Chris Cylke currently serves as vice president of government relations for the American Gaming Association. In this role, he leads AGA’s efforts to advocate for the gaming industry’s public policy objectives and to develop congressional champions. Additionally, Chris manages the AGA’s Public Policy Committee, Tax and Financial Policy Working Group and Off-Reservation Gaming Task Force.
Chris joined 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, Chris served as the senior legislative assistant and deputy parliamentarian for the Republican staff of the House Judiciary Committee.
Chris 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 our members.
Chris 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 son.