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Executive Director



Jay McDaniel is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, which is responsible for regulating the gaming industry in the State of Mississippi.  He has been with the MGC since 2011, previously serving as Deputy Director.

Prior to joining the gaming commission, Jay practiced in the litigation department at Butler Snow LLP, handling cases involving product liability, commercial litigation, and other general litigation matters.  Jay has also held the position of a Certified Internal Auditor and worked as an auditor in both the gaming industry and manufacturing industry.  He currently serves as Chair of the Gaming Section of the Mississippi Bar Association.

Jay earned his B.S. in Accounting from Mississippi State University, and is a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law, where he has served as an adjunct professor.  He and his wife Carly have two children and live in Brandon, Mississippi.

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