HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 19Issue 1Fahrenkopf to Transition from AGA; Four Board Members Reelected

On Monday, January 7, 2013, Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), announced that he is stepping down from his AGA position, effective June 30, 2013. The AGA has also reelected four board members at its December annual meeting.

Fahrenkopf  Transitions From AGA

Mr. Fahrenkopf, who has been the CEO of the AGA since its inception in 1995, has been actively involved in succession planning with the group’s board of directors to ensure a smooth transition

During his tenure with the AGA, Mr. Fahrenkopf has presided over several notableaccomplishments for the association, including  the positive findings and recommendations of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, the establishment and good works of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, and the worldwide success of industry trade shows the Global Gaming Expo and G2E Asia.

 In acknowledging the host of key individuals who have contributed to the AGA’s achievements over the years, Fahrenkopf said, “Too many people have played a major part in our success for me to name each of them, but I would like to acknowledge the AGA board members who have provided the support we needed to succeed, and, of course, the staff, both current and former, who made coming into the office each day a pleasure. I look forward to continuing to work with this talented group in the coming months as we transition to this new era for the AGA. Their experience leaves the organization in very good hands.”

Prior to his work with the AGA, Mr. Fahrenkopf was the chairman of the Republican National Committee for six of Ronald Reagan’s eight years in the White House and led the party through successful presidential elections in 1984 and 1988. He continues to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which conducts the general election presidential and vice presidential debates in presidential election years.

Board Members Reelected

At the December annual meeting of the American Gaming Association (AGA), the following four members of the AGA board of directors were re-elected to serve for three-year terms: Richard Haddrill, AGA chairman and chairman of Bally Technologies, Inc.; Gary Loveman, chairman, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation; Jamie Odell, CEO and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure Limited; and Timothy J. Wilmott, president and COO of Penn National Gaming, Inc. Larry Ruvo, senior managing director of Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, also was re-elected to the board for an additional one-year term as an at-large director.

The leadership of the AGA board will remain in place with Haddrill serving as chairman, and Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, as vice chairman. They will continue in their positions until their terms conclude at the end of 2013.

For more information about the AGA and the global gaming entertainment industry, visit www.americangaming.org and follow the AGA on Twitter and Facebook.


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