AGA confirms Wilmott as new chairman

10 November 2017

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced Tim Wilmott as its new chairman.

Wilmott was elected to the role by the casino industry group’s board of directors and will now serve a two-year term, beginning in January 2018.

Currently chief executive of Penn National Gaming, Wilmott has been involved in AGA leadership since 2015 as an Executive Committee member and director of the board, as well as chair of the Finance and Investment Committee.

Wilmott will replace Jim Murren, chairman and chief executive of MGM Resorts, who has led the AGA board as chairman since 2014.

“I certainly have big shoes to fill following Jim’s tenure as chairman, but I look forward to continuing the momentum that he initiated,” Wilmott said.

Outgoing chairman Murren added: “I’m immensely proud of the progress we have made in establishing our industry as mainstream entertainment, a source of strong jobs and as a crucial economic engine of the US economy.”

Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive of the AGA, also said: “I am indebted to Jim for his tremendous leadership over two consecutive terms as our chairman; throughout, he has been committed to modernising the Association and has led an era marked by significant progress on important matters of policy and building stronger relationships in Washington and with key stakeholders across a variety of industries.

“We are fortunate to have Tim as our next chairman; his passion for our industry, shared vision and deep involvement on a number of critical issues assures a smooth and successful transition into the future.”

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