June E. Taylor, Chair
June Taylor serves as Chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission and brings a rich background in business, strategic planning and leadership. Taylor is president of MAC Installations & Consulting, LLC, a Cleveland-based technology firm providing low-voltage cabling, security, access control, media and sound masking systems. The firm's capabilities include offering solutions that consider the latest technology trends in order to provide superior service to hospitality, education and medical institutions in Northeast Ohio and throughout the Midwest.
Taylor’s solid background in business, acquisitions, strategy and talent selection gave rise to her appointment to Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees, where she is chair of the Honorary Degree & Recognition Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.
Taylor holds two degrees from Northwestern University: a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a Master of Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, with concentrations in finance and marketing.
Taylor's term expires on February 21, 2023.
Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, Vice-Chair
Jo Ann Davidson was appointed as the first Chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission by Governor John Kasich for her extensive leadership in local and state government as well as her track record of being a strong advocate for the people of Ohio. Davidson came to public service in 1967 after winning a seat on the Reynoldsburg City Council. In 1980, she was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives.
In 1995, Davidson's fellow representatives selected her as the Speaker of the Ohio House. She was the first woman to hold this position and remained Speaker until leaving the House of Representatives in 2000.
Over the past decade, Davidson has formed her own consulting firm, JAD and Associates, advising on a broad range of issues involving public policy development and analysis, strategic planning and political campaigns. In January 2005, she was elected Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee. She also remains active with various board positions.
Davidson has served on the board of trustees of The Ohio State University, Franklin University, and The University of Findlay. She holds honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Ohio University and Capital University, an honorary degree in Government Leadership from The University of Findlay, and an honorary Doctor of Public Administration degree from The Ohio State University.
Davidson's term expires on February 21, 2022.
McKinley E. Brown
McKinley E. Brown is a retired police officer who currently serves as Chief of Detectives in the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. He also assists and advises local police agencies with investigations and is a member of the Cold Case Squad.
Brown began his career in law enforcement in 1981 as a patrol officer with the Cincinnati Police Department. He also served as a school resource officer and as a member of the criminal investigation and internal investigations section. His dedication and professionalism led to additional duties such as teaching at the Police Academy and to his promotion to Detective Sergeant of the Homicide Unit. He retired in 1998 to join the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.
Brown, who served in the U.S. Army before entering law enforcement, has received countless awards, citations and commendations for his work with children and school programs and his excellent investigatory skills. Most recently, Brown was a 2010 inductee into the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum’s prestigious 1132 Living Legends.
Brown's term expires on February 21, 2023.
Will Lucas is a native of Toledo and a media and entrepreneur. He is founder and CEO at Creadio, a full-service marketing and production agency which services brands nationally and is brand manager for AfroTech, the largest Black tech digital platform and conference globally.
Lucas currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Toledo where he is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, and a member of the Clinical Affairs, Academic and Student Affairs Committees. Currently, he also serves on the Ohio Martin Luther King Commission and was previously Co-Chair of President Obama’s Ohio Small Business Committee. He was selected in 2019 by Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted to serve on the Advisory Board for InnovateOhio, and serves on the corporate Board of Directors for Plastic Technologies, Inc.
Widely recognized as a leading technology entrepreneur, Lucas was listed as part of the TechCrunch list for '40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015,’ and Business Insider's 'The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology.' He received the '20 Under 40 Award' in 2016 from Leadership Toledo.
Lucas earned his associate's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Toledo in Technical Studies and Organizational Development, respectively. He is also founder and curator of TEDxToledo and previously served on the Boards of Directors for the Ohio Council of Community Schools, Kid's Unlimited, and the Lucas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
Lucas' term expires on February 21, 2021.
Ranjan Manoranjan, the co-founder of 3SG Plus, is a global business and community leader highly regarded on the local, national and international stage. Ranjan has a rich history of helping complex, fast-moving companies grow and flourish by strategically creating and nurturing the relationships necessary to make deals, impact change and improve the financial bottom line. Currently a principal at 3SG Plus, Manoranjan exercises the skills necessary to bring together different views to find common ground. He is known for using excellent listening and negotiation skills to accomplish corporate and community goals.
Manoranjan was appointed to the Ohio Casino Control Commission in 2011 by then Ohio Governor John Kasich, and currently also serves on the World of Children Board of Governors and the Ohio Society of CPAs Political Action Committee. Other organizations that have benefited from his active involvement are the Executive Board of the Ohio Society of CPAs, The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority, Governmental Affairs Advisory Council, and The State Audit Committee.
Manoranjan was awarded the distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2005 by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) for his dedication to his ethnic heritage through American society.
Manoranjan's term expires on February 21, 2022.
Lynn Slaby joins the Commission with a distinguished record of public service. He spent 14 years as Summit County Prosecutor, served as a judge on the Ninth District Court of Appeals for 14 years, and was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2011-2012. Prior to his appointment to the Casino Control Commission, he served as a commissioner on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), which is responsible for regulating utility providers in the state. While on the PUCO, Slaby was named to the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services, the National Transportation Taskforce and the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners.
Slaby received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and his law degree from the University of Akron. He has served on the board of trustees for the Cleveland Christian Home for Children, West Side Ministries, Community Care Network, High Street Christian Church and as President of the National District Attorneys Association. He has also served on the Alumni Board of both the College of Law and the Business College for the University of Akron, as well as the Ohio Judicial Conference. Slaby continues to serve as Past President and board member of the Copley Community Improvement Corporation.
Slaby’s term expires on February 21, 2021.
John S. Steinhauer
John Steinhauer is a private practice attorney in Akron, Ohio. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, corporate, finance and real estate Law. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and the District of Columbia.
Steinhauer has extensive governmental experience at the state and local level, including the Ohio General Assembly Legislative Reference Bureau, as an assistant city attorney in Columbus and as special counsel for the Ohio Attorney General. He also served as a trustee for The University of Akron where he was the chairman.
Steinhauer graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School, and then attended The Ohio State University. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from The University of Akron.
Steinhauer's term expires on February 21, 2023.