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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, 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 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.
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.
MICHAEL HANSEN MICHAEL W. HANSEN is an attorney specializing in Corporate Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Zoning, Planning and Land Use, Closely Held Business Law, Limited Liability Company Law, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Formation, Joint Ventures and Gaming Law. He was appointed to the Board by Governor Bruce Rauner on February 2, 2018. Mr. Hansen formed Michael W. Hansen, P.C., a Joliet, Illinois law firm specializing in corporate, business, real estate, development and estate planning law in October 2001 until he merged his firm in January 2017 with Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold, LLC. From 1976 to 1994, Mr. Hansen was in private legal practice as a partner with the Joliet law firm of Herschbach, Tracy, Johnson, Bertani & Wilson. He was involved from the beginning with the founding of the Empress Casino and from August 1, 1994 until December 1, 1999, served as Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer for Empress Entertainment, Inc., Empress Casino Joliet Corporation and Empress Casino Hammond. Mr. Hansen was also responsible for the development and construction of Empress Casino Hammond Corporation in 1995 and 1996. From January 1, 2000 to September 2001 Mr. Hansen was Vice President and General Counsel for Empress Financial Group, LLC. Mr. Hansen has received the highest legal rating of AV from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and has also been named as a leading lawyer in the State of Illinois through the Leading Lawyer Network in the areas of closely/privately held business, gaming/casino, land use/zoning/condemnation, mergers and acquisitions and real estate/commercial. Mr. Hansen was Chairman of the ISBA Corporation and Securities Law Section Council 1989-1990. He was a Member of the Secretary of State’s Corporate Acts Advisory Committee from 1990-199 and, 2001-2008 and is currently a Member of Institute of Illinois Business Law, 2008-present (Chairman 2012-2013). Mr. Hansen is a 1973 graduate with honors of the University of Notre Dame and in 1975 graduated from Drake University Law School. Mr. Hansen also serves on the boards of the Will County Center for Economic Development, Lewis University Board of Advisors, the University of St. Francis President’s Board of Advisors and the Board of Advisors for Autobahn Country Club. Mr. Hansen has served as the Chairman of the Institute of Illinois Business Law and was one of the founding directors of First Community Financial Partners, Inc. and First Community Bank of Joliet. Mr. Hansen also served in 2014 as the Ombudsman for the Illiana Expressway. He is a former Chairman or President of the Will County Center for Economic Development, the Joliet Catholic Academy Board of Directors, the Franciscan Learning Center, Crisis Line of Will County, the Notre Dame Club of Joliet, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Silver Cross Foundation and is a former board member of the Will County Chapter of Red Cross and Diocese of Joliet Finance Council and a past Troy Township Republican Precinct Committeeman. Mr. Hansen is a member of the Illinois and Will County Bar Associations. He is a member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus. Mr. Hansen became an Eagle Scout in 1966. Mr. Hansen and his wife Elizabeth were recipients of the 2008 De La Salle Award from Lewis University. Mr. Hansen also received the 2010 Christus Award from the Upper Room Crisis Hotline.

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
Fidel Aguilar - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Tinley Park
Stephen Jurevis - Video Enforcement Supervisor, Des Plaines
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
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
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
Michael Dempsey - Investigations Squad Supervisor, Des Plaines
Robert Burke - License Coordinator, Chicago
Jim Lopinski - Deputy Administrator, Audit and Financial Analysis
Kevin High - Chief Fiscal Officer
Lucero Bautista - Secretary to the Board
Trudy Curtis - Internal Control Review Manager
Gene O'Shea - Director IGB Self-Exclusion Program