IAGA Announces 2019 - 2020 Officers and New Trustees
The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) announced today that at its 2019 Annual Meeting of its Members held on Monday, October 14, the following individuals were announced as Officers who will lead the Association in the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year beginning November 1:
  • President: John Hagan, Partner, Harris Hagan
  • Vice President: Luke Orchard, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, IGT
  • Secretary: Ellen Whittemore, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
  • Treasurer: John Stawyskyj, Partner & Sector Head Hotels Leisure and Gaming, Ashurst Australia
  • Assistant Treasurer: Jeffrey Barbin, Partner, Phelps Dunbar
  • General Counsel: William Downey, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
IAGA also announced that its members voted to appoint the following individuals to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately:
  • Karin Ashford, Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs, Penn National
  • Greg Brower, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • AG Burnett, Partner, McDonald Carano
  • CJ Fisher, Partner, Fox Rothschild
  • Jeffrey Hendricks, Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance, Eldorado Resorts
  • Harper Ko, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer – General Counsel, Everi
As per the Association’s Bylaws, each new Trustee was appointed to a three year term and is eligible for one three year second term. Finally, the following Trustee was appointed to a second term:
  • Vasilios Chrisos, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
President John Hagan commented: ”I am very pleased to welcome these six Trustees to IAGA’s Board, as they collectively bring a diverse wealth of legal, regulatory and operational expertise. I am confident that they will help IAGA expand our effectiveness in providing the global gaming industry with exceptional education resources enhanced by unparalleled networking opportunities. Additionally, on behalf of IAGA’s current officers, Trustees and Counselors, I would like to thank 2019 President John McManus for his leadership during the past fiscal year, as during his presidency our membership grew to its highest level to date and held an successful International Gaming Summit in Half Moon Bay, California. I look forward to building on the initiatives and accomplishments that John and his predecessors have put in place.”

2020 Summit Update Provided
IAGA also announced that it will open hotel and conference registration shortly for the 2020 International Gaming Summit June 16 - 18 at The Culloden Estate and Spa in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As a premier event that brings together leaders from all global gaming sectors, and held in conjunction with the 2020 Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) Annual Meeting, the Summit will provide operators, suppliers, attorneys, investors, bankers, regulators and other advisor delegates with an unparalleled opportunity to meet and discuss the most important issues facing gaming today.