CGA Reveals Newest Board Members at AGM

By Ben Hamill - August 01 2018
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CGA announces appointment of 5 new board memebers

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has now announced its appointment of no less than five new Board of Directors members. The exciting announcement was made during the CGA’s Annual General Meeting towards the end of June, and has finalized the association’s list of board members for the 2018/2019 period.

The newly appointed board members include SVP Marketing & Communication, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Carrie Kormos, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP Danielle Bush, and VP Canadian Strategic Affairs at Hard Rock International, Ilkim Hincer. Managing Director of HLT Advisory Inc, Robert Scarpelli, and President and CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council Shelley White have also filled new roles on the CGA’s prestigious board.

CGA's 5 New Board MembersLeft to Right: Carrie Kormos, Danielle Bush, Ilkim Hincer, Robert Scarpelli and Shelley White

CGA CEO Comments on Developments

Sharing his thoughts on the new appointments, CGA President and CEO Paul Burns has noted that he is pleased to welcome the five new members to the board. Burns believes that their experience will help the CGA through its current period of transformation, adding that the seasoned professionals mentioned above all have reputations as trusted gaming industry leaders.

Commenting further on Carrie Kormos’ acceptance of the role of Chair of the board, Burns also noted that he is thrilled about the development. He praised Kormos’ understanding of Canadian politics due to her role as a political advisor and Chief of Staff in numerous governmental divisions. She also reportedly has great expertise in communications and marketing, and Burns has expressed his anticipation toward working with her in the future.

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Official 2018/19 Board Revealed

The complete and official CGA Board of Directors for 2018/2019 now includes:

  • Carrie Kormos, Chair
  • Paul Burns, CEO and President
  • Danielle Bush, Corporate Secretary
  • John Drake
  • David Flinn
  • Ilkim Hincer
  • Rick Meitzler
  • Bob Parente
  • Edward Peters
  • Spencer Peterson
  • Rob Scarpelli
  • George Sweny
  • Shelley White

Paul Burns

The Canadian Gaming Association is a non-profit organisation with the aim of advancing the growth of the Canadian gaming industry. The organisation’s ethos is to maintain the economic strength of local gaming, as well as to use innovation, research and solid business practice to ensure the advancement of the industry as a whole.

Through these methods, the association also creates an environment that facilitates productive discussions among Canadian gaming shareholders. More information about the CGA and the Canadian gaming landscape can be found on the association’s official website.

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