EPIC Risk Management has added problematic gambling prevention specialist Dan Trolaro to its team as Vice President of Prevention, effective August 9, to increase its prevention focus in the US.
Commenting on his new role at EPIC, Trolaro said: “I’m excited to be joining EPIC as the Vice President of Prevention in the US. As gambling continues to expand in the United States and globally, we are seeing an increased need and desire for prevention, education, and awareness to reduce gambling-related harms.
“I’m excited to continue working with various stakeholders around the country who share a similar vision and desire to address this growing public health issue.”
Trolaro leaves his role of Assistant Executive Director at the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, where he has worked to reduce the impact of gambling-related harms through training, strategic advisory, and state-specific prevention programming.
EPIC Risk Management CEO, Paul Buck, stated: “In Dan, we are adding a person who has a real passion, personally, and track record, professionally, in preventing gambling harm.
“Gambling is a public health issue, and the prevention of harm is critical if the US is to avoid the mistakes of more mature gambling markets. With the hire of our VP of US Policy & Strategic Development, Brianne Doura-Schawohl, late last year we showed a dedication to assisting in the creation of robust gambling policy.
“With the addition of Dan to the team, a man of considerable expertise including his own lived experience, we will be stepping up our efforts in the areas we have led in the UK and Europe with prevention programs, advisory, and training to the highest risk sectors. The US is still a nascent gambling market but true prevention is proactive, not reactive.”
EPIC Risk Management’s SVP US Operations, John Millington, added: “This is a significant appointment for our US Operation. Dan joining us only strengthens our mission to take the problem out of gambling and help create a safe and sustainable industry in the US.
“Dan will play a vital role in our blended, four-pillar approach of Lived Experience, Prevention, Policy, and Research and Evidence, something we feel will bring the greatest success to tackling problematic gambling in the US head-on.”