DeWine Appoints OHP's First African-American Superintendent

Feb 8, 2019

Richard Fambro

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has promoted two veteran Ohio Highway Patrol officers to superintendent and assistant superintendent, and named a new director of the state's lottery commission. 

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Fambro will become superintendent March 16, replacing retiring Colonel Paul Pride. Fambro will be the first African-American to hold the job. Major Marla Gaskill will succeed Fambro. Veteran Ohio Lottery Commission chair Patrick McDonald becomes the agency's director February 23. McDonald is Cuyahoga County elections director and a veteran of several state offices.