Board Staff

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The Gaming Control Act authorizes the Board to complete the functions of investigating, licensing, regulating and penalizing casino operators, casino gaming employees, key employees, management companies and holding companies.

As the regulator, the Board has jurisdiction over all persons licensed by the State to conduct casino gaming.

To fulfill the mission and the responsibilities of the Board, the Executive Director oversees five divisions that provide critical functions to ensure the integrity of casino gaming; licensing, audit, enforcement, information systems and operations. The office of the general counsel is responsible for providing advice and counsel in policies and procedures impacting the Board’s work in regulating casino gaming.

Janice ManiaciExecutive Director​, 505-841-9700

Richard Kottenstette – Public Relations Coordinator, 505-659-8691

Administrative Services

Cynthia Ortega-Armijo – Director/CFO, 505-841-9700
Administrative Services Fax – 505-841-9725

Audit & Compliance

Steve SneddonDirector, 505-401-3227

Audit & Compliance Fax – 505-841-9725

Enforcement & Investigations

Terry McGaha – Commander, 505-401-0425
Enforcement & Investigations Fax – 505-841-9725

Background & Licensing

Robert Zajac– Director 505-221-7551

Background & Licensing Fax – 505-841-9725

Information Systems

Josh Cloyd– Chief Information Officer 505 377-4697

Operations Hotline- 505-379-3914
Information Systems Fax – 505-841-9725

Office of General Counsel

Vacant – General Counsel

Michelle Pato – Lead Attorney, 505-331-5734

Office of General Counsel Fax – 505-841-9725

State Gaming Representative

Vacant-State Gaming Representative, 505-841-9700