Louisiana Gaming Control Board welcomes new chairman
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mike Noel as the new chairman of the state’s Gaming Control Board.
Noel will replace Ronnie Jones, who had led the regulatory body since 2013 but was not reappointed to the role during a legislative session at the Louisiana Senate earlier this week.
A member of the Louisiana State Police for over 30 years, Noel was named as assistant superintendent andchief of staff in June 2017, a role in which he was responsible for overseeing 1,700 staff and a budget in excess of $300m (£239.2m/€267.6m).
Prior to this, Noel was command inspector of the Gaming Enforcement Division and also had a spell on the Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force from 2016 until 2017.