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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Gaming Control Board

Friday, May 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Carla Walker-Miller, of Detroit, to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

The five-member board oversees licensing and regulations for commercial casinos in Detroit. No more than three members can be from the same political party.

"I am confident Carla has the skills and experience to ensure the integrity of Michigan’s casino gaming industry,” Snyder said.

Walker-Miller is president and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC., president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and is an adjunct instructor at the Wayne County Community College District. She is a founder and executive director of W.A.V.E (Water Access Volunteer Effort Fund), a board member of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and TechTown, and serves on the investment committee for the Invest Detroit First Step Fund. She served as a commissioner for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Walker-Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee State University. She replaces Dennis Beagen and represents Democrats.

Walker-Miller will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2016. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.