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Executive Director



Allen Godfrey 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 2003, serving as the Director of the Compliance Division, and most recently, as Deputy Director.

Allen’s twenty-five years of public service began at the Mississippi State Tax Commission, now known as the Department of Revenue. While at the Tax Commission, he assisted in collecting the taxes, developing internal controls, and auditing gaming before the MGC became an independent agency in 1993. He served as Deputy Director for the Alcohol Beverage Control division of the Tax Commission before coming to the MGC.

Raised in Mississippi, Allen is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. He lives in Madison with his wife Susan, who is a retired public school teacher. He is a proud father of two sons who have served their country in the US Armed Forces.

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