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On January 10, 2018, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced via Globe Newswire the election of new officers. The incoming officers were elected by the AGEM Board of Directors under the leadership of Tom Nieman, Vice President of Global Marketing for JCM Global, as the organization’s President. Nieman’s position as President was not up for election as he transitions into the second year of a two-year term.

The following, were elected for one-year terms:

· Vice President - David Lucchese  (EVP, Digital & Interactive Business Leader, Everi)

· Vice President - Luke Orchard  (SVP, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer, IGT)

· Vice President - Robert “Bob” Parente  (SVP, Chief Revenue Officer, Gaming, Scientific Games)

· Secretary - Mark Dunn  (EVP & General Counsel, Aristocrat Leisure Limited)

· Treasurer - Thomas Jingoli  (EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming)

· General Counsel - Daron Dorsey  (General Counsel, NA Operations, Ainsworth Game Technology)

AGEM is a non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, table games, online technology, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. For more information, visit


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