State gambling commission approves two key hires

Governor’s adviser is interim director

The state gambling commission approved two key hires Tuesday, borrowing Patrick administration official C. Stanley McGee to serve as the board’s interim executive director and voting to offer Boston police spokeswoman Elaine B. Driscoll a post as the commission’s first director of communications.

McGee, 43, of Boston, is the assistant secretary for policy and planning in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. He has been one of Governor Deval Patrick’s key policy advisers on gambling issues and the development of casino legislation and has been deeply involved in Patrick’s negotiations with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe over a tribal casino proposed for Taunton.

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