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Current Board Members

DONALD R. TRACY DONALD R. TRACY is serving as Chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board. He was appointed to the Board on January 30, 2015 by Governor Bruce Rauner. Mr. Tracy is an attorney and partner at Brown, Hay & Stephens LLP. He is also general outside counsel to Dot Foods, Inc., a national re-distributor of food and related products. Mr. Tracy began practicing law in 1976 at Baker & Donelson in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1980 he returned to Illinois to become in-house counsel for the Illinois National Bank of Springfield. From 1982 until 1990, Mr. Tracy owned and operated a law firm in Springfield, Illinois, with an office in Mt. Sterling. In 1990 Mr. Tracy joined Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen. In 1995, Mr. Tracy joined Brown, Hay & Stephens LLP as a Partner. He has served as President of the Sangamon County Bar Association and chaired the statewide Secretary of State's Corporation Acts Advisory Committee, the statewide ISBA Corporation and Securities Law Section Council and the statewide ISBA Judicial Advisory Polls Committee. He is an IICLE General Editor and member of the Institute of Illinois Business Law. Mr. Tracy taught secured transactions at the University of Memphis School of Law and served on the ISBA General Assembly, ISBA Labor and Employment Committee, ISBA Lincoln Bicentennial Committee, and the Illinois Bar Foundation Board. Mr. Tracy has published several articles on business law and primarily represents family businesses. Mr. Tracy was President of the Abraham Lincoln Association and President of the Dana Thomas House Foundation. He now serves on the Boards of the Abraham Lincoln Association, the Illinois National Guard & Militia Historical Society, and the Lincoln Academy. Mr. Tracy and his wife Wanda chaired the 2012 Lincoln Academy Convocation. He is a member of the American Business Club, the Community Foundation of Land of Lincoln Advisory Council, and Frontiers International Club. Mr. Tracy has served on the Boards of the Springfield YMCA, the American Lung Association of Tennessee, the Old State Capitol Art Fair, Clark-Griffith Little League, and the Tracy Family Foundation and as the Raffle Chair of the Blessed Sacrament Auction. Mr. Tracy was a lector and is a counter at Blessed Sacrament Church and coached Little League Baseball for eight years. He was appointed by Springfield Mayor Langfelder to serve as President of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Board and by Mayor Davlin to serve on the Springfield 1908 Race Riot Commission. Mr. Tracy ran for Illinois State Senate in 2002 and for Illinois Lieutenant Governor in 2010. In 2011 and 2012, he served as an appointed Republican Precinct Committeeman in Sangamon County.
 
STEVE DOLINS STEVEN C. DOLINS is a Certified Public Accountant and managing partner of the Dolins Group, Ltd. The Dolins Group is a full-service Northbrook based accounting firm which specializes in tax planning and preparation, multi-state and relocation tax expertise, and accounting software set up and training. He was appointed to the Board by Governor Bruce Rauner on May 9, 2016. Mr. Dolins graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Dolins counsels individuals and businesses on tax planning strategies, reviews and prepares business and individual tax returns, as well as other tax compliance work involving sales and payroll taxes. He also assists business owners in the management of their businesses, including preparation of financial statements and review of business activities and forecasting. Mr. Dolins' primary focus is on complete client satisfaction, and building and maintaining long term relationships with each of his clients. Mr. Dolins also volunteers his time as the Treasurer of the Northbrook Baseball Association, School District 30 Foundation, and the Lew Blond Memorial 5k Walk/Run.
 
