Meet the Commission

Kenneth George, Jr.


Ken George, Jr., has nearly ten years of experience in gaming regulation. In just three years, he received an appointment to Commissioner of the Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Commission. Two years later, he rose to the office of chairmanship and currently serves as Chairman. His primary duties include regulatory oversight of the Potawatomi Milwaukee casino.

Ken George, Jr., has specific knowledge and expertise in Compliance, Audit, Surveillance, Slots and Cage operations. He has direct involvement in Hotel Operations and Internet gaming.

Ken George, Jr., serves as the Midwest Delegate on the National board of the NTGC/R (National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators). His related educational experience includes certification as a Gaming Commissioner and certification in Gaming Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Ken served for eight years as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His active duty included serving in the combat zone in the Gulf War during 1990-91.

Marc Young


Marc Young began his tribal gaming career with the Tribe’s enterprise as a Security Officer in 2013. One year later he was hired as a third shift Surveillance operator with the Gaming Commission.

In the two years that he has worked for the Tribe, he embraced new challenges and progressed towards the Commissioner level leadership. In June of 2015, he was accepted into the Mentorship Program where he impressed everyone with his drive, sincerity and dedication to understanding tribal ethics and regulation. Marc strives to build a bright future for Tribal Sovereignty.

Marc was appointed a Gaming Commissioner on November 5th, 2015. Upon his appointment as a Commissioner, Marc successfully completed the Gaming Commission’s Mentorship Program.

Thomasina Aguirre

Gaming Commission Secretary

In early 2015, Thomasina Aguirre was appointed to the Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Commission (FCPGC) and elected Secretary. Thomasina completed the Internship Program for the Gaming Commission in 2012, which led to her employment in the Investigations-Licensing Division for the Gaming Commission where she worked for two years.

Thomasina is excited to embrace this latest opportunity with the FCPGC. She prides herself as a self-motivated, driven individual who strives to make things more effective and efficient.

Thomasina has been with Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Enterprise for the last two years working as an investigator. She began her career in gaming as a security officer at Milwaukee Casino in 1997. In between Thomasina took some time off from her gaming career to have a family and attend school.

James "JR" Holmes

Gaming Commissioner

JR Holmes has been in gaming for 20+ years. He started with Potawatomi Gaming when it was in its infancy in 1989.

"My knowledge, I gain through gaming and being a part of our Nation's venture. It is truly gratifying and I feel grateful that as a member of the Woodland Potawatomi of Wisconsin, I am proud to be part of our success."

JR Holmes is a member of the Potawatomi's Tribal Veterans' Post #1, and served in Vietnam from 1967-1968.

Kenneth George, Sr.

Gaming Commissioner

Ken George, Sr. has worked for the Tribe in many capacities including Tribal Chairman, Vice Chairman and Tribal Veterans Director.

Ken has been in gaming since 2006, serving as the contact for the new construction of the casino in both Carter and Milwaukee. He was also actively involved in the new surveillance system install at both properties.

Ken received his education in Indian Law, Business Law and Personal Management at Madison Law School in Stevens Point and Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He is a Marine Corps veteran who served from 1965 to 1972.