Jordan MaynardMassachusetts Gaming Commission Interim Chair

Jordan Maynard was appointed as a Commissioner to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in July 2022 and began his five-year term on August 1, 2022. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appointed Maynard to the commissioner spot slated for an individual with experience in the legal and policy issues related to gaming.

On March 21, 2024, now-Governor Healey named Maynard Interim Chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission following Chair Cathy Judd-Stein’s retirement from the MGC.

Maynard served as Governor Baker’s Chief Secretary and Director of Boards and Commissions for the Office of the Governor from February 2019 through July 2022. In that capacity, he oversaw appointments for over 800 state boards and commissions and recruited and placed senior officials across the administration.

Under his tenure, the Baker-Polito Administration recruited a record number of diverse appointees to boards and commissions over a three-year period. In that role, Maynard worked extensively on issues related to gaming policy and oversaw multiple appointments to the Gaming Commission. He also worked closely with the Commission’s leadership on appointments to the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, including the Committee Chair and multiple appointments focused on public health and addiction issues.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Maynard also served as the Washington, DC Director for the Office of the Governor from March-July 2020. In that capacity, he worked to coordinate state agencies’ interactions with the federal government and supported the procurement of millions of pieces of PPE for the Commonwealth.

Before serving in the Office of the Governor, Maynard worked as statewide director for MassVictory during the 2018 election and as the Deputy Director of the Baker-Polito 2019 Inaugural Committee. Prior to that, Maynard served the Commonwealth at the Division of Professional Licensure (today the Division of Occupational Licensure) as an external affairs manager, where he worked closely with board and commission members on licensing and regulating over 580,000 individuals across 150 trades and professions.

Before entering state service, Maynard worked as a civil attorney, including as an advocate for individuals with disabilities before the Social Security Administration.

Maynard is a first-generation college graduate from eastern Kentucky who earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from Morehead State University in 2010 and his Juris Doctorate from the Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2013. He lives in West Roxbury with his wife.

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