Wynn Resorts General Counsel Ellen Whittemore has been appointed chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association for the 2021-22 term.
In addition to her role as general counsel, Whittemore serves as executive vice president and secretary for Wynn Resorts. She is a renowned expert in gaming law, compliance and licensing with more than 30 years of experience representing some of the world’s largest and most progressive gaming companies. Whittemore has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the gaming industry, is an officer of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and is on the board of directors of Global Gaming Women.
Other appointments also were announced last week. Andy Abboud, senior vice president of government relations for Las Vegas Sands, was named the association’s vice chair. Boyd Gaming Senior Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs Paul Anderson was named treasurer. And Resort Association President Virginia Valentine will serve as the board secretary.
The Nevada Resort Association is the industry’s principal lobbyist in the state, with membership that includes 76 casinos and hotels.