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E. Sequoyah Simermeyer

Job TitleCommissioner

Company NameNational Indian Gaming Commission

E. Sequoyah Simermeyer (Coharie) serves as a Commissioner for the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). As such, he is one of three federal commissioners responsible for regulating and ensuring the integrity of the more than 520 Indian gaming facilities, associated with nearly 247 tribes in 29 states. He also directs the Office of Self-Regulation-the NIGC office responsible for directing and coordinating the certification process for tribes seeking a certificate of self-regulation under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Simermeyer was appointed to his position in November 2015. Simermeyer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.

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