Director of the Office of Indian Gaming ,
US Department of the Interior
Ms. Paula L. Hart is currently the Acting Director, Office of Indian Gaming.
Ms Hart has served in various positions within the Office including Deputy Director, Legal Specialist and Management Analyst.
has been working on Indian gaming issues for most of her
career in the federal government.
experience within Indian gaming includes review of Tribal-State compacts, land acquisition applications, Section 20 applications, Secretarial Procedures, developing and writing regulations regarding the same.
During the end of the last administration and the beginning of this administration Ms. Hart
along with her
gaming duties served as the Acting Chief of Staff for the Assistant Secretary in which she
worked on special projects for the Assistant Secretary.
Those projects included issues regarding Federal Acknowledgment, Economic Development, Finance and Tribal Government.
Prior to coming to the Gaming Office she served as Rights Protection Specialist for the Eastern Region.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland law school and a member of the state of Maryland bar.
She also has a Political Science degree from St. Lawrence University.