RUBEN RAMIREZ SERGEANT RUBEN RAMIREZ, JR. is assigned to the Chicago Police Department, Special Functions Marine/Helicopter Unit. He is currently detailed to The Bureau of Organized Crime as the Training Group Supervisor.
Sgt. Ramirez has a 28-year tenure with the Chicago Police Department. He started his police career in the 9th District as a patrol officer, eventually becoming a member of the district tactical team. Sgt. Ramirez was then detailed to Gang Investigations out of the Maxwell Street station and shortly after was assigned to the Narcotics Unit. In 2001, Sgt. Ramirez was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Public Housing where he was a relief supervisor within the unit. Sgt. Ramirez was assigned to the Office of the Superintendent/Legal Affairs and worked as a supervisor in the Risk Management Office. During this time, he explicitly worked on risk mitigation and training. Eventually Sgt. Ramirez returned to Narcotics as a team supervisor, where he oversaw operations of covert street corner conspiracies, hotel/motel interdiction, long term investigations and Title III investigations that included FBI and DEA components. Sgt. Ramirez then followed his passion and applied for the Marine/Helicopter Unit, where he was then assigned. While in the Marine/Helicopter Unit, Sgt. Ramirez supervised Marine Patrol that conducted Homeland Security protection and responded to all maritime emergencies. Sgt. Ramirez further led maritime investigations in rescue, recovery, search and inspection missions. Sgt. Ramirez holds a certification as a first responder medical from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Currently Sgt. Ramirez is working in the Bureau of Organized Crime as the Training Group Supervisor for the Bureau.
Sgt. Ramirez has obtained a MS in Public Safety (LE) Administration and a BS in Law Enforcement Management. He is a certified Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) instructor. Sgt. Ramirez is also a member of several associations, including the Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association (IDEOA), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Undercover Officers Association, and the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI).
 
DIONNE HAYDEN DIONNE R. HAYDEN is a seasoned corporate attorney with over 14 years of experience with corporate investigations involving various types of misconduct including fraud, embezzlement, and ethics, compliance and policy violations. Ms. Hayden currently holds the position of Assistant Vice President, Employee Relations at CNA Insurance Company. Her role includes investigating and resolving a wide range of matters which may include misconduct, compliance, ethics, conflicts of interest and policy violations. Ms. Hayden began her career in private practice as a corporate litigator at McGuire Woods, LLP's Chicago office and later joined Miller Canfield, PLC. After over a decade of work as a litigator, corporate counselor and investigator, Ms. Hayden left private practice to take a role as Senior Legal Counsel at the international corporate insurance company of Allianz, Global, Corporate & Specialty in their North American division in Chicago, IL. During her career, Ms. Hayden has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Leading Lawyers and was named a "Top 40 Labor and Employment Attorney under 40 in Illinois" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Ms. Hayden received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the Katz Business School for undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh and her law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.
 

Senior Staff

Marcus D. Fruchter - Administrator
Agostino Lorenzini - General Counsel
Sean Brannon – Acting Deputy Administrator Enforcement
Video Gaming Operations North:
William Doster - Operations Officer
Carla Clark - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Rockford
Fidel Aguilar - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Tinley Park
Monika Cisek - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Des Plaines
Video Gaming Operations South:
Vidal Panizo - Operations Officer
Craig Demaret - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Collinsville/Du Quoin
Matt Muenchow - Video Enforcement Supervisor, LaSalle
Tanessa Stinebaker - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Springfield
Casino Operations:
Sean Brannon - Operations Officer
Douglas Lee - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Harrah's Casino, Joliet
Daphne Bankston - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Hollywood Casino, Joliet
Angelo Martini - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin
Linda Mandat - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Hollywood Casino, Aurora
Frank Scanio - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Rivers Casino, Des Plaines
Mark Fuesting - Operations Officer
Vernon Smith - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Par-A-Dice Casino, East Peoria
James Pearce - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Jumer's Casino, Rock Island
George Kasarda - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Argosy Casino, Alton
William Bartok - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Casino Queen, East St. Louis
Derrek Fromm - Casino Enforcement Supervisor, Harrah's Casino, Metropolis
Scott Deubel – Deputy Administrator Investigations
Investigations:
Ruben Flores - Operations Officer
Emmanuel Flores - Investigations Squad Supervisor, Des Plaines
Nathan Gibson - Investigations Squad Supervisor, Springfield
Jeff Gaida - Operations Officer
Gabriel Aragones - Investigations Squad Supervisor, Des Plaines
Carrie Carroll - Investigations Squad Supervisor, Des Plaines
Robert Burke - License Coordinator, Chicago
Kevin High - Chief Fiscal Officer
Trudy Curtis - Internal Control Review Manager
Gene O'Shea - Director IGB Self-Exclusion Program