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Press Release: Roger Wagner and Andrew Burke Join Goodwill of Southern Nevada Board of Directors

March 27, 2019


Roger Wagner and Andrew Burke Join Goodwill of Southern Nevada Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS – Goodwill of Southern Nevada (GSN) announced the addition of Roger Wagner and Andrew Burketo their board of directors earlier this month.

Wagner has 45 years of experience in the gaming and hotel management industry and currently serves on the board of directors of Eldorado Resorts Inc. Before retiring in 2010, Wagner was president and chief operating officer of Binion Enterprises, LLC, where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing all aspects of casino gaming operations. Prior to that, Wagner served as chief operating officer of Resorts International, a division of Colony Capital, and before that was a founding partner at House Advantage, LLC, a gaming consulting group. Wagner also previously held the position of president of Horseshoe Gaming Holding Corporation. He served as president of the Development Company for Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, as well as president and chief operating officer at the Trump Castle Casino Resort in Atlantic City.

“I fully support the mission of putting Southern Nevadans to work, and believe Goodwill provides vital resources for the Las Vegas valley,” said Wagner. “I have served on a number of nonprofit boards in the past and am happy to join an organization so focused on helping veterans and other job seekers find work, both at Goodwill and with other local employers.”

Burke is a senior vice president for AGS, a Nevada based gaming company, where he oversees the company’s slot business. His industry experience with mergers and acquisitions helped him usher AGS through the purchase of Colossal Gaming and Cadillac Jack, two key transactions that have helped transform AGS into a diversified and growing casino industry supplier. Burke has been recognized as one of Global Gaming Business Magazine’s ’40 Under 40’ and one of 2018’s ‘Top 25 People To Watch’ in the gaming industry.

“I look forward to serving Goodwill of Southern Nevada in their mission to help people find work with local employers ,” said Burke. “I am glad to represent the gaming equipment industry perspective on the board and look forward to contributing to GSN’s mission any way that I can.”

“We are thrilled that Roger and Andrew have joined our board of directors, and appreciate the expertise they will bring to our organization,” said John Helderman, CEO of GSN. “Roger and Andrew’s individual backgrounds and work experiences are wonderful fits for our board. They both support Goodwill’s mission of helping job seekers find work, and we appreciate their commitment to Goodwill of Southern Nevada.”


About Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada Inc. (Goodwill) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and is an innovative and sustainable social enterprise offering training services and job placement at Goodwill Thrift Stores and other local employers in Southern Nevada. Goodwill operates three Career Centers with community-based programs funded through the support of philanthropic giving, government grants, and by selling donated clothing and household items in 17 stores collectively.