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Travel Exec to Succeed Fahrenkopf at AGA

Travel Exec to Succeed Fahrenkopf at AGA

Geoff Freeman, currently the chief operating officer of the U.S. Travel Association, has been chosen to succeed Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., the retiring president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. Fahrenkopf, the only leader the AGA has had over its 18-year history, will step down in June.

Freeman is familiar with Las Vegas and the gaming industry. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Chairman Rossi Ralenkotter is just wrapping up a two-year term as chairman of the travel association and has worked closely with Freeman.

During his time with the travel association, the organization has almost doubled its resources. It has also been instrumental in making travel easier by reducing visa wait times for international travelers, helping to reform the Transportation Security Authority, and improving travel infrastructure across the country. Freeman has frequently testified before Congress as well.

A search committee formed by the AGA board and assisted by the firm Korn Ferry identified four candidates, with Freeman getting the nod.


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