Cris Johnston (Chairman)
of Indianapolis, Indiana is a director at KSM Consulting. Mr. Johnston served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mitch Daniels and as Executive Director of the Government Efficiency Division of the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to working in state government, he was a partner at Crowe Horwath. Mr. Johnston graduated from Wabash College and received his MBA from Butler University.
Mr. Johnston was appointed to the Commission January 2013.
Marc D. Fine of Evansville, Indiana is an Attorney with the firm of Jackson, Kelly, PLLC. Marc is a 1981 graduate of the Indiana University School of Business with a BS in Finance, with distinction, and a 1984 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Law. He serves on the German American Bancorp, Inc., Board of Directors and is a former member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the Bank of Evansville and American Community Bancorp, Inc.
Mr. Fine was appointed to the Commission October 2007.
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 January 2013.
Anita Sherman, CPA, CGMA of Indianapolis, is the managing partner at Greenwalt CPAs, an accounting and consulting firm. She was the Chair of the Indiana CPA Society in 2007 and 2008 representing the 7,000 CPAs in Indiana. She previously served on the boards of United Way of Central Indiana, Westview Hospital and CICOA and is a current member of the Board of Directors of CPA Associates International. Anita is a graduate of Manchester University with a degree in accounting.
Ms. Sherman was appointed to the Commission February 2014
Joseph C. Svetanoff of Crown Point, Indiana is an associate attorney in the Harris Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Svetanoff is a 1994 graduate of Butler University with a BS in Marketing and a 2002 graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law. He currently serves as a criminal public defender with Lake County Superior Court, County Division, Room I and previously with the Town of Merrillville Criminal Court. Mr. Svetanoff was recently elected Secretary and to serve on the Executive Committee for the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana, where he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors, since 2010.
Mr. Svetanoff was appointed to the Commission February 2014.
Mike Herndon of Shelbyville, is the Director of Insurance Fraud investigations in the Enforcement Division of the Indiana Department of Insurance. Mr. Herndon was elected to serve as Sheriff of Shelby County, Indiana, for two terms. Also, he served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2001 to 2002. Mike attended Indiana University and Herron Art Institute from 1969 to 1972 and is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and the FBI National Academy.
Mr. Herndon was appointed to the Commission October 2014.
Richard McClain of Logansport, Indiana is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 1994-2012. Prior to working at the Statehouse, he was a Township Trustee and Logansport City Engineer. Mr. McClain has also worked in a variety of positions in the private sector, including being a successful self-employed inventor. Mr. McClain is a graduate of Purdue University.
Mr. McClain was appointed to the Commission November 2015.
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.