US – IGT’s Luke Orchard takes lead role at AGEMBy Phil - 11 January 2019
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces Results of Officer Elections; Orchard Ascends to President Position
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 with Luke Orchard, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer for IGT taking the role.
Previously an AGEM Vice President, Mr. Orchard replaces Tom Nieman as President for a two-year term, while Mr. Nieman moves to the Treasurer position for a one-year term.
“Luke is an outstanding gaming and lottery leader who continues to leverage his extensive industry knowledge and influence to further AGEM’s mission of promoting the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world,” said Marcus Prater, AGEM Executive Director. “Luke has been an integral member of the AGEM leadership team for many years and we are excited the Board of Directors asked him to expand the scope of his influence as he takes on the role of AGEM President.”
“I am honoured to represent AGEM and my many talented gaming industry colleagues from around the world as the organisation’s President,” said Mr. Orchard. “The work that AGEM does is meaningful to the short and long-term success of the gaming industry. I look forward to collaborating with industry leaders to collectively navigate complex regulatory issues and legislative processes that can impact the gaming industry and our 167 member companies from around the world.”
One-year terms were approved for Vice President Thomas Jingoli (Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming), Vice President David Lucchese (Executive Vice President, Digital & Interactive Business Leader, Everi), Vice President Robert “Bob” Parente (Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Gaming, Scientific Games), Vice President Eric Fisher (President, Gaming, Crane Payment Innovations), Secretary Mark Dunn (Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Aristocrat Leisure Limited), Treasurer Tom Nieman (Vice President, Marketing, JCM Global) and General Counsel Daron Dorsey (Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Americas, Ainsworth Game Technology)