The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced that its Board of the Directors has elected a new slate of officers effective February 1st, 2023, including a new President, Robert “Bob” Parente, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer for Light & Wonder.

Parente succeeds David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Digital for Everi, as President of AGEM and whose leadership helped AGEM navigate the challenges of the last two years.

In addition to Parente’s election as President for a two-year term, AGEM also elected the following Officers for one-year terms:

AGEM Vice President Elaine Hodgson (President / CEO – Incredible Technologies)

AGEM Vice President Luke Orchard (Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer – IGT)

AGEM Vice President David Lucchese (Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Digital – Everi)

AGEM Vice President Tom O’Brien (President, Americas & EMEA – Aristocrat Gaming)

AGEM Secretary Thomas Jingoli (Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer – Konami Gaming)

AGEM Treasurer Ryan Comstock (Chief Operating Officer – Ainsworth Game Technology)