AGA boosts public affairs arm with Erik Balsbaugh VP appointment


Erik Balsbaugh

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has confirmed the appointment of Erik Balsbaugh as its new Vice President of Public Affairs.

Balsbaugh a former Democrat advisor to Hilary Clinton and John Kerry will play a central role in spearheading US political focus towards changing federal laws relating to gambling and sports betting.

The Washington veteran joins the AGA from Boston-based corporate communications firm Dewey Square Group, where he served as Principal and Senior Associate (2011 – 2016).

AGA governance were pleased to gain politically experienced communications expert, who will help the industry body progress its agenda.

“Erik brings sharp campaigns skills and unmatched experience, including working on gaming issues in Massachusetts, that will help AGA and the industry achieve its most important goals over the coming months and years,” AGA senior vice president of public affairs Sarah Rayne said. “Many in the industry already know what Erik is capable of, and we’re excited to welcome him to the AGA team.”

Commenting on hist appointment as VP of Public Affairs Erik Balsbaugh stated “I’ve seen the AGA transform into a modern, incredibly effective advocate for the gaming industry, and I look forward to contributing to the good work it’s accomplishing for its diverse, expanding membership,”

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