Gregory C. Fajt
On August 26, 2011, Gregory C. Fajt was appointed to a two-year term on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and reappointed for an additional two-year term in January 2013 by Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa. These appointments follow two years as Chairman of the Board, an appointment made by Governor Edward G. Rendell.
Prior to his position with the Board, Mr. Fajt served as Chief of Staff to Governor Rendell, the top advisor to the Governor and manager of the day-to-day activities of the executive branch of state government, including 18 cabinet agencies and the Governor’s Office. Fajt originally joined Governor Rendell's Administration in January 2003 as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, a position he held until February 2007 when he moved into the Governor’s Administrative Offices.
Fajt also served on several boards and commissions, including Chair of the Pennsylvania Business Tax Reform Commission, the Taskforce for Working Families and the Economic Development Cabinet.
Fajt served as State Representative for the 42nd District in Allegheny County from 1991 to 1996. During his tenure in the Pennsylvania Legislature, he focused on tax policy and economic development issues and served on the Finance, Judiciary, Professional Licensure and Tourism Committees.
Before he joined the Rendell Administration, Fajt was a partner with Leech Tishman Fuscaldo and Lampl, LLC of Pittsburgh concentrating primarily in the areas of estate planning, and administration and corporate law. Fajt was also legal counsel for tax, corporate, and ERISA for Joy Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh-based Fortune 500 company.
Fajt earned his law degree from Duquesne University in 1984, where the major emphasis of his studies was taxation. He graduated cum laude from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1977. Fajt is a licensed attorney within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Fajt has a long history as a volunteer for many community and charitable organizations. He was named Big Brother of the Year for Allegheny County in 2002 and currently serves on the boards of directors for ACHIEVA and the Burgess McCormac Foundation. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Blind Association, Beginning with Books and St. Anne Home.