Electronic gaming machine supplier AGS has announced the appointment of former American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman to its board of directors.
Freeman stepped down from the AGA in August to take on a similar role with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the leading representative of the US$2.1 trillion food, beverage, and consumer products industry.
AGS President and CEO David Lopez said, “We are excited to welcome Geoff as a new independent director to the AGS board. Not only does he have a proven track record of effecting significant positive change in our industry, he is a recognized and respected business leader who brings deep strategic, operational and market development experiences that span across multiple industries.
“Geoff is an extraordinary executive and a great cultural fit who brings a new perspective to our Board and will be invaluable to the continued growth and success of AGS.”
Freeman spent five years with the AGA, departing shortly after seeing the Supreme Court overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), opening the door for legalized sports betting in the US.
“I’m honored to join the AGS board of directors at such an exciting time in the company’s growth journey,” Freeman said. “Having worked closely with David Lopez and the entire AGS leadership team on numerous initiatives, including their annual GameON Customer Summit, I’m excited to help this passionate, experienced, innovative and intelligent team take the company to the next level. I have tremendous respect for the AGS board and I look forward to working with them to help AGS continue its momentum.”