Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications
Joe Maloney is senior vice president, strategic communications at the American Gaming Association, leading the association’s strategic communications, research, marketing and public affairs campaigns. He is an accomplished communications and public affairs professional with two decades of experience in sports, gaming and technology.
Maloney joins the AGA from the Washington Commanders, where he has served as vice president, public affairs for three years. In this role, he spearheaded the team’s external engagement on a variety of key policy and corporate initiatives, ensuring stakeholder engagement across the national capital region.
Maloney successfully steered the Commanders’ communications and legislative advocacy on sports betting in Virginia and Maryland, resulting in its industry-leading market access partnerships with FanDuel (Virginia) and Fanatics (Maryland). He also established the Washington Commanders as the first NFL team to join AGA’s Have A Game Plan.® Bet Responsibly.™ public service campaign. In addition to his sports betting portfolio, Maloney led the team’s external affairs on its new stadium search, engaging elected, civic, and media stakeholders across D.C., Maryland and Virginia. This resulted in the bipartisan introduction in the U.S. Congress of H.R. 4984, the D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Revitalization Act, as well as policy initiatives in Annapolis and Richmond.
Prior to his time with the Commanders, Maloney advised trade associations and corporations in the technology, gaming and hospitality industries, including the AGA, while a partner at Locust Street Group. He began his career on Capitol Hill and later went on to serve in advocacy and political roles, supporting members of Congress, presidential candidates and party committees throughout the country.
Maloney attended Dickinson College, where he played football, and holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. Maloney lives with his wife, three children and their rescue dog in Maryland.