The American Gaming Association (AGA) has named their successor to replace outgoing President & CEO Frank Fahrenkopf. Geoff Freeman, executive vice president and chief operating officer at the U.S. Travel Association, will take over at the Washington, D.C.-based AGA on July 1, the association said in a news release. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Freeman also worked at APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs firm, as vice president for issues management and at Freddie Mac as director of government affairs and strategic outreach.
It was this January that Fahrenkopf, 73, said he was stepping down as the first and only president/CEO of the association created in 1994. Fahrenkopf was a Reno lawyer before working in Republican politics at the state level and becoming chairman of the Republican National Committee, a title he held for six of President Ronald Reagan’s eight years in the White House. Fahrenkopf has said he will remain with the AGA in a consulting role through 2013 to help efforts to get federal legislation approved governing Internet gambling.