Skip to main content

Tina Alagna

Deputy Director of Licensing & Investigations

Tina Alagna has worked for the State of Michigan for 29 years. Her regulatory career began in 1994 with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General where she investigated fraud, waste, and abuse. In 1998, she transferred to the newly formed Michigan Gaming Control Board where she worked as a regulation officer in the Occupational Licensing Section. Tina was instrumental in writing initial procedures and creating the license applications. When the casinos opened in 1999, Tina was promoted to Lead Regulation Officer in the Casino Operations, Enforcement Unit where she worked with the information technology staff to develop and implement the Compliance Tracking System. In 2006, Tina was promoted to a Regulation Manager within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Unemployment Insurance Agency. Her teams’ responsibilities included investigating business entities for noncompliance with the Michigan Employment Security Act and collecting taxes from delinquent employers. She was then promoted to State Administrative Manager where her responsibilities included overseeing Tax Office Operations, Fraud Investigations, and Employer and Claimant Collections.

Tina holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. She currently serves on the Public Administration’s Academic Advisory Board at Central Michigan University. 

In her spare time, Tina enjoys spending time with family and traveling.