Nominations for 2020 is now open!

An award is given each year at the NAGRA Annual Meeting to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in the field. A call for nominations is sent to the members of NAGRA near the end of each calendar year and a committee is established to review the nominations and determine a recipient. 

Eligibility:

This award is open to regulators who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the gaming regulatory or enforcement environment. All nominees must be current NAGRA members.

Nomination Process:

Nominations must be in writing. Nominations must include examples of actions/achievements by the nominee. Nominations should include the name of the nominee, title, jurisdiction and contact information.  Click here to email your nomination TODAY! 

Selection Criteria:

The committee will consider nominees who have demonstrated sustained achievement, exceptional performance and deserve recognition for their extraordinary contributions in the field of gaming regulation. Areas of consideration may include:

  • The supervision or organization of employees leading to outstanding accomplishments.
  • The enhancement of the public perception of gaming regulation by external organizations.
  • The identification and implementation of significant cost savings for a specific jurisdiction.
  • The identification and implementation of significant efficiencies in regulatory processes or procedures.

Notification:

Recipients and all other nominees will be notified in early May and the recipient will be presented the award at the NAGRA Annual Conference in June. 

Previous Award Recipients Include:

  • 2019 – No Recipient
  • 2018 – No Recipient
  • 2017 – Richard Ask, Gambling Control Administrator, Montana Department of Justice 
  • 2016 – Simone Syrenne, Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba
  • 2015 – Richard Herrington, Washington State Gambling Commission
  • 2014 – Rodney Rickenbach, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • 2013 – Matthew L. Morgan, ESQ, Chickasaw Nation Gaming Commission
  • 2012 – No Recipient
  • 2011 – Michael Petersen
  • 2010 – Dale J. Fuga
  • 2009 – Gerald E. Otoupal
  • 2008 – Bruce T. Samboy
  • 2007 – Norman H. DesRosiers
  • 2006 – Jim M. Haynes

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