AGEM Announces Election Results

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers has announced it new slate of officers elected by the organization’s board of directors, headed by new president Dave Lucchese of Everi Holdings.

AGEM Announces Election Results

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced that its board of directors has elected a new slate of officers under the leadership of a new president, David Lucchese, executive vice president of sales, marketing and digital for Everi Holdings, Inc.

  • Previously an AGEM vice president, Lucchese replaces IGT’s Luke Orchard as president for a two-year term, while Orchard, senior vice president and chief compliance & risk management officer for IGT, moves to a vice president position for a one-year term. One-year terms were also approved for:
    • AGEM Vice President Elaine Hodgson (President / CEO, Incredible Technologies)
    • AGEM Vice President Thomas Jingoli (Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming)
    • AGEM Vice President Robert “Bob” Parente (Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Gaming, Scientific Games)
    • AGEM Secretary Eric Fisher (Senior Vice President and GM, Crane Payment Innovations)
    • AGEM Treasurer Hector Fernandez (President – Americas, Aristocrat Technologies)
    • AGEM General Counsel Daron Dorsey (Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Americas, Ainsworth Game Technology)

“AGEM is very pleased to welcome David Lucchese as our president for the next two years,” said Marcus Prater, executive director of AGEM. “His vast experience and deep understanding of the issues facing gaming suppliers will serve him well as we navigate a difficult path brought on by the pandemic. We will forge ahead under his leadership and the overall gaming industry will emerge from this in a better position by working together to promote a spirit of cooperation championed by Dave, the AGEM officers, and our member companies.”

“I am delighted that my peers have selected me as the newest president of AGEM,” said Lucchese. “I look forward to working with the entire AGEM leadership team and our member companies, maintaining the collaborative efforts which have served us well throughout the years. Together, we will continue to ensure that the voices of AGEM’s worldwide members are heard on important political, regulatory, problem gambling and other matters.”