The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) has announced the addition of a new member to its leadership team, as well as the promotion of a long-time agency leader.
Chris Wilson was named deputy director, effective September 6. Wilson joins the WSGC after serving as the senior military advisor to the Adjutant General, Alaska National Guard and as the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Wilson is a graduate of the University of Charleston with a master’s in strategic leadership—he also holds several leadership certification credentials from the University of South Florida.
The WCGC also announced that after 17 months, interim Assistant Director Gary Drumheller has been promoted to permanent status. Drumheller is responsible for overseeing the agency’s operational units: Licensing, Regulation, Enforcement, Tribal Gaming, and the Electronic Gaming Lab. In total, he brings 32 years of gaming, regulatory and leadership experience.
Drumheller holds a master’s in public administration from Eastern Washington University. He is also a State Certified Public Manager.