Hogan Names New Lottery & Gaming Director, Appointees to Sports Wagering Commission

Governor Larry Hogan today named John A. Martin as director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Martin, the agency’s managing director and chief revenue officer, will succeed Gordon Medenica, who announced his retirement in April. Martin’s appointment is effective July 1, 2021.

“Maryland is proud to have one of the best lottery and gaming systems in the country, and with sports betting coming online, we are poised for even more record growth,” said Governor Hogan. “John Martin has done an outstanding job in his role overseeing the agency, and we are fortunate to have him as our new director. I want to sincerely thank Gordon Medenica for his service to Maryland, particularly for the pivotal role he played in establishing our very successful vaccine lottery.”

Also today, Governor Hogan named two members to the state’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission:

Thomas M. Brandt, Jr. will serve as the chair of the commission. Brandt is the former Chief Financial Officer for TeleCommunication Systems, a $400 million public Annapolis-based wireless communications technology company. His term is ending June 30 on the Board of Trustees for Teachers and State Employees’ Supplemental Retirement Plans, where he has served since 2016.

Bert Hash, Jr. is the retired President and CEO of the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore (MECU), Inc. Mr. Hash is a seasoned financial services executive with over 44 years of experience in managing various aspects of banking and financial services, including Equitable Bank for 15 years and Provident Bank of Maryland for 12 years.

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