3 finalists chosen for sports gaming executive director

The Sports Wagering Advisory Council has narrowed the field of more than 45 applicants to become the panel’s first executive director to three finalists.

The hiring committee decided the final three from a list of about 10 who had made the first cut. Council member Mike Kenney, who headed the search, declined to publicly name the three finalists because they hadn’t yet been informed of their status.

The Council is being spun out from the Tennessee Eduction Lottery Corp. on Jan. 1 following the passage of a new state law earlier this year.