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2 Firms Hired to Search for Executives for State Gaming Board

15 December 2004

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- As reported by the Post-Gazette: "Trying to jump-start the process of bringing slot machines to Pennsylvania, the new Gaming Control Board hired two 'head hunter' firms yesterday to round up candidates for its three top administrative and legal jobs.

"The board waived the state's usual requirement for competitive bidding in the hiring of the executive search firms, saying the tight time frame it is under to implement the complex new gambling expansion law justified such an emergency waiver.

"The board hired, at a fee still to be decided, Diversified Search Inc. of Philadelphia to search nationwide for candidates for agency executive director and director of investigations and enforcement.

"...The board also hired Coleman Legal Search LLC of Philadelphia to find a chief counsel, who will head the stable of attorneys at the new gaming agency.

"The chief counsel for the gaming board will likely be a busy person because three lawsuits already have been filed against the state's gaming law, which was enacted in July.

"The Gaming Control Board's executive director wll be the top administrator for the new agency and boss of the 150 to 200 employees expected to be hired..."

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