American Gaming Association names Maureen Beddis senior vice president

October 6, 2022 1:29 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
October 6, 2022 1:29 PM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
  • United States

The American Gaming Association Wednesday introduced Maureen Beddis as its new senior vice president, membership and events. Beddis will lead AGA member relations, business development, and events including the Global Gaming Expo.

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Beddis will be in Las Vegas to experience her first G2E next week before officially beginning her new role with the AGA October 31.

“We’re delighted to welcome Maureen to the AGA at this critical time for our association and industry,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller in a statement. “Maureen’s career is defined by her ability to drive strategy, convene members and deliver results. Her significant experience as an association executive will bolster our already strong team and help lead our organization into the future.”

Beddis joins the AGA after 16 years at The Vision Council, most recently serving as executive vice president, membership and strategic initiatives. She led membership, organizational strategy, and operations, and served as the member liaison to Vision Expo shows, and bringing new talent into the industry and organization through DEI and Emerging Optical Leaders programs.

Beddis also played a critical role in navigating The Vision Council through the pandemic, redefining the organization’s strategy, launching improved member programs, and creating new revenue opportunities for the organization.

She previously served in marketing and communications roles for the council.

“I’m thrilled to join the dedicated AGA team and advance its mission to foster an environment where legal, regulated gaming thrives,” said Beddis. “I look forward to working with the association’s dynamic membership to deliver value and elevate AGA’s best-in-class events, including G2E.”

In 2010 and 2020, Beddis was named one of Vision Monday’s Most Influential Women in Optical. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, American Marketing Association and CEO Update’s COO Forum.