Geoff Freeman, formerly president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), has joined the board of directors of gaming solutions provider AGS. Currently employed as president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, he will act as an independent director at AGS.

AGS president and CEO David Lopez said: “We are excited to welcome Geoff as a new independent director to the AGS Board. Not only does he have a proven track record of effecting significant positive change in our industry, he is a recognized and respected business leader who brings deep strategic, operational, and market development experiences that span across multiple industries. Geoff is an extraordinary executive and a great cultural fit who brings a new perspective to our board and will be invaluable to the continued growth and success of AGS.”

During his five-year tenure at the helm of the AGA, Freeman led the trade organization to monumental successes that have forever changed the face of the gaming industry, including expanding the organization’s membership by 200 percent; overturning PASPA, which led to legalized sports betting in the US; and significantly improving relationships between tribal and commercial gaming operators.

Freeman commented: “I’m honored to join the AGS board of directors at such an exciting time in the company’s growth journey. Having worked closely with David Lopez and the entire AGS leadership team on numerous initiatives, including their annual GameON Customer Summit, I’m excited to help this passionate, experienced, innovative, and intelligent team take the company to the next level. I have tremendous respect for the AGS board, and I look forward to working with them to help AGS continue its momentum.”