Via a press release issued June 28, 2019 that can be found in its entirety here, the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) announced promotions of three senior staff to new positions, as well as the departures of two AGA executives.  Dan Bretl will become senior vice president, strategy and operations, Casey Clark will become senior vice president, strategic communications, and Chris Cylke will become senior vice president, governmental relations.  AGA CEO Bill Miller noted: “These promotions recognize the contributions these three leaders have already made to our organizational and industry success, and their ability to lead functions that are fundamental to AGA being the best steward of our industry, and advocate for our members.”  He added: “Dan, Casey and Chris have decades of hospitality, advocacy and association leadership experience that will continue to be valued assets for me, for the AGA staff, and for our members as we continue to advance the gaming industry’s interests across the country.”

In concurring moves, Sara Slane, senior vice president, public affairs, and Stacy Papadopoulos, senior vice president and general counsel, announced they will be leaving the AGA in July. Ms. Papadopoulos announced she has accepted the position of general counsel and senior vice president of operations and special initiatives at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Ms. Slane announced she is launching an advisory firm assisting sports and media companies, Slane Advisory.  AGA CEO Bill Miller praised both Ms. Papadopoulos and Ms. Slane, noting: “The AGA accomplished a great deal during Sara and Stacy’s tenure, and much of our organizational success is to their credit. Their contributions helped reshape and advance the organization and enable some of the most significant policy victories in our organization’s history.  Our team, our members and the entire gaming industry benefited greatly from their many contributions.”


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