As MGC’s Executive Director, Mr. Day is the executive and administrative head of the Commission responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the Expanded Gaming Act. Mr. Day is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all administrative activities and assisting the Commission in developing the policy and procedures related to the regulation of gaming in Massachusetts.
Mr. Day has more than 30 years in the criminal justice system with more than two decades dedicated to state law enforcement and regulatory work involving gambling investigations and compliance. Since 2001, Mr. Day has been the Executive Director of the Washington State Gambling Commission where he currently leads over 150 gaming employees including special agents, auditors and licensing units. He also negotiates the Tribal-State Gaming compacts on behalf of the state. In addition, Mr. Day is responsible for successfully executing and completing statewide criminal and regulatory gambling investigations including felony cheating, bookmaking and employee theft. During his tenure as executive director, Mr. Day created an international task force with federal, state, and Canadian law enforcement agencies to investigate illegal internet gambling by actively investigating high-profile cases.
Prior to his role as Washington’s gaming control board executive director, Mr. Day was the first Director of Montana’s then newly-created Department of Corrections from 1995-2000. As director, Day’s responsibilities included organizing the first Department of Corrections in Montana’s history, providing leadership and management for more than 1,000 positions, 25 field offices, eight secure facilities, probation and parole, and a 40,000 acre correctional ranch.
As Bureau Chief of the Gambling Control Division at the Department of Justice in Montana in 1989 from 1991, Mr. Day is also credited with establishing and managing Montana’s first criminal and regulatory gambling investigations bureau for the Montana Attorney General’s office.
Mr. Day began his career as a police officer in Montana. He graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice. He also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington in Public Administration.
Director of Communications
Elaine Driscoll is a media relations professional with more than a decade of experience in public relations, strategic communications and community outreach. Prior to joining the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Driscoll served as the Director of Communication and Media Relations for the Boston Police Department (BPD). In this role, Driscoll developed and implemented policies and strategies related to all Boston Police internal and external communications, public relations, marketing, community relations and public information. During her tenure at BPD, Driscoll and the BPD Media Relations staff were recognized as the ‘In-house PR Team of the Year’ at the 2011 PR Week Awards. Driscoll functioned as the primary Boston Police spokesperson and was responsible for developing key messaging and media strategy for numerous high-profile crisis situations, promoting positive news stories, and maintaining effective relationships with all media outlets.
Prior to joining the BPD, Driscoll worked as Vice President of Corporate Communications at SBE Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, CA. Driscoll began her career at Regan Communications Group in Boston, MA. Driscoll is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication.
Director of Racing
Dr. Durenberger first began working on the racetrack in 1991 as a veterinary assistant at what was then Canterbury Downs in Shakopee, MN. She received her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2002. Following an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY and a short time in private practice, Dr. Durenberger went back to the racetrack. She was employed as a track veterinarian for the New York Racing Association from 2003-2008, at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga. She left New York for California in 2008, working for the California Horse Racing Board from 2008-2010 at Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Fairplex and Los Alamitos while completing a law degree. Following a term as an association steward at Delta Downs in Louisiana, Dr. Durenberger accepted her current position as Director of Racing for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Director of Administration
Eileen Glovsky is Director of Administration. Prior to joining the MGC, she was Deputy Treasurer for the State Treasurer’s Office for seven years. During her time there she had responsibilities that included supervising the Information Technology and Administration functions. Eileen was with the Treasurer’s Office for over 9 years, previously holding positions as Assistant Treasurer for Human Resources, Director of Deferred Compensation and Director of Financial Education. Prior to joining the public sector, Eileen spent over 20 years in private industry, primarily in accounting and information technology.
She has a Bachelors Degree from San Francisco State and a Masters Degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Eileen’s children are grown and live on the west coast. She resides in Cambridge with her husband.
Director of Investigations and Enforcement Bureau
As the Director of the IEB, Ms. Wells will focus on protecting the public interest and ensuring the integrity of legal gaming in Massachusetts by leading the regulatory and criminal enforcement of the Expanded Gaming Act. She will be the operational and administrative head of the Bureau responsible for executing, administering and enforcing the provisions of the law relative to investigations and enforcement. On behalf of the gaming commission, she will also be responsible for facilitating law enforcement activity involving the Massachusetts State Police, the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and other local, state and federal law enforcement partners.
Prior to joining MGC, Ms. Wells most recently served as the Undersecretary for Law Enforcement at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety. As Undersecretary, Ms. Wells directed the functions and administration of the Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Public Safety and the Municipal Police Training Committee. The Department of Public Safety is a regulatory, licensing and inspection agency, charged with the oversight of numerous activities, businesses and professions. Ms. Wells also coordinated with federal, state and local public safety officials to enhance cooperation on all policy and operational matters. During her tenure as Undersecretary, she also served as secretariat lead for gaming-related issues. In 2008, Ms. Wells functioned as the commonwealth’s Senior Counsel for Law Enforcement and Fire Services and was responsible for managing policy development and implementation of programs relative to crime prevention, emergency management and public safety.
In 2007, Ms. Wells served as Deputy Chief of the Public Protection, Anti-Terrorism, Corruption and Technology Unit at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted high-level narcotics and white-collar crimes. Previously, she served as Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office assigned to the Special Investigations and Narcotics Division.
In 1994, Ms. Wells began her career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Wells graduated with a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1994. In 1991, she graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Wells is also the recipient of several commendations and distinguished service awards including the Massachusetts State Police Superintendent’s Commendation for her contribution to a wiretap investigation of a major state narcotics investigation.
Prior to joining the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, John Ziemba held positions in both the public and private sector acquiring experience which is uniquely suited to the position of Ombudsman. Most recently, Mr. Ziemba held the position of Counsel at the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, where he was a Co-Chair of the Government Practice and helped found the Renewable Energy Practice. Prior to that, he held top legal, managerial, and policymaking positions for sixteen years in Massachusetts state government. He most recently served in the Governor’s Cabinet as Cabinet Secretary / Director of the Department of Labor, the executive office responsible for the Commonwealth’s labor relations, occupational safety, and workers’ compensation agencies. Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Undersecretary / Acting Secretary of the Executive Office of Transportation and Acting Chairman of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. From 1991 until 2002, he developed a wide range of experience as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Governor’s Office, at the Department of Housing and Community Development and at the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, where he worked with the state’s banking, racing and utility regulation agencies. While in the Governor’s Office, John was responsible for the state’s transportation, public safety, consumer affairs, and labor and workforce agencies and authorities.