International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Announces 2021 - 2022 Officers and Trustees Appointed to Second Terms
IAGA also announced the dates for its 2022 International Gaming Summit to be held in Boston, Massachusetts
Las Vegas, NV — The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) announced today that at its 2021 Annual Meeting of its Members held on Tuesday, July 13, the following individuals were announced as Officers who will lead the Association for the 12 months beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022: 
  • President: Luke Orchard, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, IGT
  • Vice President: Ellen Whittemore, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
  • Secretary: John Stawyskyj, Partner & Sector Head – Hotels, Leisure and Gaming, Ashurst Australia
  • Treasurer: Jeffrey Barbin, Partner, Phelps Dunbar
  • Assistant Treasurer: Harper Ko, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Penn National Gaming
  • General Counsel: William Downey, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck 
IAGA also announced that its members reappointed the following Trustees to its Board for a second term: 
  • Mark Clayton, Shareholder and Global Gaming Practice Co-Chair, Greenberg Traurig
  • Chris Grippa, Partner-in-Charge of Litigation Services and Forensic Accounting, Aprio
  • Mark Hemmerle, Vice President, Gaming and Compliance Counsel, Shift4Payments
  • Jeremy Kleiman, Partner and Gaming Law Practice Group Head, Saiber
  • Rui Pinto Proenca, Partner and Corporate / Gaming Practice Head, MdME Lawyers 
The full slate of IAGA Trustees is viewable online at
President Luke Orchard commented: “I am pleased to begin my term as IAGA President with such an accomplished and dedicated group of Officers and Trustees who collectively bring a diverse wealth of legal, regulatory and operational expertise to our Association. 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 as the industry emerges from the past year’s unprecedented closures and restrictions. Additionally, on behalf of IAGA’s Officers, Trustees and Counselors, I would like to thank 2020 President John Hagan for his leadership during the past eighteen months, as his guidance through the pandemic enabled IAGA to continue its support of our members and our industry. I look forward to building on the initiatives and accomplishments that John and his predecessors have put in place and helping IAGA grow and thrive in the months and years to come.”

2022 International Gaming Summit Dates Announced
IAGA also announced that it will hold its next International Gaming Summit June 27 – 29, 2022 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. As a premier event that brings together leaders from all global gaming sectors, 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.
“I am very pleased to announce that IAGA’s 39th Annual International Gaming Summit will be held in Boston, a vibrant and historic city,” commented Luke Orchard. “Our compelling Summit program will focus on gaming issues of international relevance and will be developed in conjunction with several of our content and conference partners. I look forward to welcoming our delegates to Boston and participating with them in lively discussions about the critical issues and opportunities facing global gaming.”

Additional information about the Summit including registration links and hotel information will be made available later this year. For additional information in the interim, please contact IAGA Executive Director Kirsten Clark at [email protected].