About Us

Current Board Members

CHARLES SCHMADEKE is a partner-in-charge of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP's Springfield office. He has more than 25 years of litigation, mediation and administrative law experience and concentrates his practice representing business and governmental clients in litigation and mediation, including cases involving employment issues, civil rights defense, regulatory matters, and contract and tort claims. He has represented and counseled governmental clients on a wide variety of matters, including governance, organization and fiscal issues, civil rights, regulation enforcement and employment. Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson in 2003, Schmadeke served in senior positions in Illinois state government. He was the General Counsel to the Illinois State Comptroller, where he advised the Comptroller on constitutional and statutory matters and fiscal affairs, and also conducted cases before the civil service board and handled litigation with cemeteries, funeral homes and other entities regulated by the Comptroller. He also worked 11 years for the Illinois Attorney General as Chief of the General Law Bureau, which represents all state agencies, state officers and state employees in federal and state litigation. In addition to supervising a staff of 21 attorneys and overseeing an active caseload of thousands of cases before federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, Schmadeke personally handled many cases including matters involving civil rights, professional regulation and employment issues..
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.
ANTHONY GARCIA is an attorney serving as senior counsel for litigation and investigations at The Boeing Company where he manages litigation as well as supervises and conducts internal investigations implicating violations of the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and other statutes. Mr. Garcia previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois where he investigated and prosecuted violations of narcotics and weapons statutes, murder for hire, fraud, and export control statutes. Previously, he spent seven years at the U.S. Department of Justice, five years as a trial attorney for the Office of International Affairs and Counterespionage Section and two years as an attach� in Mexico City, working closely with senior U.S. and Mexican officials to combat transnational crime. Mr. Garcia also served as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and as an Intelligence Analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency before attending law school. He received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Wyoming.
JIM KOLAR has a thirty year career as an accountant. He recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after 37 years. Mr. Kolar has a broad range of experience with corporation partnerships and joint ventures in a variety of sectors. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Kolar served as the Senior Relationships Partner on many large audit and non- audit clients in the pharma, consumer products, financial services, and construction and engineering service sectors. He has spent time on several boards as a member and chairperson for World Business Chicago, the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and the PwC Charitable Foundation Board. Mr. Kolar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas.


Marcus Fruchter
MARCUS FRUCHTER was appointed Administrator of the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) by Governor JB Pritzker in May 2019, after holding a variety of legal and policy positions in government, private practice, and the non-profit sector. As Administrator, he directs the regulatory and law enforcement agency that oversees all licensed casino gambling, sports wagering, and video gaming in Illinois. Administrator Fruchter has led the IGB's modernization initiatives and implementation of Illinois's landmark 2019 gaming expansion law, including the launch of the state's online and retail sports wagering industry, the opening of five new casinos, and the expansion of the state's video gaming market. Before joining the IGB, Administrator Fruchter worked as a senior counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission serving in the Cyber and Market Abuse Units. He was also previously a litigation partner at a prominent Chicago law firm, a senior policy advisor at Feeding America, and a legislative aide in the United States Senate. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Michigan State University and St. John's Northwestern Military Academy.

Senior Staff

Patricia Dominguez - Chief of Staff
Kevin High - Chief Fiscal Officer
Daniel Gerber - General Counsel
Agostino Lorenzini - Senior Advisor
Joe Miller - Policy Director
Elizabeth Kaufman - Director of Communications
Robert Burke - Deputy Administrator of Licensing
Captain Sean Brannon - Deputy Administrator of Enforcement/ISP Statewide Gaming Commander
Tammy Compton - Acting Deputy Administrator for Finance & Audit
Jared Smith - Deputy Administrator for Gaming Controls & Technology
Geny Chiaradonna - Human Resources Manager
Trudy Curtis - Internal Controls Manager
Gene O'Shea - Self-Exclusion Program Director

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact us at IGB.MediaInquiry@illinois.gov.