The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) has named its leading officials for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Laura McAllister Cox of Rush Street Gaming will take the president role of the IAGA, while the vice-presidency will go to MGM Resorts’ John McManus.
Thanking her predecessor Michael Cohen, Cox said: “I look forward to taking the reins from Michael on November 1 and continuing to build on the initiatives and accomplishments he and his predecessors have put in place.”
Meanwhile, Christopher Grippa from Ernst & Young and Mark Hemmerle from Vantiv Entertainment Solutions are expected to join the board.
The fiscal year beginning 1 November, will also welcome:
- Secretary: John Hagan, partner, Harris Hagan
- Treasurer: Luke Orchard, senior vice-president and chief compliance and Risk Management Officer, IGT
- Assistant treasurer: Ellen Whittemore, shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
- General counsel: William Downey, partner, Fox Rothschild
Along with the following three new board members:
- Mark A. Clayton, shareholder and global gaming practice co-chair, Greenberg Traurig
- Jeremy P. Kleiman, Member, Saiber
- Rui Pinto Proença, Partner, MdME
As decreed in the Association’s Bylaws, each new trustee is appointed to a three year term and is eligible for a three year second term.