On January 23, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs appointed attorney Jackie Johnson as head of the state Department of Gaming (ADG), effective February 21. Johnson was named along with two other directors who will oversee construction and public land, respectively.
“I have full confidence that the expertise represented in this group of leaders will bring us closer to an Arizona that works for everyone,” Hobbs said in a press release. “These directors will rise to both the challenges and opportunities in their departments and in our state.”
The ADG oversees tribal gaming, event wagering and fantasy sports, racing, boxing and mixed martial arts.
Johnson’s LinkedIn page identifies her as an attorney at Rothstein Donatelli LLP, based in Tempe. She is experienced in Indian law, tribal gaming, gaming regulations and land and economic development in Indian Country.
In a tweet, the ADG said Johnson will “help lead ADG as we continue to meet our vision of world-class gaming regulation for a stronger Arizona. Welcome to ADG, Director Johnson!”