On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) announced the addition of three (3) new members to its executive leadership and public affairs teams in an effort to improve membership engagement, media outreach, and overall better connect and inform gaming professionals.  Notably in January, the AGA hired five new staff members for the positions of senior vice president of public affairs, vice president of government relations, senior director of communications, director of gaming policy, and general counsel.

The new AGA staff members include:

· Ron Rosenbaum, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rosenbaum brings more than 20 years of experience leading marketing, development and event management efforts. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, marketing and development for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association where he led a significant rebranding and positioning initiative that resulted in greater organizational relevance, sustainability and member alignment. Rosenbaum will join the AGA’s executive leadership team to drive member engagement and retention, conferences and events, finance, human resources and IT.

· Brian Cohen, Director of Ally Development. Mr. Cohen has a decade of experience in advocacy, government relations, strategic outreach and campaign initiatives in the private sector and government. In his most recent post as director of external state government affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America, Cohen built coalitions to support issue campaigns and protected studios’ interests to combat piracy. As the AGA’s director of ally development, Cohen will identify and manage a network of gaming champions to support the industry’s legislative goals at the federal, state and local levels.

· Chris Moyer, Director of Media Development and Relations.  Mr. Moyer joins the AGA from Capitol Hill, where he served as press secretary and new media director for Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC). In this capacity, he built and managed relationships with reporters and expanded the Senator’s reach on social media. He also previously worked for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), serving as personal assistant and deputy press secretary based in Las Vegas during his 2010 re-election campaign. Moyer will execute the AGA’s earned media strategies, support the AGA campaign communications and manage media relations and social media content.​

Additional information about the AGA may be found on its website, www.americangaming.org.

 

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