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NCRG Board of Directors Elects a New Member and Appoints a New Officer

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 10, 2013

Mark LipparelliYesterday, the NCRG announced that its Board of Directors added two new members: Mark Lipparelli, former chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, and Christine Reilly, senior research director of the NCRG. Lipparelli was elected to the 12-member board and Reilly was appointed to serve as an officer of the board as secretary and treasurer. Christine Reilly replaces Judy Patterson following her departure from the NCRG.

The NCRG board of directors includes representatives from the gaming industry and the public health and regulatory communities. As the practical, hands-on management group of the organization, the board focuses on education and outreach program creation and implementation. For a complete list of board members, click here.

Mark Lipparelli

In 2012, Lipparelli completed a four-year term on the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, including the last two years as chairman. He left office to resume leadership positions at Gioco Ventures, LLC, a development stage technology company that he founded and previously at which he served as chief executive officer. Lipparelli is well known throughout the gaming industry, for his various management positions within Bally Technologies, Shuffle Master (now SHFL entertainment, Inc.) and Casino Data Systems.

The NCRG Chairman of the Board, Alan Feldman, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the board; his deep knowledge and work in the regulatory space within the gaming industry is unparalleled. Mark’s expertise will propel the NCRG forward to help educate regulators about gambling disorders and help us develop resources to strategically address responsible gaming programs for online gamblers.”

Christine Reilly

As the senior research director of the NCRG, Reilly administers the organization’s research grant programs and coordinates educational activities such as the annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction and the EMERGE Training program (Executive, Management, and Employee Responsible Gaming Education). In this new role, Reilly will serve as a non-voting member of the NCRG Board of Directors. Previously, Reilly served as the executive director of the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders, from 2000 to 2009. She also was the first executive director of the NCRG from 1997 to 2000 and the executive director of the Missouri Humanities Council (the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities).

Feldman said:

“In seeking out the best person to fill Judy’s officer positions, the board unanimously agreed that Christine Reilly has the right depth of expertise, knowledge and background to take on and best represent the NCRG in those roles going forward. Christine was the NCRG’s first hire and has been with the organization from its very beginning. We are excited to work with Christine in this expanded role and welcome her continued and valuable contributions that will no doubt further the organization and its future initiatives.”

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