American Gaming Association adds four senior-level executives to trade organization’s team CDC Gaming Reports · October 10, 2019 at 5:35 pm WASHINGTON – The American Gaming Association said Thursday it added four new senior-level staff members who will focus on the organization’s growth and advocacy efforts. Joining the Washington D.C.-based gaming industry trade group are, Cait DeBaun, senior director of strategic communications; Jessica Feil, senior director of government relations; Meredith Pallante, senior director of events; and Gabrielle Voorhees, senior director of finance. “There’s never been a been a more exciting time to be a part of the gaming industry, and our ability to attract this level of talent reflects that,” AGA CEO Bill Miller said in a statement. “These four, high-caliber professionals represent a broad array of experience and talent that will be an asset to our industry and our members day in and day out.” DeBaun will develop and lead AGA’s communications strategies to promote the social and economic value of the $261 billion U.S. casino gaming industry. She previously served as the director of communications for Project: Time Off at the U.S. Travel Association and led national social change efforts for federal government campaigns at Ogilvy Public Relations. Feil will advocate for AGA’s objectives and goals in state legislatures and regulatory bodies around the country. Before joining AGA, she was an associate at a boutique DC-based law firm, where she specialized in litigation, regulatory compliance, and licensing for gaming companies and worked with iDEA Growth Pallante brings more than a decade of experience in event creation and operations to her new role overseeing the Global Gaming Expo brand and portfolio of events: G2E Las Vegas and G2E Asia. Prior to joining AGA, she led domestic and international events at the Consumer Technology Association, including managing CES Keynote logistics and partnerships. Voorhies is a licensed CPA and will oversee AGA’s financial operations and human resources department. She has three decades of defense contracting and nonprofit experience having held positions at Electronic Data Systems and SAIC, and most recently at IPMA-HR, a public safety association. Miller said the additions compliment organizational changes announced earlier this summer. Other recent additions to the AGA’s include Will Dennis, manager of strategic communications; Audra Hill, executive assistant; Brandon Leggiero, manager of government relations and PAC director; and Mirvantz Pierre, finance and operations coordinator.