Gov. Tom Corbett Wednesday announced he has appointed David W. Woods to serve as a member of the Gaming Control Board. The board oversees the 11 casinos now operating statewide.
"I've known and worked with Dave for many years,'' Corbett said. "He has earned the respect of those who know and have worked with him. His public and private sector experience make him well-qualified for the Gaming Control Board.''
Woods currently serves as chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware). Previously, Woods served in the same role for Sen. F. Joseph Loeper from 1979 to 1998. He also was vice president for PECO Energy Company and Exelon Corporation.
Woods, 55, of Edgemont Township, Delaware County, earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Shippensburg University.
The seven-member Gaming Control Board was established through the passage of Act 71 of 2004, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. The board oversaw the creation of a casino industry offering both slot machine and table gaming.The 11 casinos now in operation in Pennsylvania offer both slot machine and table game gambling, and employ more than 16,000 people.