The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers’ (AGEM) Board of the Directors has elected a new slate of officers under the leadership of a new President — David Lucchese, Executive Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Digital for Everi.
Previously an AGEM Vice President, Mr. Lucchese replaces Luke Orchard as President for a two-year term, while Mr. Orchard, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer for IGT, moves to a Vice President position for a one-year term.
“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 Mr. 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”.
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 a non-profit international technology trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, game content, table games, online technology, sports betting, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action, regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory agencies and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming initiatives.