AGS brings in former AGA chief Freeman as director

AGS brings in former AGA chief Freeman as director

Monday, November 12, 2018 Posted by News Team
Freeman stepped down as AGA president and CEO in August

Land-based and online gaming technology developer AGS has appointed former American Gaming Association (AGA) chief executive Geoff Freeman to its board of directors.

Freeman’s five-year tenure as AGA CEO and president ended in August this year, and he has since joined the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the main trade body for the $2.1tn food, beverage and consumer products industry in the US.

 “We are excited to welcome Geoff as a new independent director to the AGS board,” AGS president and chief executive David Lopez said. “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 time with the AGA, AGS said, Freeman was able to significantly expand the association’s membership, as well as supporting efforts to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. He is also credited with having improved relationships between tribal and commercial gaming operators, and being a driving force behind a campaign to highlight the economic benefits of legalised gambling.

“I’m honored to join the AGS Board of Directors at such an exciting time in the company’s growth journey,” Freeman said. “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.”

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