As the Executive Committee of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, IAGA OFFICERS are elected by the Board of Trustees and serve one year terms. IAGA Officers provide the organization's strategic direction and ensure that all objectives of Association are accomplished through IAGA's annual initiatives and events.

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IAGA PRESIDENT LAURA MCALLISTER COX is Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel for Rush Street Gaming, LLC, serving in a corporate oversight capacity for Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois and the Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York.  She is also responsible for the compliance function of Rush Street Interactive LLC. Laura previously held positions as a Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP focusing her practice on gaming-related corporate, regulatory, licensing and product compliance matters and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Gaming Partners International Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of casino table game supplies. Laura is a member of the bar in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel
Rush Street Gaming LLC
1080 N. Delaware Ave., 8th Floor   •  Philadelphia, PA 19125
direct:   +1.267.687.4463
cox@rushstreetgaming.com

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IAGA VICE PRESIDENT JOHN M. MCMANUS is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of MGM Resorts International. He served as Senior Vice President, Acting General Counsel and Secretary of the Company from December 2009 to July 2010. He served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from September 2009 to December 2009. He served as Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the Company from July 2008 to September 2009. He served as Vice President and General Counsel for CityCenter's residential and retail divisions from January 2006 to July 2008. Prior thereto, he served as General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel for various of the Company's operating subsidiaries from May 2001 to January 2006.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
MGM Resorts International
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South  •   Las Vegas, NV 89109
direct:   +1.702.693.7899
jmcmanus@mgmresorts.com

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IAGA SECRETARY JOHN HAGAN of Harris Hagan specializes in all aspects of online and land-based gambling law. John qualified in 1993, practicing as a commercial litigator before specializing in gambling law from 1998. He has advised many of the world’s largest gambling operators as well as governments and trade associations. He is frequently instructed by other leading law firms, private equity firms and banks to provide specialist licensing and regulatory expertise in respect of corporate investments and transactions.

Partner
Harris Hagan
6 Snow Hill, London EC1A 2AY, United Kingdom
Direct: +44 (0)20 7002 7638
hagan@harrishagan.com


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IAGA TREASURER LUKE ORCHARD is Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer for IGT. Luke is a Corporate Compliance executive overseeing the Regulatory, Product and Interactive Compliance functions in addition to Security and Risk Management for IGT’s global operations. With 25 years of global gaming experience, Mr. Orchard has spent over a dozen years managing global teams with a focus on Corporate and Gaming Compliance. He previously served as GTECH’s Chief Compliance Officer.

Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer
IGT
6355 S. Buffalo Drive  •  Las Vegas, Nevada 89113 
Direct: 702-669-8300
luke.orchard@igt.com


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IAGA ASSISTANT TREASURER ELLEN WHITTEMORE is a shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. She is well known for her gaming law and regulatory practice, representing some of the world’s largest gaming companies before the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission in licensing, disciplinary, and gaming and entertainment tax matters. She also represents private equity companies investing in the gaming industry and represents many of the leading gaming technology firms engaged in interactive and social gaming.

Shareholder
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
100 North City Parkway, Suite 1600  •  Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
direct: 702-464-7002
ewhittemore@bhfs.com


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IAGA GENERAL COUNSEL WILLIAM DOWNEY is a partner with Fox Rothschild. Bill counsels a varied clientele regarding all types of business transactions, including casino regulation, acquisitions and dispositions, real estate, corporate and real estate finance, venture structure and entity formation and governance. He practices regularly before the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, New Jersey Casino Control Commission, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission representing casino and racetrack owners and operators, gaming industry lenders, casino executives, gaming equipment manufacturers, shop keepers, outside vendors and contractors and financiers. He has extensive experience in the prosecution of license applications before regulatory bodies, operational issues, gaming and simulcast floor configuration, financing transactions, and regulatory review and contested enforcement matters. Bill also has significant experience in drafting and negotiating employment and professional services agreements.

Partner
Fox Rothschild
1301 Atlantic Avenue, Midtown Building, Suite 400 • Atlantic City, NJ  08401
Direct: 609-572-2251
wdowney@foxrothschild.com


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IAGA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KIRSTEN CLARK has over 10 years global gaming industry experience, Clark was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer­-Asia, for Gaming Partners International where she was instrumental in expanding the company’s day-to-day business operations throughout Asia and the pacific rim while simultaneously overseeing GPI’s global marketing and product management divisions. Her gaming industry experience also includes extensive strategic marketing, public relations and events management experience for Shuffle Master, Inc. where she served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for several years.

P.O. Box 92495  •  Henderson, NV 89009
direct:   +1.702.354.1057
director@theiaga.org