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    Chris Cylke

    Senior Vice President, Government Relations

    Chris Cylke currently serves as senior vice president, government relations for the American Gaming Association (AGA). In this role, he leads the AGA’s efforts to advocate for the gaming industry’s public policy objectives and to develop congressional champions. Additionally, Cylke manages the AGA’s public policy committee and tax and financial policy working group.

    Cylke joined the AGA in July 2017, after almost a decade of serving as a lobbyist at several trade associations and seven years on Capitol Hill. His trade association experience includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Motion Picture Association of America, and the National Music Publishers Association. On Capitol Hill, Cylke served as the senior legislative assistant and deputy parliamentarian for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.

    Cylke continues to use his broad experience navigating complex legislative and regulatory issues on behalf of the gaming industry, and his expertise in developing meaningful public policy solutions is invaluable to AGA members. He has been recognized by The Hill as one of Washington, D.C.’s top association lobbyists, and received a 2021 Global Regulatory Award from Vixio GamblingCompliance for his work as Head of Regulatory Affairs/Government Relations.

    Cylke holds a degree in political science from James Madison University. He has spent much of his childhood and adult life in Arlington, Virginia, where he currently resides with his wife and three children.