JP resident named to gaming board

(Gazette File Photo) Enrique Zuniga.

Jamaica Plain resident Enrique Zuniga has been appointed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which will oversee the newly legalized casino gambling in the state.

“Public service is all about generating the best and most innovative outcomes for the taxpayers, and I ook forward to serving on the Gaming Commission in that spirit,” said Zuniga, who is executive director of the Massachusetts Water Abatement Trust, in a press statement.

Zuniga, who was appointed by state Treasurer Steven Grossman, will be one of five members of the new commission.

“Enrique has the integrity, vision, wisdom and experience to effectively execute the duties of this critical position,” Grossman said in a press statement. “His substantial background in issues related to finance, securities, public procurement, auditing and regulatory affairs will be invaluable as the commission moves forward with the implementation of gaming in Massachusetts. I’m confident that Enrique will bring his keen ethical and managerial skills to this process, always ensuring that taxpayers’ interests are best represented.”

Zuniga is also an adjunct professor of construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He previously worked at the Massachusetts School Building Authority and in management positions at the Ernst & Young law firm, the Boston Housing Authority, and design and engineering companies in Mexico. He holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Yale School of Management and a degree in civil engineering from Mexico’s Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

From press materials.

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