AGA appoints Joe Maloney to senior comms role

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) has confirmed the appointment of Joe Maloney to the role of Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications. 

Joining the executive team, Maloney will take up his new role in January 2024 where he will be tasked with leading the AGA’s communications, research, marketing and public affairs campaigns. This will be necessary to “advance key priorities for AGA members”. 

“I’m thrilled to have Joe join the AGA and lead our best-in-class communications team,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller. “Joe is an accomplished professional who has taken on significant public affairs challenges throughout his career. 

“We will benefit not only from his depth of experience and his tireless advocacy, but his enthusiasm and energy to hit the ground running as a champion for the casino gaming industry.”

Maloney joins the AGA from the Washington Commanders, where he served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications. In this role, he led the franchise’s external communications on policies and corporate initiatives, ensuring that all external stakeholders can engage with the team. 

He also has experience with the sports betting space, as with the Commanders he helped to steer the team’s comms and legislative strategy on sports betting in both Virginia and Maryland

The Commanders then signed market access deals with FanDuel and Fanatics, in those respective states. 

Meanwhile, he was a key part in making the Commanders the first team to join the AGA’s Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly. public service campaign. 

“I’m honored to join the AGA and its dedicated team at this pivotal moment for the gaming industry,” said Maloney. “The future holds great promise and I’m energized by the opportunity and challenge of communicating the remarkable benefits and economic impact of legal gaming across the country.”