on the State Lottery Commission are:
 
1. F. Vernon Boozer, Esq. - Attorney with Covahey, Boozer, Devan & Dore, P.A.,Baltimore County resident
2. J. Kirby Fowler, Jr. - President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc. and Executive Director of the Downtown Management Authority, Baltimore City resident
3. E. Randolph Marriner- CEO of Marriner Enterprises and owner of Victoria Restaurant Group, LLC, Anne Arundel County resident
4. Diane Lee McGraw - Retired from the National Security Agency as a Computer Scientist and Program Manager, Worcester County resident
5. Kimberly Robertson Pannell, C.P.A.- Senior Partner and C.P.A. for Raffa, P.C., Prince George's County resident