Published On: Tue, Jun 5th, 2018

AGA CEO Steps Down From Association

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Geoff Freeman the CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) is leaving the association to take up a new role with the Grocery Manufacturers Association as their new CEO.

He has been at the helm of the AGA for five years representing the needs and aspirations of the industry that has a $261 billion annual turnover.

It is understood Freeman will remain in his current role till 1st August to help with the smooth transition of the incoming new CEO which has yet to be named.

Tim Wilmott, CEO of Penn National Gaming Inc., and the chairman of AGA’s board said in an emailed statement issued by the association:

“The AGA accomplished many important successes during Geoff’s tenure, most notably the recent Supreme Court ruling declaring the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional, a decision that paves the way for legalized sports betting in the U.S.”

“It is a testament to our industry, as well as to Geoff himself, that GMA would look to gaming as a model for managing through dynamic change and complexity to achieve success in both policy and perceptions,” Wilmott said. “Geoff has built a strong board and a strong team. He leaves us well positioned for future success.”

Freeman was only the second ever CEO of the AGA succeeding Frank Fahrenkopf who was the associations first CEO from 1995 to 2013.

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