The Americas Advisory Committee oversees IAGA's initiatives and progress within the region to: 

  • Help grow IAGA’s regional membership by identifying new members for each of our advisory segments (legal, advisory, financial, operational, manufacturing, regulatory)
  • Help secure annual and regional event sponsorships that support our members in the region
  • Support the region's unique interests and needs by identifying timely topics for discussion that can be discussed on webinars, in media editorial and at IAGA supported conferences 
  • Drive other initiatives and member participation in the region and advise on our support of regional trade show conferences

The Americas Advisory Committee is chaired by IAGA Trustee Amy Elder. 

alt           AMY ELDER of Baker Donelson focuses on Mississippi and Louisiana gaming, representing all types of clients including casinos, manufacturers, distributors, lenders, lessees, landlords, shareholders, officers, directors and key employees. She helps her clients address regulatory issues and transactional matters, assisting with development, licensing, financing, registration, findings of suitability, transfers of ownership, operation, training, compliance, permits, patron disputes, investigations, disciplinary proceedings and more. 


JEFFREY CATANZARO is a Managing Director in the Solutions Practice Group of Major, Lindsey & Africa. He is a subject-matter expert in contract management and compliance related issues focused on technology, consulting, strategy, planning, processes and implementing best practices for all stages of the contract lifecycle. Jeff provides clients with solutions that optimize and streamline the contracting processes to enhance risk oversight, maximize revenue and reduce cost (with an emphasis on supporting the gaming industry).


DARON DORSEY is the General Counsel – Americas for Ainsworth Game Technology, a gaming equipment manufacturer.  Through his role at Ainsworth, he also currently serves as an officer and the Co-General Counsel of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).  Before joining Ainsworth, Daron served as the General Counsel for William Hill US in Las Vegas, Nevada and oversaw legal affairs for the US subsidiary of William Hill, the publicly-traded sports betting and wagering company headquartered in the United Kingdom.  Prior to those roles, Daron was an attorney in private practice with the law firms of Snell & Wilmer LLP and Jolley Urga Wirth & Woodbury (now Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little) in Las Vegas, Nevada.


SEAN MCGUINNESS is a Partner with Butler Snow, practices in the firm’s Gaming Industry Team. His practice focuses primarily on commercial gaming matters in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Mississippi, as well tribal gaming matters. He has also experience with gaming bankruptcy matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sean practiced gaming law for 15 years at a law firm in their Reno, Las Vegas and Denver offices. Sean was Vice President and General Counsel for The Resort at Summerlin, which was owned by Swiss Casinos (1997-2001), and had a private gaming law practice in Mississippi (1994-1997) and served as Compliance Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission (1992-1993). Sean got his start in the gaming industry as a law clerk for the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission.

alt           GEORGE ROVER formed Rover Strategic Advisors, LLC following his retirement where he worked as a Deputy Attorney General and then as an Assistant Attorney General with the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General where he served as the Special Assistant to the Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Rover was appointed Deputy Director of the Division where he managed the Atlantic City office until his retirement in November 2016.