AGA Appoint 3 Senior Exes In Latest Industry Drive

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has appointed three senior executives to lead business goals such as accountability, lobbying, and gaming legislation, as well as the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) franchise.

Jessica Feil has been named Vice President, Government Relations and Gaming Policy Counsel, and Cait DeBaun has been named Vice President, Strategic Communications and Responsibility. Meredith Pallante has been elevated to Global Events Vice President.

All three are new to the organisation, having previously filled senior director positions.

Core organisational functions

Bill Miller, President and CEO of the AGA, said: “Each of these incredibly talented women will lead core organisational functions at a critical time for our industry. They’ve helped to navigate the challenges of 2020 and will be instrumental in expediting gaming’s recovery in the months ahead.”

DeBaun joined the AGA to help the industry further its contribution to social responsibility. She was a driving force behind the development of the Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering, the formation of the Have a Game Plan – Bet Responsibly public awareness programme, and the leadership of the Responsible Gambling Collaborative as well as the association’s Responsibility Committee.

Feil is a lawyer with a background in gaming regulation. She directs the association’s state policy and regulatory engagement, as well as key political affairs activities such as the development of legal sports betting. Feil is in charge of the association’s payments modernisation, state politics, and NextGen gaming regulation working groups.

Pallante joined the AGA to oversee G2E, the world’s largest gaming tradeshow, as well as its expansions, such as G2E Asia. She will be in charge of the association’s global business events, drawing on her background as an organiser of the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

Miller added: “These are very well-earned promotions for exceptionally qualified professionals. Cait, Jessica and Meredith will continue to serve our members, the gaming industry and our association well into the future.”