AGA Announces Promotions, New Hires

The American Gaming Association announced the promotions of four senior-level team members to new vice president positions in government relations, research, finance and member/partner relations.

AGA Announces Promotions, New Hires

The American Gaming Association announced the promotion of four senior-level team members:

  • Alex Costello to Vice President, Government Relations
  • David Forman to Vice President, Research
  • Gabrielle Voorhees to Vice President, Finance and Operations
  • Brandon Leggiero to Senior Director, Member and Partner Relations

“I’m immensely proud of the team we have built at the AGA,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller. “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 directs AGA’s federal advocacy efforts and leads the association’s work on the Banking Security Act and anti-money laundering. Costello also advances core priorities and builds gaming champions on Capitol Hill, and oversees the payments modernization and anti-human trafficking working groups.

Forman leads the AGA’s proprietary research program and has positioned the organization as the source for members, industry, media and investors by building products like the Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker and AGA Gaming Industry Outlook.

Voorhees oversees the AGA’s financial operations and human resources. After navigating the association’s finances through pandemic impacts, she ensures the association’s financial strength and compliance with financial and organizational policies.

Leggiero is responsible for member and partner relations and development, and lead’s the organization’s strategy to retain, grow and diversify membership to reflect the breadth of the industry.

The AGA also added key hires in government relations, communications and member services:

  • Tres York, formerly of the National Conference of State Legislatures, joins the AGA as senior director, government relations, leading state advocacy and regulatory engagement
  • Christopher Browne joins from the Washington Nationals as director, media relations to manage AGA’s media efforts and drive industry narrative
  • Annabelle Goese, formerly of Resources for the Future, will be senior manager, member services, supporting AGA member and partner relations

“The addition of high-caliber talent like Tres, Christopher and Annabelle enhance our ability to advance gaming’s interests and deliver member value,” Miller said.