Gov. Holcomb names Michael McMains Chairman of Indiana Gaming Commission

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced that he has appointed Michael McMains to serve as chairman for the Indiana Gaming Commission. The appointment was effective April 5. McMains will replace Cris Johnston, who resigned from his chairmanship on the commission to join the governor’s administration as a deputy chief of staff.  

“I got to know Mike when he served as state director for then-Sen. Dan Coats. He is thoughtful, hard-working and has great integrity. I have total confidence in him to lead this commission well,” Gov. Holcomb said. 

McMains has a law practice that focuses on health and business issues for his clients. He also served on staff for then-U.S. Sen. Dan Coats from 2010 to 2017, first as his state director and then as senior counsel. 

McMains has a pharmacy degree from Purdue University and earned his J.D. from Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

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