HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 27Issue 17Henry Williams Confirmed as New MGCB Executive Director

With a roll call vote of the Michigan Senate on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Henry Williams was confirmed as the new executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board.  The Senate approved his appointment by a roll call vote of 34 in favor, 1 against, and one abstention due to an excused absence.  Mr. Williams was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to succeed Rick Kalm, who recently concluded a 14 year term as executive director.  Mr. Williams has worked for the MGCB since 2001 in a wide variety of roles and will now serve a six year term as executive director. 

“I am honored to begin my appointment Monday as executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board,” said Henry Williams following his confirmation by the Michigan Senate this week. “I look forward to the agency’s continuing success and thank outgoing Executive Director Richard Kalm for his leadership and the opportunities he provided that paved the way for my appointment.



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