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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, the largest law firm in 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 Hey & 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 and ISBA Lincoln Bicentennial Committee. 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, the Illinois Bar Foundation 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 Sangamon County Community Foundation Advisory Council and the 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 Chair of the Blessed Sacrament Auction. Mr. Tracy is a lector and counter at Blessed Sacrament Church and coached Little League Baseball for eight years. In addition he has been appointed by two Springfield Mayors to serve as President of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Board and 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.
 
HECTOR ALEJANDRE HECTOR ALEJANDRE is a Special Agent with the Illinois State Police and a member of a Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force which conducts Medicaid Fraud investigations. He was appointed to the Board by Governor Bruce Rauner on March 30, 2015. Sergeant Alejandre also serves as president of the Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association. Prior to joining the Illinois State Police, Sergeant Alejandre worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections as a senior parole agent. In that position he supervised juvenile and adult offenders. He is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Sergeant Alejandre is a resident of Chicago.
 
THOMAS A DUNN JUDGE THOMAS A. DUNN is a former Will County Associate Judge and Illinois State Senator who was instrumental in bringing riverboat gambling to Illinois. He was appointed to the Board on January 30, 2015 by Governor Bruce Rauner. Judge Dunn served the people of Joliet and Will County as a State Senator from 1986 to 1997. Judge Dunn served as a member of the Illinois State Justice Commission, the Legislative Committee on Juvenile Justice and the Medicaid and Welfare Reform Task Force. He was a ranking member of the judiciary committee and also served on the public health, welfare, corrections and revenue committees. Most recently, he served as an Associate Judge for Will County. He was appointed to the bench in 1997 and served for eight years until 2005. Prior to his election to the Illinois Senate, Judge Dunn served with Cook County Legal Aid and in the Cook County State's Attorney's office as well as a partner in the Joliet law firm of Dunn, Martin and Miller. Judge Dunn has also been active in civic and community affairs in Joliet and the surrounding area. He has served as Chairman of the Board for Catholic Charities on behalf of seven counties and as Chairman of the Board for United Way of Will County. In addition Judge Dunn served as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Francis College, the Board of St. Joseph Hospital and many other groups and organizations. Judge Dunn served as a combat marine in Vietnam as a door gunner on a helicopter gunship completing numerous combat missions. Judge Dunn was awarded the Air Medal with Cluster, Permanent Air Combat Wings and a Presidential Unit Citation.
 
DEE ROBINSON DEE ROBINSON is the founder and CEO of Robinson Hill, Inc., a concessions management firm based in Chicago with locations in non-traditional venues such as airports and tourist hubs. She was appointed to the Board on October 19, 2015 by Governor Bruce Rauner. Her company owns and operates a range of licenses and franchises such as Ben and Jerry's at Chicago's Navy Pier and Midway Airport, Lebanese Taverna Mediterranean at Reagan National Airport, and Einstein's Bros Bagels at both Loyola Medical Center and Hyatt Place Hotel in Chicago. In addition, Robinson Hill manages Hudson news and gift stores at O'Hare International Airport via a joint venture with Hudson Group; restaurants in partnership with OTG Management at Reagan National and O'Hare airports; and with Potbelly Sandwich Works at Boston Logan Airport. The Areas USA and Robinson Hill joint venture owns and manages the post-security food and beverage concession program at the O'Hare's T5 Terminal with restaurants including Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill, Big Bowl and Kofe by Intelligentsia, Hub 51, Tocco Italiano, Wow Bao, Urban Olive, and R.J. Grunts.
Prior to Robinson Hill, Ms. Robinson developed a retail concept marketed through a strategic retail partnership with Sears, Roebuck and Company. Previously, she worked for Leo Burnett, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products, Ameritrust, Northern Trust and the Federal Reserve.
Ms. Robinson earned her Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College's Executive Education program. Ms. Robinson serves as an active member of the Business Leadership Council, Kendall College Culinary Advisory Board, Economic Club, Chicago Club, the Chicago Yacht Club's Finance and Power Fleet Committees, the Meridian Healthcare Advisory Board, and The Chicago Network. Her other commitments include the Executive Club's Mentorship Initiative and the Airport Minority Advisory Council. Recognitions include Woman of the Year from the Coalition for United Community Action, the ETA Creative Arts Foundation "Giving Honor to Those Who Give", the Women's Leadership Exchange Compass, WBDC's Entrepreneur of the Year and Northwestern's Kellogg School Alumni of the Year awards.
 
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.
 

Senior Staff

Mark Ostrowski - Administrator
Agostino Lorenzini - General Counsel
Frank Spizzirri – Deputy Administrator Enforcement
Video Gaming Operations North:
William Doster - Operations Officer
Carla Flannigan - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Rockford
Tom Griffin - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Tinley Park
Stephen Jurevis - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Des Plaines
Ruben Santiago - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Tinley Park
Video Gaming Operations South:
Vidal Panizo - Operations Officer
Charlie Jones - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Collinsville/Du Quoin
Matt Muenchow - Video Enforcement Supervisor, LaSalle
Tanessa Stinebaker - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Springfield
William Bartok - 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
John Feld - 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
Casswell Dawson - 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
Eric Morgan - Investigations Squad Supervisor, Springfield
Jeff Gaida - Operations Officer
Frank Scanio - Investigations Squad Supervisor, Des Plaines
Robert Burke - License Coordinator, Chicago
Jim Lopinski - Deputy Administrator, Audit and Financial Analysis
Kevin High - Chief Fiscal Officer
Mary Boruta - Secretary to the Board
Trudy Curtis - Internal Control Review Manager
Gene O'Shea - Director IGB Self-Exclusion Program