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State Treasurer Grossman Names Gaming Commission Pick

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Enrique A. Zuniga, executive director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust addresses the media after being introduced by Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman as his appointment to the state's gaming commissions Monday, March 12. (AP)
Enrique A. Zuniga, executive director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust addresses the media after being introduced by Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman as his appointment to the state's gaming commissions Monday, March 12. (AP)

Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman has named Enrique Zuniga to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Currently, Zuniga serves as the executive director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust.

"Enrique has the integrity, vision, wisdom, and experience to effectively execute the duties of this critical position,” Grossman said in a statement. “I’m confident that Enrique will bring his keen ethical and managerial skills to this process, always ensuring that taxpayers’ interests are best represented."

According to a press release from the treasurer's office, Zuniga currently overseas $450 million in financing for a number of water and sewer projects across Massachusetts.

"Public service is all about generating the best and most innovative outcomes for the taxpayers, and I look forward to serving on the Gaming Commission in that spirit,” Zuniga said in a statement.

Zuniga, 45, lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife and two children, the release said.

Zuniga is the third member to be named to the commission. Under the new casino law, Grossman's pick had to be someone with a strong background in finance.

Last month, Attorney General Martha Coakley appointed former New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Gayle Cameron, and in December Gov. Deval Patrick tapped Stephen Crosby, the dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston, to chair the commission.

This program aired on March 12, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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