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Commission Members

Milton Thompson
Milton O. Thompson (Chairman) of Indianapolis, is an attorney and of counsel with the law firm Bleeke Dillon Crandall.  Mr. Thompson is president and CEO of sports, entertainment, and recreation management consulting firm Grand Slam.  Mr. Thompson has a history of civic and community involvement such as Play Ball Indiana, Board Member of the Indianapolis Indians Baseball Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Indiana, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indianapolis Foundation, Indiana University School of Law Board of Visitors, Pan American Games General Counsel, Indiana Sports Corporation Vice President, Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board, Tourism Tomorrow Board of Visit Indy, Indianapolis Bond Bank, and Hoosier Lottery Commission.  Mr. Thompson currently serves on the English Foundation and is Vice Chairman for Crown Hill Board of Managers and Foundation.  Mr. Thompson graduated from Wittenberg University with a B.A. and from Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington.
Mr. Thompson was appointed to the Commission in April of 2022.
Marc Fine
Marc D. Fine of Evansville, Indiana is an Attorney with the firm of Jackson Kelly, PLLC. Mr. Fine is a 1981 graduate of the Indiana University School of Business with a B.S. in Finance, with distinction, and a 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois College Of Law. He is a member of the Board of Directors of German American Bank, based in Jasper, Indiana.
Mr. Fine was appointed to the Commission in October of 2007.
Susan Williams
Susan Williams of Indianapolis, Indiana recently retired as President of Indiana Sports Corporation. During her tenure at the helm of ISC, Indianapolis was awarded Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments and Football Championship, the 2008 Olympic Diving Trials, 2012 Super Bowl, 2015 Men’s Final Four, 2016 Women’s Final Four. Prior to arriving at ISC, Williams served as Executive Director of the Indiana State Office Building Commission. She served 13 years on the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council. Susan received her undergraduate degree from Franklin College and earned a master’s degree from Indiana University..
Ms. Williams was appointed to the Commission in January of 2013.
Jason Dudich
Jason Dudich of Indianapolis, Indiana oversees the financial operations of the University of Indianapolis including budgeting, accounting, investments, benefits, long-term planning, real estate and capital. Prior to joining UIndy, Mr. Dudich served as the Indiana State Budget Director, managing the state’s $34 billion annual operating and capital budget, collaborating with Gov. Eric Holcomb and staff, the Indiana General Assembly and state agency directors on fiscal policy, overall budget management and state policy issues. His prior experience includes budget management in the State of Illinois, CFO for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the City of Indianapolis and the Office of the Mayor, where he served as controller and then chief of staff for former Mayor Greg Ballard. Mr. Dudich earned a bachelor of science in public financial management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Mr. Dudich was appointed to the Commission in September of 2019.
Chuck Cohen
Chuck Cohen of Bloomington, Indiana is a Vice President at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). He is a Professor of Practice in the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Criminal Justice and an Indiana University Police Department Auxiliary Detective. Chuck is a retired Indiana State Police Captain where he served for over 25 years.  He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University Bloomington and earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.   He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner.
Mr. Cohen was appointed to the Commission in September of 2020.
Daniel Housman
Daniel Housman of St. John, Indiana has been an independent sales rep for Payroc of Chicago, a merchant services company based out of Tinley Park IL since 2017. Prior to 2017, Daniel worked for Ozinga Redi-Mix for 18 years as a driver, heavy equipment operator and plant operator.  Daniel is the owner of Providence Property Management, a small real estate investment company.  Daniel currently serves as a small group student ministries leader at Faith Church in Dyer IN. He has also spent time as a deacon on the stewardship team at Faith and a high school youth group leader at Faith Church’s Hammond/Munster campus.
Mr. Housman was appointed to the Commission in November of 2021.
Darren Root
Darren Root, CPA, CITP, CGMA of Bloomington, Indiana is the Founder of Rootworks—the profession’s leading accounting firm-improvement organization. Having managed his own CPA firm for more than 30 years, Darren’s vast accounting experience is rivaled only by his passion for helping firm owners modernize and transform their practices into thriving, sustainable enterprises—which is why he launched Rootworks in the first place.  Over the years, Darren has earned numerous awards as an influencer and continues to add to the profession’s broad knowledge base via books and podcasts:  Top 100 Most Influential People award, Top 25 Thought Leader award, Author of The Intentional Accountant, Co-author of The E-Myth Accountant, and Creator of the Better Every Day with Darren Root podcast. Darren holds a BS in accounting from Indiana University, is a corporate director of German American Bank and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Indiana University’s Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.  
Mr. Root was appointed to the Commission in November of 2021.


The Indiana Gaming Commission is composed of seven individuals appointed by the Governor for staggered three-year terms. One member must be from a county contiguous to Lake Michigan and one must be from a county contiguous to the Ohio River. No more than four members may be affiliated with the same political party.

One member must be experienced in law enforcement, one must be a certified public accountant, and one must be an attorney. All must have a reasonable knowledge of the practices, procedures and principles of gambling.