International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that Luke Orchard, senior vice president, chief compliance and risk management officer was recently elected president of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) for a two-year term effective immediately. Orchard previously held various leadership roles within AGEM and other key gaming advocacy groups, most recently as AGEM vice president.
“Luke is an outstanding gaming and lottery leader who continues to leverage his extensive industry knowledge and influence to further AGEM’s mission of promoting the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world,” said Marcus Prater, AGEM executive director. “Luke has been an integral member of the AGEM leadership team for many years and we are excited the Board of Directors asked him to expand the scope of his influence as he takes on the role of AGEM president.”
“I am honored to represent AGEM and my many talented gaming industry colleagues from around the world as the organization’s president,” said Orchard. “The work that AGEM does is meaningful to the short and long-term success of the gaming industry. I look forward to collaborating with industry leaders to collectively navigate complex regulatory issues and legislative processes that can impact the gaming industry and our 167 member companies from around the world.”