The American Gaming Association announced the promotions of Keli Elkins to vice president of industry relations and Holly Wetzel to vice president of communications.
“Keli and Holly’s talents have been invaluable assets to the AGA for a number of years now,” said AGA President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. “They are natural leaders with a wealth of experience and deep knowledge of our industry, and I can’t wait to see where they take us next in their new roles.”
Elkins has been with the AGA since 2002, serving as director of special projects and playing critical roles in organizing the Global Gaming Expo and G2E Asia, the industry’s premier trade show and conference events in North America and Asia respectively. As vice president of industry relations, Elkins will continue to build relationships with the industry and its stakeholders through partnerships with state gaming associations and industry events such as G2E, G2E Asia and the Global Gaming Women initiative.
Wetzel joined the AGA in 2005 as the as communications director. In this role, she developed and managed integrated communications programs for the association and its affiliated 501(c)3 charity, the NCRG. As vice president of communications, Wetzel will lead communications initiatives for the AGA and the NCRG, working closely with senior leadership and member companies to tackle emerging gaming issues and raise public awareness of the industry.