The American Gaming Association (AGA) has promoted several senior-level team members to enhance the organization and drive industry priorities.
Alex Costello has been promoted to Vice President of Government Relations, David Forman has been promoted to Vice President of Research, Gabrielle Voorhees has been promoted to Vice President of Finance and Operations, and Brandon Leggiero has been promoted to Senior Director of Member and Partner Relations.
Commenting on the promotions, AGA President and CEO, Bill Miller, said: “I’m immensely proud of the team we have built at the AGA. Today’s announcement reflects their hard work and significant achievements on behalf of our members and the gaming industry.
“These talented professionals, and the rest of our strong AGA team, will help us continue to lead the industry through this new era of growth.”
Costello leads the AGA’s federal advocacy efforts, including its work on BSA and AML, advancing core priorities and building gaming champions on Capitol Hill, and overseeing the payments modernization and anti-human trafficking working groups.
Directing the association’s proprietary research program, Forman has positioned the AGA as the go-to source for members, industry, media, and investors by building insightful, compelling products like the Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker and AGA Gaming Industry Outlook.
Overseeing the AGA’s financial operations and human resources, Voorhees steered the association’s finances through pandemic impacts, as well as securing its financial strength and compliance with financial and organizational policies.
Leggiero is responsible for member and partner relations and development, setting the AGA’s strategy to retain, grow, and diversify membership to reflect the breadth of the industry.
The association has also made three hires in government relations, communications, and member services: Tres York as Senior Director of Government Relations, Christopher Browne as Director of Media Relations, and Annabelle Goese as Senior Manager of Member Services.
“The addition of high-caliber talent like Tres, Christopher, and Annabelle enhance our ability to advance gaming’s interests and deliver member value,” added Miller.
York joins the AGA from the National Conference of State Legislatures to lead state advocacy and regulatory engagement, Browne will manage the association’s media efforts and drive industry narrative having previously worked for the Washington Nationals, while Goese joins from Resources for the Future to support AGA member and partner relations.