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Mark Frissora, the chief of the casino major Caesars Entertainment, has been chosen as the lead of the committee that would find a new head of the American Gaming Association (AGA).
AGA’s long-serving CEO Geoff Freeman left the association in June. A committee was formed for finding a new long-term boss. The role was offered to Stacy Papadopoulos, the SVP and General Counsel of Industry Services for the AGA. But she refused it saying she is not “pursuing the CEO job long-term” she said she is “honoured to help lead during this period of transition and every confidence the search committee will identify the right candidate.”
She was appointed as interim CEO of the association, but that is just until the permanent successor is named. Papadopoulos told media that she is “focused on working closely with the talented team at the AGA to drive our strategic priorities as well as capitalise on opportunities like the legalisation of sports betting across the US, supporting the search committee of the board as they move through the process of identifying our next CEO, and continuing to serve our members with excellence.”
Tim Wilmott, Chairman of the AGA’s board said, “The gaming industry is widely recognised as among the most popular of consumer entertainment experiences and we take seriously our role in providing this experience safely and responsibly.”
Source: European Gaming Industry News