For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn Pensoneau
NIGC Vice Chairman DesRosiers Completes Term
Washington, DC January 29, 2010 — Today National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Vice Chairman Norman H. DesRosiers completed a 3-year term with Commission.
DesRosiers began his term with the NIGC on January 29, 2007, and was sworn in March 2007 by then-Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne.
DesRosiers provided essential input on most major issues facing the Commission during his tenure. He was responsible for numerous initiatives carried out by the Commission including the development and implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements. He also served on the Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) Advisory Committee.
DesRosiers joined the NIGC with vast experience, including nine years of law enforcement and on-the-ground-experience in tribal gaming regulation beginning in 1993 when he worked for the Fort McDowell Tribal Gaming Commission. DesRosiers served as Commissioner of the Viejas Tribal Gaming Commission from 1998 until he joined the Commission in 2007.
With DesRosiers’ departure, the NIGC consists of Acting Chairman George T. Skibine and Vice-Chair Steffani A. Cochran.
The NIGC is an independent regulatory agency established within the Department of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.