The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) announced that Cole Wogoman has been appointed as the organization’s government relations manager.
Wogoman will advocate for stronger problem gambling and responsible gambling measures across local, state, and federal governments.
“NCPG has a unique role as the national advocate for programs and services to assist people with gambling problems and their families,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “A major focus of ours is to gain Federal support for problem gambling programs by working with all stakeholders on regulation, advocacy, and health policy and legislation. We are confident that Cole brings the experience and strategic thinking to excel in this exciting challenge.”
Wogoman, a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia, previously served as legislative counsel for D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh. Wogoman advised Cheh on sports gambling, transportation, and other sectors. Prior to joining the public sector, Wogoman was an associate at the law firm of Willkie Farr and Gallagher.
“I am excited to join NCPG during this time of rapid gambling expansion across America,” said Wogoman. “While NCPG and its affiliates push local and state government officials to enact robust problem gambling and responsible gambling policies, it’s way past time for federal officials to lend their resources and research capabilities to help those affected by problem gambling. I look forward to making progress on these important issues.”
Wogoman will educate and advise policymakers to better address problem gambling. In addition, he will work with the NCPG’s board of directors, state affiliates, and organization members to promote solutions that raise awareness of problem gambling and gambling addiction.