After serving more than a decade at gambling harm minimization organizations, Brianne Doura-Schawohl has announced the establishment of a global firm. Doura-Schawohl Consulting, LLC is a boutique government relations and gaming consultancy headquartered in Reston, Virginia. It will specialize in gambling policy, creating connections to drive policy initiatives into legislation, regulation, public health policies and community action.
“Without a doubt, the pandemic has exacerbated gambling issues, impacting those most at risk of gambling-related harm,” Doura-Schawohl said. “Federal and state governments have devoted little resources to the research, prevention, and providing treatment to people grappling with gambling problems despite the massive expansion of sports wagering and online betting. This is why I chose to launch Doura-Schawohl Consulting.”
She added that the gaming industry is “at an inflection point,” and aspires to “change it for the better.”
“I am excited to champion this public health issue under my own shingle and engage with a multitude of stakeholders involved in gaming across the globe,” she said.
Doura-Schawohl was recently named one of the Top 100 Lobbyists by the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics and featured by Global Gaming Business as one of 25 people to watch in 2022.