Fahrenkopf Named BMM Director

Former American Gaming Association President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. (l.) has been named a director of gaming testing company BMM Testlabs.

Gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy BMM Testlabs announced that Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., the former president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, has been named a non-executive director on the board of BMM International, effective February 1.

“This is a very exciting time for BMM around the world,” said Martin Storm, BMM’s president and CEO. “Having the esteemed Frank Fahrenkopf join the BMM group board is extraordinary for each of BMM’s stakeholder groups and a tremendous vote of confidence in our culture, capabilities and commitment to the gaming industry worldwide.

“Frank brings gaming industry expertise and relationships that will enhance our business position, particularly in North America. On behalf of BMM I am proud to welcome Frank to our board.”

Fahrenkopf was the founding president and CEO of the AGA, and spent 18 years heading the gaming industry’s main trade organization before retiring last summer. He was the national advocate for the commercial casino-entertainment industry, responsible for positioning the association to address related regulatory, political and educational issues.

Fahrenkopf serves as co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is responsible for the widely viewed presidential debates during the quadrennial election cycle. As a counsel at Hogan Lovells, Fahrenkopf gained national prominence during the 1980s when he served as chairman of the Republican Party for six of President Ronald Reagan’s eight years in the White House (1983 to 1989).

“I am extremely pleased to join the BMM team of outstanding professionals dedicated to the achievement of testing and compliance excellence in the gaming industry,” said Fahrenkopf. “BMM is at the cutting edge of technology and technical understanding to better serve our clients, gaming regulators and the industry at large. I look forward to working with BMM to continue to provide competent, efficient, cost-saving and competitive testing and consulting services.”