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Commission Members

The Indiana Gaming Commission is composed of seven individuals appointed by the Governor for a three year staggered term. Three members of the Commission must be from counties contiguous to Lake Michigan, three from counties contiguous to the Ohio River, and one member cannot be from any of the previously described counties. No more than four members may be affiliated with the same political party. One member of the Commission 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.

Donald Raymond Vowels, of Evansville, Indiana, is Chairman of the Commission. He is presently engaged in the private practice of law with the law firm of Keating, Bumb, Vowels & LaPlante, P.C. He is a part-time public defender in Vanderburgh County.

Ann Marie Bochnowski, of Schererville, Indiana, is Vice-Chairperson of the Commission. She is a former business writer for The Times in Hammond and she is now a freelance writer, specializing in writing newsletters.

Richard J. Darko, of Indianapolis, Indiana, is a partner with the law firm of Lowe, Gray, Steele & Darko. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Bar Association of the Seventh Federal Circuit. Mr. Darko previously served on the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

Dr. David E. Ross, Jr., of Chesterton, Indiana, lived in Gary from 1960 to 1991. He practices medicine in Gary and is affiliated with Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville.

Robert W. Sundwick, of Madison, Indiana, is Vice-President of Grote Industries, LLC. He is an active member of numerous charitable, civic, and industrial organizations.

Robert W. Swan, of Evansville, Indiana, is a certified public accountant and managing member at Kemper CPA Group in Evansville, Indiana.