Member Bios

The current Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission members are:

E. RANDOLPH MARRINER – CHAIR

In 2005, Randy retired from a successful career in advertising, where he was Chairman/CEO of Marriner Marketing Communications, a company that he founded in 1989. The firm was headquartered in Columbia, MD.

A prolific entrepreneur, today Marriner serves as President & CEO of Marriner Enterprises, Victoria Restaurant Group, Manor Hill Brewing, and MHF Productions. Marriner Enterprises, founded in 2005, is a diversified operating company focusing on real estate investment, development and property management. Victoria Restaurant Group, LLC (VRG) was launched 2007 with the award-winning Victoria Gastro Pub (VGP) as its first concept. VRG opened its second concept, Manor Hill Tavern, in Historic Ellicott City in early 2017, and its third concept, FoodPlenty, opened in Clarksville in late 2017. Manor Hill Brewing was established in early 2015 as Howard County’s first Class 8 Farm Brewery. Today, Manor Hill is the largest producing farm brewery in Maryland and its beers can be found in over 1,000 locations throughout Maryland and D.C. MHF Productions debuted in September 2015 and is a turnkey event services company, whose event professionals provide its clients with all the tools necessary to produce successful corporate events.

F. VERNON BOOZER

A partner in the law firm Covahey, Boozer, Devan, & Dore, Mr. Boozer is active in the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1971 through 1979. In 1981, Mr. Boozer was elected to the Maryland Senate where he served until 1999.

Mr. Boozer graduated from Duke University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1964.

GEORGE L. DOETSCH, JR.

George L. Doetsch, Jr. is the owner and chairman of Apple Ford Lincoln in Columbia.

The Maryland native owns Marama Farm Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing Horse Farm in Clarksville. In addition to several other business interests in Maryland, he serves as general partner of Concert Technopolis, a Russian-American franchised Ford dealer in Russia. His extensive community service includes the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Board of Visitors, the Community Foundation of Howard County Board and the Howard County Police Foundation. He is a past board member for the Howard County General Hospital Board of Trustees.

MICHELLE FAGER

Michelle Fager

Michelle Fager is Vice President and general counsel for Fagers Island Ltd., a position she began in 2012. In her current role, she is responsible for facilitating business transactions, overseeing legal compliance, financial analysis, and development and strategic planning for the properties known as Fagers Island, The Lighthouse Club Hotel and The Edge, all located in Ocean City, Md. In addition, she oversees operations at the historic Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Md. and is an active partner in the concept restaurant known as Bad Monkey.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Fager established and operated a law practice in Berlin, Md. A 1986 Syracuse University graduate, she earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Widener University School of Law in 1991. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar that same year. In addition to her current positions, Ms. Fager serves on the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for District One and on the executive committee for Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Board.

HAROLD E. HODGES

Harold Hodges is CEO of H. Elliot Associates, operator of TutorCoachPool, a management consulting and educational training firm based in Rockville. In addition, he is Director of Administration and Finance for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.

Previously, Mr. Hodges spent 19 years at the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, and a Budget Director. He has managed more than $1 billion in funds and has served in various administrative operational roles including finance, information technology and human resources.

A subject matter expert in Federal budgeting, financial management and strategic planning, Mr. Hodges earned degrees from Dartmouth (BA in Economics, 1988), New York University (MBA in Finance, 1997), and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (MA in International Economics, 1992). He attributes his academic and professional success to his upbringing in South Los Angeles and the drive to do extraordinary things in the face of insurmountable odds. Mr. Hodges serves on the Charter Commission for the City of Rockville and the Financial Advisory Board of the City of Rockville.

JAMES J. STAKEM

James J. Stakem was elected to the Office of Allegany County Commissioner in 1998. He recently retired from the Allegany County Public School System after spending 36 years teaching American History, Psychology and Government. He also taught Psychology on a part-time basis at Allegany Community College in Cumberland.

As a Commissioner, Mr. Stakem serves on the Human Resources Development Commission; the Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Committee; the MACo Education Subcommittee; the Tri-County Council; the Substance Abuse Task Force; the Western Maryland Economic Development Strategies Task Force; the Governor’s Flood Mitigation Task Force; the Rocky Gap Foundation; the Cumberland Summer Theater Committee; and the Broadband Coordination Board.

Mr. Stakem graduated from Frostburg State College (now Frostburg University) in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his Master of Education there in 1967 and is currently an adjunct educational supervisor at his alma mater. Mr. Stakem and his wife Joann live in Frostburg. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

JERRY E. WILLIAMS

For more than three decades Mr. Williams has held a number of executive-level positions in both the public and private sectors in both financial management and information technology. He is currently the owner of One Alpha Consulting Group LLC, an information technology consulting firm. He was also previously the Chief Executive Officer of Ryan Consulting Group a multi-million dollar mid-western Federal Information Technology Consulting Firm.

Prior to consulting Mr. Williams held several senior-level positions throughout government, including the Department of Defense, Executive Office of the President, Department of Education, Department of Housing, Department of the Interior, Director of National Intelligence, Department of Agriculture and the Small Business Administration. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Government Financial Manager.