The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced the appointment of Maureen Beddis as senior vice president, membership and events.
Scheduled to take on her new role from October 31, Beddis will become part of the AGA’s executive team and lead its member relations, business development and events.
Beddis will join the AGA after 16 years with the Vision Council, where she was most recently executive vice president, membership and strategic initiatives.
In this role, she led membership, organizational strategy and operations, including serving as the member liaison to the Vision Expo shows and bringing new talent into the industry and organization.
“I’m thrilled to join the dedicated AGA team and advance its mission to foster an environment where legal, regulated gaming thrives,” Beddis said. “I look forward to working with the association’s dynamic membership to deliver value and elevate AGA’s best-in-class events.”
AGA president and chief executive Bill Miller added: “We’re delighted to welcome Maureen to the AGA at this critical time for our association and industry.
“Maureen’s career is defined by her ability to drive strategy, convene members and deliver results. Her significant experience as an association executive will bolster our already strong team and help lead our organization into the future.”
The appointment comes after the AGA last month announced that Major League Baseball had signed up to support its ‘Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly’ public service campaign.
As a partner of Have A Game Plan, MLB will run responsible sports betting public service announcements across select MLB broadcast and digital media channels, beginning in its 2022 postseason.
The league will also extend campaign partnership opportunities to all 30 MLB teams, while the AGA will provide MLB with counsel and expertise to strengthen responsible gambling knowledge across the league through benchmarking and training on best practice.