Las Vegas, NV — The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) announced today that at its 2017 Annual Meeting held on Wednesday, October 18, the following individuals were announced as Officers who will lead the Association in the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year beginning November 1:

  • President: Laura McAllister Cox, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel, Rush Street Gaming
  • Vice President: John McManus, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, MGM Resorts International
  • Secretary: John Hagan, Partner, Harris Hagan
  • Treasurer: Luke Orchard, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, IGT
  • Assistant Treasurer: Ellen Whittemore, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • General Counsel: William Downey, Partner, Fox Rothschild

 IAGA also announced that its members voted to appoint the following individuals to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately:

  • Mark A. Clayton, Shareholder and Global Gaming Practice Co-Chair, Greenberg Traurig
  • Christopher Grippa, Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Mark Hemmerle, Vice President of Legal & Compliance, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions
  • Jeremy P. Kleiman, Member, Saiber
  • Rui Pinto Proença, Partner, MdME

As per the Association’s Bylaws, each new Trustee was appointed to a three year term and is eligible for one (1) three year second term.

President-elect Cox commented: ”I am pleased to welcome our five distinguished new Trustees to IAGA’s Board, as each of them brings a wealth of global gaming industry experience and expertise to our governing body. I am confident that each of them will do their part to help IAGA continue its mission to support the industry’s executives with exceptional education combined with networking opportunities. Additionally, on behalf of IAGA’s current officers, Trustees and Counselors, I would also like to thank outgoing President Michael Cohen for his leadership and dedication this year, as during Michael’s presidency our membership grew to its highest level to date and held its best-attended International Gaming Summit as well. I look forward to taking the reigns from Michael on November 1 and continuing to build on the initiatives and accomplishments he and his predecessors have put in place.” 

2018 Summit Update Provided
IAGA also announced that it will open hotel and conference registration shortly for the 2018 International Gaming Summit May 14 through 16, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Macao, China. Held in conjunction with the annual Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) trade show and conference, the 2018 International Gaming Summit will include one-day workshops on responsible gaming, financial crime, as well as a workshop specifically focused on global regulatory issues and initiatives.