HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 21Issue 19Governor Snyder Appoints New Michigan Gaming Control Board Member

On Friday, May 29, 2015, Governor Rick Synder announced the appointment of Carla Walker-Miller to the Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”). Ms. Walker-Miller will replace Dennis Beagan and serve the remainder of his term that expires on December 31, 2016.

Ms. Walker-Miller is the President and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services, LLC, which provides energy efficiency, utility products, and other energy-related services to its clients. She has been widely recognized for her work and involvement with a number of Detroit-based public and private institutions, including serving as a board member of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, on the investment committee of Invest Detroit First Step Fund, and served as a commissioner for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. In addition, Ms. Walker-Miller serves as the President of the Michigan Chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy and is an adjunct professor at the Wayne County Community College District.

In a press release on the matter, Governor Snyder stated that “I am confident Carla has the skills and experience to ensure the integrity of Michigan’s casino gaming industry.”

The MGCB is a five-member board that oversees the state’s commercial casino gaming industry. Ms. Walker-Miller will serve as a Democrat; the board is limited to no more than three members of the same political party. Her appointment was submitted on May 27, 2015 to the Michigan Senate by the Governor for its advice and consent and has been referred to the Committee on Government Operations.


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