Worldwide known AGA, or the American Gaming Association has just now announced that they have elected a new Chairman. Tim Wilmott will replace Jim Murren the following two years, his role is planned to start at the beginning of 2018.
Willmot is quite active and involved in the Association since 2015. He has swapped through a couple of positions in the Association, among which, he held a position as an Executive Committee Member, A Director of the Board and A Chair of Finance and Investment Committee.
At the time of his election, he is the CEO of Penn National Gaming Inc. He is going to take over after Jim Murren has led the Association since 2014, currently the CEO of MGM Resorts.
Willmot states: “I certainly have big shoes to fill following Jim’s tenure as chairman, but I look forward to continuing the momentum that he initiated.”
Murren hands over the Chairmanship with pride in the work done these couple of years and is sure that Wilmott will continue along the same path as, according to Murren, “A chief executive of the highest quality will take over”. They are great partners to each other and will continue to work together in the future.
The President and CEO of the Association, Geoff Freeman, sends Mullen off with an enormous gratitude towards the work he has done over his two consecutive terms as a Chairman of the Association.
Freeman states: “I am indebted to Jim for his tremendous leadership over two consecutive terms as our Chairman. Throughout, he has been committed to modernizing the Association and has led an era marked by significant progress on important matters of policy and building stronger relationships in Washington and with key stakeholders across a variety of industries.” However, he also looks forward to a new era where Tim is the next Chairman and can’t wait to see what the new colleague has planned.
He adds: “We are fortunate to have Tim as our next Chairman. His passion for our industry, shared vision and deep involvement on a number of critical issues assures a smooth and successful transition into the future. Tim will be instrumental in driving the implementation of our 2020 Strategic Plan and I know I speak for our team, and the entire industry, when I say we look forward to working together.”