Jeffrey C. Hooke is managing director of Hooke Associates, LLC, an investment bank based in McLean, Virginia. His volunteer work includes being chairman of the Maryland Tax Education Foundation ( Previously, Hooke was a director of Emerging Markets Partnership (a $5 billion private equity partnership), a principal investment officer of the World Bank Group, and an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Schroder Wertheim, respectively, two prominent securities firms based in New York.

Hooke is the author of three books: The Emerging Markets (2001), Security Analysis on Wall Street (1998), and M&A: A Practical Guide to Doing the Deal (1996), published by John Wiley & Sons of New York. His studies on casino-style gaming have led to testimony on the value of gaming licenses and the prospective revenues from state-sanctioned gaming expansion before the legislatures of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas. His views on state-sanctioned gaming expansion have been referenced in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Forbes, Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Dallas Morning Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Pittsburgh Post- Gazette.

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