Williams to succeed Kalm as new Michigan Gaming Control Board executive director

Henry Williams has been appointed as the new executive director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), having received approval from state Governor Gretchen Whitmer after Richard Kalm stepped down.


Williams has worked for the MGCB since 2001, most recently serving as deputy director of its casino operations division, providing oversight of the Enforcement Section, Employee Licensing, Gaming Lab and the Disassociated Persons program.

He previously spent time as a regulation and enforcement officer, regulation manager of the employee licensing section, and acting deputy director, before becoming deputy director of the casino operations division.

Prior to his time with the MGCB, Williams was a social worker and held a number of positions within state government as a juvenile justice worker, family independence specialist, protective services worker and probation officer.

Williams will serve as executive director for a six-year term, succeeding Richard Kalm who held the role since 2007.

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