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Maryland Names New GAMING Chief

Maryland Names New GAMING Chief

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Gordon Medenica as director of the state Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

“Gordon Medenica will bring a wealth of lottery and business experience to the agency,” said Hogan in making the appointment.

Medenica has previous experience running state and private lotteries, most recently as chief executive officer of Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group. He was also previously president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and New York Lottery director from 2007 to 2012.

During that time, the lottery set records in increased revenue, reaching $8.4 billion in sales.

Before entering the lottery industry, Medenica was an executive with the New York Times Company. He has also been an executive vice president of the holding company that controls the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

He replaces Stephen Martino, who departed in March to practice law at Baltimore’s office of Duane Morris.

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