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WSGC Adds Members to Leadership Team

Posted on:  September 02, 2022


The Washington State Gambling Commission is pleased to announce the addition of a new member of our leadership team, and the promotion of a long-time agency leader. Chris Wilson joins us as Deputy Director on September 6, 2022.  He brings experience in strategic leadership, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and developing and implementing diverse and inclusive workplace programs. Wilson joins WSGC after serving as the senior military advisor to the Adjutant General, Alaska National Guard and the Commissioner, Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs overseeing the readiness, effective utilization, professional growth, and welfare for military forces assigned in the state of Alaska.

Chris is a graduate from the University of Charleston with a Master of Science degree in Strategic Leadership and certification credentials in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace and Inclusive & Ethical Leadership from the University of South Florida, and Continuous Process Improvement for Executives from the Institute of Defense & Business.

We’re also happy to announce that Interim Assistant Director Gary Drumheller has been promoted to permanent status as the Assistant Director. Gary is responsible for overseeing the agency’s operational units: Licensing, Regulation, Enforcement, Tribal Gaming, and the Electronic Gaming Lab. Gary has done an outstanding job serving as the Interim Assistant Director for the past 17 months. His 32 years of gaming, regulatory and progressive leadership experience will be of great value to our tribal partners, licensees, staff, and other stakeholders.

Gary holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. He is a State Certified Public Manager. Gary has held numerous board positions within the community and several law enforcement organizations, most recently as a board member of the Washington Sheriff and Police Chief Association’s Accreditation Board. Gary has coached boys’ and girls’ high school basketball for over 16 years in the Spokane area.

Media Contact: 

Kevin McCarty
Public Information Officer
Washington State Gambling Commission
(360) 480-5359 (mobile)