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Enrique A. Zuniga, left, stands with Mass. Treasurer Steven Grossman, right, after being introduced by Grossman as his appointment to the state gaming commissions in Boston, Monday, March 12. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
Enrique A. Zuniga, left, stands with Mass. Treasurer Steven Grossman, right, after being introduced by Grossman as his appointment to the state gaming commissions in Boston, Monday, March 12. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman appointed Enrique Zuniga as the third member of the state's new gaming commission Monday. Under the new casino law, Grossman’s pick had to be someone with a strong background in finance.

Last summer Grossman appointed Zuniga as the first Latino American executive director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, which provides subsidized loans for clean water infrastructure projects across the state. Before joining the agency, Zuniga was the director of quality assurance at the Massachusetts School Building Authority. He trained as a civil engineer in Mexico and came to the U.S. to earn his MBA in finance from Yale University.

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

The five-member gaming commission is charged with ensuring public confidence in the licensing and oversight of gaming establishments like casinos. The governor, attorney general, and treasurer each had to name one commissioner. Jointly, they'll name the remaining two.

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This segment aired on March 12, 2012.

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