(1) In accordance with 23-4-106 , MCA, the department shall appoint an executive secretary.
(2) The executive secretary shall:
(a) supervise race meets and oversee all activities of all racing officials;
(b) hire and supervise all state racing officials for the department;
(c) inspect and approve racing facilities;
(d) make inquiries into the financial dealing and solvency of any licensee;
(e) handle complaints and make recommendations to the board in their regard;
(f) prepare agendas for all board meetings;
(g) schedule hearings and have hearing examiners appointed;
(h) perform other duties as directed by the board;
(i) hire staff to assist him in performing his duties;
(j) maintain and preserve the official records of the board;
(k) approve all racing officials;
(l) disburse funds; and
(m) represent the board with the department.