Gov. Bruce Rauner has selected 54 year old Don Tracy, a Springfield attorney and businessman, to become Chair of the state's Gaming Board. He would replace Aaron Jaffe.
A statement from the administration says Tracy has the background and experience to lead the board "dealing with an important industry in Illinois."
Tracy is a partner in the firm Brown, Hay and Stephens LLP. He is also general outside counsel and part owner along with his siblings of DOT Foods, the nation's largest food re-distributor.
Tracy supported Rauner in the election, including funding an ad campaign.
Rauner also chose former Will County state senator and judge Tom Dunn to the board.