The American Gaming Association (AGA) has promoted three senior leaders across the organization to drive industry priorities including responsibility, advocacy and gaming regulation, and the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) franchise.
Cait DeBaun has been appointed as Vice President, Strategic Communications and Responsibility, while Jessica Feil takes on the role of Vice President, Government Relations and Gaming Policy Counsel. Meredith Pallante has been promoted to Vice President, Global Events.
All three joined the association in 2019 and previously held senior director titles.
AGA President and CEO Bill Miller commented: “Each of these incredibly talented women will lead core organizational 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 focus on advancing the industry’s commitment to responsibility. She has been instrumental in activating the Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering, creating the Have a Game Plan – Bet Responsibly public service campaign, and leading both the Responsible Gambling Collaborative and the association’s Responsibility Committee.
Feil is an attorney with a history in gaming policy. She manages state policy and regulatory engagement for the association, contributing to core government relations efforts including the advancement of legal sports wagering. Feil leads the association working groups on payments modernization, state affairs and NextGen gaming policy.
Pallante joined the AGA to manage G2E, the world’s leading gaming tradeshow, and extensions of that portfolio including G2E Asia. She will oversee all global industry events for the association, leveraging her experience as an organizer of the Las Vegas-based trade show CES.
“These are very well-earned promotions for exceptionally qualified professionals,” added Miller. “Cait, Jessica and Meredith will continue to serve our members, the gaming industry and our association well into the future.”